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Head Of Legal And Administrative Affairs

Company name

Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

May 20,2019

Valid Through

Sep 02,2019

Posted on

May 15,2019

Years of Experience

Min 12 yrs required


Newton, MA, United States

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Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Head of Legal and Administrative Affairs
The candidate reporting to the CEO, will be responsible for all legal functions, including IP strategy and execution, healthcare compliance, corporate disclosure and compliance, commercial contracts, and employment matters. Will also be involved in business development and financing activities, represent and address legal matters with Board of Directors, serve as Corporate Secretary, and draw on and manage external legal team of corporate, IP, regulatory and employment law partners. Also collaborate closely with other functional heads. Finally, this role will also manage company’s administrative, IT and facilities functions as staffed by internal and external resources. Defines, architects and implements company’s IP strategy with respect to internal R&D pipeline, partners, competitors and suppliers. Working with outside IP counsel, conduct IP due diligence to support business partnerships and licensing, including design of IP framework and analysis of patentability, validity and freedom-to-operate. Provides legal support for financing activities and diligence associated with financing or other transactions./ Reviews, drafts and, in collaboration with functional, program, and financial partners, negotiates industry agreements, including business development and license agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, research and clinical trial agreements, consulting and service agreements and confidentiality agreements. Oversees the company’s compliance programs. Responsible for developing and maintaining appropriate policies, procedures and training programs across various functional areas. Reviews employment agreements and employment-related documents and assists HR team with employment legal matters as needed. Serves as Corporate Secretary for Board related activities. Plays key role in strategy, drafting and execution of Corporate Disclosures for Annual, Quarterly and ad-hoc SEC filings. Coordinates activities and legal advice from outside legal counsel as required, including regulatory counsel. Is responsible for key corporate support functions, including administrative, IT and facilities. Manages administrative team and IT consultants; evaluates appropriate staffing and internal/external mix of resources as company grows. Should have JD degree with 12+ years of general corporate legal experience in biotechnology, either in-house, private practice or both. Emerging growth and public company experience highly preferred. Demonstrated facility with and knowledge of key corporate biotechnology operational functions, including their interface with legal affairs is required.

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Hiring Coordinator
Allena Pharmaceuticals, Inc
One Newton Executive Park
Suite 202
Newton, MA 02462

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