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Senior Counsel, Ethics & Compliance – Global Investigations

ID de la oferta JR - 125893 Ubicación Deerfield, Illinois, Estados Unidos Categoría de Trabajo Legal Fecha de publicación 03/21/2024

Vantive: A New Company Built On Our Legacy

Baxter is on a journey to separate our ~$5B Kidney Care segment into a standalone company. Vantive* will build on our nearly 70-year legacy in acute therapies and home and in-center dialysis to provide best-in-class care to the people we serve. We believe Vantive will not only build our leadership in the kidney care space, it will also offer meaningful work to those who join us.

At Vantive, you will become part of a community of people who are focused, courageous and don’t settle for the mediocre. Each of us are driven to help improve patients’ lives worldwide. Join us as we revolutionize kidney care and other vital organ support.

*Completion of the proposed separation of Kidney Care from Baxter into a standalone company (to be named Vantive) remains subject to the satisfaction of customary conditions.

Position Overview

This position is part of the Ethics and Compliance (E&C) group, within the Legal Department, and will support the Kidney Care business, reporting to the Associate General Counsel, E&C Investigations, Governance, and Operations.  The Senior Counsel will conduct and participate in internal investigations globally and will help manage the E&C internal investigations program.  This position has two direct reports - the E&C investigations leads for the APAC and EMEA regions, who are based in the respective regions.

The candidate selected for this role will:

  • Conduct complex internal investigations related to potential employee misconduct in violation of Baxter’s Code of Conduct and/or the laws and regulations of the United States and other countries in which Baxter operates, including anti-corruption, fraud, and other types of corporate misconduct.
  • Have responsibility for internal investigations in the Americas region and work with other team members on internal investigations in the APAC and EMEA regions.
  • Manage the triage of all allegations and reports raised to E&C, including via the Company’s E&C Helpline, colleagues, or other means.
  • Collaborate with and manage outside counsel, as appropriate.
  • Manage and mentor team members; direct reports are expected to include the investigations leads for the APAC and EMEA regions, who are based in the respective regions.
  • Collaborate with E&C team members, and IT Security / Cyber, Corporate Audit, Internal Controls, Labor & Employment, and other teams to help identify and triage risks that may require investigation or other handling.
  • Collaborate with and provide guidance to E&C team members and colleagues in other functions, in the United States and abroad, in the course of internal investigations and other projects.
  • Assist with E&C due diligence stemming from the Company’s M&A activity.
  • Perform special E&C-related projects on an ad hoc basis.
  • Contribute to the refinement, development, and documentation of investigations-related and other compliance processes to enhance the operational efficiency of the E&C Investigations function and, in turn, enhance the implementation and execution of Baxter’s global Ethics & Compliance Program.

Education & Experience

  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school (if law degree from outside United States, add an LLM from an accredited U.S. law school).
  • 9+ years of experience relevant to the position’s responsibilities, preferably a mix of private practice and in-house roles.
  • Experience conducting internal corporate investigations of potential violations of legal/regulatory requirements and of corporate requirements/expectations, focusing on activities both in and outside the United States; experience managing investigation workstreams and external/internal resources (counsel, consultants, etc.).
  • Experience managing others.
  • Knowledge of and experience with anti-corruption, antitrust, and trade compliance laws required; experience in or exposure to interactions with U.S. or foreign enforcement or regulatory agencies preferred.
  • Knowledge of and experience with pharmaceutical and medical device regulation, including product registration, licensing, and promotion, preferred.

Key Attributes

  • Unquestioned integrity and ethics in business and personal conduct;
  • Excellent oral communication and inter-personal skills to inspire and influence employees at every level to embrace Baxter’s Ethics and Compliance initiatives;
  • Strong legal skills and mature judgment;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness operating in complex organizational environments and self-starter qualities that will translate well in a large matrixed organization;
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines and work with minimal supervision in a team and matrix environment; sound judgment and strong attention to detail;
  • Leadership abilities, with the desire, aptitude and sensitivity to involve multi-functional business leaders in Ethics & Compliance matters; and
  • Proven ability to collaborate and work effectively with others in addressing complex issues.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally for assignments as needed.
  • Fluency in English is required; Spanish or other language capabilities are preferred.

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. At Baxter, we are committed to equitable pay for all our employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. To that end, this position has a salary range of $216,000 to $324,000 and also includes an annual incentive bonus and equity target The above range represents the expected salary range for this position. The actual salary may vary based upon several factors including, but not limited to, relevant skills/experience, time in role, business line, and geographic/office location.

The successful candidate for this job may be required to verify that he or she has been vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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