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Corporate Counsel, Contracts Responsibilities: Draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of agreements across many company departments including Research and Development oriented agreements, Clinical Trial Agreements, Sponsored Research Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, Licensing Agreements, Manufacturing Agreements, Master Services Agreements, Vendor Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, Operations oriented agreements and Commercial oriented agreements. Draft and negotiate other types of agreements as needed. Provide legal advice to internal teams on contract matters, including structuring, contract interpretation, compliance and enforcement, risk assessment, and legal and regulatory compliance. Partner closely with company departments to address current needs and anticipate future areas of growth. Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of contracting policies, procedures and programs, working closely with and partnering with the VP, Legal. Resolve legal and compliance issues using negotiation skills and expertise; negotiate with sophisticated counterparties. Ensure that the Company's contractual arrangements comply with applicable FDA, HHS/OIG, FCPA, HIPAA, GDPR and SEC requirements and other laws, rules and regulations. Maintain a current working knowledge of new laws, case law trends with respect to contracts and regulatory developments. Anticipate internal and external business challenges and/or regulatory issues; recommend process, product or service improvements.

Qualifications: Juris Doctor (J.D.) from ABA-accredited law school and active licensee of the California Bar in good standing or qualified to practice law as in-house counsel in California. Should have 4-6 years of attorney experience, with combined corporate legal experience at biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device or other life sciences company and law firm preferred.Experience drafting and negotiating a broad range of contracts with experience specific to the life sciences industry (Collaboration Agreements, Sponsored Research Agreements, Clinical Trial Agreements, Master Service Agreements, License Agreements, Supply Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, etc.). Experience with contract management software a plus. Strong professional experience in a similar role within the pharmaceutical industry, preferably small molecule pharmaceuticals. Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills. Ability to address questions and concerns and explain to company personnel the reasons and purpose of contractual language that is in the agreement as needed. Well organized with the ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage shifting responsibilities in a dynamic, cross-functional teamwork environment. Excellent collaboration skills with strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and manage complexity as well the ability to see the big picture and recognize cross-functional effects. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Independent, self-starting individual with a demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Ability to adapt to modification and changes to project plans, demonstrating flexibility to implement new strategies and tactics to accommodate these changes.

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