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Corporate Counsel Contracts

Company name

Exelixis, Inc.

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Aug 15,2018

Posted on

Jul 31,2018

Years of Experience

3-5 yrs required


South San Francisco, CA
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Corporate Counsel – Contracts The candidate provides transactional legal support to the Research and Development organizations and other departments in conjunction with senior members of the Legal team. Draft, review and negotiate a wide range of contracts in support of the Research and Development organizations (which may include: confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, materials transfer agreements, simple and complex clinical trial agreements, clinical advisory board agreements, and various vendor services agreements and master agreements). Review and provide input regarding clinical trial-related documents, such as informed consent forms and privacy documents, and serve as an internal legal resource to the development and clinical teams. Advise and troubleshoot on existing agreements and operational arrangements. Identify and define operational and legal risks and be able to communicate those risks to appropriate internal decision-makers for discussion and resolution. Interact with internal clients effectively to address legal and business questions. Interface with clinical research organizations, hospitals and universities to facilitate clinical trials. Handle miscellaneous legal tasks on an as needed basis under direction of senior attorneys. Implements organizational or team objectives and interprets company policies. Helps guide the successful completion of major programs, projects and/or functions. Aids in the development technical and/or business solutions to complex problems in creative and effective ways.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have BS/BA degree, preferably in life sciences or a related field. JD degree required and must be admitted to practice, preferably in California. Typically requires 3-5 years of experience as an attorney in a law firm or in-house legal environment in the biotechnology or pharmaceuticals industry. Contract drafting and negotiation experience required. Clinical trial contract drafting and negotiation experience is desired. Must Possesses clear and concise verbal and written communication skills, and must have excellent interpersonal communication skills. Also requires strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Deltaview, and Internet). Must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills. Should have ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and with the ability to re-prioritize on short time frames.

Additional info

Job ID #: 2005

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Exelixis, Inc.
170 Harbor Way
South San Francisco, CA 94083

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