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Global pharmaceutical company with offices in Central New Jersey is seeking a Life Sciences Senior Counsel to join its team. This attorney will support the M&A , Business Development, Commercial and R&D teams of the company’s U.S.-based branded, generic and over-the-counter business operations. The ideal candidate will have experience handling a broad range of business-related agreements in the branded and generics pharma space, including mergers and acquisitions, in-and out-licensing transactions, development, manufacturing and supply agreements, commercial and R&D agreements and will be comfortable working directly with the business and negotiating with counterparties.
Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a wide range of business-related and commercial contracts, including purchase agreements and ancillary assignment documents, license and collaboration agreements, development agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, master service agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, purchase/rebate agreements, wholesaler agreements, GPO agreements, managed care agreements, sponsored research agreements, grant agreements for investigator-initiated studies, laboratory services agreements, research and development agreements, clinical study agreements, and other agreements related to branded and generic commercial and R&D operations and to OTC commercial operations.
Managing acquisition and divestiture deal activities, including drafting and negotiating the letter of intent, managing outside counsel, performing due diligence, negotiating the purchase agreement and other key transaction documents, advising management on key deal terms and associated risks, coordinating the closing process and assisting with integration efforts and other post-closing matters.
Managing a high volume and variety of transactions.
Providing practical legal advice and support directly to clients in a fast-paced environment with a high level of professionalism.
Implementing improvements to contract templates and the contract management processes.
Training and guiding business teams on the use of contract templates, relevant legal issues, and good contracting practices.
Keeps informed of new laws, regulations and industry trends affecting the company, and assists with development of policies and training as needed.
at least 4+ years of relevant contracting experience in-house or at a law firm; experience with or in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device or healthcare industries strongly preferred.
training as a corporate associate in a law firm focused on M&A work is preferred.
JD from accredited law school and license to practice in at least one US jurisdiction. NJ, NY or PA admissions are preferred.
Excellent drafting and negotiating skills.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Exceptional organizational and time management skills.
Ability to prioritize competing projects and priorities.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to proactively identify and resolve problems.
Experience with government price reporting and contracting preferred.
Pharmaceutical law expertise (FDA regulations and guidances; Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act and related regulations, PhRMA Code, and fraud and abuse laws, federal and state kickback laws; False Claims Act).
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