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Corporate - Securities and Capital Markets Attorney / Health Care Attorney in Cambridge, MA

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Date Last Verified

Jan 12, 2021

Posted on

Dec 24, 2020

Years of Experience

2-5 yrs required


Cambridge, MA, United States
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - Securities and Capital Markets
Health Care >> Health Care
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Senior Attorney, Corporate Counsel
Duties: Responsible for leading public company reporting, managing corporate governance of Seres and its subsidiaries, and advising and structuring corporate and employee securities and financing transactions. Will also be given the opportunity to broaden their skills relating to areas such as licensing and other transactional activities, healthcare law and employment law. Will report to the Assistant General Counsel at a time when preparing for the commercial launch of its first product candidate, SER-109, a likely first-in-field microbiome therapeutic product. Will work directly with, and provide advice to, senior management and the board of directors on key corporate legal issues, and drive business growth in preparation for and during commercial launch. Ensuring compliance with and collaborating with team members to draft disclosures required by SEC and Nasdaq (e.g., 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, Proxy Statements and Section 16 filings); Supporting the Investor Relations team, including preparing forward looking statements for presentations and press releases; Assisting with matters related to equity incentive awards Assisting with corporate governance matters, including preparing board and committee resolutions and minutes; Forming new entities and maintaining and updating all minute books and share records for all entities; Assisting in drafting, negotiating, and interpreting commercial agreements and other corporate contracts with strategic and collaboration partners, academic institutions, CROs, vendors and other third parties; Handling other day-to-day legal matters including employment law, healthcare law, and other operational matters, financings and corporate governance, and liaise with outside counsel on such issues as appropriate.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: Graduate of a top law school accredited by the American Bar Association. JD Degree. 2-5+ years of experience with corporate securities / public company reporting. Experience with biopharmaceutical and/or life sciences industry. Major law firm or in-house counsel experience in biopharmaceutical and/or life sciences industry a plus. Experience with biopharmaceutical licensing transactions a plus. Experience with SEC reporting and corporate governance areas. Ability to understand legal and business issues quickly, exercise sound judgment, and provide practical, hands-on, business-oriented legal advice and solutions. Works well with others and interacts comfortably with associates across departments and job levels. Ability to develop trust-based and collaborative negotiating and working relationships with internal and external partners (CROs and other service providers and current and potential future biopharma partners). A problem solver who takes responsibility for projects, identifies and solves issues independently, and provides practical solutions and legal analysis.

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