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ProfileCorporate Counsel RESPONSIBILITIES : The candidate will be responsible for the Contracting, Drafting and negotiating various agreements of relative complexity, predominantly in the following areas: Procurement/ Buy-side agreements – including various services agreements/master services agreements, COGS, construction, Information Technology/SAAS/data, contracted workforce, market research, sponsorships, grant agreements, consulting, finance, etc. Investigator Sponsored Trial Agreements. Other agreements with health care providers. Contract manufacturing agreements. Interface with internal management and external parties to gather specifications, and terms of agreement necessary for contract drafting and negotiations. Analyze contracts for FCPA, fraud and abuse, FDA, and other regulatory compliance. Keep up to date on current laws and regulations. Negotiate contracts with counter-parties. Advise on legal rights under contracts on matters subject to disputes. Manage contract assignments post acquisition or divestiture. Communicate company contract policies and requirements and analyze contracts projects to highlight compliance risks. Provide guidance on contracting to team of legal specialists and to trained users who draft contracts (outside of the legal department). In limited circumstances, manage outside counsel (and associated spend) for certain matters. Lead and/or contribute to cross-functional and legal teams and work streams on standardizing, simplifying, harmonizing and mechanizing the contracting process and forms. Drafting templates. Drafting playbooks for deviations from templates. Drafting SOPs for contracting in North America. Preparing training materials and conducting training on using templates or on process. Establish partnerships with representatives of different legal teams, functions and business units for all businesses within North American perimeter; and with global colleagues. Create, understand and apply best practices of the different groups. Some work with researching issues of state corporate law and oversight of US corporate law & legal restructurings. Manage the work of approximately 1-3 legal specialists and 1-2 contractors.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements : The candidate should have J.D. 3-5 years of post-J.D. experience including: Prior experience at EITHER a law firm with a significant transactional practice and knowledge of contracts OR as a member of an in-house legal department negotiating commercial contracts. Licensed to practice law in a US state, and either in good standing in New Jersey or able to obtain a NJ limited license for in-house counsel. Knowledge of pharmaceutical laws. Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills. Team player with a commitment to developing strong collaborative relationships with legal colleagues, clients and cross-functional teams. Demonstrated ability to understand legal principles and compliance requirements in the contracting process, as well as the business requirements. Project management. Commitment to proactively identifying opportunities for improvement and engaging with appropriate stakeholders to propose solutions. Solution-oriented; business-oriented. Self-motivated, able to work independently, reliable, responsive, and accountable to deliver results. High level of professionalism; strong interpersonal skills; strong communication skills. Proven ability/interest in working across a broad range of subject matter areas. Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and priorities simultaneously and still meet high quality and timeliness standards under pressure. Sound judgment and commitment to ethical conduct.