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Corporate Counsel / Senior Associate Counsel

Company name

Kedrion Biopharma Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 16,2019

Valid Through

Oct 29,2019

Posted on

Jun 10,2019

Years of Experience

3-4 yrs required

Location

Fort Lee, NJ, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Corporate Counsel / Senior Associate Counsel
The candidate will report to the US General Counsel. Will draft, review, negotiate and execute contracts, contract amendments, and agreements with varying levels of complexity. Collaborate with business units at all levels throughout the organization to ensure that agreements adequately protect company’s interests. Provide legal and risk management counsel to senior leaders advising them on contract status, legal risks and business terms of various deals. Help influence and guide business decisions. Establish and monitor preferred legal terms and precedents for contracting activity. Interpret existing contracts and advise on contract interpretation issues. Contracts and agreements include: manufacturing and contract manufacturing; 3rd party supply and procurement agreements; quality agreements; asset sale agreements; sales contracts for the plasma business; lease agreements; professional services and employment/staffing/consulting agreements; and various other agreements, e.g. NDA/CDAs. Collaborate with senior leadership within the different business units, business development personnel, the Legal and Finance teams regarding the negotiation of M&A deals and strategic transactions. Draft and negotiate asset sale agreements, manage the due diligence process, carry out all assignments and support the business transition. Partner with and manage the support of outside counsel for any potential litigation. Provide supporting documents, aide in any investigations, review of court documents and negotiating settlements with support from senior leadership. Advise each site location, i.e. manufacturing, blood donation center, on licensing issues and regulatory matters affecting the individual sites. Make appropriate judgment calls during times of ambiguity and can lead others through new legal territory. Pursue calculated risk benefit analysis in an unpredictable environment with appropriate contingency planning and continually challenge status quo. Ensure compliance with all government regulations and mandates. Contribute to investigations as needed to address potential compliance concerns. Deal with complex, significant matters that cut across legal and related areas, evaluate and weigh multiple inputs and impacts of decisions or course of action on the business. Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks to the company business. Drive innovation and actively contribute to new strategies supporting business goals. Identify and develop best practices in support of key projects and initiatives. Support the continuous improvement of templates and legal processes. Create and deliver training to internal stakeholders as needed. Assist with and support legal and corporate due diligence activities on strategic transactions, as requested, and actively participate in all projects within the Legal Department as necessary. In collaboration with others, create and implement new policies, templates and/or processes. Partner with Human Resources to review and update offer letter agreements, new hire paperwork, employee handbook, etc. Educate clients regarding relevant legal updates, industry and regulatory developments, industry best practices, and risk mitigation solutions.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an accredited US law school. Should be a member of a State Bar (New York and/or New Jersey) and in good standing. Must have 3-4 years of related experience in a legal counseling role for pharma/biotech industry either in-house or at a major law firm. Strong knowledge and key expertise in multiple areas of law, including: contracts, procurement, pharmaceuticals/healthcare, labor and employment, regulatory, transactions required. Significant experience drafting and negotiating complex contracts including manufacturing & supply agreements, asset sale is needed. Thorough understanding of pharmaceutical business and related legal issues is a must. Should be an excellent negotiator who knows how to keep complex legal negotiations simple and clear. Proficiency in Italian is helpful.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1533

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Kedrion Biopharma Inc.
400 Kelby Street
11th Floor
Fort Lee, NJ 07024

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