• Director & Senior Counsel II - Litigation

    Boehringer Ingelheim Ridgefield, CT 06879

    Job #1968839038

  • Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.


    The primary purpose of the Director, Litigation job is to manage complex litigation across all U.S. businesses (Animal Health, Human Pharma and Biosimilars). This role sets the strategic direction for litigation matters (products liability, antitrust, competition law and commercial) and manages teams to achieve the company's goals. The successful candidate will be a strong performer, able to independently handle a high level of complexity, be confident in their problem-solving and project management abilities, communicate effectively within the Litigation group and its key stakeholders.

    As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Strategically manages assigned litigation matters. Oversees attorneys and paraprofessionals and sets strategic direction for litigation matters in the areas of products liability, antitrust, competition law and commercial for Boehringer Ingelheim's U.S business.

    • Responsible for associated budgets and drives successful implementation of litigation management initiatives.

    • Develops and drives the execution of legal communication plans and strategies for litigation across all functions and organization levels.

    • Ensures coordination with a global legal organization on activities relation to U.S. litigation matters.

    • Represents Boehringer Ingelheim and serves as a point of authority with outside law firms. Confers with other in-house counsel, as appropriate.

    • Takes the lead in negotiating on behalf of clients to achieve solutions that attain business objectives.

    • Collaborates closely with other Boehringer Ingelheim legal department teams to provide advice and counsel to business functions.

    • Proactively identifies current and emerging risks and mitigation actions. Understands current and future business objectives and analyzes the applicability of current and emerging risks to these areas. Directly advises the VP, Litigation and other colleagues on issues that have legal importance and/or risk implications.

    • Keeps informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends in litigation affecting the company.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Understanding of the pharmaceutical industry

    • Deep product liability litigation experience

    • Strong problem-solving skills


    • Juris Doctorate from an accredited institution required.

    • Substantive legal knowledge and experience in areas of litigation, including product liability and commercial litigation

    • At least eight (8) to ten (10) years of relevant legal experience

    • Experience navigating a global, matrixed organization.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    • Excellent organizational skills; demonstrates discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality of information.

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Click here for more information on the vaccine mandate and COVID-19.

    • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

    • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required).

    • Must be 18 years of age or older.

    Who We Are:

    At Boehringer Ingelheim we create value through innovation with one clear goal: to improve the lives of patients. We develop breakthrough therapies and innovative healthcare solutions in areas of unmet medical need for both humans and animals. As a family owned company we focus on long term performance. We are powered by 50.000 employees globally who nurture a diverse, collaborative and inclusive culture. Learning and development for all employees is key because your growth is our growth.

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    Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment, which benefits our employees, patients and communities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to a person's actual or perceived race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; citizenship status, marital status; gender, gender identity or expression; sexual orientation, mental, physical or intellectual disability, veteran status; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other class or characteristic protected by applicable law.

    Organization: US-BI Pharma/BI USA

    Title: Director & Senior Counsel II - Litigation

    Location: Americas-US-CT-Ridgefield

    Requisition ID: 2117165