Posted Jan 06

Senior Counsel, Commercial

Becton Dickinson
Franklin Lakes, NJ Full Time


Primarily responsible for providing general legal and commercial services to worldwide businesses. Key responsibilities include counseling with respect to, and negotiating and documenting, general commercial matters arising out of assigned areas of product and business responsibilities, including sales, contracting, marketing, purchasing and business strategy. Works with professionals across functions and contributes to the development of legal strategy, including education, and legal support processes.

What is expected of you for success in your role

developing innovative solutions to legal issues in support of strategic business initiatives and objectives.

reviewing, revising, drafting, negotiating and advising on sophisticated and complex contracts, such as collaboration and partnering agreements, development agreements, key supply and services agreements, technology agreements, and co-marketing agreements

designing legal support processes and milestones to align and achieve business strategic goals;

influencing key business leaders in decisions with respect to commercial matters;

advising on strategic plan development and execution for applicable business units/products, including by collaborating with other professionals in the law group and in other functions;

assuring proper resource planning and managing outside counsel; and

maintaining highest level of legal technical competence and expertise.

may serve on a leadership team or task force and may serve as the LRM (legal relationship manager) to a business unit or platforms within a business unit.


Highly experienced practitioner, with 7 to 10+ years relevant law firm or in-house experience. Must have significant experience in contracts and commercial matters. The successful candidate will have a proven academic and professional track record, as well as superior legal writing, interpersonal and communication skills.

College degree and J.D. degree from top-tier law school.

Active member of a state bar.

Experience with healthcare laws, including medical device regulations, is desirable

Expertise in commercial agreements.

Strong counseling, negotiating and drafting abilities.

Highly-developed writing and oral communication skills.

Strategic thinking and customer focus.

Strong interpersonal skills, organizational savvy and an ability to influence others.

Ability to think creatively to resolve issues.

Strong project management skills.

Exceptional organizational skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple on-going matters.

Sound decision-making ability.

Excellent legal research skills.

Energetic and motivated self-starter.

Ability to work effectively on teams and interface with external/internal parties.

Effective at collaboration and building strong client relationships.

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