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Senior Counsel I, Ip Litigation
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Senior Counsel I, IP Litigation The candidate will manage and support internal and external litigation teams. This includes determining case strategy in collaboration with internal and outside counsel, supervising day-to-day tasks associated with case management, coordinating and participating in interviews of fact and expert witnesses, collaborating with outside counsel to prepare witnesses for depositions and trial, attending fact and expert depositions, collaborating with internal and outside counsel to select experts and to prepare expert testimony, and preparing for/attending trial. Reviewing correspondence, arguments, memos, and briefs in support of litigation and other adversarial proceedings. As part of a team, advising Gilead's senior leaders on litigation strategy and risk management. Overseeing internal document collection and production, including working with our paralegals and the internal e-discovery team. Contributing to or conducting analyses of freedom-to-operate, validity, exclusivity, and due diligence; and helping to advise internal clients on those positions in consultation with outside counsel. Collaborating with team members outside the US to assist in foreign litigations and the day-to-day tasks associated with multijurisdictional litigation teams. Developing strategies and arguments related to global opposition, invalidation and revocation proceedings. Negotiating litigation-related agreements. Collaborating with Gilead's business partners. Assisting in preparing comprehensive patent portfolio summary documents and conducting patent portfolio reviews in anticipation of generic litigation. Providing input on how to improve our client services in an ever-changing and challenging legal and political environment, including responses to changing government landscape that implicate our IP.

The candidate should have J.D. from a nationally recognized law school and admission to at least one U.S. State Bar is required. Registration to practice before the USPTO is a plus. Must demonstrate Gilead's core values: Teamwork, Accountability, Inclusion, Excellence and Integrity. This position requires extensive teamwork. The ability to work collaboratively and efficiently with others is critical. You must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with a variety of different personalities and with a cross-section of stakeholders within the organization to be successful in this role. The position requires 6+ years of relevant litigation experience. Bachelor's degree or higher in biology, chemistry, pharmacy, immunology or other related life-sciences discipline is strongly preferred. The candidate's experience should reflect a primary focus on patent litigation regarding pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or other life-sciences field. Preference will be given to individuals having at least 4 years of experience in pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology patent litigation. Combination of law firm and in-house experience preferred. Establish appropriate priorities with clients and deliver results within set timelines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Exercise good judgment in identifying, evaluating, prioritizing and elevating issues as appropriate. Demonstrate the ability to independently identify issues, goals, needs and solutions, with oversight from more senior members of the Legal team. Exhibit excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely communicate key points and to present to a variety of internal clients. Work within a team to apply legal analysis in a business context with the goal of identifying solutions to clients needs. Must be proficient in MS Office-based applications. Domestic and occasional international travel associated with litigation-related activities will be required, typically not exceeding about 15% annually.
 
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