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Corporate Counsel

Bay Area: Peninsula

Our client, an innovative diagnostics company in Redwood City, is looking for a Corporate Counsel who can thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment to join their growing, dynamic legal team.


  • Collaborate with members of the legal and clinical operations teams to manage and negotiate clinical trial agreements and vendor contracts for the Company’s clinical evidence collection programs.
  • Review, draft, and negotiate a wide range of collaboration agreements including companion diagnostic agreements, clinical trial agreements; clinical research agreements, master service agreements; supply agreements; consulting and confidentiality agreements; research collaborations; and other strategic agreements.
  • Manage contracts workflow and prioritization in line with the Company’s objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with internal clients to provide a wide range of general corporate legal services in a clear, practical, and timely manner.
  • Advise on the interpretation of legal documents in a manner that provides accurate guidance and practical advice while properly managing risk to the organization.
  • Serve as internal point of contact for document management activities.
  • Work across all company departments, particularly the research and supply chain groups, to meet business objectives and advance key business partnerships.
  • Keep informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the organization.
  • Assist with development of policies and employee training as needed.
  • Interact with external counsel, external vendors, and business partners.


  • J.D. from a nationally recognized law school and member of a state bar (California preferred); Bachelor/graduate degree in the biological sciences a plus.
  • 5+ years of commercial contracts experience (large law firm and/or in-house experience) in the biotechnology space.
  • Demonstrated experience drafting and negotiating contracts, with an emphasis on understanding life sciences transactions and associated intellectual property issues.
  • Excellent analytical, writing, and contract interpretation skills; an ability to analyze complex issues, develop practical solutions, and communicate complex issues in a simple way.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to form quality working relationships with other employees and partners; good conflict management and negotiation skills.
  • Personal integrity and ethics in business conduct.
  • Sound business judgment and strategic thinking, with the ability to define business tradeoffs, generate creative solutions, and anticipate the impact of decisions.
  • Well-organized, responsive, and hardworking, with the capacity to handle a variety of complex matters and manage projects under deadline pressure.
  • Willing to accept full ownership of work product and deliver the highest quality results.
  • Familiarity with HIPAA and HITECH laws and healthcare fraud and abuse laws desired, but not necessary.

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