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Assistant General Counsel

Req ID:  659



Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

The Assistant General Counsel maintains responsibility for assisting with a broad range of litigation needs of the Company and its subsidiaries This shall include drafting pleadings, researching legal issues, developing litigation strategy and budgets, responding to discovery requests, managing outside counsel, conducting internal investigations, responding to government inquiries, issuing litigation holds, and otherwise supporting the organization’s litigation portfolio.

Job Duties

In a typical day, you will:

* Assist the Company with managing a variety of complex litigation matters including general commercial litigation, distributor disputes, product liability, intellectual property, and collections.


* Provide assistance with all aspects of discovery, including responding to interrogatories, requests for documents, requests for admissions, deposition notices, and subpoenas.


* Issue litigation holds and preservation instructions to internal personnel.


* Draft legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs and opinions as required.


* Manage outside counsel and corresponding budgets and fees.


* Conduct internal investigations and respond to government inquiries as needed.


* Advise and communicate with internal clients, rendering clear legal opinions.


* Educate and counsel business colleagues on relevant litigation issues, and assist in the development and drafting of related policies and procedures as needed.


* Prepare and conduct litigation related training as required.


* Complete special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


* J.D. Degree from an accredited law school.


* Current membership in good standing with the Pennsylvania Bar Association or the bar association of another jurisdiction.


* Must be licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and in good standing, or have the ability to become a Registered In House Counsel in Pennsylvania.


* Minimum 5 years of litigation experience at a law firm and/or in-house at mid-to-large size company with at least 2-3 years of prior in-house experience.


* Experience with medical devices industry is a plus.

* Experience directly handling or managing litigation.


* Experience developing litigation strategy.


* Experience advising clients on a broad range of litigation matters.


* Experience performing all aspects of discovery


* Experience conducting internal investigations.


* Experience responding to government inquiries regarding healthcare topics such as regulatory, trade compliance (import/export control), Anti-Kickback Statute and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.




* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


* Ability to manage outside counsel in both a timely and cost-efficient manner.


* Demonstrated ability and resourcefulness in performing legal research using subscription-based Internet tools and free websites.


* Exceptionally organized and prepared to work under pressure gracefully in a fast-paced, expanding and dynamic corporate environment.



We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,500 employees throughout locations in North and South America. For more information, visit

Olympus…True to You. True to Society. True to LIFE.

It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Pennsylvania (US-PA) || Center Valley || 



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