Overview

Career Category

Law/Legal

Job Description

Senior Counsel  Corporate Litigation

This Senior Counsel position will report to Amgens Vice President, Law, in the Corporate Litigation Group, which handles all of Amgens litigation matters except for patent and employment law matters, as well as most government investigations. Amgens Corporate Litigation Group covers a number of substantive areas including antitrust, commercial, securities, consumer class actions, and government healthcare program matters.

This Senior counsel role will focus on antitrust litigation and investigation matters, and the provide support on other litigation matters as needed. This antitrust counsel will also provide advice to other law departments at Amgen to evaluate antitrust implications for potential business development opportunities and other Amgen contracting and to obtain Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice clearance on mergers and acquisitions Input on matters of legal policy relevant to antitrust issues in the biotech industry and Amgen will also be expected.

Basic Qualifications

J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction and four (4) years of experience practicing law.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have fifteen (15) or more years of experience covering a wide range of litigation, arbitration, and investigation matters for large companies, with litigation and counseling experience focused on antitrust experience in particular. Experience with how intellectual property laws and antitrust law intersect would be valuable. Similarly, prior case and counseling experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industry would be helpful. Prior litigation or job experience with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is a plus.

This position will be based at Amgens corporate headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Ability to travel up to 10%

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and uses its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve peoples lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the worlds leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

Our culture is what makes Amgen a special place to work. We have a powerful shared purpose around our mission  to serve patients. We respect one another, recognize contributions, and have embedded collaboration, trust, empowerment and inclusion in all that we do.

At Amgen, contributions are recognized  and strong performance is rewarded. Regularly recognized as a Best Place to Work, we enable staff to chart their own career paths based on their unique talents by offering meaningful assignments, active career development, mentoring and individual rewards.

Join Us

If you’re seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you’ll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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