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Corporate Counsel

Boston MA Corporate Counsel Duties: Take a lead role in contract drafting, review and negotiation across the organization, including NDAs and Services Agreements, with a focus on SAAS, licensing, advertising and partnership agreements. Support a wide array of marketing and advertising programs across all distribution channels. Support commercial projects and other governance and corporate initiatives. Provide support as needed to all other areas of the Legal Team, such as IP and employment related litigation, real estate, marketing and engineering and international expansion and the development and support of new internal and employee-facing tools. Support alarm industry licensing activity, including validating licensing and regulatory implications of new products, services and expansion into new markets. Support new product development activities, from design, manufacture, and commercial launch. Support trademark, patenting and other IP considerations, with particular attention to connected home and IOT issues and concerns. Support HR & Employment initiatives to develop, enhance and enforce corporate policies, support talent acquisition, and assist with immigration, leave and other regularly-occurring employee relations and life-cycle events.

Qualifications: Admission to a State Bar and able to register as in-house counsel. 5-7 years' experience practicing in a dynamic, fast paced environment, with experience both in an in-house and firm setting strongly preferred. Experience counseling on a wide array of contractual matters and a mastery of negotiating and drafting standard commercial contracts. Preferred Skills/Experience: Experience working in-house. Experience working with consumer products or companies that have substantial e-commerce (direct-to-consumer) and retail distribution models is strongly preferred. Experience supporting internal business units, interfacing directly with functional leads (i.e. CTO), Executive Team and front-line business team members. Experience addressing legal and commercial issues associated with the delivery, performance, maintenance and support of SaaS-based services. Experience supporting products and businesses that are subject to state, federal or industry-specific licensing requirements and other like regulations. Experience working with IoT and connected home products and services and assessing related legal and commercial issues. Experience supporting high-growth technology companies engaged in international expansion. Excellent written, oral, listening, and organizational skills with proven ability to interact effectively with varied business and legal team constituents, including executive team members. Possesses outstanding negotiating skills and high degree of business savvy to facilitate practical, creative and positive outcomes. Ability to work collaboratively on cross functional teams. Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, deal with rapidly changing priorities and work within committed budgets. Possess an intellectual curiosity about our business and desire to grow and develop beyond your comfort zone. Must be willing to stretch into areas that are not core strengths, as needed, to support business. High degree of professional ethics and integrity. Sound judgement and ability to analyze situations and information.
Legal 5 - 7 Full-time 2019-06-24

Senior Corporate Counsel

Boston MA Senior Corporate Counsel The candidate will work closely with the General Counsel and the Legal & Compliance department in providing legal advice to the key decision-makers in the organization. Will work on any number of matters important to the Company including: employment and labor law related issues, equity compensation matters and processes, vendor and other significant contractual agreements, corporate governance, and regulatory inquiries and examinations. Draft, review and negotiate various contracts and agreements including employment agreements and a wide array of third-party vendor agreements. Provide legal support in connection with equity compensation processes and considerations. Conduct pre-litigation research and draft legal documents. Assist with managing regulatory inquiries and examinations. Provide solution-oriented, business centric legal counsel to senior management, constructively helping to achieve business purposes within legal and ethical means while executing the Company's business strategy. Collaborate with compliance team to provide high-caliber, cost-effective service and training to business units and corporate personnel. Keep pace with the demands of a rapidly changing business by proactively anticipating legal issues, identifying appropriate solutions and providing the leadership necessary to effectively implement these across the firm. Assist the General Counsel and other stakeholders with any internal investigations regarding possible violations of the Company's policies and procedures. Review and draft various internal policies and procedures. Should have a J.D. degree from accredited law school and be admitted and in good standing to practice in a US State Bar. Must have 5-7 years of experience practicing law at a law firm or in a registered investment advisor. Legal 5 - 7 Full-time 2019-06-24

