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Associate Counsel, Strategic Corporate
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Associate Counsel, Strategic Corporate Transactions Legal Enabling Services and IT Responsibilities: Negotiate and provide direct counseling to internal clients on routine and moderate complexity transactional matters in support of the company s Enabling Services, including its IT function. Advise internal clients in structuring and advising on various transactions in a way that advances the Company s strategy while addressing legal and regulatory risks. Provide support within the SCT Legal team for agreements pertaining to Enabling Services. Draft, negotiate and finalize routine and non-routine contracts in an effective, efficient and time-sensitive manner. Identify and resolve legal issues and identify and help resolve business issues arising from related transactions. Provide legal advice and legal interpretation on rights and obligations under executed agreements. Assist with resolution of disputes under executed agreements. Proactively identify the need for, and assist with the creation of, new or improved contract templates for common transactions. Proactively identify the need for, prepare, and deliver training, written guidance and other aids for internal clients. Proactively advise internal clients regarding transaction issues in close collaboration with lawyers from other practice areas and relevant subject matter experts throughout the company. Consistently prioritize significant workload based on business needs and communicate this prioritization. Work cooperatively with peers to leverage skills and knowledge within the SCT Legal team and the Law Department. Actively contribute to maintaining a solid SCT Legal team, through participation in discussions, sharing best practices, collaboration on projects, etc. Demonstrate a service-oriented approach to advising internal client groups. Demonstrate full commitment to Bristol Myers Squibb s mission and values.

Qualifications: Law degree from recognized university. Qualification to practice law in New Jersey or ability to obtain NJ in-house counsel limited license (including application in process). 3+ years of experience in a mix of a major law firm or the legal function of a major corporation, including through equivalent experience with contracting and transactional matters in an operational or contract management capacity. Practical experience drafting and negotiating agreements related to the bio/pharmaceutical or life-sciences industry, including master services agreements and associated statements of work, confidentiality agreements. Experience drafting and negotiating routine and non-routine IT transactions for a bio/pharmaceutical or life-science company, including IT service agreements, SaaS agreements and business process outsourcing agreements. Has working knowledge of life-science/pharmaceutical law, including regulations, rules and laws relating to, anti-kickback, anti-bribery, intellectual property, pharmacovigilance, financial transparency, promotional compliance, best price and data privacy. Understanding of health care industry. Excellent administrative and organization skills. Has 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. Creative, thoughtful and practical problem-solving skills. Must have high integrity, ability to assess risk, ability to make decisions and think strategically while applying knowledge of applicable legal issues. Listens to internal client needs and communicates with clients with confidence and diplomacy. Excellent verbal and writing skills and business judgment are required. Ability to communicate effectively with management and senior management personnel. Ability to work independently, effectively and efficiently and perform against broad objectives. Possess strong business acumen and strong work ethic. Enthusiastic, energetic and self-motivated.
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