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Senior Counsel

Company Anika Therapeutics, Inc. Location Bedford, MA, United States



Min 8 yrs required



Sep 26, 2022

Jan 09, 2023

Aug 17, 2022


Senior Counsel
The candidate is a highly collaborative and seasoned commercial attorney who has a proven track record of being successful and valued working as a partner with business clients in an in-house setting in a publicly traded medical device or biotech company. The candidate must be able to work independently but collaboratively within a fast-paced, high-performance environment, providing legal advice and guidance related to a wide range of commercial contracts and engagements (Sales and Marketing, Operations and Manufacturing, QA/RA/Clinical, Medical Education, etc.), employment/human resources issues, M&A and licensing activities and other business matters, both within the United States and abroad. The role will also support other business needs, public-company requirements, large-scale special projects and healthcare compliance related activities, as needed. The Senior Counsel will report directly to the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary and function as a key member of Anika’s Legal Team at the company’s global headquarters in Bedford, Massachusetts. Responsible for providing solutions and business-oriented legal advice, support, counsel, representation and services to all functional areas of the company, including Sales, Marketing, Operations, HR, QA/RA, Clinical, R&D, Finance, etc. Work closely with the business teams and Senior Management to understand the strategic objectives and needs of the company in order to assist in growing the company’s global business. Draft, review, negotiate and provide guidance on a wide variety of agreements and documents including complex commercial transactions, M&A and licensing transactions, sales/purchase agreements, RFPs and competitive bids, supply agreements, clinical trial and research agreements, distributor/dealer agreements, and contractor terms ensuring that both legal and business objectives are met. Work with colleagues to continuously improve contract structure and processes as well as implementation and adherence to best practices within both the Legal Department and the company. Advise business units and provide training on legal issues, including antitrust, unfair competition, contracting, and other business-related compliance issues such as those related specifically to medical device/life science companies operating globally. Periodically and proactively assess legal and compliance risk exposures for the business, and develop and implement risk mitigation initiatives including procedures, policies, and forms development. Support compliance activities, including government compliance, mandatory disclosure obligations, employee misconduct investigations and implementation of appropriate remedial measures. Support and interact with business leaders on acquisitions and other strategic investment opportunities, including structuring and negotiating deals, and coordinating and undertaking due diligence. Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school, currently in good standing with a state Bar association, plus 8+ years of broad-based legal experience in relevant areas such as commercial contracting, manufacturing and supply chain, mergers and acquisitions, employment/human resources, compliance and transactional work. Experience in both a major law firm and in-house in a corporate legal department, ideally with a medical device or biotech company. Ability to operate in a fast-paced, corporate/in-house environment and juggle competing priorities while remaining a valued and respected member of business teams. Well-developed business acumen and the ability to leverage their business judgment and exceptional legal skills to help close important business deals and establish or strengthen strategic partnerships. Ability to influence and lead at all levels of the company. Proven experience solving both practical and multi-variable problems and challenges. Expertise in negotiating and drafting all types of agreements and negotiating to resolution difficult or unique issues. Excellent intrapersonal and communication skills. Highest standards of integrity and good judgment. A self-starter who thrives when presented with challenges, is very productive and has the motivation to assume increasing and significant responsibility. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected, as is the ability to develop strong relationships with internal clients. Ability to travel on occasion.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1476.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Anika Therapeutics, Inc.
32 Wiggins Avenue
Bedford, MA 01730

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