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ProfileDirector & SR Counsel II or AD & SR Counsel Duties: Provides a broad range of legal services, typically to Clients at the ED level who control business activities and below. Level of counseling provided requires broader understanding of the impact decisions may have on the overall business, as the risks associated with incomplete advice are high. Duties include drafting of legal documents and provision of legal counsel. Should have acquired knowledge of law in at least two specialized areas (e.g., patents, FDA Regulatory, commercial, litigation, etc.) critical to maintaining business operations and be very knowledgeable about the products, competitors and regulatory environment of the company’s businesses. Mentors more junior attorneys in areas of expertise. Actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of products to patients and customers. Advise on legal matters for the site, in particular with respect to the Contract Manufacturing Business and the Bioprocess and Pharmaceutical Development function. Proactively identify and advise with respect to risks associated with complex business activities using a solution based approach. Prepares complex legal documents, including letters, notices, legal opinions, contracts, patent or trademark applications, court/administrative filings, licenses, corporate documents, etc. Often supervises more junior attorneys in the drafting of such documents. Expert understanding of state and federal laws, regulations and policies in several specialized legal areas; strong working knowledge of laws, regulations and policies in at least one other specialized legal area; ability to interpret and apply such laws, regulations and policies to inform business activities. Has ability to apply law from several areas to complex business situations. Specialized legal areas within an attorney’s expertise may include: Intellectual Property, Regulatory, Trade, Compliance, Contracting, Environmental, Employment, Litigation and/or Antitrust. Influences clients by identifying and communicating to clients risks associated with complex business activities within lawyer’s broad understanding of several specialized legal areas, which specialized legal areas may include: Intellectual Property, Regulatory, Trade, Compliance, Contracting, Environmental, Employment, Litigation and/or Antitrust; helps identify risks in areas outside lawyer’s specialized legal area and provides value-added corporate law insight to evaluate risks effectively; provides training and business advice to clients on applicable legal issues within lawyer’s broad legal expertise. Partners with clients by: considering immediate business/legal issues in a broader business context and identifying broader business purposes and objectives; proactively applies broad legal expertise to address both the specific business activity and influence the broader business purposes and objectives; developing alternative fact hypotheticals and legal solutions to clarify options and enable the achievement of successful business outcomes. Expected by business management to take the lead in negotiating on behalf of client to achieve solutions that attain business objectives. Confers with other in-house and outside counsel where appropriate. Also advises, partners with or engages in-house or outside counsel where appropriate. Manages (either directly or indirectly) administrative assistants, paralegals and other personnel within department. May manage more junior attorneys. Mentors and/or trains more junior attorneys, paralegals, administrative assistants and/or other personnel within department. Takes on other departmental administrative responsibilities within the legal department consistent with the objectives of the legal department. Strong knowledge of national business environment in which client competes. Keeps current with evolving legal and business issues within lawyer’s broad expertise, promotes corporate policies and proactively monitors client’s business environment.
Qualification and Experience
Requirements: Candidate will be hired commensurate with their demonstrated experience. JD Degree from an accredited law school.
Director: 8-10 years relevant legal experience; admission to at least one State Bar. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Associate Director: 6-8 years relevant legal experience; admission to at least one State Bar. Excellent organizational skills; demonstrates discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality of information.