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.