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Senior Corporate Counsel, Contracts


Our client, a growing healthcare organization, is seeking a Senior Corporate Counsel, Contracts. In this role, you will provide assistance with the company’s contracts, including negotiation and execution. You will partner with clinical, finance, research & development, market access, marketing, manufacturing and other internal clients from other departments to independently negotiate contracts that protect the company from risk and ensure compliance with company guidelines.


  • Draft, review, analyze and negotiate contracts relating to research, development and commercial activities.
  • Various agreements will include collaboration and development agreements, sponsored research agreements, licensing agreements, clinical trial agreements, technology transfer agreements, clinical and commercial supply agreements, market access agreements, materials transfer agreements, service agreement, agreements with contract research organizations (CROs), etc.
  • Act as the primary contact between the project team and/or business unit and the external party, ensuring that all legal and contractual matters are addressed efficiently and promptly
  • Develop strong working relationships with functional groups and project teams.
  • Respond to complex inquiries regarding contract obligations and revisions.
  • Identify risks and issues, suggests alternatives that lead to the best solution.
  • Prepare and disseminate information regarding contract status, compliance, modifications, etc.
  • Review, analyze and track in-process and on-going agreements.
  • Assist in implementing and maintaining a contract lifecycle management system.
  • Report the status of contracts to internal clients using established processes.
  • Provide training to company employees regarding the Contract Management process
  • Responsible for effectively interacting with Intellectual Property Counsel to ensure appropriate handling of intellectual property issues in agreements.
  • Effectively interact with Regulatory Counsel and Compliance to ensure appropriate handling of regulatory/compliance issues in contract matters.
  • Effectively interact with Quality Assurance to ensure appropriate handling of quality matters.
  • Prepare template agreements, modify existing templates and prepare unique agreements as required.
  • Work to ensure clear and prompt communication with company employees, and outside parties regarding contracts.
  • Handle miscellaneous legal tasks or special assignments on an as-needed basis.


  • JD plus 7+ years of experience with pharmaceutical or healthcare contracting and negotiation at a law firm and/or in-house with a pharmaceutical, medical device, or healthcare company.
  • Drafting and strong legal analysis skills, and knowledge of the regulations and statutes and industry guidelines impacting pharmaceutical research, development and commercial contracts including data privacy.
  • Proficient with Word and have a working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Access.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; professional manner.
  • Able to work effectively and efficiently with all levels of management and personnel.
  • Able to comprehend and manage business contracts and other complex documents.
  • Able to handle multiple projects in a timely manner.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including a strong sense of team.
  • Understanding of business and the ability to diagnose legal problems and present positive, creative solutions and alternatives for management.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Able to work independently while exercising initiative, flexibility and good judgment.
  • Works well under pressure to meet specific deadlines.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.

Compensation:  The salary range for this position is $250,000 - $280,000 per year. A candidate’s salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and location.

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