Johnson & Johnson Careers

Regulatory Legal Counsel

Shanghai, China
Corporate Law

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805622445W

The Regulatory Legal Counsel – ASPAC (China) will provide regulatory legal support to the J&J businesses within China, dealing with a complex and broad variety of matters.

Her/his scope of work will include:

·    Being the key legal contact for various functional groups on regulatory matters across China, notably Regulatory Affairs, Quality, Medical Affairs, Medical Safety, Governmental Affairs & Policy, Health Care Compliance & Privacy.

·     Advising on regulatory compliance issues arising out of a drug or medical device product’s lifecycle, such as compliance with CLP, GCP, GMP and GSP; compliance with regulations on administration of human genetic resources; product labeling compliance; product promotion and advertising (including social media) compliance; and issues relating to market access programs (such as patient assistance programs).

·      Handling local FDA investigations/inspections in relation to product labeling or quality issues.

       ♦Co-ordinating legal aspects of field safety actions (such as product recalls or other field corrective actions).

·      Reviewing external communications on regulatory compliance issues to regulatory authorities and external customers.

·     Maintaining update-to-date knowledge and expertise on pharmaceutical, medical device and cosmetics legislation in China and providing updates on legislation developments to both legal and business colleagues.

·      Conducting trainings to internal clients on marketing, healthcare (anti-corruption) and regulatory compliance.

·    Screening and being closely involved in shaping the external environment together with regulatory affairs/government affairs, alerting management and assessing and training on impact.

·    Assisting in licensing, due diligence in acquisitions/divestures and other commercial agreements, focusing on the regulatory aspects and risks of such transactions.

·      Advising on privacy and data protection issues such as requirements on cross-border transfer of data collected in China.


The Regulatory Legal Counsel – ASPAC (China) will be a member of the J&J Law Department and part of the broader ASPAC legal team. The role will report into the International Regulatory Legal Team within the Global Regulatory Law Group.

The Regulatory Legal Counsel – ASPAC (China) will be a self-starter and shall successfully work in “virtual” teams and cross-functional working groups. She/he is expected to build effective relationships with the functional business clients and shall partner with the other J&J attorneys present in the region and globally.  

A successful candidate will be based in Shanghai or Beijing, China, and should be prepared to spend 10% to travel, both within and outside the region (including the US).


·Bachelor or Master of Law degree and China National Bar certificate.

·        ♦Supplementary degree or LLM abroad considered an asset.

·         ♦Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in regulatory legal work in the life sciences industry, acquired in:

             ·an international law firm or consulting/lobbying services organization,

             ·and/or legal department of an international corporation in the healthcare industry.

          ♦Experience with US regulatory environment is considered an asset.

·          ♦Strong legal and business judgment with an orientation to finding solutions.

·         ♦ Excellent communication skills, with the ability to articulate complex issues both orally and in writing.

·         ♦Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, with a track record of collaboration with colleagues.

·         ♦Global mindset and a strong sense of integrity, with the ability to establish trust-based relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

·         ♦Fluency in Mandarin and English. 

Primary Location
Johnson & Johnson Medical Shanghai Ltd. (7055)
Job Function
Corporate Law
Requisition ID