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Company Name:
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Foster City, California
Job Type:
Position type:
Full Time
Commercial Law
Experience level:
3 - 5 Years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Paralegal - Commercial Legal

Paralegal - Commercial Legal


Job Description

The Commercial Legal Group at Gilead is seeking an experienced paralegal. The individual will provide support primarily to (1) the anticorruption team, which focuses on avoiding bribery in the company’s international operations, and (2) activities within the United States related to the pricing, reimbursement, and patient assistance programs. The individual will be able to provide timely and appropriate escalation of issues to the attorneys within the group, provide assistance in the audits conducted across the world with training and preparation materials, assist in the continuing development and revision of standard form agreements and implementation of processes and procedures for review and approval of commercial agreements, and train internal clients on contract forms and procedures. This individual should also be familiar with other standard operational agreements such as confidentiality, consulting, commercial and marketing and general services agreements.


Essential Duties and Functions:

The person in this position will, among other things:

• Perform due diligence-related searches of relevant databases and information available on the Internet and follow up with attorney team

• Support centralized record-keeping and archival of due diligence activities and analyses

• Organize materials and create binders for both teams (such as creating binder for third-party and affiliate audits; update key master agreements and amendments)

• Help support creation and updating of training materials and enforcement update materials

• Update and create PowerPoint presentations

• Collaborate with manager and internal business clients to ensure various programs meet compliance standards

• Provide paralegal support for a range of activities associated with implementing patient assistance and support programs and product launch initiatives

• Learn anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws, healthcare fraud and abuse risks and statutory and regulatory drug price reporting obligations when interacting and/or contracting with pharmacies, healthcare professionals, commercial, state and federal payers, managed care organizations and pharmacy benefit managers

• Appropriately manage a heavy workflow, ability to prioritize effectively, and delivering results within agreed timelines

• Advance a positive spirit of partnership and collaboration with internal clients and internal legal colleagues

• Demonstrate an ability to think creatively and devise solutions to challenging problems

• Exercise mature and reliable judgment while enjoying the company's enthusiastic, informal and fast-paced environment.


Knowledge Skill and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years providing support to a legal department at a law firm or bio-pharmaceutical, health care or technology company and/or government (FDA, CMS or OIG) experience demonstrating growth and ability to succeed

• Experience with organizing and supporting legal teams, updating PowerPoint presentations

• Preferred: familiarity with (i) health care compliance, and (ii) Excel, PowerPoint and other computer programs

• Individual must be a team player, self-motivated, able to demonstrate a history of successfully resolving challenging legal issues and able to effectively deliver sound and clear legal advice in a business setting

• Ability to work cross-functionally and build consensus among various stakeholders while maintaining a compliant approach

• Be resourceful, flexible and willing to engage in a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities

• Good decision-making skills

• Good interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)


To apply, please visit http://apptrkr.com/1035298


As an equal opportunity employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce. Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be made without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application process may contact careers@gilead.com for assistance.

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