Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Senior Director, Commercial and Legal Affairs

Job Location US-NJ-Bridgewater
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse and decentralized pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance.  Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit.  These values help us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.


Opportunity to work in a small, high-performing team with exposure to business leaders; reports directly to the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel; provides legal review of sales and marketing matters; drafts and negotiates various types of commercial contracts; provides counsel to the sales and marketing, regulatory and medical teams; provides employment counseling; provides other general legal advice to the businesses; manages litigation.  Position will involve a very diverse practice. 



  • Provides counsel to our marketing, regulatory and medical teams on advertising and promotional regulations, fraud and abuse laws, and business and contract issues in our day-to-day operations
  • Provides legal advice regarding commercial and development operations
  • Drafts and reviews a variety of commercial agreements, including supply and manufacturing contracts
  • Provides general legal advice to support commercial operations
  • Counsels on employment-related matters
  • Other tasks as Company requires
  • Alliance Management


  • Juris Doctor Degree and authorized to practice law in a state in the U.S.
  • 8-10 years of law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Pharmaceutical / healthcare industry experience is preferred.
  • Regulatory counseling experience
  • Employment counseling experience
  • Skilled in drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Licensing/deal experience helpful
  • Ability to analyze complex legal matters
  • Provides timely and accurate advice
  • Able to perform legal research
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Comfortable interacting with senior members of commercial team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent judgment
  • Confident team player who is highly collaborative and flexible
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Attention to detail; tenacious in following up




Valeant is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.


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