Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Compliance & Ethics

Advanced Medical Technology Association
Washington, DC
Oct 05, 2022
Oct 10, 2022
Full Time
Position Title: Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Compliance & Ethics Department / Supervisor: General Counsel (03) / Deputy General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Legal FLSA Status: Exempt Purpose of Position To advance the legal and legal policy needs of the Association, as assigned by the General Counsel & Chief Policy Officer, the Deputy General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Legal. Primary responsibilities include analysis and counsel on legal and policy matters, anticipating and guarding against legal risks facing the Association, and developing and recommending Association policy and positions on legal issues. The Assistant General Counsel will be responsible for organizing and managing relevant Legal and Compliance policy working groups on federal and state anti-kickback statutes, the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law, Sunshine Implementation, False Claims Act, and other health care laws and regulations applicable to medical device innovators and manufacturers. To provide substantial expertise, assistance, and representation on legal, ethics, and compliance issues related to the medical device industry. Essential Duties of Position General Legal Duties Provides legal analysis and counsel on legal and policy issues including contract matters, litigation, intellectual property, corporate governance, data privacy, Human Resources, compliance issues (eg, FEC, employment, tax exemption, HIPAA), among others Represents AdvaMeds positions and fosters and maintains key relationships with stakeholders (to include government agencies) to leverage/support AdvaMed priorities Monitors legal/compliance issues at OIG and DOJ and communicates information to member companies Advises AdvaMed staff on key legal and compliance issues of concern to member companies Frequently interacts with AdvaMed member companies to reach consensus on key issues Organizes and participates in workshops, educational programs, and roundtable programs on priority compliance and ethics topics Works with outside counsel as necessary to address and manage legal issues Anticipates and guards against legal risks facing the Association Develops and recommends association policy and positions on legal issues Develops and recommends operating policy and procedural improvements Educates internal staff regarding policies, procedures, and standards Conducts and coordinates research into a variety of legal issues Prepares legal documents, policies, agreements, pleadings, etc. Writes, reviews, and edits reports, opinions, correspondence, comments, filings, press releases, articles, and other legal documents Drafts, negotiates, and administers complex vendor, employment, and other contracts Performs periodic scheduled reviews of executed agreements from compliance, operational, legal, risk and business perspectives and work with appropriate parties to amend and revise as necessary Identifies and resolves standard contractual concerns with key internal staff Works collaboratively with staff, Members, Association vendors, and agents to prepare, deliver, and encourage implementation of legal best practices Prepares corporate documents, minutes, motions, and records Supports and administers Associations legal programs and legal policy work groups Reviews, drafts, and revises legislative text in support of Associations policy objectives Benchmarking & Best Practices Manages the Legal Departments benchmarking and survey work Prepares narrative summaries, charts, tables, graphs, or other visual aids for data reporting Drafts, reviews, and revises reports, releases, and summaries of relevant issues for colleagues and member companies Hybrid Work Policy: Minimum 1 day onsite per week Travel Requirements: 10% Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and regulations Broad knowledge of health care laws and regulations Excellent communication and diplomacy skills Exceptional ability to analyze applicable statutes, regulations, case law, legal documents, agreements, and policies, and provide recommendations Ability to utilize computerized research and other resources, and provide creative solutions in a fast paced, consensus driven membership organization Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and teambuilding skills Excellent ability to represent the associations legal interests before various constituencies and audiences Ability to exercise discretion, confidentiality, and care in handling complex matters Specifications Minimum Education Required: Bachelors degree and Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and membership in a state bar Minimum Experience Required: 10+ years of related experience Preferred Experience: Experience in the medical device, biotech, or pharmaceutical industries. Working knowledge of the Stark self-referral law and federal anti-kickback statute. Trade Association experience. Experience working with OIG and DOJ attorneys