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Senior Director, Corporate Counsel

Company name

SAGE Therapeutics

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Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Cambridge, MA

Date Last Verified

Mar 16,2018

Posted on

Feb 20,2018
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Senior Director, Corporate Counsel The candidate will handle corporate governance and SEC reporting matters, including annual and quarterly SEC reports, Section 16 filings, proxy statements, and offerings. Working with a team of contract managers to draft, review, negotiate and interpret a wide range of agreements, including clinical trial agreements; master service agreements; consulting agreements; manufacturing agreements; licensing and research collaborations; and other strategic agreements for drug development, manufacture and supply and commercialization. Work across all company departments to meet business objectives. Participate in developing legal strategy and direction for the Company. Provide leadership on cross-functional teams, identify legal issues, provide legal options and analysis of possible legal solutions, and give recommendations for addressing critical issues so that business and legal objectives are met. Proactively help address potential securities compliance issues to prevent or minimize legal risk to the company. Interacting with external counsel, advisors, external vendors, and business partners. Working collaboratively and creatively with internal clients by clearly and effectively rendering practical and timely legal advice on complex issues/concepts. Advising on the interpretation of legal documents and applicable laws and regulations in a manner that provides practical legal advice while properly managing risk to the organization. Keeping informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the organization, and assisting with development of policies and training as needed. Should have Law Degree from a nationally recognized law school and member of a state Bar. Must have 10+ years’ experience in legal practice (with a combination of large law firm and in-house experience strongly valued). Should have experience working as in-house counsel or external counsel in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry responsible for providing legal advice on a broad set of general corporate matters. Must have significant experience working on corporate governance and SEC reporting matters.

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ID: 2017-1640

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
SAGE Therapeutics
215 First Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

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