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Senior Business Unit Counsel, MedSurg

Work mode:  Hybrid
Onsite Location(s): 

Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Additional Location(s):  N/A

Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.                


About the role:

As a Senior Legal Counsel providing business unit support within the MedSurg division located in Marlboro, Massachusetts, you will work with the respective business unit Legal Directors to provide practical, sound, and timely legal advice and solutions to your clients. Your experience as a legal generalist will influence a broad spectrum of matters, including contracting, advertising, and promotion, regulatory, quality and health care compliance, health economics and market access, HIPAA and specified corporate projects. You will also assist in certain aspects of transactional (M&A) work affecting the division. You will coordinate with other Legal Department personnel (e.g., employment, privacy, litigation, compliance, and intellectual property counsel) to provide seamless support to the business. 


The MedSurg division is comprised of the Endoscopy business unit and the Urology business unit. The Endoscopy business offers minimally invasive devices for diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal and airway conditions. The Urology business offers solutions to support kidney stone removal, prostate health, erectile restoration, and urinary continence.
Your responsibilities include: 

  • Evaluate commercial legal risk and communicate effective risk assessments, including mitigation opportunities and effective implementation.
  • Provide day-to-day legal advice and support to the business functions, including Marketing, Sales, Health Economics and Market Access, Regulatory, and Quality.
  • Provide guidance on and review of sales & marketing programs, promotional pieces, and product literature.
  • Offer advice and support on business transactions, including preparation, review, and negotiation of agreements in a variety of areas, including supply, distribution, consulting, and research.
  • Support new business development by conducting due diligence and supporting integration of acquired companies.
  • Collaborate with international legal colleagues to support the division’s commercial initiatives globally.
  • Collaborate with Global Compliance on the content and implementation of various Company policies and procedures, as well as sales force interactions with health care providers and patients.
  • Develop and provide training to division employees on relevant legal topics.
  • Keep current on relevant legislative issues, laws, decisions, and regulations affecting the medical device industry.
  • Engage as a pro-active, self-assured professional with high personal integrity and ability to develop good interpersonal relationships
  • Demonstrate excellent judgment, superior communication, decision-making and critical thinking skills 
  • Able to be self-reliant with willingness to “own” issues and creatively identify and implement solutions


What we're looking for: 
Required Qualifications

  • Juris Doctorate and outstanding academic record
  • 7+ years of experience, combined private practice and in-house, preferably with experience working within medical device, pharma, or healthcare industry
  • Experience counseling and advising medical device, healthcare providers and/or pharmaceutical company clients

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency with FDA and FTC regulations
  • Demonstrated ability to gain commitment across multiple or global groups
  • Superior organization, facilitation, collaboration, and presentation skills with ability to synthesize information gathered from a wide range of sources to provide objectively sound risk assessments to stakeholders.



Requisition ID: 585295

As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a prohibited substance free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


Please be advised that certain US based positions, including without limitation field sales and service positions that call on hospitals and/or health care centers, require acceptable proof of COVID-19 vaccination status.  Candidates will be notified during the interview and selection process if the role(s) for which they have applied require proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Boston Scientific continues to evaluate its policies and protocols regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and will comply with all applicable state and federal law and healthcare credentialing requirements.   As employees of the Company, you will be expected to meet the ongoing requirements for your roles, including any new requirements, should the Company’s policies or protocols change with regard to COVID-19 vaccination.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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