Senior Counsel, Global Antitrust

Align Technology

Senior Counsel, Global Antitrust

Align Technology

Rotkreuz, Paris, Birmingham, Madrid or Wroclaw

Join a team that is changing millions of lives.

Transforming smiles, changing lives.

At Align Technology, we believe a great smile can transform a person's life, so we create technology that gives people the confidence to take on whatever's next. We revolutionized the orthodontic industry with the introduction of the Invisalign system, and we have never lost sight of that spirit of innovation. Our diverse and collaborative teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible.

Ready to join us? 

About this opportunity

Align Technology ("Align") is a global medical device company engaged in the design, manufacture and marketing of the Invisalign system, the pioneer and most technically advanced clear aligner system on the market, and of the iTero intraoral scanners and services for orthodontic and restorative dentistry. Align's innovative products help dental professionals achieve the clinical results they expect and deliver effective, cutting-edge dental options to their patients.

Align is now looking for a Senior Antitrust Counsel, EMEA who would be responsible for advising on a wide range of antitrust/competition law (hereinafter collectively referred to as "antitrust") matters in EMEA region and support its global antitrust compliance strategy.

This is a great opportunity to be part of a smart, creative and highly collaborative group of world-class legal professionals. This high profile and high visibility lead lawyer role reports to the VP and Associate General Counsel, Global Anti-trust, Restorative GP, Legal Innovation and Operations (based in Arizona, US), with a dotted line to the VP and Regional General Counsel, EMEA (based in Switzerland). The candidate will need to work well with the Regional and Corporate Legal Teams and other teams around the world.

Work location

Office based in Rotkreuz (Switzerland), Paris (France), Birmingham (UK), Madrid (Spain) or Wroclaw (Poland); hybrid working options available for candidates from Belgium who are willing to be based out of one of the above offices temporarily.

In this role, you will…

  • Advise Align on a variety of complex antitrust law and EU regulatory issues;
  • Work in cross-functional team and key stakeholders (including regional GCs, global and regional in-house counsels and business leaders) to develop, execute and improve Align's Global Antitrust Compliance Program, including developing and maintaining best in class policies, delivering risk-based training programs to employees, executing mitigation plan to key enterprise risks, providing sound legal advice to key business stakeholders, supporting public engagement with regulators and policy makers;
  • Provide leadership in connection with litigation, administrative proceedings, audits and investigations in antitrust matters;
  • Analyze antitrust trends and issues arising within the space of medical device, healthcare, digital platform and new technologies that may impact Align's current and future business;
  • Hire and manage outside counsel as needed.

In this role, you'll need…

  • Fully qualified EU lawyer with in-depth knowledge and experience of EU Competition Law (experience in antitrust/competition law outside of EU will be a plus);
  • Minimum 8-10+ years PQE, ideally gained in top-tier law firm, antitrust authority or medical device/pharmaceutical/healthcare multinational companies, with considerable experience in economic and data analysis;
  • Demonstrated ability to spot antitrust and competition issues and risks, develop mitigation strategies and move strategies into action;
  • Deep expertise in dealing with competition authority inquiries in nascent industry with significant R&D investment, IP, procedure data, that is driving transformation of an analog industry to digital with a digital platform that combines capital equipment, software, consumables and other technologies;
  • A global mindset, a passion for antitrust and competition law and a sense of humor;
  • Exceptional ability to communicate complex competition and anti-trust guidance and strategy in simple understandable terms using practical analogies and visuals;
  • "Can do" attitude, ability to identify unmet needs and future challenges and proactively proposes strategies to optimize outcomes for Align;
  • Excellent communication skills, with strong but diplomatic presence;
  • Enjoy working in a challenging, fast-paced and dynamic workplace;
  • Impeccable business and risk management judgment and ethics;
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with demonstrated initiative, adaptability and integrity;
  • Confident team player and ability to develop relationships and networks at all levels;
  • Fluent in spoken and written English. Additional European languages are considered an asset;
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel at least 20% of the time.

Sound like a good fit?   

Great! Click the "Apply" link to let us know you are interested. Not the right fit? Don't worry, Align is quickly growing so we are creating more opportunities to expand our Align family. Please consider joining our Talent Network to receive notifications about future jobs or sharing this opportunity with others in your network.    

About Align  

Align Technology is a publicly traded medical device company that is transforming smiles and changing lives. Our global team of talented employees develop innovative technology, tools and treatment options to help dental professionals worldwide achieve the clinical results they expect. Our digital ecosystem combines the power of technology to create beautiful smiles through the integration of AI and machine learning, digital imaging and visualization, biomechanics and material science to develop the Invisalign system, the most advanced clear aligner system in the world; iTero Intraoral Scanners and OrthoCAD digital services. Did you know? Align is the world's largest manufacturer of custom 3D-printed materials.   

By joining Align, you will be part of a global, fast-growing company in one of the most dynamic industries. Great people, innovative technologies, and meaningful work - these are just some of the things employees say make Align Technology a great place to work.      

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Global Diversity Statement

At Align, we believe in the power of a smile, and we know that every smile is as unique as our employees. As we grow, we will continue building a workforce of diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences and fostering a culture of open-mindedness and compassion for all our employees. We live our company values by promoting healthy people and healthy communities. All with the intent of changing millions of lives, one unique smile at a time.

Equal Opportunity Statement

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity in all of our employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran status, age, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression or any other legally protected category. Applicants for positions with Align must be legally authorized to work in the country which they are applying for and verification of employment eligibility will be required as a condition of hire.

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