Associate General Counsel, Corporate

Waltham MA Associate General Counsel, Corporate The candidate will draft, negotiate and advise on a wide array of legal issues and contracts. Will focus on: supporting various business development initiatives, including licensing, collaborations and M&A initiatives; managing and strengthening the companys contracting function (including managing personnel responsible for the administration of electronic contract management system); and serve as a business partner to various functions by providing risk assessments and recommendations, interpreting complex contractual terms and negotiating myriad bio-pharmaceutical development and commercial agreements. Act as a business partner to internal constituencies, including business development and corporate affairs, providing solutions oriented legal advice that furthers companys business strategy. Assist with all legal aspects of transactions of varying degrees and nature across the company, including licensing, collaborations and merger and acquisitions. Lead legal due diligence initiatives relating to possible transactions. Draft and review as needed confidentiality agreements, engagement letters, term sheets, acquisition agreements and other deal documents. Lead the legal departments initiative to further improve the contract process, including identifying ways to strengthen the contract process and educating the business on contracts and the contract process. Supervise and manage the Contracts Administrator who manages the day-to-day aspects of the contract management system, including setting clear priorities and supporting negotiation of contracts. Prepare, review and negotiate agreements customary to companys general operating activities, including service agreements, confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements and commercial contracts, and advise internal business partners on the risks associated with the contracts.

The candidate should have an undergraduate degree from a college or university of recognized standing. Law degree with strong academic credentials required. Should be licensed in good standing to practice law in at least one state within the US, preferably Massachusetts. Must have 5+ years of experience focused on mergers and acquisitions, licensing and/or general corporate and securities law with 2+ years working in a law firm. Experience drafting and negotiating various types of contracts is needed. A combination of both in-house in a pharmaceutical company and law firm practice is ideal. Substantive M&A and licensing experience, international experience is valuable, with a demonstrated accountability for the deal cycle and negotiations is desired. Experience managing a contract process and/or contract personnel is an asset. Project management skills and experience with contract management software a plus. Experience with'34 Act filings, including 10-K, 10-Q, and proxy statements ideal.
Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2019-06-24

Corporate Counsel, Senior Contracts Specialist

Boston MA Corporate Counsel, Senior Contracts Specialist The candidate will draft, negotiate and advise internal business teams on a variety of contractual documents including customer facing agreements, partner and vendor agreements, and associated documents related to privacy and information security. Work as an effective and collaborative business partner with internal business teams including account, sales, operations, procurement, information security, risk, privacy and compliance, and others. Develop legal strategy for negotiations, clearly and concisely explain terms of contracts to internal clients, present options for negotiations, and negotiate directly with customers, partners and vendors. Effectively manage workflow to meet multiple deadlines, as well as the expectations of internal and external clients. Assist with creation of new contract templates to support new service offerings and develop streamlined approaches to legal workflows to increase speed and efficiency of service delivery. Lead and assist with various legal team initiatives/projects as needed.

The candidate must have Juris Doctor degree,bar admission and 8-12 years experience as an attorney, preferably with functional knowledge and skills. Should have strong knowledge of contract law and strategic approaches to contracting for customer, vendor and partner agreements. Must have working knowledge of privacy law and key components of strong information security practices. Must have comprehensive negotiation and drafting skills with an understanding of negotiation strategies and implications of contract language nuances. Should have excellent communication and writing skills. Should have proven track record of consistently delivering timely results for multiple projects with varying time pressures. Must have ability to assess issues from both legal and business perspectives to clearly define risks, provide solutions, and succinctly articulate positions. Must take initiative, be self-motivated and flexible, and be able to re-prioritize work as necessary.
Legal 8 - 12 Full-time 2019-06-22

Senior Director, Corporate Counsel

Boston MA Senior Director, Corporate Counsel The candidate responsibilities will include: Establish best practices and playbooks for effective and efficient contract processes. Support the evaluation and negotiation of all sales and vendor contracts. Negotiate and finalize contract terms and conditions with prospects and customers. Prepare software license and escrow agreements as required. Develop tools for operational staff to simplify customer engagements. Oversee general corporate law functions, including with respect to real estate, international expansion, and G&A contracting. Ensures that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Support cost-effective use of outside counsel worldwide. Act as general counsel for all in house legal issues, including employment law. Participate in pre-acquisition diligence and post- acquisition integration. Build positive and influential relationships across the company at all levels. Must have Juris Doctor degree and active member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Should have 10+ years of combined experience within a law firm and in-house with a commercially intensive business. Must have extensive experience advising business clients on commercial contracts and relationships. Previous experience with global business issues and teams required. Legal 10 - 0 Full-time 2019-06-22

