About the role:
Reporting to the Senior Managing Counsel for BSC’s Cardiovascular businesses, the Compliance Counsel II role provides day to day legal/compliance support to Boston Scientific’s Peripheral Interventions business unit based in Maple Grove, Minnesota.
As Compliance Counsel II, you will serve as a subject matter expert and strategic partner to key functions in the business (e.g., Sales, Marketing, Clinical, and Medical Education) to ensure business interactions comply with laws and regulations governing medical device companies, especially involving interactions with healthcare providers (HCPs) and patients. You will coordinate with other Legal department personnel (including Privacy and Intellectual Property counsel) and the Global Compliance team to provide seamless support to the business.
Your responsibilities include:
- Provide legal advice and counsel to company personnel in diverse matters by assisting, advising, investigating, researching and resolving legal matters within company policies to ensure that company personnel are aware of and in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations including, but not limited to, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and False Claims Act.
- Actively engage with business leaders in various functions to develop creative and compliant alternatives and solutions to meet the business’s objectives.
- Act as subject matter expert on all US HCP policies, procedures and internal controls, including HCP contracting and needs assessments, annual policy reviews and revisions, and engagement of US HCPs to provide services in and outside the US.
- Advise on business transactions, including preparation, review and negotiation of agreements with HCPs and institutions in a variety of areas such as consulting, grants, and research.
- Support new business development by conducting due diligence, advising senior leadership on compliance aspects of proposed M&A (or equity investment) transactions and supporting integration of acquired companies in compliance with company policies.
- Conduct quarterly reviews and business conduct trainings to divisional leadership.
- Provide legal support and guidance related to annual HCP spend reporting obligations.
- Develop, implement and revise policies and procedures and provide training to company employees on relevant legal, compliance and business conduct topics.
- Collaborate with Global Compliance on monitoring, auditing and investigations Develop content and implementation of various Company policies and procedures related to sales force interactions with health care providers and patients.
- Collaborate with other team members in support of the Peripheral Interventions business.
- Foster a diverse workplace that enables all participants to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.
- J.D. admitted to the bar in good standing (Minnesota Bar Admission preferred)
- 5+ years of experience, preferably with experience working within medical device, pharma or healthcare industry
- Experience counseling and advising medical device, healthcare providers and/or pharmaceutical company clients on federal and state laws related to heath care fraud and abuse issues (e.g., False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback statute)
- Proactive, self-assured professional with the ability to provided candid advice and feedback to senior leaders
- High personal integrity and demonstrated strong commitment to compliance and ethics
- Ability to develop good interpersonal relationships with key stakeholders
- Excellent judgment and strong leadership skills
- Superior communication, decision-making and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated leadership and ability to influence cross-functional stakeholders and decision makers at various levels
- 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 and guidance to decision-makers
- Self-reliant with willingness to “own” issues and creatively identify and implement solutions
- Experience in a compliance or ethics function in a corporate law firm, healthcare provider setting and/or relevant in-house experience at a device company