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Lead Counsel - Antitrust

Washington, DC Job ID JR0098438 Category Counsel Post Date Sep. 18, 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.

McKesson Corporation is a global leader in healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information solutions. McKesson partners with pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, pharmacies, governments and other organizations in healthcare to help provide the right medicines, medical products and healthcare services to the right patients at the right time, safely and cost-effectively. United by our ICARE shared principles, our employees work every day to innovate and deliver opportunities that make our customers and partners more successful - all for the better health of patients. McKesson has been named a “Most Admired Company” in the healthcare wholesaler category by FORTUNE, a “Best Place to Work” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, and a top military-friendly company by Military Friendly.

McKesson’s well-regarded law department is seeking an experienced antitrust attorney to support antitrust counseling and training, antitrust aspects of M&A, and the antitrust risk mitigation and compliance programs for McKesson Corporation. This position reports to the Corporate Secretary and Assistant General Counsel as part of the law department’s Corporate, Governance and Transaction Team.

As Lead Counsel, Antitrust you will:

• Advise legal colleagues, corporate, and businesses teams on a day-to-day basis as a subject matter expert on a wide variety of antitrust matters

• Analyze services, products, policies and initiatives to provide practical competition advice and mitigation strategies

• Develop and deliver relevant competition law-related trainings and communications, as well as resources and guidance materials

• Review and advise on developing competition policy, pending legislation, and enforcement trends, and develop strategies for addressing same

• Participate in antitrust risk assessments

• Participate as necessary in the implementation of the antitrust compliance program

• Partner with outside counsel, the M&A legal team and the Corporate Strategy and Business Development team on antitrust risk assessments of and regulatory strategy for proposed acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, and associated filings and review by antitrust regulators globally

• Partner with the Litigation Group and outside counsel on strategy for and management of antitrust litigation

• Communicate with antitrust regulators and represent and participate in meetings with such regulators on behalf of McKesson

• Understand the competitive landscapes relevant to, and challenges and threats faced by McKesson's diverse and evolving businesses

Provide additional support, and assume additional responsibilities, as needed

Minimum Requirements

8+ years relevant experience as a practicing antitrust attorney Critical Skills

• Experience counseling large, multi-national corporations on complex antitrust issues

• Experience in the health care, pharmaceutical, or life sciences industry preferred

• Ability to synthesize complex legal analysis into clear recommendations
• Good executive presence and engaging presentation style
• Builds and maintains a network of good working relationships with legal and business colleagues of varying levels of seniority and sophistication regarding antitrust matters

• Proactive, solution-oriented approach

• Excellent judgment, strategic thinking, and organizational savvy

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in virtual, collegial, fast-paced, cross-functional team environment

• Agility in managing multiple projects in an efficient and timely manner

• Ability to manage external counsel efficiently


Juris Doctor Degree with excellent academic credentials.

Member of a state bar in good standing. Physical General office demands.
Primary Location: Washington, DC
Other Location: Irving, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Houston, Texas; or remote

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

$170,800 - $284,600

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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