Corporate Counsel

Boston MA Corporate Counsel The candidate responsibilities will include: Work independently and with the legal team to provide creative, practical and effective answers to a fast-paced, innovative organization. Assist with corporate governance, including corporate and SEC filings. Review, draft and work closely with operational teams to negotiate commercial contracts. Negotiate directly with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes. Assist with acquisitions, including due diligence. Assist in the management of litigation, including handling subpoenas. Assist with development and documentation of employment agreements. Assist with the management of the Companys IP portfolio. Assist in the development and implementation of organizational legal policies. Conduct legal training for business teams as needed. Remain informed with respect to changes in the legal environment affecting the Company and its businesses. Support the guiding principles and vision of the Company and the team through role modeling and encouraging desired behaviors. Participate in various Company initiatives and projects as requested. JD degree and membership in one state bar required. Should have 2-4 years of relevant legal experience at a law firm or as in-house counsel. Must have experience working in a goal-oriented, fast-paced environment. Legal 2 - 4 Full-time 2019-06-22

Senior Corporate Counsel

Cambridge MA Senior Corporate Counsel The candidate provide a broad range of corporate legal services, including leading the contract negotiation effort for multiple departments. Will provide advice and counseling on matters relating to contract drafting and negotiations, research and development activities, program and alliance management, and compliance in support of a broad range of client groups, including Research, Clinical Development, CMC & Manufacturing, and G&A. Will have significant depth of experience working in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company, and will be adept at serving as a trusted business advisor. The position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and will report to the General Counsel. Draft and negotiate contracts and other legal documents, including CDAs, MTAs, manufacturing agreements, license agreements, clinical trial agreements, purchasing terms & conditions, supply agreements and various vendor services agreements. Appropriately triage a heavy workflow, set clear priorities and expectations with clients, and efficiently deliver results. Advise on contract interpretation, dispute resolution and legal risks. Collaborate closely with intellectual property team on IP-related contractual matters and R&D program support. Lead corporate due diligence efforts and support business development activities, including the negotiation of strategic agreements, in collaboration with internal stakeholders and outside counsel. Support corporate governance and compliance efforts; assist with the development and implementation of company policies and procedures. Help design, implement and maintain an effective global healthcare compliance and privacy program; advise on global privacy matters. Develop and continually expand a thorough understanding of firms current and planned business activities, programs, competitors and markets, and keep abreast of developing corporate legal trends, laws and regulations. Educate and advise colleagues on global legal and compliance issues.

The candidate should have J.D. and active bar licensure. Must have 10+ years of experience in a biopharma corporate setting, law firm experience a plus. Strong legal background and experience in the field of biopharma R&D is required. Should have thorough understanding of healthcare laws and regulations and corporate governance issues related to the development and commercialization of biopharmaceutical products. Experience with collaborations, consortia and license agreements is strongly preferred. Experience with immunotherapies or antibody therapeutics is a plus. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients across the company, successfully build relationships, and efficiently manage outside counsel is required. Should have excellent interpersonal, decision-making and communications skills.
Legal 10 - 0 Full-time 2019-06-22

Lead Counsel, Insurance And Corporate Tax

Boston MA Lead Counsel, Insurance and Corporate Tax The candidate will provide duties include: Support firm s business strategy, goals and objectives by providing high quality legal advice with particular focus on the Company s federal (corporate) tax matters. Provide firm s Corporate Tax Department with research, planning and legal advice to develop a comprehensive company tax strategy and to minimize firm s tax exposure, and help develop sound tax return positions. Advise on federal tax controversies, including IDR responses, appeals process, tax litigation and audit procedures. Provide legal support for all aspects of the Company s federal tax compliance. Consult on the firm Foundation s tax matters. Manage various operational tax inquiries and issues as they develop within firm s business operations. Provide technical support to the firm Federal Government Relations team to evaluate the potential impact of proposed federal tax legislation and Treasury regulations on firm and its subsidiaries business interests. Actively participate in life insurance industry forums and committees, such as the American Council of Life Insurers; present and advocate firm s views on pending legislation and regulatory activity. Provide senior management with advice, legal opinions, memorandums and recommendations pertaining to tax issues relevant to the Company. Collaborate effectively and build trust with legal and business professionals across all divisions of the company. Develop a network of national tax advisers, including representatives of tax law firms and accounting firms, who will assist in providing excellent and efficient tax advice and who will support firm s inclusion and diversity goals.

