Johnson & Johnson Careers

Legal Counsel

Markham, Canada
Corporate Law

Job Description

Requisition ID: 9501180419

Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies (JJMDC), a division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., is hiring Legal Counsel located in Markham, Ontario.


Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. We strive to provide scientifically sound, high quality products and services to help heal, cure disease and improve the quality of life.


Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies (JJMDC), a division of Johnson & Johnson Inc., markets and distributes medical implant devices for use in private and primary health care settings across Canada. JJMDC focuses on providing reconstructive treatment options and augmentation options for medical procedures. Among the products represented by its various business units are: surgical instruments, orthopaedic implants, devices for women's health including breast care, infection prevention and general purpose sterilizers, hernia solutions, haemostatic products, cardiovascular and neurovascular diagnostics and treatment.




As the Legal Counsel you will support the Medical Devices and Consumer Medtech businesses and AMO Canada Corporation in Canada and report to Vice President Law, Medical Devices. The businesses currently supported are LifeScan Canada (Diabetes), J & J Vision (Vision Care and Vision Surgical), Ethicon, DePuy Synthes, Advanced Sterilization Products, Biosense Webster, and Mentor.


You will be responsible for providing practical and timely guidance, advice and counsel to business partners in all areas of law to further the interests of the business while protecting the company’s rights, interests and reputation. Duties will also include general legal support and management including issue identification, contract drafting, negotiation, training and other assignments as needed.


Your core responsibilities will be:

  • Coordinate legal matters for the business; partnering with business clients, colleagues in the law department and outside counsel, as appropriate, to support business opportunities while ensuring compliance with legislation, industry guidelines and internal policies.
  • Provide legal advice on a wide range of proposed business initiatives and materials, in the areas of privacy, anti-spam, sales and marketing, regulatory affairs, health care compliance, privacy, digital advertising, internet laws, and advertising claims, procurement, and competition.
  • Prepare and negotiate commercial agreements across functional areas listed above, including distributor and agency agreements, non-disclosure agreements, equipment sale and leasing, and corporate overlay agreements with hospital customers relating to the supply of products and solutions.
  • Work with the Strategic Customer Group in responding to, and advising on legal issues related to, Requests for Proposals and tenders;
  • Identify, assess, manage and prevent legal risks associated with the changing business and regulatory environment.
  • Draft legal templates, SOP’s and processes relating to contract management and conducting legal training sessions for colleagues across the various business franchises.


  • A Juris Doctor or equivalent legal degree and admission to a Canadian bar or equivalent (in good standing) in order to practice law in Canada is required as well as a member of the bar of a common law province in Canada. Being a member of the Bar of Quebec is desirable.
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience in private practice and/or in-house is required (in-house experience preferred).
  • Bilingual and able to provide legal services in English and in French.
  • Excellent knowledge of contract law is underpinned by an ability to work both independently and as a team player; excellent client relationship, communication and leadership skills and the ability to work with a variety of people with varying degrees of legal exposure is required.
  • Understanding of privacy and anti-spam legislation is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in competition and procurement matters is an asset as is experience in the health care industry.
  • In addition to strong drafting and negotiation skills, this role requires strong legal and business judgment with an orientation to finding solutions.
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills as well as a desire to work in a dynamic environment are required.
  • Ability to meet stringent timelines, and handle multiple demands simultaneously.
  • This position includes minimal travel within North America.

Diversity and inclusion are central elements of the shared culture across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. Attracting, developing and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities is essential to our success. We are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive and accessible work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Primary Location
Johnson & Johnson Inc. (7695)
Job Function
Corporate Law
Requisition ID