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ProfileDirector, Corporate Counsel, LTG DUTIES: Corporate Counsel, Legal Transactions is responsible for identifying and resolving highly complex and significant legal issues related to pharmaceutical research, development, and collaborations, and for compliance with applicable corporate policies and procedures, in addition to negotiating and executing routine operational agreements. Support business objectives with creative and strategic approaches, mentor the members of the Legal Transactions Group, all while exercising sound and ethical judgment. Draft, negotiate and interpret a wide range of complex R&D related agreements, including master services, consulting, and services agreements, licensing and research collaborations, and other strategic alliances for drug and device development, clinical manufacture and supply. Manage, supervise, support and mentor the legal professionals and staff within the Legal Transactions Group. Develop strategies and provide legal advice to support optimal outcomes for the business. Work cross functionally with various departments to meet business objectives. Assist Head of Legal Transactions, Head of Legal and other senior counsels on matters of significant importance. Serve as recognized source, for the business as well as other attorneys, regarding innovative ideas in complex areas of law, business, or technology. Provide significant input in the development and implementation of policies and procedures. In conjunction with various non-legal contracting functions, address and provide legal advice as required.
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Qualifications: JD Degree required. 6-8 years of general corporate practice including contract negotiation and drafting. Must meet the professional licensing requirement of the state in which they practice. Experience with pharmaceutical/biotech companies and/or academic institutions is preferred, and educational background in applicable scientific field is a plus. Be committed to meeting patient unmet needs and be energized by rising to new challenges and coming up with creative solutions to serve patients. Be energized by challenging and interesting legal work and novel business problems. Be able to work cross–functionally to develop knowledge to enhance support of business needs. Stay abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas. Be capable of regularly negotiating independently with business partners on matters of strategic importance that affect a substantial portion of the business or matters of significant importance to senior management. Clearly define project objectives with capable management. Identify unmet needs and future legal issues and proactively proposes strategies to optimize outcomes and results for the company and manage risk. Have excellent drafting, negotiation and very clear communication skills. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects.