McKesson Staff Counsel I / Senior Legal Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payors, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. We believe in the importance of strong, vital organizations because we know that patients can only be healthy when our system is healthy.

Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—by joining McKesson you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

We understand the importance of a system that works together. Your expertise, drive and passion can help us improve everything we touch, from providers to payors to pharmacies. Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Wherever you contribute here at McKesson, you will have the ability to make a real impact in the lives of others.

Current Need

Serves as an initial point of contact for many legal matters within the business unit and/or sub-business units, providing day-to-day counseling and issue identification and escalation to supervising attorneys, as appropriate. Drafts, reviews, analyzes and negotiates contracts and provides guidance on contract positions to ensure successful completion or resolution, with escalation to supervising attorney as necessary. Agreement types may include, without limitation, customer contracts, distribution contracts, business partner agreements, consulting services agreements and software services agreements. Able to work independently and assess when to seek guidance of supervising attorneys, located in Dallas, TX, The Woodlands, TX, Richmond, VA and/or Atlanta, GA.

The Staff Counsel I / Senior Legal Specialist responsibilities will include the following:

  • Identifying, analyzing, researching, and resolving legal and business process issues and making appropriate recommendations to business and supervising attorney

  • Identifying and analyzing risk, determining the level of risk and required escalations appropriately

  • Consulting on legal and business provisions in contracts; Coordinating contract approval and enforcement of delegations of authority as needed

  • Monitoring compliance with internal McKesson business and legal processes and policies

  • Preparing legal presentations for the senior attorneys and presenting to senior business unit leaders, as applicable

  • Preparing contract summaries and/or issues lists to present to supervising attorney or business unit partners for review, if applicable.

  • Demonstrating comprehensive understanding of McKesson business units (BUs), products, strategy, and operational model

  • Recommending and implementing contracting policies, procedures and processes

  • Coordinating with colleagues to identify regulatory issues, assess business impact risk and communicate same to business partners

  • Working under supervision of supervising attorneys, and exercising independent judgment in escalating issues within broadly defined practices and policies.

Minimum Requirements

  • 2 years of legal experience in a corporate legal department or law firm

Critical Skills

  • 2 years experience reviewing and revising complex commercial contracts.

  • Proficient in Office word processing programs or equivalent programs.

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Prefer experience working in pharmaceutical, health information technology or other healthcare environment.

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work effectively with business unit leaders and promote the reputation and integrity of McKesson and the McKesson General Counsel Organization.

  • Experience working in a healthcare regulatory environment preferred, including Federal Anti-Kickback Laws.

Education

  • 2 years related work experience (JD required for Staff Counsel I)

Physical Requirements

  • General office demands

Benefits & Company Statement

McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement

No agencies please.

Job: Legal

Organization: McKesson Corporate

Title: Staff Counsel I / Senior Legal Specialist

Location: Georgia-Atlanta

Requisition ID: 18005830