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Senior Corporate Counsel

Company name

Surface Oncology

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Feb 17, 2020

Valid Through

Jun 01, 2020

Posted on

Aug 09, 2019

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Cambridge, MA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Health Care >> Health Care
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Senior Corporate Counsel
The candidate will draft and negotiate contracts and other legal documents, including CDAs, MTAs, manufacturing agreements, license agreements, clinical trial agreements, purchasing terms & conditions, supply agreements and various vendor services agreements. Appropriately triage a heavy workflow, set clear priorities and expectations with clients, and efficiently deliver results. Advise on contract interpretation, dispute resolution and legal risks. Collaborate closely with intellectual property team on IP-related contractual matters and R&D program support. Lead corporate due diligence efforts and support business development activities, including the negotiation of strategic agreements, in collaboration with internal stakeholders and outside counsel. Support corporate governance and compliance efforts; assist with the development and implementation of company policies and procedures. Help design, implement and maintain an effective global healthcare compliance and privacy program; advise on global privacy matters. Develop and continually expand a thorough understanding of Surface’s current and planned business activities, programs, competitors and markets, and keep abreast of developing corporate legal trends, laws and regulations. Educate and advise colleagues on global legal and compliance issues.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have J.D. and active bar licensure. 10+ years of experience in a biopharma corporate setting, law firm experience a plus. Must have strong legal background and experience in the field of biopharma R&D. Should have thorough understanding of healthcare laws and regulations and corporate governance issues related to the development and commercialization of biopharmaceutical products. Experience with collaborations, consortia and license agreements is strongly preferred. Experience with immunotherapies or antibody therapeutics is a plus. Must have ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients across the company, successfully build relationships, and efficiently manage outside counsel. Should have ability to think creatively, devise solutions to challenging problems, and drive issues to closure. Should have excellent interpersonal, decision-making and communications skills. Must have ability to manage multiple competing demands and prioritize effectively. Should have demonstrated experience in client counseling and a client service focus.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Surface Oncology
50 Hampshire Street
8th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

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