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Litigation and Investigations Counsel

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Litigation and Investigations Counsel (“Counsel”) will serve on Medtronic’s corporate Litigation and Investigations team and will focus on developing and implementing strategy to drive successful outcomes for the enterprise; managing litigation and investigations to achieve strategic objectives within budget; hiring, supervising and working closely with outside counsel; providing oversight to in-house paralegals; engaging in and driving early evaluation and resolution of claims; and providing legal advice and counsel to business clients on issues related to risk assessment, regulatory compliance and litigation risk avoidance. This position will report to the Vice President, Chief Litigation and Investigations Counsel or another management-level litigation attorney.

Counsel will advise clients, direct investigations and manage risk arising from various regulatory regimes applicable to the global medical technology industry, including but not limited to global anticorruption laws, the U.S. Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law, the False Claims Act, antitrust law and consumer protection laws. Counsel will provide legal advice to help mitigate risks and maintain compliance while providing legal support to Medtronic’s Operating Units and Regions. Counsel will manage litigation with or relating to government entities, including under the False Claims Act. Counsel will also serve as a company liaison with federal, state and local law enforcement and provide legal advice to the Global Security, Internal Audit and Global Compliance organizations. This individual must possess strong legal and communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with a variety of individuals in cross-functional roles in the organization. This role requires a high level of professionalism and responsiveness to business stakeholders in a large, dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Location: Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota preferable but open to remote work or other Medtronic location for a preferred candidate.
A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Evaluate and supervise litigation and investigations involving various Medtronic operating units
  • Direct privileged risk assessments, internal investigations or reviews involving litigation, compliance or regulatory issues
  • Hire, supervise and manage outside counsel
  • Develop, manage and meet budgets for efficient and effective management of cases
  • Achieve resolution of litigation and investigations on favorable terms
  • Provide day-to-day work direction and feedback to paralegal and administrative support personnel
  • Consult and collaborate with company strategic business counsel on issues relating to litigation strategy, exposure and risk

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Juris Doctor from nationally recognized law school
  • Licensed to practice law and in good standing under the Bar of at least one state
  • At least eight (8) years of complex litigation/investigations experience

Nice to Have

  • A diverse background and set of experiences
  • Government enforcement and/or defense experience
  • Integrity and strong ethical center
  • Complex litigation experience
  • Experience conducting witness interviews
  • Experience participating in depositions, mediations, and court proceedings, including trials
  • Experience managing collection and production of documents and electronic records in response to legal process
  • Experience with direct client contact providing litigation and risk management advice
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate across a complex organization
  • Ability to establish credibility and develop strong working relationships with clients
  • Capable of inspiring trust and confidence of clients, including senior management
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Proven ability to litigate as part of a large, multidisciplinary team
  • Strong experience and skill with management of e-data and e-discovery issues
  • Superior common sense and judgment
  • Exceptional advocacy and negotiating skills
  • Analytical risk identification, evaluation and management skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, responsiveness and collegiality
  • Experience managing or directing, or serving as outside counsel
  • Medical or scientific background or knowledge

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life.  We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations – but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

Up to 25% travel (may vary, depending on matter needs).


Yes, < 25 % of the Time

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