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Manager, Legal Counsel - Legal Compliance & Ethics

Reference: JR065234

Manager, Legal Counsel - Legal Compliance and Ethics

Location: Leopardstown, Dublin 18

At ICON, it's our people that set us apart.

As a global provider of drug development solutions, our work is serious business but that doesn't mean we can't have fun whilst we do it.

With our vision to be the partner of choice in drug development, we hire only the best and brightest in the industry!

Are you one of them?

At ICON, we have an incredible opportunity for an expert lawyer with demonstrable experience in corporate investigations and/or regulatory matters to join the legal team in our global HQ in Dublin 18.

ICON has one of Ireland's largest legal teams recently recognised as one of the best in-house legal team's by the GC Powerlist.

The Role

As Manager, Legal Counsel the primary focus of your role is to provide support and advice to all ICON operational and global business support functions on all areas relating to ICON's Legal Compliance and Ethics Program. There is a strong emphasis on management of corporate compliance internal investigations and legal support for contentious regulatory matters globally.

  • Manage and oversee ICON's global whistle-blower line and preparation of associated reporting to ICON Board.
  • Develop and implement tools/programming/training/communications that promote a culture of ethics and compliance that ensures that employees speak up about concerns and have a strong understanding of the Ethics and Compliance Program; develop innovative approaches to training to encourage employee engagement.
  • Conduct, and coordinate internal investigations directed by ICON GC under ICON's Corporate Investigations Framework.
  • Act as legal lead for corporate; healthcare; and non-clinical regulatory compliance investigations.
  • Managing and advising external agency / regulatory requests and queries (taking lead on non-clinical requests and supporting business and QA on clinical regulatory issues).
  • Provide day to day input and support to ICON's Global Legal Compliance Program which includes ICON's Anti-Corruption & Anti-Bribery Program, Global International Trade Compliance and Healthcare Compliance (e.g. global transparency reporting; Fair Market Value; HCC restrictions / limitations on industry's interactions with HCPs; client corporate integrity agreement requirements that impact ICON).
  • Develop and lead on standard compliance language for contracts and provide advice and act as "final compliance" escalation point for all business streams on contractual matters as they relate to legal compliance and ethics.
  • Advise on content management on ICON's core ethics and legal compliance codes & policies; and content development for associated training;
  • Develop and deliver training to educate employees on a broad range of ethics and legal compliance topics.
  • Support to global Proposals and BD teams regarding client due diligence, general queries and reviews of ICON regarding all areas above
  • Support ICON's acquisition team on legal compliance diligence and risk areas
  • Leading / supporting broad range of other corporate compliance areas, as required by ICON's business
  • Provide day-to-day proactive ethics and compliance; clinical regulatory; and general issue resolution legal advice; identify creative, compliant solutions to achieve business goals and strategies.
  • Monitor legal developments, enforcement and compliance requirement trends

What you need

  • Experienced qualified lawyer - 5+ years Post Qualification Experience.
  • Excellent command of verbal and written English and overall excellent communication skills.
  • Internal investigations/litigation/corporate compliance experience preferred.
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work with multi globally based teams and to very tight deadlines.
  • Ability to close out team tasks and projects efficiently and decisively.
  • Extremely organized and focused with a strong work ethic.
  • Experience of advising on high risk legal compliance issues and communicating with clients and regulatory agencies regarding these issues a distinct advantage.
  • Track record of advising on management teams and business streams on the implementation of legal and regulatory requirements throughout an organisation.

Why join us?

Other than working with an outstanding team of ambitious people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package. This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.

We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.

Ongoing development is vital to us, and as a Manager, Legal Counsel, you will have the opportunity to progress your career, with the potential to move into other related areas to improve your skillset. Our benefits package is competitive, our scope is international and we sincerely care about our people and their success.

ICON is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

EOE race/colour/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/disability/vet/national origin


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