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Contract Law Attorney in Foster City, CA

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Company name

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Organization Type


Job Type


Practice Area

Contract Law

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


Foster City, CA

Date Last Verified

Apr 17,2018

Posted on

Apr 11,2018

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Contracts and Licensing Attorney Duties: Draft and negotiate a wide range of legal documents typical of a biotech or pharmaceutical research organization including IT implementation agreements, software license agreements, data privacy agreements, software as a service (Saas) agreements, grant and sponsorship agreements, various vendor services agreements, MTAs, funded research agreements, research collaborations with academic institutions, and agreements with NIH and other governmental entities such as CRADAs. Partner with one or more business units to serve as a legal liaison, understand specific business unit practices and industry norms and proactively provide appropriate legal support. Advise Gilead’s internal clients on contract interpretation, dispute resolution, IP ownership and other legal risks. Assist with the development of policies and procedures, and standard template language to be used in contracts. Mentor, train and advise contract specialists in the Corporate Legal department on the preparation, negotiation and execution of form-based documents. Lead cross functional projects to support the operational management of the Corporate Legal department and take ownership of the project’s completion and deliverables, as well as the implementation of any resulting new processes. Responsibilities: will include (i) being the primary point of contact on legal contract issues for one or more departments; (ii) drafting and negotiating contracts, software licenses and other legal documents in support of a broad range of client groups which may include R&D, Medical Affairs, and Commercial Operations; and (iii) working closely with the existing Corporate Legal team to support other projects and work as needed.

Qualification and Experience

Requirements: JD Degree from a nationally recognized law school. Admitted to practice (preferably in California). BS in life sciences or related field preferred. 4+ years in a law firm and/or in-house advising on, drafting and negotiating complex. Prior experience with or exposure to agreements with academic institutions and/or the NIH and other governmental entities preferred. Prior experience with or exposure to international regulatory processes for pharmaceutical products and laws and regulations governing clinical trials preferred. Ability to manage and serve a wide range of clients within the company by recognizing and responding quickly and pragmatically to urgent situations and demanding clients. Exceptional and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail. Professional demeanor and ability to prioritize projects in a very fast paced environment. Willingness and ability to work with and coordinate activities across a large number of individuals across various departments, not only within the company’s headquarters in Foster City, but also throughout the company’s domestic and international subsidiaries in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Appropriately triage a heavy workflow, setting appropriate priorities with clients and delivering results efficiently. Ability to think creatively, devise solutions to challenging problems and effectively drive issues to closure. Exercise mature and reliable judgment while enjoying the company’s enthusiastic, informal and fast-paced environment. Ability to work independently and as a team.

Additional info

Ref. R0003546

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
333 Lakeside Drive
Foster City, CA 94404