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Corporate Counsel, Contracts Duties: Draft, revise, negotiate, and manage a wide range of contracts in support of day-to-day operations of the company, including master service agreements, real estate lease/build, architect, and construction agreements, Software License/SaaS agreements, and task orders/statements of work, and amendments. Advise and be a trusted partner on existing agreements. Identify legal risks and be able to communicate them to the appropriate internal decision-makers for discussion and resolution. Liaise with various internal clients effectively to address legal questions. Lead and actively manage a contracts team supporting G&A business functions. Advise contracts managers on complex negotiations and provide additional training in subject matter areas as necessary. Lead the ongoing development of contracting playbooks and templates in your areas of support in collaboration with other G&A Contracts Counsel. Take a leadership role in the continuity and improvement of the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of contract drafting, negotiation, processes, and procedures. Supervises staff, including hiring, scheduling, managing workloads, and assigning work, reviewing performance, and recommends salary increases, promotions, transfers, demotions, or terminations.

Qualifications: BS/BA degree. JD degree required and must be admitted to practice, preferably in California. 5-7 years transactional experience as counsel in a law firm or in-house legal environment, preferably supporting life sciences companies. Possesses executive presence and ability to interact comfortably and appropriately with executives and senior management. Has clear and concise verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills. Has broad and deep knowledge of contractual terms and solutions to contractual issues across a wide variety of subject matter areas. A track record of progressively responsible professional experience. Proactively develop and propose creative solutions for complex problems and implement organizational or team objectives in a professional and timely manner. Experience with change management, including participating on task forces or steering committees, building consensus, and communicating change successfully. Communicates effectively with outside vendors/partners and serve as a liaison between outside counsel and key internal stakeholders to help drive deals forward. Takes ownership of and responsibility for work product (including executing tasks independently and timely) and re-prioritizes work/deliverables as necessary. Is creative and strategic in providing practical advice that balances risks with business objectives. Demonstrates mature judgment and possesses a high sense of integrity and professionalism. Detail-oriented, has excellent organizational skills, and can manage multiple transactions and projects simultaneously, sometimes under tight deadlines. Possesses a sense of humor and perspective. Strong computer skills in document preparation and data presentation (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

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