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Global pharmaceutical company is seeking a Senior Corporate Counsel to join its team. This position is located in the company's Cambridge, Massachusetts office.
The Senior Corporate Counsel assumes responsibility for the negotiation, drafting and management of complex business development (BD) and licensing contracts on a global basis. The position reports directly to the Senior Business Development and Licensing Lawyer, He/she must have the legal skills, business acumen, and experience necessary to drive successful legal outcomes when the need arises, and the ability and inclination to actively shape policy on related BD and Licensing topics.
Leading the negotiation and drafting a broad range of BD, licensing and other transactional (both 'licensing-in' and 'licensing-out') agreements;
Working closely with clients to ensure the timely management of transactional BD and licensing opportunities and negotiation of relevant contracts;
Ensuring that clients are kept abreast of relevant legal developments;
Liasing with relevant internal teams, providing contractual legal support;
Contributing to legal due diligence procedures arising from BD or licensing-related contractual activities;
Taking advice from and instructing external counsel, wherever appropriate, and supervising their work;
Keeping informed of new laws, regulations and industry trends affecting the BD licensing space, and assisting with development of firm-wide policies as needed;
Interfacing with key stakeholders including: Strategy, BD, R&D, Medical & Regulatory Affairs, Operations, as well as colleagues in Legal - Global Functions and Legal - Corporate.
At least 5+ years of pharma legal experience; 3+ or more must be in the Business Development function;
Technical legal expertise in complex BD and licensing transactions;
Active membership and good standing in the MA state bar;
Excellent negotiation skills;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to manage workload and prioritize among a given number of active files at any one time;
Willingness to assist colleagues in other functions (Legal, Compliance, Finance, Accounting, etc.) with projects/activities in areas outside of his/her primary areas of responsibility;
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