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Ankura Director, Health Care and Life Sciences (compliance) in Lexington, New York

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

Ankura’s Global Disputes and Economics Life Sciences Practice is searching for a talented individual to join our team. This exciting position will focus on driving value to legal counsel and Life Sciences clients through compliance, disputes, investigations, and advisory services. The position has tremendous growth potential with one of the leading professional services firms in the United States. Ankura’s Disputes and Economics Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice is the largest industry group within the firm. This position is remote with the ability to travel to one of our large office locations (New York, D.C., Chicago) to work with key leaders and team members as needed.

As a key member of our Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice, you will be working with practice leadership to provide exemplary compliance, disputes, and investigations services across the Life Sciences sector. You will be joining a team of industry experts with backgrounds in compliance, regulatory, legal, audit, operations, nursing, pharmacy, medical science, economics, accounting, and data science.

As a director, you can expect to:

  • Demonstrate the highest degree of professionalism, ethics, quality, and integrity

  • Grow Ankura’s Disputes & Economics Life Sciences Practice by bringing expertise and an expansion mindset as you join the team

  • Be a key contributor to project delivery teams

  • Support expert witness reports and testimony with respect to fraud and abuse, competition, government healthcare program and prescription drug pricing, investigations, and commercial litigation matters

  • Interact with clients throughout all phases of consulting engagements

  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership capabilities through the mentorship and development of colleagues

  • Encourage relationship building by participating in the firm’s networking activities and initiatives

  • Contribute meaningfully to various practice development efforts, such as attendance at industry conferences and generation of thought leadership

    Key Components of the Role will Include:

    Technical Expertise : Previous or current consulting experience at a public accounting firm or large- to mid-sized consulting firm in the Life Sciences industry (pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, medical technology, or diagnostics), with experience working in a transformative environment.

A working knowledge of or familiarity with the industry and applicable laws, regulations and trends is required. These include: The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act; FDA regulations; The Federal False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback statute; CMS and Veteran’s Administration regulations regarding pharmaceutical price reporting; and sales and marketing requirements (e.g., PDMA). Familiarity with expert reports and/or testimony with respect to fraud and abuse matters, monitorships, government proceedings, and class actions is preferred.

Client Service Experience : Ability to deliver exceptional and effective service across a broad spectrum of compliance, disputes, investigations, and advisory projects is essential. This individual is effective at researching and synthesizing information, operationalizing, and prioritizing tasks, delegating and overseeing tasks, and communicating (orally and in writing) with members of the project team at all levels.

Growth : You will be supported by a practice that highly values professional growth and career development. A passion for being a part of a growing, entrepreneurial team is essential.

Talent Development : Experience coaching and mentoring talent to help the team grow professionally (regardless of position) is preferred. Participating in recruiting new talent will also be expected.

Other Expectations Include:

  • Providing best-in-class experience for our clients

  • Delivering timely, exceptional work product

  • Strong time management and project management skills with a high level of attention to detail, planning and follow through

  • Managing multiple tasks across multiple projects, evaluating work quality and performance of other team members, including qualitative and quantitative tasks

  • Strong writing and presentation skills

  • Supervising and training team members

    Minimum Qualifications

  • 4-year degree in accounting, finance, business, health policy, or other related field required or equivalent experience

  • 4 years or more of experience in positions of progressive responsibility – either singularly in, or a combination of, Life Sciences companies and/or professional service firms (e.g., consulting, law, accounting)

  • Advanced degree (e.g., J.D.) is preferred

  • Ability to travel depending upon client demand

Ankura’s Disputes and Economics Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice is a recognized leader in providing compliance, investigations, and litigation support to organizations across the healthcare continuum. Ankura provides unparalleled subject matter, technical and analytical expertise that Healthcare and Life Sciences clients and their legal counsel can rely upon to successfully navigate complex matters.

For individuals assigned and/or hired to work in California, Colorado, or New York, Ankura is required to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This compensation range is specific to the said markets and considers a broad range of factors including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled. The range does not include additional benefits outside of salary. At Ankura, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each role. A reasonable estimate of the current base pay range is between $85,000 to $200,000; this range is not a promise of a particular wage.



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Ankura Consulting Group, LLC is an independent global expert services and advisory firm that delivers services and end-to-end solutions to help clients at critical inflection points related to conflict, crisis, performance, risk, strategy, and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 1,800 professionals serving 3,000+ clients across 55 countries who are leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative Lateral Thinking That Deliversᵀᴹ, hard-earned experience, expertise, and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unrivalled in its ability to assist clients to Protect, Create, and Recover Valueᵀᴹ. For more information, please visit,