Sr. Counsel, Specialty Solutions

  • 20 Nov 2020 3:03 PM
    Message # 9377918
    Kim Fantaci (Administrator)

    Your safety is our top priority. We regularly consult with medical professionals on best practices in COVID-19 prevention to protect our employees. We train our employees on these best practices and regularly clean our sites in accordance with CDC guidelines. Please note: All individuals entering our facilities are required to complete a self-health check, wear a mask and follow all posted guidelines.

    JOB TITLE:  Sr. Counsel, Specialty Solutions

    At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities.

    Function: Legal
    Family: Pharmaceutical Segment/Commercial Transactions

    Location: Dublin, OH or Dallas, Texas

    What Legal Department contributes to Cardinal Health

    The Legal Department is responsible for providing legal advice, counsel and related services to Cardinal Health’s business units.  The Legal team drafts and negotiates contracts, participates in and provides input on business strategy and legal risks, receives and refers matters to Regulatory and Compliance Department’s subject matter experts and manages those matters to conclusion and otherwise acts as the primary legal counsel for the business unit clients.  

    Accountabilities in this role

    • Provide exceptional legal advice and guidance to Specialty Solutions business clients
    • Demonstrate strong business acumen and ability to draft and negotiate contracts
    • Proactively identify enhancements or adjustments to ethics & compliance activities (e.g., policies, training, monitoring) based on changes in legal requirements or business strategies
    • Handle fast paced and high volume workload
    • Identify legal and compliance issues and business risks and escalate appropriately
    • Effectively communicate with all levels of the Cardinal Health organization
    • Identify and collaborate with subject matter experts from other departments, especially the Regulatory Counsel and Compliance teams
    • Demonstrate knowledge of general commercial and healthcare law; specifically regulations related to manufacturer patient support programs such as prior authorization support and patient financial assistance programs 
    • Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiencies
    • Work under the general supervision of senior attorneys and exercise sound judgment as to matters that require attention of Legal and Department senior leadership

     What is expected of you for success in your role

    • Provide sound, practical judgment in the interpretation and application of relevant laws including, Antitrust laws, healthcare laws and regulations, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, HIPAA, and FDCA
    • Interpret and provide guidance on Cardinal Health’s policies and procedures
    • Consult with and seek guidance from senior attorneys and Compliance subject matter experts when appropriate
    • Have excellent writing and contract drafting and negotiating skills
    • Proactively identify and assesses business and legal risks
    • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and ability to provide business clients with  clear and precise guidance on business, compliance, and legal risks
    • Develop and conduct legal training for business clients
    • Seek input and expertise from other in-house lawyers and outside counsel and provide guidance to the business based on discussions with subject-matter experts
    • Understand complex legal, compliance and business situations and discerns relevant versus non-relevant facts and information
    • Collaborate with others and builds knowledge of business and key stakeholders
    • Proactively develop and maintain legal knowledge in specialized area(s), remaining up-to-date on current regulations, cases, trends and best practices
    • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency while providing flawless services levels
    • Communicate in a professional and persuasive manner and has appropriate support and substantiation for legal advice and recommendations
    • Ability to develop and implement policies, projects, processes, systems and controls across a complex company
    • Ability to work independently, cross-functionally and collaboratively


    • J.D. with a record of high academic achievement in the undergraduate level and in law school
    • License to practice law in Ohio or Texas or active bar license in another state
    • 6-9 years in related field, preferred in a large complex organization
    • Commercial/transactional experience required, extensive knowledge of healthcare law required
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills; acute attention to detail
    • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and flexibility, and the ability to interface effectively and engender trust and confidence with personnel at many different levels throughout the company
    • Enthusiasm and "self-starter" qualities enabling him or her to manage responsibilities with an appropriate sense of urgency; the ability to function effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
    • Business acumen, including a well-developed understanding of business and commerce and the ability to diagnose corporate legal problems and present positive, creative solutions and alternatives
    • Able to travel

    Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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