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Vice President of Litigation Job

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Date: Jul 3, 2019

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: US-MA-Marlborough



Purpose and Passion • Comprehensive Benefits • Life-Work Integration • Community • Career Growth

At Boston Scientific, you will find a collaborative culture driven by a passion for innovation that keeps us connected on the most essential level. With determination, imagination and a deep caring for human life, we’re solving some of the most important healthcare industry challenges. Together, we’re one global team committed to making a difference in people’s lives around the world. This is a place where you can find a career with meaningful purpose—improving lives through your life’s work.


Position can reside in either Minnesota or Massachusetts


About the Role: 


Serves as chief legal advisor for litigation activities and functions, counsels management on the legal implications of corporate and divisional activities and issues; develops and implements legal strategies, manages legal services as required in pending or potential litigation proceedings.  Obtains the services of outside counsel as required to complement available internal legal resources. Serves as a member of the Legal Leadership team working with Global General Counsel in various areas including department culture, development of talent and budget initiatives.


Your Responsibilities Include: 


  • Provides global, strategic counsel to the business regarding litigation risk-based assessments for the company’s current product portfolio and future technology plans
  • Ensures close cross-collaboration with internal commercial teams, clinical, corporate research and development and business development teams in implementing company’s pipeline growth and long-term commercialization strategy such that litigation risks are minimized
  • Works closely with Legal Operations to evaluate case analytics, cost, firm selection and management of firms to minimize legal spend while maximizing positive outcomes.
  • Creates and implements fiscally-responsible, global litigation strategy with consideration of resources, including managing global litigation matters in a cost-effective manner
  • Works closely with Finance, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations to ensure appropriate proactive disclosures and communications are made regarding litigation.
  • Manages and addresses e-discovery issues in a manner that is efficient, effective and minimizes impact to the business
  • Works with the Chief Patent Counsel in  management of strategic IP litigation, directing outside counsel and participating in developing comprehensive legal strategies
  • Manages team of highly-skilled litigation professionals
  • Fosters an organizational structure and design for business continuity
  • Responsible for recruiting, coaching and developing organizational talent
  • Fosters a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives
  • Creates an entrepreneurial environment
  • Keeps the organization’s vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action
  • Demonstrates effective change leadership
  • Builds strategic partnerships with internal and external executive level management, as well as outside counsel to further organizational objectives
  • Builds effective relationships with outside counsel focused on creative legal solutions and alternative fee arrangements
  • Monitors and ensures compliance with company policies and procedures
  • Makes and executes operational decisions with a strategic perspective
  • Proactively looks for opportunities to become more efficient in a resource-constrained environment
  • Reviews, advises on, investigates and resolves significant legal matters


What we're looking for in you: 


  • J.D. and active bar license required, along with a Bachelor’s degree and/or advanced degree
  • 15+ years’ experience (device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology preferred), including managing a broad range of litigation matters and experience in a managerial capacity
  • IP litigation experience preferred
  • Demonstrated business acumen, strong analytical skills, and the ability to grasp important business, legal and financial issues facing the Company
  • Approaches litigation with a strategic mindset by anticipating future business, competitive and legal risks and looking for creative solutions and opportunities
  • Demonstrated understanding of international litigation landscape/laws
  • Experience managing a substantial budget and legal operations functions is preferred
  • A proven leader, who has hired, trained, motivated, facilitated and led a team
  • Ability to work across functions – excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. Capable of quickly establishing credibility.
  • Strategic thinker, analytical, accountable and results driven
  • Demonstrated ability to establish credibility internally and externally
  • Demonstrated success in managing teams, mentoring and developing team members
  • High sense of urgency and commitment to execution
  • Strong executive presence, communication and writing skills




About us

As a global medical technology leader for more than 35 years, our mission at Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) is to transform lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients. If you’re looking to truly make a difference to people both around the world and around the corner, there’s no better place to make it happen.


Boston Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Disability, Veteran


Requisition ID: 448358


Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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