Manager, Legal Counsel - Legal Ethics & Compliance

Manager, Legal Counsel - Legal Ethics & Compliance


Sofia or Dublin

The Role:

The role’s the primary focus is to provide legal support and advice to ICON’s operational and global business support functions on all areas relating to ICON’s Legal Ethics & Compliance Program. There will be plenty of variety to get stuck into, including ICON’s Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption program, healthcare compliance, management of corporate compliance internal investigations and legal support for contentious regulatory matters globally.


  • Conduct, and coordinate internal investigations under ICON’s Corporate Investigations Framework and preparation of associated reporting to ICON Board;
  • Support development and implementation tools/programming/training/communications that promote a culture of ethics and compliance that ensures that employees speak up about concerns and have a strong understanding of the Ethics and Compliance Program; develop and deliver innovative approaches to training to encourage employee engagement;
  • Legal lead for corporate; healthcare; and non-clinical regulatory compliance investigations;
  • Advise on external agency/regulatory requests and queries (taking lead on non-clinical requests and supporting business and Quality Compliance team on clinical regulatory issues);
  • Support management of ICON’s conflicts of interest disclose process, including assessment of disclosure and implementing appropriate actions;
  • Provide input and support to ICON’s Global Legal Ethics & Compliance Program which includes ICON’s Anti-Corruption & Anti-Bribery Program, Global Trade Compliance and Healthcare Compliance (e.g. global transparency reporting; Fair Market Value; HCC restrictions/ limitations on industry’s interactions with Healthcare Providers; client corporate integrity agreement requirements that impact ICON);
  • Advise on contractual matters as they relate to legal compliance and ethics;
  • Support management of ICON’s core ethics and legal compliance codes & policies; and content development for associated training;
  • Support to global Proposals and BD teams regarding client due diligence, general queries and reviews of ICON regarding all areas above;
  • Support ICON’s acquisition team on legal compliance diligence and risk areas;
  • Provide day-to-day proactive ethics and compliance; clinical regulatory; and general issue resolution legal advice; identify creative, compliant solutions to achieve business goals and strategies;
  • Monitor legal developments, enforcement and compliance requirement trends.

What you need:

  • Experienced qualified lawyer – 3+ years Post Qualification Experience;
  • Excellent command of verbal and written English and overall excellent communication skills;
  • Internal investigations/litigation/corporate compliance experience preferred;
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to work with multi globally based teams and to very tight deadlines;
  • Ability to close out team tasks and projects efficiently and decisively;
  • Self-driven, organised and focused with a strong work ethic;
  • Experience of advising on high risk legal compliance issues and communicating with clients and regulatory agencies regarding these issues a distinct advantage;
  • Track record of advising on management teams and business streams on the implementation of legal and regulatory requirements throughout an organisation.

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