Job ID R-490056 Date posted June 10, 2024

Senior Counsel, Commercial Business Units

Job Description Summary

Job Description

We are the makers of possible!

BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world. Advancing the world of health™ is our Purpose, and it’s no small feat. It takes the imagination and passion of all of us—from design and engineering to the manufacturing and marketing of our billions of MedTech products per year—to look at the impossible and find transformative solutions that turn dreams into possibilities. 

We believe that the human element, across our global teams, is what allows us to continually evolve. Join us and discover an environment in which you’ll be supported to learn, grow and become your best self. Become a maker of possible with us. 

The Senior Counsel, Commercial Business Units, will be a member of the Global BD Law Group and report to the Assistant General Counsel, Medication Management Solutions (MMS) Business Unit. The successful candidate will partner with the Law Group Business Unit commercial counsels to support one or more of BD’s business units.  


  • Must possess strong knowledge of corporate and commercial/transactional law and demonstrated expertise in drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements and advising and counseling clients on a range of business transactions, and in the development of new products and innovations in multiple areas of law focused on the medical device industry

  • Identify and resolve complex legal issues to support the commercial operations of a global leader in the research, development, manufacturing, sales and marketing of BD’s portfolio of products, including developing strong knowledge of supported BD portfolios and clients

  • Provide day-to-day legal advice to the businesses and for the drafting and negotiation of a wide range of commercial agreements

  • Serve as legal reviewer alongside Medical and Regulatory representatives to review and approve advertising and promotional materials; experience with such review in regulated and/or non-regulated settings is strongly preferred

  • Maintain familiarity with laws that affect the medical device industry, including those relevant to sales and marketing of products to health care professionals and reimbursement by government programs, including, for example, fraud and abuse (Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act), FDA regulation (Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act), privacy (HIPAA), security (pre and post market FDA guidance), and anti-corruption (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act)

  • Advise and counsel relating to M&A, partnerships and strategic collaboration, including conducting due diligence, drafting and negotiation of related agreements

  • Develop strong relationships throughout all functional areas, departments, and divisions to foster an advisory or collaborative approach to proactive compliance

  • Collaborate across many functions, countries, cultures, and time zones to drive results on complex projects

  • Represent BD externally to suppliers, partners and customers


  • Experienced practitioner, with 8 or more years of relevant law firm and/or corporate in-house law department (preferred) experience
  • Hold a J.D. or L.L.M with strong academic credentials from an accredited law school and will have obtained an undergraduate degree from a college or university of recognized standing
  • Admission to the California Bar, and a member in good standing, or eligible to practice as California Registered in-house counsel under California Rules of Court 9.46. required

  • Solid analytical and conceptual skills, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills

  • Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with an acute ability to listen attentively and to communicate effectively throughout all levels of the organization

  • Ability to present nuanced, complicated, and content rich issues clearly and succinctly

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship skills and ability to influence diverse stakeholders, navigate controversial situations, and change traditional ways of doing business

  • Demonstrated ability to be proactive, exercise independent judgment, and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to produce high-quality work under significant deadline pressures

  • Ability to commute into San Diego office location for three days per work week (hybrid model)

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

For certain roles at BD, employment is contingent upon the Company’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Consistent with BD’s Workplace Accommodations Policy, requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law. 

Why Join Us?

A career at BD means being part of a team that values your opinions and contributions and that encourages you to bring your authentic self to work. It’s also a place where we help each other be great, we do what’s right, we hold each other accountable, and learn and improve every day. 

To find purpose in the possibilities, we need people who can see the bigger picture, who understand the human story that underpins everything we do. We welcome people with the imagination and drive to help us reinvent the future of health. At BD, you’ll discover a culture in which you can learn, grow, and thrive. And find satisfaction in doing your part to make the world a better place.  

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USA CA - San Diego Bldg A&B

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At BD, we are strongly committed to investing in our associates—their well-being and development, and in providing rewards and recognition opportunities that promote a performance-based culture.  We demonstrate this commitment by offering a valuable, competitive package of compensation and benefits programs which you can learn more about on our Careers Site under Our Commitment to You.

Salary ranges have been implemented to reward associates fairly and competitively, as well as to support recognition of associates’ progress, ranging from entry level to experts in their field, and talent mobility. There are many factors, such as location, that contribute to the range displayed. The salary offered to a successful candidate is based on experience, education, skills, and actual work location. Salary ranges may vary for Field-based and Remote roles.

Salary Range Information

$158,500.00 - $285,300.00 USD Annual

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