The candidate must have experience with sub chapter L issues, including reserves, deferred acquisition costs (DAC) and reinsurance. Other areas of practice include taxation of partnerships and joint ventures; domestic and international business and fund structuring; domestic and international tax withholding and reporting matters; M&A support; worker classification and payroll reporting/withholding compliance; employment tax, FICA and tax issues related to agency compensation; FIN 48 and schedule UTP issues; and executive compensation matters. Must have significant tax law experience (prior experience with sub chapter L is a plus, but not required). Must have JD degree from an accredited U.S. law school. Must be admitted to a state bar; must be admitted to Massachusetts bar or registered as in-house counsel within 6 months of start date. Must have 7+ years in a respected law firm(s), government and/or corporate tax law department (or similar experience). Must have experience advising high level corporate executives or clients. Must have excellent judgment and legal and business acumen; ability to think like a business person, to integrate legal and business issues and to partner with business leaders. Must have strong ability to develop professional relationships with clients, legal colleagues and business leaders across the organization. Must have demonstrated leadership, integrity, professionalism and collegiality. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
Legal 7 - 0 Full-time 2019-06-16

Senior Legal Counsel - Corporate

Boston MA Senior Legal Counsel - Corporate Duties: Support analysis and execution of strategic partnerships, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and investment activities. Assist in handling corporate governance and structuring initiatives; Team with other members of legal team to provide thought leadership and advice to various internal functions, including negotiation and execution of strategic partnerships, joint ventures, acquisitions, investments, and other transactions; Work seamlessly with tax, finance, HR functions to provide practical, actionable advice; Take ownership of discreet legal initiatives as they arise based upon changing business priorities; Be experienced in quickly and independently spotting issues, managing complex transactions and drafting partnership, alliance, acquisition and investment documents; Contribute to developing and maintaining Legal Team intellectual property, including template forms and other materials; and Performing other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate degree (JD Degree) in Law from an accredited law school and admitted to practice; 10+ years of corporate experience with international exposure; 5+ years with a reputable law firm; prior relevant in-house experience preferred; Excellent written and oral communication skills; English fluency. Have a broad experience in corporate legal matters, including managing strategic programs and transactions; Superior analytical skills and creative problem solving ability, with an appreciation for striking a practical balance between business and legal objectives; Talent for absorbing new skill sets and areas of expertise quickly and comfortably and the flexibility to deal with a diverse international set of clients and advisors; The ability to quickly comprehend complex sets of international laws and regulations and interpret those laws within the context of global policies; and A positive, dynamic, client-focused approach to legal practice. Perform successfully and produce results in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, client-oriented environment. Be a pragmatic, high-energy professional, with personal and professional self-confidence. Being proactive, hardworking and a team player who leads by being persuasive and credible and has the interpersonal skills necessary to build relationships throughout a loosely structured organization. Have the interpersonal skills necessary to build relationships throughout a loosely structured organization.
Legal 10 - 0 Full-time 2019-06-14

Senior Corporate Patent Counsel

Billerica MA Senior Corporate Patent Counsel Duties: Take care of issues related to the drafting, filing, maintenance, defense and acquisition of Intellectual Properw (I.P.) rights. Analyze, describe and present complex IP situation to clients in a clear understandable and convincing manner. Prepare guidance to the different units within the company or collaboration partners related to Freedom to-Operate (FTO) and commercialization. Being part of the interface for Research representing the US IP department. High knowledge in IP Legal regulations and rules including case law in the US. Provide strong advice on P issues related to agreements of all kind. external communication on a very high level as primary contact to Patent Offices, Courts and Law Firms. DevelopmenVAdaptation and Improvement of a Patent Strategy to support FTO for companys projects. Sound understanding of patent legislation and relevant case law with special emphasis on US Patent Law. Understanding the activities of the team / function / broader business unit I commercial environment Requires conceptual thinking in complex/completely new situations Adaptation, Development and implementation of a tailor made patent strategy for key business areas Act as a member of a site specific local research and development teams Participate in domestic and/or international contract and business development negotiations Strategic handling of the IP portfolio with regard to licensing, enforcement and maintenance IP and technical guidance of a homogenous team of experts;. Assist to manage an interdisciplinary team in litigations and other IP related disputes. Managing a team of paralegals with regard to filing requirements and other formal patent duties often guided by strict deadlines. Management of an interdisciplinary projects and main Interface with Research and Development, Legal, Business Development, Regulatory Affairs. Management of the cooperation with international (IP) Law Firms around the globe. Communication In various facets as in negotiations, through presentations.

