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Counsel-Lilly Oncology

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Req ID R-10053 Title Counsel-Lilly Oncology City Indianapolis State / Province Indiana Country United States

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

As counsel for Lilly Oncology, you will provide global strategic legal advice and practical counsel to the global product development and U.S. brand teams. In addition, you will offer legal advice for investigational and/or approved products and will liaise with regional and specialty legal colleagues in order to counsel business partners on various legal matters. These legal matter may include FDA clinical development, medical affairs, product distribution and reimbursement, the Anti-kickback Statute and its safe harbors, the False Claims Act, antitrust, commercial law, and business transactions. In this role, the attorney must be able to provide strategic legal advice to a fast-paced and evolving business.  The attorney must demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively within Lilly Legal and business stakeholders.  This position reports to the General Counsel, Lilly Oncology.

Your activities in this role may include the following:

  • Providing legal counsel and education on FDA labeling and promotional matters

  • Collaborating with sales and marketing colleagues to advise on patient support and other programs consistent with healthcare fraud and abuse laws

  • Educating on potential legal implications of proposed marketing programs

  • Participating as a core member of leadership teams responsible for US brands and/or global product strategies

  • Drafting, reviewing and otherwise commenting on various contracts related to Lilly Oncology assets, including collaborative research agreements

  • Advising on data disclosures following clinical development achievements via press release and US and international medical congresses aligned with laws and regulations

  • Advising Lilly Oncology and Loxo Oncology medical affairs colleagues on potential legal implications of proposed activities related to marketed products, diagnostics and other external medical engagements

Basic Qualifications

  • JD degree and currently admitted to the bar in at least one U.S. state

  • Candidate must be eligible to be admitted to the bar in Indiana under Indiana Admissions Rules

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant legal experience either practicing as a member of a law firm in a relevant area of law or practicing in house at a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company’s law department or a combination of the two. 

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Previous experience as a global product attorney and/or at a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company preferred.

  • Experience working in a nationally-recognized law practice

  • Knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical laws and regulations as generally practiced by multinational pharmaceutical manufacturers

  • Familiarity with clinical collaborations, anti-kickback statute, competition law, pricing, reimbursement and access issues as they pertain to the pharmaceutical industry

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a dynamic and evolving environment

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a shown ability to present complex information accurately and concisely to influence others at all levels of management

  • Ability to assess and help business colleagues handle risks in a highly regulated environment

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Proven learning agility

  • Strong background demonstrating ability to influence people and outcomes

  • Committed to teamwork and collaboration

Additional Information

  • Some travel required (US and limited international)

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID R-10053.

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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