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Corporate Counsel – Contracts and Licensing (Foster City, CA) Gilead Sciences, Inc.
The Corporate Legal Group at Gilead is seeking a life sciences transactional attorney who thrives in a high-volume, fast-paced, high-performing and collaborative corporate environment to join its team.
Responsibilities will include (i) being the primary point of contact on legal contract issues for one or more Gilead departments; (ii) drafting and negotiating contracts and other legal documents in support of a broad range of client groups which may include R&D, Medical Affairs and Manufacturing and Commercial Operations; and (iii) working closely with the existing Corporate Legal team and the Corporate Development and Alliance Management operations to support strategic transactions and ongoing alliances as needed.
Essential Duties and Job Functions • The person in this position will, among other things: • Draft and negotiate a wide range of legal documents typical of a biotech or pharmaceutical research organization including MTAs and research collaborations with academic institutions, agreements with NIH and other governmental entities such as CRADAs, supply agreements, funded research agreements, grant agreements, and various vendor services agreements. • Draft and negotiate R&D licensing, development, and collaboration agreements as needed. • Advise Gilead's 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. • Mentor, train and advise contract specialists in the Corporate Legal department on the preparation, negotiation and execution of form-based documents. • Work with Gilead's Corporate Development team and other departments within the company to conduct and coordinate due diligence efforts in strategic transactions as needed. • Support other attorneys in the Corporate Legal Group on company transactions and management of existing alliances and partnerships as needed. • Work with attorneys in the Gilead IP Group in a corporate litigation support function as needed. • Requirements: • Willingness and ability to work with and coordinate activities across a large number of individuals across various departments, not only within the company's headquarters in Foster City, but also throughout the company's domestic and international subsidiaries in Europe, Latin America and Asia. • Appropriately triage a heavy workflow, setting appropriate priorities with clients and delivering results efficiently. • Ability to think creatively, devise solutions to challenging problems and effectively drive issues to closure. • Exercise mature and reliable judgment while enjoying the company's enthusiastic, informal and fast-paced environment. • Ability to work independently and as a team.
Education & Experience • Juris Doctorate from a nationally recognized law school. • Admitted to practice (preferably in California). • BS in life sciences or related field preferred. • At least 5 years in a law firm and/or in-house advising on, drafting and negotiating agreements, including significant experience with transactions in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry. • Prior experience with or exposure to agreements with academic institutions and/or the NIH and other governmental entities preferred. • Prior experience with or exposure to international regulatory processes for pharmaceutical products and laws and regulations governing clinical trials preferred. • Ability to manage and serve a wide range of clients within the company by recognizing and responding quickly and pragmatically to urgent situations and demanding clients. • Exceptional and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.