Assistant General Counsel

Remote (United States) Dublin, OH

At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities.

Function: Legal

Family: Pharmaceutical Segment/Commercial Transactions

Location: Dublin, Ohio - (can be REMOTE but will need to be open to travel as needed)

What Legal Department contributes to Cardinal Health

The Legal Department is responsible for providing legal advice, counsel and related services to Cardinal Health’s business units. The Legal team drafts and negotiates contracts, participates in and provides input on business strategy and legal risks, receives and refers matters to Regulatory and Compliance Departments’ subject matter experts and manages those matters to conclusion and otherwise acts as the primary legal counsel for the business unit clients. 

Responsibilities in this role

  • Provide exceptional legal advice and guidance to pharmaceutical distribution segment business clients, including Pharmaceutical Distribution, Managed Care, Innovative Delivery Solutions and Marketing and Solutions
  • Demonstrate strong business acumen and ability to draft and negotiate contracts
  • Handle fast paced and high-volume workload
  • Identify legal and compliance issues and business risks and escalate appropriately
  • Effectively communicate with all levels of the Cardinal Health organization
  • Identify and collaborate with subject matter experts from other departments, especially the Legal, Regulatory Counsel and Compliance teams
  • Demonstrate knowledge of general commercial and healthcare law; specifically, regulations related to pharmaceutical distribution and services, managed care and group purchasing organizations 
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiencies
  • Work under the general supervision of senior attorneys and exercise sound judgment as to matters that require attention of Legal and Compliance Departments’ senior leadership
  • Promote and ensure compliance with the Cardinal Health’s Business Code of Conduct, as well as other company policies and procedures
  • Manage junior attorney(s)

What is expected of you for success in your role

  • Provide sound, practical judgment in the interpretation and application of relevant laws including, Antitrust laws, healthcare laws and regulations, Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, HIPAA, and Marketing and Advertising
  • Consult with and seek guidance from senior attorneys and subject matter experts when appropriate
  • Have excellent writing and contract drafting and negotiating skills
  • Proactively identify and assesses business and legal risks
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills and ability to provide business clients with clear and precise guidance on business, compliance, and legal risks
  • Develop and conduct legal training for business clients
  • Seek input and expertise from other in-house lawyers and outside counsel and provide guidance to the business based on discussions with subject-matter experts
  • Understand complex legal, compliance and business situations and discerns relevant versus non-relevant facts and information
  • Collaborate with others and builds knowledge of business and key stakeholders
  • Proactively develop and maintain legal knowledge in specialized area(s), remaining up to date on current regulations, cases, trends and best practices
  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency while providing flawless service levels
  • Communicate in a professional and persuasive manner and has appropriate support and substantiation for legal advice and recommendations
  • Ability to develop and implement policies, projects, processes, systems and controls across a complex company
  • Ability to work independently, cross-functionally and collaboratively


  • J.D. with a record of high academic achievement in the undergraduate level and in law school
  • License to practice law in Ohio or active bar license in another state
  • 5-8 years in related field, preferred in a large complex organization
  • Commercial/transactional and healthcare experience preferred
  • Management experience preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; acute attention to detail
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including diplomacy and flexibility, and the ability to interface effectively and engender trust and confidence with personnel at many different levels throughout the company
  • Enthusiasm and "self-starter" qualities, enabling management of responsibilities with an appropriate sense of urgency; the ability to function effectively and efficiently in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Business acumen, including a well-developed understanding of business and commerce and the ability to diagnose corporate legal problems and present positive, creative solutions and alternatives
  • Ability to travel, as needed

Cardinal Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, creed, status with regard to public assistance, genetic status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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