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SomaLogic is a 200-person privately owned biotechnology company that delivers precise and personalized health insights using its proprietary technology, which measures changes in thousands of different proteins in blood and other sample types. We are a dedicated team of science-based colleagues working to maximize health and wellness for people around the world.
We are seeking a Senior Counsel/Principal Counsel to report to the Chief Legal Officer and assist with the day-to-day operations and functions of the legal department. This role will work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment while being an individual contributor, steering the administrative functions of the department, and preferably serving as Data Protection Officer.
Key Job Responsibilities:
Negotiate, draft, and implement a wide variety of complex, multi-party agreements in collaboration with departments throughout the organization
Provide administrative and directional leadership for legal department
Advise on technical, software, and data-related legal issues
Provide guidance to the organization on data protection issues, including HIPAA and GDPR
Develop, implement, and administer a contracts management system and other matter management tools as needed
Provide effective legal advice to departments throughout the organization
Four-year college degree
D. or LLB or higher legal degree
Licensed to practice law in Colorado or at least one U.S. state
If no active Colorado license, must be able to promptly obtain a Colorado single client or general license
Skills and experience
12+ years of relevant legal experience gained through a combination of major law firm and in-house experience, preferably with experience in a technical corporate environment, such as a biotechnology company, engineering firm, software or science organization
Experience working with data protection issues, including GDPR; IAPP certification a strong plus
Experience with complex commercial transactions in a technology or science field
Previous experience managing contracts administrators, paralegals, or other attorneys strongly preferred
Experience with compliance-related issues and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and enforce company compliance and legal policies and procedures
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization; requires gravitas, judgment, and self-confidence, but also respect for others, regardless of position, and willingness to work as a team member
Personal credibility and the ability to articulate legal positions and strategies concisely and quickly
Must demonstrate comfort in an iterative and fast-growing environment
Proven track record of strong negotiation, communication, organizational, and people management skills and the ability to influence and build relationships
Work is in typical office environment. Travel up to 20% may be required, including international travel.
Internal Number: 2018-131
SomaLogic was founded in 2000 by Larry Gold, with the goal of improving the quality of life of every individual by transforming how health was assessed and managed, based on the precise measurement of changes in the body’s proteins.
Building on over two decades of innovative research, SomaLogic scientists have developed a new proteomics technology that makes protein measurement as straightforward as DNA measurement. This technological breakthrough opens up a deeper understanding of the molecular bases of health and disease, and empowers individuals to use their highly personalized protein information to manage their individual health and wellness in real time.
Today, SomaLogic has over 200 employees worldwide. It is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.
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