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Senior Principal Legal Counsel - Environmental

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Senior Principal Legal Counsel - Environmental


Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Post Date:

Dec 09, 2020

**Careers that Change Lives**

This individual will be part of a corporate, shared-service team of lawyers that combines deep substantive expertise in regulatory areas core to Medtronics business with in-house understanding of Medtronics businesses. Team members work across multiple operating units, manufacturing and geographies resulting in unique ability to 1) advise businesses on complex legal regulatory questions, 2) identify common and conflicting legal issues and positions across the company, and 3) contribute to high-level policy decision-making. This position reports to the Senior Legal Director- Environmental, Health Safety/Dangerous Goods-Enterprise Legal Regulatory.

Just like the businesses we support, we aspire to be progressive, innovative, strategic and global. We are not just executors of required talent processes; we represent the Voice of our Customers, designs, assess the business strategies against our talent pools and help co-design talent strategies to improve our succession pipelines, talent readiness and inclusion and retention. You can definitely grow your career with us; we hope youll consider joining our team!

**_This position could reside in Minneapolis, MN, Boulder, CO, Washington D.C., Jacksonville, FL, North Haven, CT or alternate location to be discussed._**

**A Day in the Life**

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

+ Acting as strategic legal partner for the Medtronic businesses in substantive legal areas on issues of government regulation and enforcement while serving on a strong Corporate-level team of in-house EPA lawyers and technical professionals.

+ Advising Medtronic Corporate and Operating Unit Legal, Quality, Regulatory, Environmental, Health and Safety, Transportation, Dangerous Goods and other functions on substantive issues related to regulatory authority inspections, and associated communications with regulators.

+ Advising Medtronic Corporate and Legal, Operations and Corporate Environmental, Health Safety, Dangerous Goods team and other functions on materials of concern testing and reporting issues.

+ Advising Medtronic Corporate and Operating Unit functions on policies, procedures and risk mitigation practices associated with materials of concern and product stewardship issues.

+ Advising Corporate and Operating Unit functions on notices of violation, complaint letters, findings and other regulatory authority requirements related to manufacturing operations and product sales and marketing.

+ Partnering with Medtronic Corporate and Operating Unit Environmental, Health Safety, Product Stewardship and Dangerous Goods/Transportation functions to develop policies, procedures, legal guidance documents, tools and training materials.

+ Conducting and/or providing legal support to colleagues on compliance investigations that include allegations related to environmental, health and safety, dangerous goods or transportation matters.

+ Identifying and driving mitigation of risks that cross Medtronic businesses and facilitating information sharing across and among Medtronic businesses.

+ Assisting MA team with due diligence in significant substantive areas.

+ Managing environmental and some toxic tort litigation matters relating to historic environmental issues in Medtronic businesses.

+ Monitoring the external regulatory and enforcement environment to identify emerging risks to the company.

+ Developing expertise and applying knowledge in discrete areas of state and/or federal regulation (e.g. state and federal licensing requirements) as they pertain to Medtronic products and businesses.

**Must Have: Minimum Requirements**

+ Juris Doctor from nationally recognized Law School

+ Licensed to practice law in at least one state or the District of Columbia

+ 8+ years of legal experience in environmental, health safety law with litigation experience

**Nice to Have**

+ Experience in counseling on environmental regulatory compliance matters

+ Experience in counseling on health and safety compliance

+ Experience in managing environmental remediation sites

+ Experience in counseling on global transportation and dangerous goods matters

+ Experience in various international environmental product directives and guidance (REACH, RoHS, SCIP)

+ Ability to establish credibility and develop strong working relationships with clients

+ Capable of and experienced in effectively working in groups and with senior management

+ An understanding of business objectives, strategies and relevant tactics

+ Seasoned professional with good professional judgment

+ Exceptional oral and written communications skills

+ Strong team skills

**About Medtronic**

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

Travel is varied (up to 25%) and will be primarily to Medtronic facilities to provide on-site support as needed.
It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.


Posted: 2020-12-11 Expires: 2021-02-07
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