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Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

$260,125- $343,920/ year
Posted Jun 04
Full Time
HybridCarlsbad, California

Why Orthofix?

We are a leading global spine and orthopedics company with a premier portfolio of biologics, innovative spinal hardware, bone growth therapies, specialized orthopedic solutions and a leading surgical navigation system. Our combined company is over 1,600 strong, with products distributed in 68 countries worldwide and a global R&D, commercial and manufacturing footprint, and this is just the beginning!

Come join our global team of dedicated professionals who through their extraordinary efforts demonstrate every day their commitment to our mission of improving the lives of patients. At SeaSpine and Orthofix our culture is built around Integrity and the core beliefs we live by: Exceed Expectations, Work Together, Be Respectful, Get Lean and Have Fun!

How you'll make a difference?

The Vice President, Deputy General Counsel is a key member of the Legal Leadership Team who assists the Chief Legal Officer in all aspects of managing the Company’s legal affairs and legal department. The Vice President, Deputy General Counsel role requires significant interaction with senior leadership, providing advice on a variety of legal issues, managing outside counsel, helping set legal strategy and providing solutions to advance business imperatives.

What will your duties and responsibilities be?

_The following are the essential functions of this position. This position may be responsible for performing additional duties and tasks as needed and assigned.


  • Serve as the Company’s Deputy General Counsel, supporting the Chief Legal Officer with General Counsel duties.
  • Manage a team of internal lawyers and other legal professionals, as needed. Assign and allocate responsibilities efficiently to achieve outcomes. Mentor and guide other members of the Legal Department.
  • Establish and implement litigation strategy. Advise on litigation matters. Manage the litigation of the company globally, including pre-litigation claims and alternative dispute resolution matters.
  • Advise on employment law matters. Work with Human Resources and other stakeholders to provide counsel regarding non-competition matters, employment claims, and internal questions regarding application of employment laws.
  • Provide legal advice and counsel to the Regulatory, Quality and Compliance functions and other stakeholders on the application of various applicable laws and regulations (e.g. the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, the False Claims Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices act, FDA rules and regulations, among others).
  • Manage external counsel and manage to budget.
  • Produce legal matter reports as necessary.
  • Provide legal advice, counsel and support and serve as the legal partner to the company’s Treasury, Tax, and IT functions.
  • Provide legal support for real estate matters, bankruptcy matters, and corporate communications matters.
  • Conduct internal investigations as required.
  • Prepare and review legal documents as necessary.
  • Support the Chief Legal Officer with corporate governance matters as necessary.
  • Under the direction of the Chief Legal Officer, lead the Legal Operations area of the Legal Department. Responsibilities include Department budget management, legal technology, and knowledge management.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Legal Officer from time to time.

What skills and experience will you need?

_The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge, skill and/or ability required for this position.

_ Education/Certifications :

  • Juris Doctor degree or equivalent required.
  • Admitted to practice law (member in good standing of applicable State Bar).

Experience, Skills, Knowledge And/or Abilities :

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience required (12 of which must be legal experience), with substantial in-house experience.
  • Experience managing commercial litigation and advising on general employment matters.
  • Understands the medical device industry regulatory environment and has working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations (Anti-Kickback statute, Stark Law, FCPA, False Claims Act, FDA rules).
  • Exercises excellent professional judgment.
  • Is highly responsive and works with a sense of urgency to the needs of stakeholders.
  • Has a strong work ethic, follows through on commitments and delivers high-quality results.
  • Demonstrates excellent leadership skills and emotional intelligence.
  • Possesses strong people management skills and experience.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills and translates complex legal concepts into actionable advice for the business.
  • Possesses excellent organizational skills.
  • Understands financial concepts and how to manage budgets.
  • Preserves confidentiality and sensitive information.
  • Has good working knowledge of and/or skill using electronic systems, including the MS Office Suite, legal/document management systems, and online platforms.

What qualifications are preferred?

_The education, knowledge, skills and/or abilities listed below are preferred qualifications in addition to the minimum qualifications stated above.

_ Education/Certifications :

  • N/A

Additional Experience, Skills, Knowledge And/or Abilities :

  • Experience in the medical device or life sciences industries.


_The physical requirements listed in this section include but are not limited to the motor/physical abilities, skills, and/or demands required of the position in order to successfully undertake the essential duties and responsibilities of this position. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), reasonable accommodations may be made to allow qualified individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position.


  • No additional physical requirements or essential functions for this position.

The anticipated salary for this position for an employee who is located in California is $260,125 to $343,920 per year, plus bonus, based on performance, equity, and benefits. The final pay offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and years of experience within the job, the type and years of experience within the industry, education, etc. The Company is a multi-state employer and this pay scale may not reflect the pay scale for an employee who works in other states or locations.


_The duties listed above are intended only as representation of the essential functions of this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change at the sole discretion of the employer. Nothing in this document alters an employee’s at-will employment status.

_ _We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles, including braids, locks, and twists), ethnicity, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, caste, sex (including childbirth, breast feeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniform service member and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, age (40 and over), protected medical condition (including cancer and genetic conditions), genetic information, disability (mental and physical), reproductive health decision-making, medical leave or other types of protected leave (requesting or approved for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act or the California Family Rights Act), domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, or any other protected status in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

_ This policy extends to all aspects of our employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, discipline, termination, promotions, transfers, compensation, benefits, training, leaves of absence, and other terms and conditions of employment.