Senior Counsel, Business Development And Alliance Management

Full-time 9 views
Company Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Location Summit, NJ, United States



Min 10 yrs required


May 12, 2022

Aug 25, 2022

Jan 12, 2022


Senior Counsel, Business Development and Alliance Management
The candidate will be primarily responsible for providing legal advice, guidance, and support for Alliance Management, clinical collaborations, and Business Development transactions for Translational Medicine, Digital Health, and Research Enabling Transactions. M&A transactions will be part of the responsibility. Will report to the Assistant General Counsel, Business Development and Alliance Management. Lead negotiations and provide direct counseling to internal clients on clinical collaborations and on routine, moderate, and complex Business Development transactions for Translational Medicine, Digital Health, and Research Enabling Transactions. Provide legal advice and legal interpretation on rights and obligations under executed agreements overseen by Alliance Management. Assist with resolution of disputes under executed agreements overseen by Alliance Management. Lead negotiations for new agreements that expand the relationship with existing collaborators that are parties to executed agreements overseen by Alliance Management. Advise internal clients in structuring and advising on various transactions in a way that advances the company’s strategy while addressing legal risks. Draft, negotiate and finalize routine, non-routine, complex, and novel contracts in an effective, efficient, and time-sensitive manner. Identify and resolve critical legal issues and identify and help resolve critical business issues arising from transactions. Assist with negotiating and drafting agreements for some M&A transactions. Proactively advise internal clients regarding transaction issues in close collaboration with lawyers from other practice areas and relevant subject matter experts throughout the company.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Law degree from a recognized university. Qualification to practice law in New Jersey or the ability to obtain an NJ in-house counsel limited license is needed. Should have 10+ years of legal experience and experience in drafting and negotiating Business Development agreements related to the bio/pharmaceutical or life-sciences industry, including license agreements, collaboration agreements, sponsored research agreements, master research and development agreements, and complex agreements for diagnostic products for therapeutics. Should have an understanding of the health care industry. Preference for candidates with a strong scientific background, especially in biology, chemistry, or biochemistry, and with experience supporting Alliance Management and drafting and negotiating complex Translational Medicine and Digital Health agreements. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and can successfully manage internal client expectations and can work/operate well with a variety of personalities/capabilities in cross-functional teams, matrix environments.

Additional info

Job ID: R1550876.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
345 Park Avenue
New York City, NY 10154

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