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Associate Director/director, Corporate Counsel - Research and Early Development
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Associate Director/director, Corporate Counsel - Research and Early Development The candidate will lead attorney supporting BioMarin's Research and Early Development team, strategically advising the Head of Research and Early Development and associated Leadership Team. Lead attorney working closely with Legal Department Contracts Associates on the negotiation and drafting of early research and Business Development term sheets and agreements, including early stage discovery, development and/or commercial-stage collaborations, in-bound and out-bound license agreements, joint venture, non-disclosure agreements, sponsored research agreements, service agreements, material transfer agreements, strategic transaction term sheets and agreements for asset purchases/divestitures and mergers, and other supporting contracts, utilizing BioMarin's contract lifecycle management system. Provide subject matter legal guidance to Contracts Associates on escalated legal matters and contracts for Research and Early Development and Business Development. Work closely with BioMarin intellectual property attorneys to help advise the Research and Early Development and Business Development teams on intellectual property issues (patent and trade secret) in contracts. Work with Finance and Business Development groups in tracking achievement and payment of milestones, royalties and compliance with contractual obligations under key in-licensing, out-licensing and business development agreements. Provide subject matter legal expertise and support day-to-day activities regarding laws related to research activities including the regulation of research and of animal and human protections in research as well as contractual considerations in research. Provide ongoing assistance with training/monitoring of the Research and Early Development and Business Development organizations compliance with BioMarin policies and procedures, including contracting, financial approval, and signature policies. Liaise with internal clients and respond to inquiries regarding contracts and other matters, as assigned. Contribute to the ongoing development of the Legal Department contract templates and playbooks for contract negotiations. Provide support for other Legal Department projects, including legal research and drafting of research memoranda on various issues as requested by senior management of the company or senior attorneys in the Legal Department. Appropriately manage a significant workflow, setting priorities with internal clients and meeting deliverable timelines, including by finding efficient ways of working.

The candidate should have a J.D. from a nationally recognized law school. Current California bar membership or In-House Counsel Certification is required. Should have 4+ years prior experience in a major law firm/and or in-house law position, demonstrating growth and the ability to succeed. Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of term sheets and agreements, especially for licensing-sponsored research, and strategic transactions. Intellectual property or scientific background required. Excellent organization and time-management skills are required. Must be able to manage a heavy workload and aggressive timelines in a timely manner, prioritize and work under pressure. Exceptional written and communication skills are required, including strong proofreading and editing skills. Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, a quick learner, and have a strong work ethic. Computer skills in database management and documentation preparation (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Office) are required.
 
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