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Lead Counsel - Strategic Pricing & Manufacturer Relations (Cell, Gene & Advanced Therapies)

Irving, Texas Job ID JR0096348 Category Counsel Post Date Sep. 15, 2023

McKesson is an impact-driven, Fortune 10 company that touches virtually every aspect of healthcare. We are known for delivering insights, products, and services that make quality care more accessible and affordable. Here, we focus on the health, happiness, and well-being of you and those we serve – we care. What you do at McKesson matters. We foster a culture where you can grow, make an impact, and are empowered to bring new ideas. Together, we thrive as we shape the future of health for patients, our communities, and our people. If you want to be part of tomorrow’s health today, we want to hear from you.

Lead Counsel - Strategic Pricing & Manufacturer Relations (Cell, Gene & Advanced Therapies)

Location (Preferred): Dallas or The Woodlands, TX; Atlanta, GA; Columbus, OH or Richmond, VA

Position Description

McKesson’s well-regarded General Counsel Organization is seeking an experienced healthcare regulatory and transactional lawyer to serve as an attorney within its Strategic Pricing & Manufacturer Relations (SPMR) organization, overseeing all legal aspects of McKesson’s Cell, Gene & Advanced Therapies (CGAT) segment, including domestic sourcing and drug distribution contracting with brand manufacturers, cross-enterprise support for CGAT solutions, and transactions with other industry partners.

McKesson supplies pharmaceuticals and other healthcare-related services and technology products to a wide range of hospital, physician, retail and institutional pharmacy customers. Our nationwide network of distribution centers supplies medication to 1/3 of all healthcare providers in the United States, and we frequently invest in technology and other systems to enhance the safety and reliability of our core distribution services and technology offerings. McKesson’s relationship with both its manufacturers and customers is a key component to the success of its business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides healthcare and other regulatory advice concerning transactions and projects across the CGAT ecosystem, including with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, technology partners, and vendors.
  • Supports and project manages legal aspects of CGAT solution development and implementation.
  • Serves as a legal advisor to senior SPMR, CGAT and other business stakeholders on a wide array of topics relating to CGAT segment needs, including legal risk mitigation, internal and external relationship management, strategic initiatives, regulatory developments and compliance programs.
  • Frequently interacts and cross-collaborates with other internal legal, compliance, and business stakeholders across functional groups.

Critical Skills

  • 12+ years of corporate and healthcare law experience.
  • Substantial experience in commercial contract drafting, analysis, and negotiation skills.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with senior executives.
  • Working knowledge of healthcare regulatory advice (e.g. Anti-kickback law, FCA, HIPAA, government price reporting, government contracting, antitrust) and experience in the manufacturer space (e.g. FDA, market access, supply chain channel strategy).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in an effective, efficient and timely manner.
  • Law firm experience combined with in-house experience preferred.
  • Ability to use MS Office, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Teams.

Additional Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to provide sound, clear legal advice to all levels within the company.
  • Ability to work closely with, facilitate interactions within, and influence large cross-functional teams (including representatives from other areas of the General Counsel Organization, regulatory and compliance professionals, and business stakeholders).
  • Excellent legal and business judgment, problem solving abilities and strategic thinking.
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively with internal clients and other members of the legal team in a collegial, fast-paced team environment.
  • Highly responsive, proactive, solutions-oriented approach.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field
  • Juris Doctor Degree with excellent academic credentials (Member of a jurisdiction is required)

Must be authorized to work in the US. Sponsorship is not available for this position

At McKesson, we care about the well-being of the patients and communities we serve, and that starts with caring for our people. That’s why we have a Total Rewards package that includes comprehensive benefits to supportphysical, mental, and financial well-being. Our Total Rewards offerings serve the different needs of our diverse employee population and ensure they are the healthiest versions of themselves. For more information regarding benefits at McKesson, pleaseclick here.

As part of Total Rewards, we are proud to offer a competitive compensation package at McKesson. This is determined by several factors, including performance, experience and skills, equity, regular job market evaluations, and geographical markets. In addition to base pay, other compensation, such as an annual bonus or long-term incentive opportunities may be offered.

Our Base Pay Range for this position

$155,900 - $259,900

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

McKesson is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.

Current employees must apply through the internal career site.

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