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Strategic Legal Counsel, Global Health Law COE

2100001C Requisition #
Careers that Change Lives

This individual is an experienced legal leader with exceptional strength in health law who will:

  • Provide thought and technical leadership in health law, fraud and abuse and anti-kickback law amongst the team of lawyers and legal professionals within the Health Law Center of Excellence, 
  • Influence internal and external stakeholders,
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, including colleagues in other Centers of Excellence and those located globally, help inform enterprise risk strategy on health law matters arising from various regulatory regimes, including the U.S. Anti-Kickback Statute, Sunshine Act, False Claims Act, Stark Law, and other laws and regulations pertaining to provision of healthcare, and set priorities for managing the risk.  

This role requires a high level of professionalism and responsiveness to business stakeholders in a large, dynamic and fast-paced environment. 

We seek out and hire a diverse workforce at every level: We need fresh ideas and inclusive insights to continue to be an innovative industry leader —that’s why we make it a point to seek out, attract and develop employees who are patient-centric, passionate, and who represent the same wide variety of life experiences as our patients. 

Ideally this individual will be located in Minneapolis, MN, but other locations may be considered.  This position reports to the Chief Counsel, U.S. Markets / Senior Legal Director, Global Health Law COE.

A Day in the Life

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

  • Manage and deliver legal advice and counsel to legal, business, function, and regional leaders. 
  • Coordinate and manage outside counsel, ensuring high quality work product and effective cost management.
  • Engage appropriate stakeholders across the enterprise to drive consistency in approach as appropriate. 
  • Lead COE team members in development and implementation of training and knowledge management program for business lawyers.
  • Manage partnerships with other COEs and regional lawyers.
  • Implement continuous improvement of operating mechanisms.
  • Manage work allocation across the COE. 
  • Guide, develop, and support junior COE team members.
  • Build consensus and develop policy on cutting-edge legal issues.
Must Have: Minimum Requirements
  • Juris Doctor from nationally recognized law school
  • Admitted to one or more state bars
  • Be a member of bar in the state in which the position is based or be eligible to waive into such state bar or otherwise be eligible to practice in such state (e.g., authorized house counsel program)
  • 13+ years of legal experience with a minimum of 8+ years in the areas of health law counseling, fraud and abuse and anti-kickback law
Nice to Have
  • Medical device industry experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Demonstrated strong analytical thinking ability 
  • Flexibility, adaptability, pragmatism, responsiveness and collegiality
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Superior common sense and judgment
  • Integrity and strong ethical center
  • Analytical risk identification, evaluation, and management skills
  • Capable of inspiring trust and confidence of business partners
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. Let’s 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. For Office Roles: 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: Less than 25%.

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