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Svp, General Counsel

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Company Cytokinetics, Inc. Location South San Francisco, CA, United States



Min 20 yrs required



Nov 25, 2022

Mar 10, 2023

Jun 19, 2022


SVP, General Counsel
Responsibilities: Lead and build the legal team in support of our strategic plan and meet business objectives. Ensures that Company legal matters are handled in a manner that protects the Company’s position in the marketplace and its reputation with customers, the general public, and government and its regulatory agencies. Coordinates efforts with peers and internal teams accordingly. Provide sound legal advice on all issues affecting the existing and future business, including development of legal strategies to support business initiatives and appropriately mitigate exposure to risk. Co-lead and manage all corporate deal structuring, negotiation and execution activities. Guide and structure, the contracting and maintenance of licensing agreements, strategic alliances, research partnerships, complex commercial transactions and other corporate collaborations. Manage, in partnership with the Finance team, all SEC filings and ensuring corporate compliance. Plan activities to ensure comprehensive international patent protections to preserve corporate freedom to operate and exclude competitive entrants. Oversee the management of a large, complex and diverse patent portfolio, direct outside counsel engaged in activities associated with patent protection, interference and litigation and build out internal IP function. Proactively ensure that Cytokinetics conducts business in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Manage external counsel for all legal activities, ensuring high quality and cost-effective support.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: J.D. and admission to at least one U.S. State Bar. Admission, or eligibility, for California RIHC. Advanced degree in science or equivalent experience is a plus. Should have 20 years of legal experience, with a combination of law firm and in-house experience. General Counsel experience with a commercial-stage life sciences company is required, global experience highly preferred. Relevant experience in supporting new product launches both in the U.S. and Europe. Significant experience with government affairs, FDA and EMA regulations. Significant transactional experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry, having brought multiple partnering/out-licensing negotiations to a successful conclusion. Broad legal experience with contracts and commercial and corporate transactions, as well as excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills. Excellent knowledge of the managed markets/payer industry, rebate agreements, specialty pharmacies and related payer groups, Medicare, Tricare, 340B and other government programs required. Solid experience building and leading a legal organization overseeing complex biopharmaceutical patent prosecution and strategy; in-depth patent interference and litigation experience. Comprehensive understanding of pharmaceutical business including research, development, manufacturing, clinical, regulatory, sales and marketing. Resourceful and analytical thinker, creative problem solver, and a commitment to client centricity with a growth mindset. Skilled in communication, social style flexibility, and agile thinking. Thorough understanding of market research, financial analysis, market development, scientific and technology assessment and business/product valuation. Strong influence and interpersonal skills necessary to overcome the business challenges of persuading other entities to participate in Cytokinetics programs. Must be a self-motivated, hands-on executive who functions effectively in an entrepreneurial, high-energy team environment.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Cytokinetics, Inc.
280 East Grand Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080

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