Posted Jan 06

Chief Counsel

Atlanta, GA Full Time

McKesson’s law department is seeking a senior transactional lawyer with health care experience to serve as lead business unit counsel for the Retail National Account customer segment of McKesson’s US Pharmaceutical drug distribution business.

Position Description

The primary responsibility of this position is to oversee the legal support for the US Pharma Retail National Account segment (RNA), which is comprised of regional and national pharmacy customers. It is the largest division of US Pharma’s drug distribution business.

At the direction of the Assistant General Counsel, US Pharma, the lawyer will work on a team of 20 legal professionals and supervise all aspects of the business segment. Responsibilities will include the following:

Working with senior executives to draft and negotiate complex drug distribution and other commercial contracts, including customer supply contracts, group purchasing arrangements, IT vendor contracts, and courier and third party logistics contracts.

Providing business unit legal counsel regarding new product launches, services and initiatives.

Working directly with sales executives, distribution center operations teams, customer service specialists and other cross-functional corporate teams to resolve complex legal issues.

Managing a fast-paced customer contracting process and prioritizing many simultaneous projects in an efficient and timely manner within a dynamic business and industry environment.

Minimum Requirements

15 years of experience providing legal counsel


Minimum Requirements

15 years of experience providing legal counsel

Critical Skills

Expertise at drafting and negotiating complex commercial transactional documents

Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to provide sound, clear legal advice to corporate executives and other senior leaders within the sales organization and corporate support functions

Desire and aptitude to work in a collaborative environment on a team of high-performing legal professionals

Ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects

Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

Additional Knowledge & Skills

Comprehensive understanding of new business structures, risk management, and contract management

Combination of large law firm and in-house experienced preferred

Experience managing and overseeing outside counsel

Experience with health care transactions strongly preferred

Combination of law firm and in-house experience strongly preferred

Health care regulatory experience preferred (fraud and abuse, privacy, state provider licensing, FDA, DEA)


Juris Doctor Degree with excellent academic credentials.

Member of a state bar in good standing


General office demands

Benefits & Company Statement

McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

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