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Corporate Counsel

Company name

Corteva Agriscience

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jun 18,2019

Valid Through

Oct 01,2019

Posted on

May 31,2019

Years of Experience

6-9 yrs required


Johnston, IA, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Corporate Counsel
The candidate will report to the Associate General Counsel. Will primarily provide legal guidance, counsel and strategic input to business development teams and crop platform leaders in support of various complex collaborations and licensing with third parties, as well as have the opportunity to support other various legal commercial work. Work closely with the intellectual property group in supporting the technology, transfer and licensing group, which is responsible for in and out-licensing of material and technology. Working independently, provide timely and efficient legal services to the Seeds and Biotech Business Platform on commercial and transactional matters. Take lead in devising negotiation strategies, as well as assist business in the negotiation of complex business arrangements. Promptly draft, review and negotiate a wide range of commercial agreements, major collaborations and licensing of technology. Actively participate as a member of number of leadership management teams. Provide (directly or in cooperation with others, such as other AgCo in-house counsel, outside counsel or AgCo Ethics and Compliance) client education and training on critical issues. Manage and direct outside counsel to ensure the most effective and efficient utilization of resources to support client objectives. Consistently anticipate, guard against, and propose mitigation strategies for the management of potential contractual, compliance and financial risks.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Law degree appropriate to the jurisdiction served. Should be licensed to practice law in appropriate jurisdiction. Must have 6-9 years of commensurate experience. Should have strong experience and background in drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements and transactions. Background in biosciences and patent law a plus.

Additional info

Req ID: 205850W-01

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Corteva Agriscience
PO Box 1000
Johnston, IA 50131-0184

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