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Global pharmaceutical company is seeking a Senior Corporate Counsel – M&A, Licensing & Alliance Management to work with the Business Development group on mergers, acquisitions and licensing transactions, and with the Alliance Management and Third Party Manufacturing groups to support management of collaborations and negotiation of supply agreements for drug substance and finished product. The Senior Corporate Counsel will report to the Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel - M&A, Licensing, Alliance Management & Corporate Affairs.
This position will be located at the company's headquarters in Northern New Jersey or at the company's office in Manhattan, at the candidate’s option. Occasional travel to the other office location will be required.
Main Areas of Responsibility
Lead the drafting and negotiation of product licensing and acquisition transactions (including acquisitions of assets and privately held companies), including due diligence, and review and revision of transaction agreements, confidentiality agreements, term sheets and proposals.
Manage outside counsel in connection with public and private company acquisitions.
Draft and negotiate supply/manufacturing agreements for drug substance and finished product.
Provide advice and support for existing collaborations, including interpretation of agreement provisions, preparation and negotiation of amendments and periodic liaising with collaboration partner attorneys.
Support product divestitures.
Advise Business Development, Alliance Management and Third Party Manufacturing groups in connection with the foregoing.
At least 6+ years of experience (including in the corporate department of a major law firm) with focus on acquisitions, licensing, joint ventures and/or collaborations.
New York or New Jersey Bar Admission.
Experience with pharmaceutical company clients or in-house experience at a pharmaceutical or biotech company.
Strong drafting, communication, analytical and negotiation skills.
Business focus and attention to detail.
Ability to work well with colleagues, senior management and business partners at the highest levels.
Undergraduate degree required.
JD from a top law school, with strong grades required.
Internal Number: 1075
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