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Anti-Corruption Counsel

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Foster City, California 94404
Job Type:
Corporate Counsel
Job Status:
Full Time
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Anti-Corruption Counsel
Foster City

Specific Responsibilities:
This individual will help implement an effective cross functional anti-corruption program at Gilead Sciences. In partnership with the Company's Internal Audit department, this individual will conduct audits of Gilead's affiliates, operating units, business partners, and other third party service providers, to ensure compliance with the company's anti-corruption, anti-bribery and Business Conduct policies. This individual will also develop and carry out policies and procedures; provide business conduct and compliance support to Gilead's Access Operations & Emerging Markets (Gilead's program to increase access to medicines and healthcare in low- and middle-income countries); assess and act upon issues identified during due diligence processes; assist in implementing training and communication plans; and contribute to monitoring and enforcement activities to ensure consistent application of Company policies. This position will report to the Associate General Counsel responsible for Gilead's company-wide anti-corruption program.

Essential Duties and Job Function:
• In partnership with colleagues from the Company's Internal Audit department, conduct audits of Gilead's affiliates, operating units, business partners, and other third party service providers, to ensure compliance with the Company's anti-corruption, anti-bribery and Business Conduct policies; and assist in implementation of corrective actions;
• Participate in implementation of the Company's anti-corruption program, including assessment and appropriate follow-up on issues identified during due diligence processes relating to engagement of third parties;
• Provide business conduct and compliance support to Access Operations & Emerging Markets, including development and refinement of policies and procedures;
• Work collaboratively with other functional groups and relevant stakeholders to advance the Company's anti-corruption program;
• Provide input on development and maintenance of anti-corruption-related policies;
• Help develop and deliver training for employees, consultants and agents;
• Assist in providing day-to-day guidance, support and problem solving;
• Participate in monitoring and reporting framework for key activities to assess the effectiveness of the program; analyze and monitor results to identify trends and recommend program improvements;
• Coordinate with other colleagues in Legal, Business Conduct, Internal Audit, and client departments on an international basis to ensure efficient and effective implementation of the Company's anti-corruption and Business Conduct programs;
• Assist in monitoring external environment and recommend improvements to the company's anti-corruption program based on identified industry best practices.
• Significant international travel required

Education and Experience:
• Requires a Juris Doctorate or equivalent advanced degree
• Bar admission
• 8+ years of prior industry or law firm experience providing legal counsel relating to drugs, devices, or food products. Experience in biotechnology or pharmaceutical industries preferred.
• Experience in fraud & abuse laws required (e.g., Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; UK Anti-Bribery Statute; Anti-Kickback Statute)
• Proven regulatory/pharmaceutical compliance experience with ability to analyze and interpret sales and marketing laws and regulations, and effect related organizational changes to ensure alignment.
• Demonstrated leadership and project management in enterprise-wide projects
• Ability to present complex information in an accurate and persuasive manner to all levels of management

• Strong project management, communication and interpersonal skills. Substantial knowledge of specific areas of law and business and ability to independently and effectively apply this knowledge to the relevant areas of responsibility to counsel members of the senior Legal team and senior managers in other departments;
• Responsible for identifying and analyzing risk associated with complex problems within area of responsibility;
• Must be a team player who can easily handle shifting priorities, multi-tasking in a deadline oriented environment;
• Must be motivated and willing to take initiative;
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Counsel must have proven judgment in working through complex issues, including those with significant strategic risk to the company.

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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 for assistance.

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