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The Innocoll general counsel is responsible for ensuring legal compliance and limiting risk exposure. The general counsel leads the company’s strategic and tactical legal initiatives and provides senior management with effective legal advice on company strategies and their implementation. The general counsel is directly involved in business transactions and in negotiating critical contracts. The general counsel manages the legal function through oversight of the work of outside counsel and is responsible for keeping parent company apprised of legal matters.
Provide accurate legal guidance to the executive staff on all matters that affect the company.
Manage the compliance, risk management and legal services groups.
Attend executive level meetings related to the future direction of the company, pending mergers and acquisitions, and changes in policy.
Create and/or review vendor contracts and contractor agreements.
Ensure that the company is in compliance with all current business process laws.
Working with parent company, participates in the definition and development of governance policies, procedures and programs.
Provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.
Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.
Assumes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
Structures and manages the company’s internal legal function and staff.
Working with parent company, participates in the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel.
Provide cost-effective management of outside legal resources.
Required Education and Experience
Masters’ degree in law required, J.D. preferred.
Strong business and finance acumen.
Minimum of ten years’ legal practice experience.
Minimum of five years’ experience working in the life sciences industry.
Previous experience as a general counsel preferred.
Experience working on matters of corporate governance.
About Innocoll Pharmaceuticals
Innocoll is dedicated to making better happen – striving to engineer better medicines to transform today’s treatment approaches.
Our pre-commercial product, XARACOLL, is a biocompatable, biodegradable bupivacaine HCI collagen-matrix implant used to treat postsurgical pain. XARACOLL has been studied in two Phase III clinical trials for postsurgical analgesia as a part of multi-modal therapy for patients undergoing hernia repair, We are anticipating FDA approval of XARACOLL at the end of 2018.