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Senior Director, Corporate Counsel The candidate will provide advice and counseling on matters relating to research and development activities, contract drafting and negotiations, and program and alliance management in support of a broad range of client groups which include R&D, CMC & Manufacturing, G&A and will work closely with the existing Corporate Legal team to support other projects and work. Draft and negotiate contracts, licenses, and other legal documents, including CDAs, MTAs, manufacturing agreements, license agreements, clinical trial agreements, purchasing terms and conditions, supply agreements and various vendor services agreements. Advise firm internal clients on contract interpretation, dispute resolution, IP ownership and other legal risks. Assist with the development of policies and procedures, and standard template language to be used in contracts. Appropriately triage a heavy workflow, setting appropriate priorities with clients and delivering results efficiently. Assist in the negotiation and drafting of term sheets, collaboration, licensing and other agreements. Assist with due diligence reviews to support firm's business development activities and working collaboratively with the Business Development, CMC and Manufacturing, and external counsel. Develop and continually expands a thorough understanding of firm's current and planned business activities, programs, competitors, and markets and keeps abreast of developing legal trends, laws and regulations. Must have JD degree and requisite active Bar licensure. Should have 10+ years' experience in the bio/pharma life sciences department of a leading law firm and/or corporate law department. Strong legal background in the field of biotechnology/pharmaceutical research and development is required. Experience with applicable regulations related to pharma/biotech R&D activities is needed. Experience with collaborations, consortiums and license agreements strongly preferred. Experience with gene therapies and/or DNA/RNA-based therapeutics is a plus.
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