AD or Sr. AD Corporate Counsel Life Science / Pharmaceutical


As Associate Director, Corporate Counsel or Sr. Associate Director, Senior Counsel, you will play a pivotal role in supporting Boehringer Ingelheim’s US Human Pharma Business, particularly our , Medicine, R&D and selected therapeutic areas. You will provide strategic advice and legal counsel on various regulatory legal issues including  marketing and advertising law and regulations. This includes legal review and approval of marketing and promotional materials and programs, medical and clinical related topics   and drafting and negotiating transactional agreements. Additional projects and transactions will also fall within your scope as needed.


As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development, and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.


This role is based out of our Ridgefield, CT  location with a flexible hybrid onsite work schedule 2-3 days per week and as needed to support the business.

Compensation Data

This position offers a base salary typically between $183,000 and $280,000.  The position may be eligible for a role specific variable or performance based bonus and or other compensation elements.  For an overview of our benefits please click here. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Medicine and Regulatory Affairs, internal asset teams and other business partners regarding communications, marketing, and promotional activities in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Provide day-to-day advice on Medicine  strategy and engagements.
  • Counsel on day-to-day activities such as sweepstakes, contests, rebates, coupons, gift cards, email marketing, text message marketing, charitable marketing, advertising copy review, claim substantiation, and privacy compliance.
  • Assist with investigations and resolutions of compliance issues, including responding to challenges from competitors, governmental agencies, or other self-regulatory authorities regarding product claims, comparative advertising,  and other regulatory related matters.
  • Review and advise on a variety of strategies and tactics to help drive Boehringer Ingelheim’s US Human Pharma priorities. Assist therapeutic area or brand attorney(s) with tactical legal advice associated with complex business strategies. Some experience advising on marketing, advertising, promotions, access, value and claims issues,privacy, artificial intelligence governance or associated internal legal approval processes would be helpful.
  • Develop and deliver training materials and other communications to increase stakeholder understanding of company policies, practices, procedures, and legal obligations. 
  • Draft, negotiate, and review a full range of day-to-day legal documents including letters, notices, legal opinions, court/administrative filings, joint agreements, sponsorship agreements, etc. Take the lead in negotiating to achieve solutions consistent with business objectives.
  • Influence by identifying and communicating risks associated with complex business activities within the lawyer's specialized legal area. Provide training and business advice on applicable legal issues within the lawyer’s expertise.
  • Partner with stakeholders by looking beyond immediate business issues and identifying broader business purposes. Proactively apply the legal framework to both the specific business activity and the broader business purposes. Develop alternative legal solutions to enable the achievement of successful outcomes.
  • Keep current with evolving legal and business issues within the lawyer’s expertise and the company’s business environment. Monitor and track new Federal Register Notices as well as key issues arising out of relevant federal and state agencies, in addition to self-regulatory agencies including the FDA, FTC, CMS, etc.


Sr. AD Senior Counsel:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
  • At least (6) years of relevant legal experience, at least two (2) of directly relevant experience

AD Corporate Counsel:

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
  • At least three (3) years of relevant legal experience 


  • Admission to at least one State bar 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrates discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality of information  
  • Understanding of federal and state laws, regulations and policies in specialized legal area
  • Ability to interpret and apply such laws, regulations and policies to inform business activities
  • Requires only moderate supervision                                             
  • Integrity and ethics, adaptability, innovation/creativity
  • Analytical thinking, negotiation skills, and decision making skills
  • Teamwork and Customer Focus
  • Business and Technical Competence

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.
  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required).
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

Desired Skills, Experience and Abilities

  • Expert understanding of state and federal laws, regulations and policies in advertising and promotion; knowledge of the Anti-Kickback law and False Claims Act, strong working knowledge of laws, regulations and policies in contract and privacy  law; ability to interpret and apply such laws, regulations and policies to inform business activities. 

Senior AD Desired Experience:

  • Experience or strong demonstrated interest in artificial intelligence and/or privacy