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Associate Director Legal Counsel Teva api Americas

Date: Jan 12, 2022

Location: Parsippany, New Jersey, US, 00000

Company: Teva Pharmaceuticals

Company Info

Teva is a global pharmaceutical leader and the world's largest generic medicines producer, committed to improving health and increasing access to quality health solutions worldwide. Our employees are at the core of our success, with colleagues in over 80 countries delivering the world's largest medicine cabinet to 200 million people every day. We offer a uniquely diverse portfolio of products and solutions for patients and we've built a promising pipeline centered around our core therapeutic areas.  We are continually developing patient-centric solutions and significantly growing both our generic and specialty medicines business through investment in research and development, marketing, business development and innovation. This is how we improve health and enable people to live better, healthier lives. Join us on our journey of growth!

Job Description

Provide prompt, accurate and concise legal counsel to the Teva API North America operation (and other applicable businesses) of the API commercial operations, and potentially additional units,  of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited entities, with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism.

20% domestic travel, rare travel abroad may be required

Essential Duties & Responsibilities    

  • Provide legal counsel on variety of issues including transactional matters, legal compliance and corporate record keeping. The position will serve a broad spectrum of business units and functional areas, including API manufacture & supply, research & development, information technology, finance, distribution and sourcing.
  • Draft, negotiate and review commercial contracts, including supply & distribution agreements, research and development agreements, licensing agreements in support of product development, technology service agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements and other business and legal documents.
  • Advise management of potential risks in contractual, financial and legal areas and propose risk mitigation strategies.
  • Serve as Secretary of applicable US subsidiaries, prepare and conduct Board meetings, maintain Corporate Books and Records.
  • Assure compliance with international, federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to the company’s operations and activities.
  • Assist in implementing, improving and reviewing legal processes and procedures.


  • JD from an ABA accredited law school
  • 5+ years of corporate/transactional law practice
  • Proven ability to negotiate and draft complex commercial agreements independently and successfully, including supply, license, development and other agreements
  • Strong client-focused skills, responsiveness and drive
  • Capability to identify a broad spectrum of relevant legal issues and advise corporate clients accordingly

Experience Preferred:    

  • Pharmaceutical experience (either through law firm practice or in-house experience) 
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Spanish preferred

Teva Pharmaceuticals USA requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, however, Teva will consider requests for reasonable accommodations.


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