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Senior Counsel, Corporate And Business Development
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Senior Counsel, Corporate and Business Development DUTIES: Lead drafting and negotiations, structuring and counseling on transactions (including mergers and acquisitions, strategic equity investments, strategic divestitures, global licenses, collaborations and partnerships, and other transactions). Identify and resolve critical legal issues and identify and help resolve critical business issues arising from transactions. Oversee and manage the legal due diligence process. Partner with Corporate Development and Business Development clients to ensure strategic alignment in all transactions, escalating matters as appropriate with the judgment to understand when escalation is necessary. Manage business relationships and counsel business clients across a broad sphere of influence, internally and externally, on the transaction and strategic issues pertaining to strategic alliance partnerships and collaborations. Contribute to the ongoing development of a high-performance transactions legal team and cultivate a highly collaborative culture with effective relationships with peers in the legal department as well as other key functions. As appropriate, manage and organize antitrust approvals and negotiations with antitrust authorities and regulators. Demonstrate a service-oriented approach to advising internal client groups. Demonstrate full commitment to Bristol Myers Squibb's mission and values.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a Law degree from a recognized university. Should be qualified to practice law in New Jersey or ability to obtain an NJ in-house counsel limited license. Must have 8-9 years of experience as a Senior Director or 7+ years of experience as a Director in legal M&A, Licensing and/or Collaboration Transactional within Life Sciences. Should have experience in drafting and negotiating complex transaction agreements. Experience in a biopharmaceutical or life-sciences industry transactions is preferred. Must have an understanding of bio-pharmaceutical/life-sciences industry; excellent interpersonal skills and can successfully manage internal client expectations and can work/operate well with a variety of personalities/capabilities in cross-functional teams, matrix environment; high integrity, ability to assess risk, ability to make decisions and think strategically while applying knowledge of applicable legal issues; excellent verbal and writing skills and business judgment are required; ability to communicate effectively with management and senior management personnel; ability to train and develop the other members of the team; and ability to work independently, effectively and efficiently and perform against broad objectives. Must be creative, thoughtful, and has practical problem-solving skills. Should have the ability to listen to internal client needs and communicates with clients with confidence and diplomacy. Must possess strong work ethic.

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