Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Director, Legal Affairs

Job ID
Pos. Type
Full Time


Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse and decentralized pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance.  Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our unwavering competitive spirit.  These values help us set goals based on our organization’s potential and what we hope it will become.


This is an opportunity to work in a high-performing team with exposure to business leaders, provides support for merger & acquisitions, joint ventures, investments and other strategic transactions, as well as provide employment law counseling and other general legal advice to the businesses.


  • Corporate Transactions – Assist with mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, joint ventures and other strategic transactions, including conducting due diligence and drafting and negotiating agreements
  • Corporate Governance and NYSE Compliance – Assist with corporate governance and NYSE listing requirements; assist with subsidiary management
  • Corporate Finance and Tax – Assist with financing transactions, such as debt offerings and intercompany transactions
  • Provide general corporate support to business units (contracting, vendor/customer disputes)
  • Advise on employment-related matters
  • Experience either working in a pharmaceutical or related business on general corporate issues; an understanding of the corporate environment
  • Experience working with senior management is preferred; demonstrated ability to work well with and relate to company personnel at all levels
  • Other tasks as team requires


  • Juris Doctor degree and authorized to practice law in a state in the U.S. required
  • At least 5 years of law firm and/or in-house experience required
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
  • Skilled in drafting and negotiating contracts with licensing / deal experience helpful
  • Familiarity with U.S. securities laws, compliance and corporate disclosure matters
  • Familiarity with executive compensation and corporate governance rules
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Excellent judgment
  • Confident team player who is highly collaborative and flexible
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Attention to detail; tenacious in following up


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