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Associate Director, Corporate Counsel – Managed Care Contracts

Location San Rafael, California
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

This position is an exciting opportunity for an attorney to join a fast-paced, dynamic corporate legal department supporting a global biopharmaceutical company by advising on cutting edge legal issues, including those related to innovative contracting and financing strategies for gene therapy, and loss of exclusivity.  The primary responsibilities of the Associate Director, Corporate Counsel for Managed Care Contracts will be to draft, review and negotiate payer contracts and to provide general legal advice to the company’s commercial organization on issues related thereto. The position requires close collaboration with internal commercial business partners and the other attorneys in the Legal Department.

  • Work closely with the market access and other commercial teams to initiate innovative yet financially and legally viable contracting strategies for the sale of select BioMarin Products.
  • Negotiate, draft and review rebate, discount contracts with customers, potentially including value-based arrangements.
  • Advise on potential legal issues related to customer contracting and pricing, including FDCA, antikickback and price reporting,
  • Review and revise third party contract templates.
  • Provide advice to business on state regulation and price reporting and other legal issues affecting managed markets agreements.
  • Advise the commercial and managed markets teams on access strategies and other initiatives to enhance the success of BioMarin products.
  • Apply innovative problem-solving skills and practical judgment to minimize risk.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholder groups.
  • Assist with ongoing training of the Commercial Organization to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations and company policies and procedures.
  • Provide support for senior attorneys as needed.
  • Assist in the supervision of contract associates to enable drafting and review of high volume vendor and service contracts.

Experience and Skills
  • 5+ years previous legal experience required, including experience at a major law firm, demonstrating growth and the ability to succeed.
  • Experience in pharmaceutical industry required.
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial agreements required.
  • Knowledge of the managed markets/payer industry, rebate agreements, specialty pharmacies and related payer groups, Medicare, Tricare, 340B and other government programs required.
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills required. 
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills required.
  • J.D. required from a nationally recognized law school. 
  • Current California bar membership or In-House Counsel Certification required

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

About our location

San Rafael


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We treat rare diseases, and that gives us rare opportunities. Chris Brodeur, Director, Corporate Compliance
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