Legal Specialist

Auris Health

Auris Health

United States
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023


Abiomed, part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory and respiratory support, with a mission of recovering hearts & saving lives. Abiomed's "Patients First!" culture drives our skilled workforce and strong relationships with clinicians. Our innovative product portfolio and robust pipeline provide us the incredible opportunity to bring lifesaving technology to more patients around the world than ever before. Founded in 1981, Abiomed has a proven track record for growth, integrity and innovation.

I Am Abiomed | I Am Heart Recovery | Patients First!

Abiomed, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson Medtech, has an immediate opening for a legal specialist/attorney to join its growing global legal team. The selected individual will play a vital role supporting the global legal team and executing the legal team’s critical activities, including contract drafting/support, legal research/writing, and project management while bringing high energy and collaborative mindset. This position is on-site and is based in Danvers, MA.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide day to day support to the global legal team on matters including but not limited to integration activities between Abiomed and Johnson & Johnson, compliance matters, employment disputes, and contract interpretation
  • Provide legal support across multiple disciplines, including contracts, vendor and clinical trial agreements
  • Assist with review and approval of marketing materials as necessary
  • Assist with employment related matters as necessary
  • Perform legal research and writing for the global legal team using all available resources including Westlaw and Practical Law Connect
  • Work collaboratively with counsel and legal professional staff across the global legal & compliance to ensure agreements are negotiated in compliance with Abiomed policies and procedures and applicable laws
  • Identify and analyze key legal, compliance, regulatory, and business issues to effectively coordinate business terms with business partners with minimal guidance
  • Develop trusted relationships with cross-functional partners to increase collaboration and effectiveness
  • Support the long-term development of the legal function through process improvement and establishment of best practices for all aspects of legal operations
  • Work closely under supervision of responsible attorney, and exercise independent judgment in escalating issues within broadly defined practices and policies



  • Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years of combined experience in law firm or in-house legal department or JD with 3+ years with applicable work experience
  • Must be authorized to work in the US. Sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Strong writing, legal research, and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to summarize and communicate legal concepts in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to manage and prioritize a high-volume workload in a fast-paced working environment
  • Understanding of legal concepts, including their practical application in a business environment
  • Basic understanding of HIPAA and GDPR
  • Ability to balance an appropriate level of risk for achievement of Abiomed’s strategic objectives with protection of Abiomed’s legal interests
  • Ability to interact professionally and collaborate with all levels of management, multiple geographies, internal subject matter experts, stakeholders, and legal staff
  • Prior exposure to regulatory requirements governing clinical trials leading to approval or clearance of medical devices for commercial use is a plus
  • Self-motivator with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player with experience handling multiple demanding projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated experience working independently to identify, analyze, and solve problems.
  • Solid judgment, tact, and diplomacy skills in dealing with internal and external customers as well the ability to handle highly confidential and proprietary information
  • Flexible and adaptable, with the ability to respond to last-minute changes while maintaining poise and a positive “can do” attitude

Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law. Abiomed maintains a drug-free workplace.