Practical Law US is looking for a Senior Life Sciences Legal Editor to work on resources for our Law Firm and Law Department subscribers. This role has the ability to be a remote role located anywhere in the United States out of a home office, if not located in a geography near a Thomson Reuters office. The Editor will:
Develop ideas for the Life Sciences sector (pharmaceuticals, biologicals and medical devices) content to be published as part of Practical Law’s online services.
Write and edit law resources, including standard form documents, practice guidance notes, checklists and current awareness in accordance with the Practical Law writing style.
Write and edit content for Practical Law’s companion magazine, Practical Law The Journal.
Establish and maintain relationships with external law firm contributors.
Develop relationships with lawyers in private practice and in-house counsel and groups to ensure that the Life Sciences content is topical and meets their needs.
7-10 years’ experience or more working as a lawyer in a law firm, in-house, or in government with significant expertise in FDA and related regulatory, compliance, and litigation matters concerning the development and commercialization of Life Sciences products.
The ideal candidate will have significant expertise in the Life Sciences sector concerning:
Medical device development, commercialization, and compliance;
Life Sciences-related deals and acquisitions;
FDA enforcement activities and inspections;
Advertising, marketing, and promotion of FDA-regulated products; and
False Claims Act trends.
Experience and familiarity in the following areas also a plus:
Product approval pathways and various marketing exclusivities;
Good manufacturing practice;
Safety and pharmacovigilance; and
Fraud and abuse compliance.
Experience could have been gained as a regulatory lawyer or a lawyer providing regulatory expertise in support of Life Sciences litigation or transactions.
A good understanding of government investigations and litigation involving companies and regulators in the Life Sciences sector, including FTC and DOJ investigations against pharmaceutical companies.
Experience with regulatory issues in non-US jurisdictions, including EU, helpful.
A good understanding of the needs and priorities of both law firm attorneys and in-house counsel.
Skill and passion for writing, including:
very close attention to detail;
impressive command of grammar, punctuation and plain English; and
the ability to write about complex legal issues clearly and simply.
Ability to constantly collaborate with and support team members.
Flexibility in working on tasks other than writing legal resources, such as supporting the sales and marketing teams in their efforts to market the Life Sciences service, giving presentations at conferences and offices of potential subscribers, and responding to subscriber inquiries regarding Life Sciences resources.
Candidates selected for a second interview will be required to submit a writing sample.
*This role has the ability to be a remote role located anywhere in the United States out of a home office.* If not located in a geography near a Thomson Reuters office.
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