Qualifications: Professional expertise at the level of a university degree in Organic Chemistry, Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and/or Biotechnology. Doctorate; Ph.D in Organic Chemistry, Biology, Medicinal Chemistry or Biotechnology. US patent attorney, European Patent Attorney or similar qualification. Solid professional skills in leading a patent department or a patent group in a law firm. Solid professional skills in managing and handling a complex IP porfolio. Strong academic background in Chemistry, mainly Organic Chemistry, Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and/or Biotechnology. Expert in US patent law and preferably a US patent attorney. Professional experience in drafting of patent applications, prosecuting, enforcing those and filing procedures including inhouse management of a IP portfolio with more than 50 patent families. Knowledge of European patent law and the regulations in other jurisdictions Professionaf experience in an international environment. Several years of professional experience in the IP business (0-5 years). Strong mature leadership and influencing skills. Fluent in English and preferably one other language (preferably German).
Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2019-05-31
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Corporate Counsel
Refer job# YKEV144689
 
Corporate Counsel Duties: Take a lead role in contract drafting, review and negotiation across the organization, including NDAs and Services Agreements, with a focus on SAAS, licensing, advertising and partnership agreements. Support a wide array of marketing and advertising programs across all distribution channels. Support commercial projects and other governance and corporate initiatives. Provide support as needed to all other areas of the Legal Team, such as IP and employment related litigation, real estate, marketing and engineering and international expansion and the development and support of new internal and employee-facing tools. Support alarm industry licensing activity, including validating licensing and regulatory implications of new products, services and expansion into new markets. Support new product development activities, from design, manufacture, and commercial launch. Support trademark, patenting and other IP considerations, with particular attention to connected home and IOT issues and concerns. Support HR & Employment initiatives to develop, enhance and enforce corporate policies, support talent acquisition, and assist with immigration, leave and other regularly-occurring employee relations and life-cycle events.

Qualifications: Admission to a State Bar and able to register as in-house counsel. 5-7 years' experience practicing in a dynamic, fast paced environment, with experience both in an in-house and firm setting strongly preferred. Experience counseling on a wide array of contractual matters and a mastery of negotiating and drafting standard commercial contracts. Preferred Skills/Experience: Experience working in-house. Experience working with consumer products or companies that have substantial e-commerce (direct-to-consumer) and retail distribution models is strongly preferred. Experience supporting internal business units, interfacing directly with functional leads (i.e. CTO), Executive Team and front-line business team members. Experience addressing legal and commercial issues associated with the delivery, performance, maintenance and support of SaaS-based services. Experience supporting products and businesses that are subject to state, federal or industry-specific licensing requirements and other like regulations. Experience working with IoT and connected home products and services and assessing related legal and commercial issues. Experience supporting high-growth technology companies engaged in international expansion. Excellent written, oral, listening, and organizational skills with proven ability to interact effectively with varied business and legal team constituents, including executive team members. Possesses outstanding negotiating skills and high degree of business savvy to facilitate practical, creative and positive outcomes. Ability to work collaboratively on cross functional teams. Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, deal with rapidly changing priorities and work within committed budgets. Possess an intellectual curiosity about our business and desire to grow and develop beyond your comfort zone. Must be willing to stretch into areas that are not core strengths, as needed, to support business. High degree of professional ethics and integrity. Sound judgement and ability to analyze situations and information.
 
