Olympus America Inc. Associate General Counsel in Center Valley, Pennsylvania

Job Description

Center Valley, PA or Southborough, MA - The Associate General Counsel will be responsible for advising and liaising with senior executives and managing a dedicated team of attorneys and paralegals. The incumbent's other responsibilities include general legal counsel; serving as a member of medical business executive committees; supervising sales program and template development; managing litigation matters and outside counsel engagements; and maintaining the Olympus risk profile with respect to healthcare fraud and abuse laws. EOE M/F/D/V

Job Duties:

  • Serve as principal legal advisor for Olympus’ US medical business, providing advice on a broad range of topics, including commercial transactions, healthcare fraud and abuse compliance, and regulatory and quality issues.

  • Provide guidance on risks and best practices related to Anti- Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, and Food Drug and Cosmetic Act.

  • Supervise negotiation and drafting of commercial transactions.

  • Provide support in establishing and documenting sales programs and promotions.

  • Maintain active communication with Olympus’ Deputy General Counsel about legal risks.

  • Adapt, implement, and deliver training on legal department policies and procedures.

  • Contribute to business group and legal department development of policies and standards.

  • Manage outside counsel engagements, including budgets and fees.

  • Leverage outside counsel to enhance internal expertise and improve knowledge.

  • Proactively identify legal risks affecting Olympus, and collaborate with senior management to mitigate risks.

  • Follow and advise on major developments in laws and regulations.

  • Provide continuous leadership, supervision, training, and development of Legal department staff ensuring an effective and engaged team.

  • Drive constant improvement and operational efficiency of Legal function supporting medical business.

  • Perform all other essential duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:


  • J.D. Degree from an accredited law school is required.

  • Member of US state bar in good standing is required.

  • Minimum of 10 years of legal experience, including practice with multinational law firm and/or in-house practice is required.

  • Experience in highly-regulated industry is required; medical device, pharmaceutical, or life sciences experience is preferred.

  • Expertise in Anti-Kickback Statute, Food Drug and Cosmetic Act, and other laws and regulations impacting US healthcare industry is essential.

  • Law department management and attorney supervision experience is preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary.

  • Ability to maintain a positive professional image is a must.

Supervisor Responsibilities

  • Attorney(s)

  • Paralegal(s)

Auto req ID 1158BR

Posting Title Associate General Counsel

Company URL Olympus Corp of the Americas at http://www.olympusamerica.com/

About Us Olympus Corporation of the Americas, with headquarters in Center Valley, PA is a precision technology leader, creating innovative opto-digital solutions in health care, life science and consumer electronics products throughout North America. Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and its affiliates worldwide to leverage R&D investment in precision technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines. These include: gastrointestinal endoscopes, accessories, and minimally invasive surgical products; advanced clinical and research microscopes, digital cameras and voice recorders. Olympus Corp of the Americas at http://www.olympusamerica.com/

Posting Locations Pennsylvania, Center Valley

Massachusetts, Southborough

Olympus is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, ancestry, military or veteran status, or any other federal, state or local protected classification.