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Sanofi Group Senior Corporate Counsel in Swiftwater, Pennsylvania


Provides legal advice on R&D matters particularly those relating to R&D contract matters of the vaccine GBU.

Role Responsibilities

  • Provides prompt, accurate legal counsel to client groups on R&D legal matters

  • Drafts/reviews policies and guidelines

  • Works with client groups to identify, assess and address general legal concerns

  • Negotiates, drafts and reviews R&D agreements of all types

  • Works with outside counsel as needed

  • Reviews R&D agreements negotiated by paralegal and non-legal staff including risk assessment associated with non-standard provisions

  • Implements company policies and standards for business conduct

  • Demonstrates role specific Competencies on consistent basis

  • Demonstrates company Values on consistent basis

  • Performs related duties as requested

Management Responsibility:

  • This position does not have management responsibility and budgetary responsibility



  • Four-Year College Degree, a B.S degree or higher biology would be a plus

  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school


  • 8+ years of experience working in a law firm, in-house corporate legal department, or government agency

  • Experience working within the Pharmaceutical or Research-based Medical industry is a plus

  • Admission to a State Bar

  • Experience working on cross-functional teams that successfully met business goals while maintaining strict compliance with relevant laws, regulations and company policies

Professional Skills:

  • Knowledge of regulations and laws impacting the pharmaceutical industry

  • Broad based knowledge of general corporate law, regulatory law and policy

  • Ability to advise R&D groups about how to meet business goals while maintaining complete compliance with required laws, regulations and company policy

  • Knowledge of HIPAA and informed consent regulations

  • Ability to weigh pros and cons and seek external counsel when needed

  • Basic knowledge of pharmaceutical industry trends, legislative initiatives and impact on the Company

  • Ability to form strong relationships with clients, while maintaining independence and professional integrity

  • Ability to negotiate effectively with internal partners and third parties

  • Foster collaboration and compromise within legal parameters

  • Ability to communicate complex legal concepts to individuals at various levels of the organization and with varying educational backgrounds

  • Maintain highest ethical standards and respect confidentiality of sensitive matters


  • English

Regulatory Compliance

American with Disabilities Act

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates (defined as individuals who can perform all essential job functions), are considered equally for employment and is prepared to make all reasonable accommodations to ensure that disabled employees or candidates are not disadvantaged in being hired into this position.

Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII

The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates receive equal employment opportunity in this role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or national origin.

Fair Labor Standards Act (as amended in 2004)

This role has been classified as Exempt from consideration under current FLSA overtime requirements. This position meets exemption criteria under the following tests:

  • Minimum Salary Test

  • Maximum Salary Test

  • Administrative Exemption Test – role has primary duty of performing office or non-manual work directly related to the management or general business operations of the employer and is required to exercise a significant degree of decision making and independent judgment in the normal course of performing job duties.

The successful candidate will be required to sign and execute a restricted covenant upon hire.

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.