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Senior Corporate Counsel
Refer job# DWNY144704
 
Senior Corporate Counsel The candidate will work closely with the General Counsel and the Legal & Compliance department in providing legal advice to the key decision-makers in the organization. Will work on any number of matters important to the Company including: employment and labor law related issues, equity compensation matters and processes, vendor and other significant contractual agreements, corporate governance, and regulatory inquiries and examinations. Draft, review and negotiate various contracts and agreements including employment agreements and a wide array of third-party vendor agreements. Provide legal support in connection with equity compensation processes and considerations. Conduct pre-litigation research and draft legal documents. Assist with managing regulatory inquiries and examinations. Provide solution-oriented, business centric legal counsel to senior management, constructively helping to achieve business purposes within legal and ethical means while executing the Company's business strategy. Collaborate with compliance team to provide high-caliber, cost-effective service and training to business units and corporate personnel. Keep pace with the demands of a rapidly changing business by proactively anticipating legal issues, identifying appropriate solutions and providing the leadership necessary to effectively implement these across the firm. Assist the General Counsel and other stakeholders with any internal investigations regarding possible violations of the Company's policies and procedures. Review and draft various internal policies and procedures. Should have a J.D. degree from accredited law school and be admitted and in good standing to practice in a US State Bar. Must have 5-7 years of experience practicing law at a law firm or in a registered investment advisor.
 
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Associate General Counsel, Corporate
Refer job# AARG144709
 
Associate General Counsel, Corporate The candidate will draft, negotiate and advise on a wide array of legal issues and contracts. Will focus on: supporting various business development initiatives, including licensing, collaborations and M&A initiatives; managing and strengthening the companys contracting function (including managing personnel responsible for the administration of electronic contract management system); and serve as a business partner to various functions by providing risk assessments and recommendations, interpreting complex contractual terms and negotiating myriad bio-pharmaceutical development and commercial agreements. Act as a business partner to internal constituencies, including business development and corporate affairs, providing solutions oriented legal advice that furthers companys business strategy. Assist with all legal aspects of transactions of varying degrees and nature across the company, including licensing, collaborations and merger and acquisitions. Lead legal due diligence initiatives relating to possible transactions. Draft and review as needed confidentiality agreements, engagement letters, term sheets, acquisition agreements and other deal documents. Lead the legal departments initiative to further improve the contract process, including identifying ways to strengthen the contract process and educating the business on contracts and the contract process. Supervise and manage the Contracts Administrator who manages the day-to-day aspects of the contract management system, including setting clear priorities and supporting negotiation of contracts. Prepare, review and negotiate agreements customary to companys general operating activities, including service agreements, confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements and commercial contracts, and advise internal business partners on the risks associated with the contracts.

The candidate should have an undergraduate degree from a college or university of recognized standing. Law degree with strong academic credentials required. Should be licensed in good standing to practice law in at least one state within the US, preferably Massachusetts. Must have 5+ years of experience focused on mergers and acquisitions, licensing and/or general corporate and securities law with 2+ years working in a law firm. Experience drafting and negotiating various types of contracts is needed. A combination of both in-house in a pharmaceutical company and law firm practice is ideal. Substantive M&A and licensing experience, international experience is valuable, with a demonstrated accountability for the deal cycle and negotiations is desired. Experience managing a contract process and/or contract personnel is an asset. Project management skills and experience with contract management software a plus. Experience with'34 Act filings, including 10-K, 10-Q, and proxy statements ideal.
 
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Corporate Counsel, Senior Contracts Specialist
Refer job# USIR144651
 
Corporate Counsel, Senior Contracts Specialist The candidate will draft, negotiate and advise internal business teams on a variety of contractual documents including customer facing agreements, partner and vendor agreements, and associated documents related to privacy and information security. Work as an effective and collaborative business partner with internal business teams including account, sales, operations, procurement, information security, risk, privacy and compliance, and others. Develop legal strategy for negotiations, clearly and concisely explain terms of contracts to internal clients, present options for negotiations, and negotiate directly with customers, partners and vendors. Effectively manage workflow to meet multiple deadlines, as well as the expectations of internal and external clients. Assist with creation of new contract templates to support new service offerings and develop streamlined approaches to legal workflows to increase speed and efficiency of service delivery. Lead and assist with various legal team initiatives/projects as needed.

The candidate must have Juris Doctor degree,bar admission and 8-12 years experience as an attorney, preferably with functional knowledge and skills. Should have strong knowledge of contract law and strategic approaches to contracting for customer, vendor and partner agreements. Must have working knowledge of privacy law and key components of strong information security practices. Must have comprehensive negotiation and drafting skills with an understanding of negotiation strategies and implications of contract language nuances. Should have excellent communication and writing skills. Should have proven track record of consistently delivering timely results for multiple projects with varying time pressures. Must have ability to assess issues from both legal and business perspectives to clearly define risks, provide solutions, and succinctly articulate positions. Must take initiative, be self-motivated and flexible, and be able to re-prioritize work as necessary.
 
