McKesson Corporation is a Fortune 8 company and is one of the largest providers of healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, medical & pharmaceutical supplies, healthcare technology, community oncology and specialty care in the United States with revenues of $231 billion in 2020. The company was founded in 1833 by John McKesson and Charles Olcott in New York with a focus on importing and wholesaling pharmaceutical products. United by our ICARE shared principles, McKesson's 80,000 employees work together every day to make better care possible around the globe - one product, one partner, one patient at a time.
Staff Counsel - Pharmaceutical Solutions and Services
Location: Dallas, TX or Atlanta, GA (REQUIRED)
McKesson's well-regarded Law Department is seeking an experienced Legal Counsel to support McKesson's PSaS Pharmaceutical Technology and Innovation segment, which includes the licensing of SaaS and ASP services to pharmacies, health systems and hospitals.
PSaS Pharmaceutical Technology and Innovation Group is a business unit of McKesson Corporation that provides innovative technologies that support retail pharmacies, health care systems, manufacturers, and hospitals. This business supports our customers with a comprehensive, expanded portfolio of solutions designed to help them drive business growth, realize greater business efficiencies, deliver high-quality care, and better manage inventory and their 340B Program.
The Legal Counsel is an independent, business-minded, healthcare-focused, technology, transactional and regulatory attorney who serves as a highly visible point of contact for a wide array of legal and business matters. Reporting to Managing Counsel and working directly with the McKesson business team, the Legal Counsel possesses exceptional professional judgment and provides decisive day-to-day legal counseling and advice to all levels of the organization, including all of the following: Issue identification and escalation to business stakeholders and supervising attorneys, as appropriate; Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, from scratch or template, as appropriate; Providing guidance to business stakeholders on contract and regulatory risks and benefits to ensure successful completion or resolution, with escalation to supervising attorney, business teams, business owner, and executive management, as necessary; Serving as responsive point of contact with attorneys representing customers, vendors, service providers and other McKesson affiliates.
This position requires a keen understanding of the ever-changing business, legal, and healthcare regulatory environment relevant to McKesson's contracts with its customers and vendors. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as a role model of professionalism and demonstrate strong leadership traits as part of a mutually supportive, highly engaged team with an exceptional reputation for performance and positive culture.
Identifying, analyzing, researching, and resolving legal and business issues and making appropriate recommendations to business and keeping supervising attorney informed;
Identifying and analyzing risks in business strategies or proposed legal agreements and escalating appropriately to business and legal leaders;
Negotiating contracts directly with opposing counsel;
Interacting directly with outside counsel or internal McKesson counsel to coordinate, scope, and understand legal research matters or initiatives;
Developing an excellent rapport with the business teams and earning the trust of senior business leaders;
Consulting on legal-risk, regulatory, and business provisions in contracts and strategies including for new products;
Monitoring compliance with internal McKesson business and legal processes and policies;
Preparing and delivering informative and engaging legal presentations for the senior attorneys and presenting to senior business unit leaders, as applicable;
Demonstrating comprehensive understanding of McKesson business units (BUs), products, strategy, and operational model;
Providing legal guidance as an escalation point for paralegal staff managing their own transactional assignments;
Assessing transactions and issues and exercising appropriate judgment as to when to seek input from additional subject-matter experts;
Following contracting policies, procedures and processes;
Coordinating with colleagues to identify regulatory issues, assess business impact risk and communicate same to business partners;
Independently prioritizing and managing a constant portfolio of transactional work;
Working diplomatically and collaboratively to build consensus with colleagues and business leaders across multiple divisions, affiliate entities, and business units; and
Working with minimal supervision, a high degree of initiative and excellent independent judgment in escalating issues within broadly defined practices and policies.
J.D. from ABA accredited law school required.
2-4+ years of legal-practice experience with a substantial portion of that time spent practicing some aspect of healthcare law in a corporate legal department or law firm. Prior in-house counsel experience strongly preferred.
Admission to applicable state bar, registration as in-house counsel, or ability to gain admission or registration for either in applicable state within 90 days.
Extensive legal experience with high-volume, sales-driven, complex commercial contracting - much of it in a healthcare technology context.
Extensive experience providing business-focused legal counsel to a corporate client in the healthcare sector, as in-house counsel or in a healthcare-focused practice group of a law firm.
Highly Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote) OneDrive, SharePoint and general Intranet and Internet research skills.
Exceptional written and oral communication skills with emphasis on knowing the audience.
Ability to present information, clearly, concisely and logically.
Ability to work effectively with clients and promote the reputation and integrity of McKesson and the McKesson Law Department.
Experience communicating effectively with all levels of personnel, both internal and external to the organization.
Ability to create, tailor, and deliver impactful educational presentations to other legal professionals or non-legal business leaders on complex legal topics in an understandable, engaging way.
Additional Knowledge & Skills:
Prefer experience in healthcare technology or information technology business.
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with business unit leaders and promote the reputation and integrity of McKesson and the McKesson General Counsel Organization.
Experience working in a healthcare regulatory environment preferred, including Federal Anti-Kickback Laws.
Must be authorized to work in the US. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
Please Note: Relocation Assistance is not provided for this role.
McKesson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.
McKesson is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to McKessonTalentAcquisition@mckesson.com . Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.
Current employees must apply through the internal career site.
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