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Senior Contracts Counsel
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Senior Contracts Counsel The candidate will perform duties : Drafting, reviewing and negotiating a variety of contracts, including master services agreements, work orders, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements and license agreements independently, as well as in coordination with internal and external counsel (depending on the complexity of the matter); Working collaboratively with key stakeholders (including senior management, internal clients, intellectual property and finance) to understand business needs and ensure contracts reflect and are consistent with those needs; Advising internal clients on contract interpretation, dispute resolution, risk allocation and other legal matters in a pragmatic way that results in actionable business advice; Advising and providing mentoring and oversight of junior attorneys and contract specialists on the preparation, negotiation and execution of high-volume contracts, documents and agreements and providing; Leading initiatives to improve contract processes, including by reducing cycle times and increasing efficiency; Assist in the the development of form and template agreements, fallback provisions and guidelines; Educating internal clients regarding contract policies and processes; Engaging and manage outside legal counsel on contracts matters; Representing function on cross-functional initiatives and collaborate with other members of the legal department on internal initiatives.

The candidate should have a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an ABA-accredited law school and a minimum of 8+ years of relevant experience at a law firm and/or pharmaceutical/biotech company, with a strong preference for at least 5 years in-house with a pharmaceutical/biotech company. A life science undergrad degree is highly desirable. Must have deep understanding of, and experience drafting and negotiating, standard agreements used in the pharmaceutical industry and familiarity with international regulatory processes for pharmaceutical products, and laws and regulations governing clinical trials, and marketing and commercialization of pharmaceutical products preferred.

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