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Senior Director, Corporate Counsel
Refer job# TJRZ144653
 
Senior Director, Corporate Counsel The candidate responsibilities will include: Establish best practices and playbooks for effective and efficient contract processes. Support the evaluation and negotiation of all sales and vendor contracts. Negotiate and finalize contract terms and conditions with prospects and customers. Prepare software license and escrow agreements as required. Develop tools for operational staff to simplify customer engagements. Oversee general corporate law functions, including with respect to real estate, international expansion, and G&A contracting. Ensures that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Support cost-effective use of outside counsel worldwide. Act as general counsel for all in house legal issues, including employment law. Participate in pre-acquisition diligence and post- acquisition integration. Build positive and influential relationships across the company at all levels. Must have Juris Doctor degree and active member of the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Should have 10+ years of combined experience within a law firm and in-house with a commercially intensive business. Must have extensive experience advising business clients on commercial contracts and relationships. Previous experience with global business issues and teams required.
 
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Corporate Counsel
Refer job# XWNO144656
 
Corporate Counsel The candidate responsibilities will include: Work independently and with the legal team to provide creative, practical and effective answers to a fast-paced, innovative organization. Assist with corporate governance, including corporate and SEC filings. Review, draft and work closely with operational teams to negotiate commercial contracts. Negotiate directly with outside parties on contractual issues and legal disputes. Assist with acquisitions, including due diligence. Assist in the management of litigation, including handling subpoenas. Assist with development and documentation of employment agreements. Assist with the management of the Companys IP portfolio. Assist in the development and implementation of organizational legal policies. Conduct legal training for business teams as needed. Remain informed with respect to changes in the legal environment affecting the Company and its businesses. Support the guiding principles and vision of the Company and the team through role modeling and encouraging desired behaviors. Participate in various Company initiatives and projects as requested. JD degree and membership in one state bar required. Should have 2-4 years of relevant legal experience at a law firm or as in-house counsel. Must have experience working in a goal-oriented, fast-paced environment.
 
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Senior Corporate Counsel
Refer job# GSCH144659
 
Senior Corporate Counsel The candidate provide a broad range of corporate legal services, including leading the contract negotiation effort for multiple departments. Will provide advice and counseling on matters relating to contract drafting and negotiations, research and development activities, program and alliance management, and compliance in support of a broad range of client groups, including Research, Clinical Development, CMC & Manufacturing, and G&A. Will have significant depth of experience working in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company, and will be adept at serving as a trusted business advisor. The position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts and will report to the General Counsel. Draft and negotiate contracts and other legal documents, including CDAs, MTAs, manufacturing agreements, license agreements, clinical trial agreements, purchasing terms & conditions, supply agreements and various vendor services agreements. Appropriately triage a heavy workflow, set clear priorities and expectations with clients, and efficiently deliver results. Advise on contract interpretation, dispute resolution and legal risks. Collaborate closely with intellectual property team on IP-related contractual matters and R&D program support. Lead corporate due diligence efforts and support business development activities, including the negotiation of strategic agreements, in collaboration with internal stakeholders and outside counsel. Support corporate governance and compliance efforts; assist with the development and implementation of company policies and procedures. Help design, implement and maintain an effective global healthcare compliance and privacy program; advise on global privacy matters. Develop and continually expand a thorough understanding of firms current and planned business activities, programs, competitors and markets, and keep abreast of developing corporate legal trends, laws and regulations. Educate and advise colleagues on global legal and compliance issues.

The candidate should have J.D. and active bar licensure. Must have 10+ years of experience in a biopharma corporate setting, law firm experience a plus. Strong legal background and experience in the field of biopharma R&D is required. Should have thorough understanding of healthcare laws and regulations and corporate governance issues related to the development and commercialization of biopharmaceutical products. Experience with collaborations, consortia and license agreements is strongly preferred. Experience with immunotherapies or antibody therapeutics is a plus. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and clients across the company, successfully build relationships, and efficiently manage outside counsel is required. Should have excellent interpersonal, decision-making and communications skills.
 
