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Gilead Sciences, Inc. (“Gilead”) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Vice President, Intellectual Property to be located at its Foster City, CA corporate headquarters. Gilead is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates, please respond to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this search or directly to GileadVPIP@MLAGlobal.com. Please do not contact Gilead directly; all resumes sent to Gilead will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
OVERVIEW: Gilead’s Intellectual Property group is comprised of approximately 50 legal professionals based in Foster City, CA; Seattle, WA; Santa Monica, CA; and Stockley Park in the UK. The department is focused on (i) patent prosecution in numerous disease areas requiring deep knowledge of chemistry and biology, (ii) significant patent litigation against innovator and generic competitors in the U.S. and around the world, and (iii) trademark prosecution and enforcement. Gilead engages in significant business development activity which places heavy demand on the group to provide due diligence advice to business development teams and senior management. The Vice President, Intellectual Property (VPIP) will be an individual who has a proven track record of managing a large team in a complex, international and rapidly transforming Intellectual Property department. The VPIP will be located in Foster City, California, and report to the EVP and General Counsel, Brett Pletcher.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 15 years’ prior industry and law firm experience managing both increasingly complex prosecution and litigation matters for diverse intellectual property portfolios. Ideal candidates at some point in their career will have hands-on scientific experience in one or more areas relevant to the development of small molecule and/or biologic human pharmaceuticals and have experience supporting business development transactions.
COMPENSATION: Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world's largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly-specialized legal... professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Committed to providing full service in response to the talent needs of its clients, MLA also provides executive search services through its affiliate, Allegis Partners. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted "Best Legal Recruiter" by readers of The National Law Journal. To learn more about MLA, visit www.mlaglobal.com. To learn more about Allegis Partners, visit www.allegis-partners.com