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Corporate Counsel

Location: Chicago, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Legal & Intellectual Property

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.


Position Summary:

The successful candidate will provide advice and counsel on a wide variety of issues including commercial, regulatory, compliance, employment, litigation, and intellectual property.  The candidate must demonstrate an ability to interact with all levels of the organization as a key individual contributor.



  • Perform all work in compliance with company policy and within the guidelines of its Quality System.
  • Address a wide range of transactional matters, including drafting and negotiation of contractual relationships, with a significant focus on supporting sales, marketing, operations, and clinical research relationships with customers, suppliers, service providers, collaborators, and consultants
  • Review marketing, promotional, and scientific activities and materials for compliance with company policies and applicable laws and regulations
  • Provide guidance and training to assure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including analysis of relationships with healthcare professionals both in the US and abroad, including but not limited to the US anti-kickback law, the FCPA and other anti-corruption laws, and helping to ensure that bioMérieux’s compliance program is robust and effective at managing and minimizing risk
  • Partner closely with other bioMérieux legal department colleagues on various initiatives
  • Provide analysis and counsel on various other relevant legal issues as they arise, including but not limited to pricing and reimbursement of medical devices, device regulatory approval process, intellectual property, employment, data privacy, and competition law
  • Keep track of developments in medical device regulation and enforcement and other areas of responsibility, and apply that knowledge to anticipate and address emerging risks to the company
  • Actively manage external legal counsel to ensure appropriate service and quality levels and contain costs
  • Design and deliver training programs for business colleagues on a variety of subjects
  • Manage and monitor the Company’s contract terms
  • Ability to work with all functional areas and levels of the organization to address a wide variety of issues
  • Employ and exercise judgment to analyze issues and make recommendations with minimal or no supervision

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Studies and Experience:

  • J.D. from a top-tier law school and bar admission required.
  • 5-8 years law firm or in-house legal experience in commercial transactions, litigation, or health care related fields.
  • Prior experience in medical device, life sciences, or clinical diagnostics is a significant plus


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills to interact with and influence colleagues
  • Creativity, flexibility, initiative, and enthusiasm to achieve results and overcome obstacles; pragmatic business sense able to recognize commercial implications of legal advice and provide practical alternatives
  • Collaborative team player able to build positive relationships with colleagues and lead and direct cross-functional teams
  • Provide legal advice to work colleagues in a productive and supportive manner and maintain polite and professional demeanor in all client, customer, and supplier interactions
  • Ability to independently and effectively manage a substantial workload in a fast-paced environment and cooperate with and support of other company attorneys and outside counsel
  • Must possess superior decision-making and interpersonal skills, excellent drafting and negotiation skills, attention to detail, and a sense of discretion
  • Genuine desire to work in a global business environment that involves broad cultural variety, with a high level of enthusiasm for diversity of work
  • Willingness to undertake some travel, including international travel, in support of responsibilities


BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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