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Counsel/senior Counsel

Company name

Aptinyx Inc.

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Date Last Verified

Jun 17,2019

Valid Through

Sep 30,2019

Posted on

Apr 19,2019

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Evanston, IL, United States

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Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Counsel/Senior Counsel
The candidate must have a strong background in contract negotiation and management including, drafting and negotiating nondisclosure agreements, vendor agreements, master services agreements, and clinical trial agreements as well as demonstrated experience as a trusted advisor in managing confidential and sensitive information. Also desirable is experience in employment matters, HIPAA and data privacy, SEC compliance, and litigation. Will provide practical, timely, and high-quality legal support and counseling to the organization with the opportunity to assist in various aspects of the business. Responsible for drafting, redlining, negotiating, and interpreting a variety of contracts to arrive at balanced solutions. Contracts/agreements the Counsel/Senior Counsel will manage include but are not limited to confidentiality agreements; consulting; sponsored research; material transfer; master services; supply agreements; employment agreements. Interpret various contracts to advise on risk, resolution of contractual disputes, and achieving Company business goals. Maintains contract database to ensure documentation of requests to review and/or draft, business approvals, filing fully executed documents, and tracking status of request(s). Develops processes and practices that streamline the contracting process, including developing and refining templates. Engages with and manages outside counsel, as necessary, in support of businesses contract and legal execution priorities. Proven project management experience with a history of balancing competing priorities and adapting to changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Supports the Vice President, Legal Affairs in a wide variety of matters, including but not limited to, managing confidential and sensitive information, employment matters, HIPAA and data privacy matters, SEC compliance, and litigation. Should have JD degree from an accredited law school and admission to the Illinois state bar . Must have 5+ years of contract experience. Should preferably have working experience with applicable state and federal employment laws. Should have experience with SEC reporting and familiarity with related regulations, requirements, and practices. Experience in patent applications and maintenance of the application process a plus.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Aptinyx Inc.
909 Davis Street
Suite 600
Evanston, IL 60201

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