Job Title:
Legal Counsel
Philips Electronics North America Corp
Andover, Massachusetts
Position Details
Position Description:
Organization description

Philips is a leading global health and well-being technology company operating across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment, recovery and home care. We have a presence in over a 100 countries and a workforce of over 73,000 employees committed to making the world healthier and more sustainable through meaningful innovation. It is our mission to improve the lives of 3 billion people a year by 2025.

At Philips, we work closely with our customers, clinical partners and opinion leaders from around the world to address the multiple, often conflicting challenges, facing health care today. We combine deep human insights and cutting edge clinical expertise to deliver products, services, software and solutions designed to improve patient outcomes while lowering the cost of care. We deliver these advanced solutions to health care professionals to meet the needs of individual patients and hospital systems, and to empowered consumers wherever they are in the health continuum.

Philips puts people at the center of everything we do to simplify and improve health care. Modern health care demands integrated solutions across the health continuum, and our people focused approach delivers this through multiple digital technologies and connected and wearable devices. We mine and analyze enormous volumes of health related data to improve clinical decision-making and performance, as well as personal lifestyle choices. Our HealthSuite digital platform is further transforming health care by democratizing the availability of health care information and solutions. For more information about our businesses and how we make life better, please visit

Job Title
Legal Counsel

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Your key responsibilities

• Provide legal support initially to two of Philips’ business groups: (1) one that focuses on connected care propositions via patient monitor, patient monitoring, analytics and informatics, big data, IT-related services, SaaS businesses (including our branded digital health platform) and (2) one that focuses on our diagnostic imaging propositions which combine advanced imaging modalities and clinical decision support solutions. These businesses develop, manufacture, and sell sophisticated clinical, health and wellness related software applications and associated devices, along with related consulting and support services
• Provide as needed general corporate legal support for our Andover, MA based North American headquarters.
• Provide informed legal counselling and commercial contracting support for the applicable businesses’ R&D, procurement, manufacturing, marketing, sales and service activities
• Coordinate and facilitate other related business initiatives when applicable
• Develop and deliver internal training materials to your clients with respect to compliance and legal matters related to all of the above

Your team

The Law Department is an integral part of Philips. Like our products, services and solutions, we make a difference. We are dedicated to providing high quality legal services on a timely basis to our colleagues around the world so that we as a company can better serve not only our customers but also the communities we serve and in which we live. At Philips, lawyers are assigned to specific businesses so that they can develop deep insights into the legal, clinical, social, and political issues affecting them. After a few years, they are reassigned in order to leverage their accumulated experience in other businesses. Our goal is to provide a work environment that continually challenges ourselves intellectually and professionally and provides the opportunity to do our life’s best work. We are convinced that by continually expanding our perspective, we will contribute to our corporate goals of improving patient outcomes, reducing the complexity and cost of delivering excellent health care, and helping people live longer, fuller lives in dignity and with respect. We seek a like-minded legal professional to join us in our Andover MA location

Our offer

This position is a great opportunity for a business lawyer who has meaningful experience supporting (a) the development and manufacture of medical devices, solutions and software by high tech companies, specifically with business-to-business distribution models as well as (b) general corporate legal counselling background.

Familiarity with the issues surrounding business models that incorporate the cloud in settings and leverage ecosystems that support health care-related IT platforms would be a plus.

As a lawyer you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and provide legal support that requires an ability to work collaboratively globally within the Legal Function and with business stakeholders who focus on sales to business and to consumers. As such, this position will also advise on marketing and sales programs and other business activities from a Medicare Fraud and Abuse and like compliance perspectives.

Minimum Qualifications and Skills:
We are looking for

3-7 years in-house or law firm experience within a relevant health care related company with substantive experience skill set:
• Providing successful legal commercial/transactional support (including, e.g., drafting and negotiating commercial contracts) for multiple clients in a fast-paced setting.
• Meaningful experience providing commercial legal support to a company in its sale of IT products, services and solutions; software; hardware; consulting services; and support services and/or within the medical device industry.
• Useful other experience would include:
o Counseling on the proper use of health care and other personal data for R&D, marketing, and other commercial uses, under HIPAA and other applicable law; and
o Applying health care Compliance laws (i.e. among others Medicare Fraud and Abuse, the Personal Services Safe Harbor, and Sunshine Law) to commercial activities

Additional qualifications:

• J.D. from an accredited U.S. law school and admission to a state bar
• Identifying business and legal risks and offering creative solutions and counseling based on a reasonable balance of the applicable issues;
• Strategic thinker
• Persuasive presentation and counseling skills
• Excellent contract drafting skills
• A keen interest in all types of technology
• A collegial, cooperative and an open person who enjoys being a team player and builder in a rapidly changing environment, and feels comfortable working in a global environment on projects involving professionals from around the world.
• Ability to travel

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Gadfrey Sarza