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Health Care Attorney in San Mateo, CA

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Date Last Verified

Jun 11, 2021

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Apr 09, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


San Mateo, CA, United States
Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
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Transactions Counsel
Responsibilities: Supports strategic business development initiatives, including discovery, development and/or commercial-stage collaborations, in-bound and out-bound license agreements, M&A, joint venture, supply, manufacturing, distribution, quality, and safety agreements and ongoing alliances; Drafts and negotiates confidentiality and material transfer agreements; Drafts and negotiates preliminary transaction documents, including term sheets; Drafts, negotiates and closes definitive agreements; Performs legal due diligence in support of Business Development activities; Works closely with Alliance Management, Business Development, IP, Finance, Tax, R&D, Regulatory, Drug Safety and Quality, Manufacturing, Commercial, and other key internal stakeholders; Possesses and maintains a strong working knowledge of licensing and collaboration structures, provisions, and “what’s market” for drug discovery, development, commercialization, distribution, supply, and manufacturing transactions (both large and small molecules, as well as companion diagnostics and data sharing); Provides ongoing legal support to Business Development and Alliance Management teams responsible for multiple collaborations, including negotiating and drafting amendments to existing agreements; Assists with the development and upkeep of transaction templates and forms; Assists with public disclosures and securities filings related to transactions; and. Oversees outside counsel and advisors to ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited U.S. law school, and licensed with at least one state bar. 8+ years of relevant experience at a leading law firm and/or in-house legal department of a biopharmaceutical or life sciences company, with 3+ years at a leading law firm. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, MS Project, MS PowerPoint and Outlook. Strong negotiation, communication, drafting and interpersonal skills; Significant experience with global and territory-specific business development transactions, including collaborations, licensing, M&A, joint venture, supply, manufacturing, distribution, quality and safety agreements; Working knowledge of biology and chemistry, pharmaceutical regulations, and patent and IP laws relevant to strategic transactions involving therapeutic drugs, particularly in oncology; Significant experience providing strategic, well-reasoned and insightful counseling on complex legal and business issues, with a focus on providing constructive solutions; Highly adept at resolving challenging legal issues and delivering sound, clear, and practical advice; Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with key executives and business partners; Strong organizational and time management skills in order to balance working on multiple projects in parallel; Self-directed individual who is able to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, high volume environment and meet deadlines; Highly effective communication skills (both verbal and written); Ability to understand complicated laws and regulations and translate them into practical, business-oriented legal counsel; Detail-oriented; Ability to handle confidential and proprietary information using excellent discretion and judgment; Self-motivated, able to work independently and be reliable and responsive; Ability to be flexible and willing to accept new responsibilities as needed.

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