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Plainsboro NJ Full Time Posted: Saturday, 9 November 2019
Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location
About the Department
We depend on our Legal team to help drive growth and maintain the highest level of legal standards and corporate governance practices. It's a tall order, which is why we only hire those who thrive on protecting the interests of our patients, employees and business, all while creating and implementing efficient and innovative legal solutions. As part of the team, you'll work with employees across the organization to oversee legal matters and provide guidance on communications strategies that drive business and policy priorities and shape the reputation of Novo Nordisk Inc (NNI). At Novo Nordisk, your skills, dedication and ambition will help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we'll offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development. Are you ready to realize your potential?

The Position
Responsible for Privacy strategy and program for the U.S. Affiliate as well as Corporate legal support for the U.S. Affiliate.

Essential Functions
  • Work with privacy office on enterprise-wide privacy policies and procedures, consistent with applicable U.S. and global laws
  • Act as the company's privacy legal expert with knowledge of applicable state, federal and international laws and regulations including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act, CAN-SPAM, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)/, CCPA and related medical information privacy laws, laws and regulations related to employee privacy, and other global laws and regulations including those implementing the GDPR
  • Collaborate with privacy office through on-going privacy risk assessments, identify areas of potential brand impact and legal consideration and propose and drive solutions
  • Liaise with privacy professionals at peer companies and industry organizations
  • Sit on privacy governance committee as legal representative
  • Keeps informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the company, and assists with development of policies and training as needed
  • May retain, manage and assist outside counsel as needed
    • Reliance on outside counsel is limited to only when necessary for unusual day-to-day issues
  • Performs other duties as assigned by senior management
  • Proactively identifies risks and mitigating actions
  • Provides legal support to with minimal oversight and guidance from managing attorney
  • Upholds, acts as a role-model for, and encourages other lawyers on the team to embrace the following approach to in-house counseling:
    • Ideally, there will be one lawyer per client or meeting (others may be consulted behind the scenes, but then only when necessary for narrow expertise)
    • High levels of consistency in legal advice (actual and perceived by explaining differences to clients)
    • Seek alignment up and across Legal, in advance of client meetings as much as reasonably possible
    • High levels of ownership, accountability and pride by lawyers with respect to their work
    • Actively seeking customer feedback on a continuous basis, actively listening and clarifying feedback, and acting in response as needed
    • Legal is viewed as a business partner and not an obstacle. Legal advice against engaging in a business practice is well-understood and respected by clients
    • Legal advice is clear as to the risk types, level, likelihood
    • Business-focused advice rather than abstract legal possibilities
    • Proactive, creative value-added legal role to help the business achieve its goals
    • Upholding and modeling ethical behavior and conduct at all times

Physical Requirements
0-10% overnight travel required

  • A Bachelor's degree is required. JD degree and state bar admission required
  • 8+ years of experience in a law firm or in-house legal or compliance department required. Experience dealing with healthcare/pharmaceutical privacy matters highly desired
  • Certification as a Certified Information Privacy Professional highly desired
  • In-depth knowledge of applicable state, federal and international privacy laws
  • Demonstrated experience making sound risk assessments, and identifying and resolving legal and regulatory issues quickly and effectively and ability to make Real Time decisions
  • Proven track record as a strong team player with ability to work cross-functionally in a complex organizational structure
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of an organization
  • Ability to work independently and be pragmatic and results focused
  • Strong problem-solving skills - demonstrates and exercises creativity and initiative
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills - able to effectively collaborate and communicate with client groups within the company
  • Proactive, creative, innovative problem-solving and collaborative approach to counselling clients

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290 . This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Requisition ID: 60327BR
State/Provinces: Plainsboro
Job Category: Legal & Compliance

Plainsboro NJ, United States of America
Novo Nordisk
Novo Nordisk
11/9/2019 6:18:23 AM

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