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Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: Marlborough, MA, US, 01752

Company: Boston Scientific

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Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - 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: 
Reporting to the General Counsel, the Vice President and Chief Corporate Counsel is responsible for overseeing legal support for a variety of corporate functions and activities.  The Corporate Legal Team, managed by the Chief Corporate Counsel, is involved in SEC/NYSE compliance, corporate governance, contracting, business development transactions, subsidiary maintenance, corporate finance, transactional work at the parent or cross-divisional level, and the provision of legal advice to corporate functions generally.

Your responsibilities include: 

  • As a key member of the Legal and Compliance Department Senior Leadership team, is involved in setting strategic direction for the overall department.
  • Manages the senior counsel responsible for SEC/Governance team.
  • Manages the senior counsel responsible for Corporate Contracting/Corporate Support team.
  • Oversees legal support for business development transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, investments, joint ventures and similar transactions. 
  • Manages the senior counsel responsible for corporate international operations and maintenance of the company’s global subsidiary network.
  • Provides legal advice and transactional support to corporate functions, including Finance, Accounting, Tax, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, Facilities, Information Technology and Treasury.
  • Provides guidance to the Board of Directors on relevant legal matters.
  • Leads a team of approximately 20 lawyers and legal professionals.

What We are Looking for in You:

  • JD required
  • 12+ years of experience in Corporate/Business law at a top law firm or in-house; in-house experience preferred.
  • Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills, coupled with the presence and self-confidence to interface with the key constituents including Senior Management and the Board of Directors.
  • A strong team leader with a proven track record of team leadership.
  • Strong problem-solving and creative skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions based on accurate and timely analyses.
  • Fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
  • Recognized as a strong business partner able to effectively manage risk.
  • Keeps the organization's vision and values at the forefront of decision making and action.
  • Demonstrates effective change leadership.
  • Builds effective strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Utilizes technical/professional knowledge and skills to establish, interpret and execute company policies.
  • Makes and executes operational decisions with a strategic perspective.
  • Effectively directs and controls activities and associated budget.
  • Self-awareness and irreproachable integrity.



Requisition ID: 484351


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 drug-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.


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