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Lead Counsel, Insurance And Corporate Tax
Refer job# WMVP144584
 
Lead Counsel, Insurance and Corporate Tax The candidate will provide duties include: Support firm s business strategy, goals and objectives by providing high quality legal advice with particular focus on the Company s federal (corporate) tax matters. Provide firm s Corporate Tax Department with research, planning and legal advice to develop a comprehensive company tax strategy and to minimize firm s tax exposure, and help develop sound tax return positions. Advise on federal tax controversies, including IDR responses, appeals process, tax litigation and audit procedures. Provide legal support for all aspects of the Company s federal tax compliance. Consult on the firm Foundation s tax matters. Manage various operational tax inquiries and issues as they develop within firm s business operations. Provide technical support to the firm Federal Government Relations team to evaluate the potential impact of proposed federal tax legislation and Treasury regulations on firm and its subsidiaries business interests. Actively participate in life insurance industry forums and committees, such as the American Council of Life Insurers; present and advocate firm s views on pending legislation and regulatory activity. Provide senior management with advice, legal opinions, memorandums and recommendations pertaining to tax issues relevant to the Company. Collaborate effectively and build trust with legal and business professionals across all divisions of the company. Develop a network of national tax advisers, including representatives of tax law firms and accounting firms, who will assist in providing excellent and efficient tax advice and who will support firm s inclusion and diversity goals.

The candidate must have experience with sub chapter L issues, including reserves, deferred acquisition costs (DAC) and reinsurance. Other areas of practice include taxation of partnerships and joint ventures; domestic and international business and fund structuring; domestic and international tax withholding and reporting matters; M&A support; worker classification and payroll reporting/withholding compliance; employment tax, FICA and tax issues related to agency compensation; FIN 48 and schedule UTP issues; and executive compensation matters. Must have significant tax law experience (prior experience with sub chapter L is a plus, but not required). Must have JD degree from an accredited U.S. law school. Must be admitted to a state bar; must be admitted to Massachusetts bar or registered as in-house counsel within 6 months of start date. Must have 7+ years in a respected law firm(s), government and/or corporate tax law department (or similar experience). Must have experience advising high level corporate executives or clients. Must have excellent judgment and legal and business acumen; ability to think like a business person, to integrate legal and business issues and to partner with business leaders. Must have strong ability to develop professional relationships with clients, legal colleagues and business leaders across the organization. Must have demonstrated leadership, integrity, professionalism and collegiality. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
 
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Senior Legal Counsel - Corporate
Refer job# DIIR144510
 
Senior Legal Counsel - Corporate Duties: Support analysis and execution of strategic partnerships, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and investment activities. Assist in handling corporate governance and structuring initiatives; Team with other members of legal team to provide thought leadership and advice to various internal functions, including negotiation and execution of strategic partnerships, joint ventures, acquisitions, investments, and other transactions; Work seamlessly with tax, finance, HR functions to provide practical, actionable advice; Take ownership of discreet legal initiatives as they arise based upon changing business priorities; Be experienced in quickly and independently spotting issues, managing complex transactions and drafting partnership, alliance, acquisition and investment documents; Contribute to developing and maintaining Legal Team intellectual property, including template forms and other materials; and Performing other duties as assigned or required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Graduate degree (JD Degree) in Law from an accredited law school and admitted to practice; 10+ years of corporate experience with international exposure; 5+ years with a reputable law firm; prior relevant in-house experience preferred; Excellent written and oral communication skills; English fluency. Have a broad experience in corporate legal matters, including managing strategic programs and transactions; Superior analytical skills and creative problem solving ability, with an appreciation for striking a practical balance between business and legal objectives; Talent for absorbing new skill sets and areas of expertise quickly and comfortably and the flexibility to deal with a diverse international set of clients and advisors; The ability to quickly comprehend complex sets of international laws and regulations and interpret those laws within the context of global policies; and A positive, dynamic, client-focused approach to legal practice. Perform successfully and produce results in a fast-paced, intellectually intense, client-oriented environment. Be a pragmatic, high-energy professional, with personal and professional self-confidence. Being proactive, hardworking and a team player who leads by being persuasive and credible and has the interpersonal skills necessary to build relationships throughout a loosely structured organization. Have the interpersonal skills necessary to build relationships throughout a loosely structured organization.
 
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Senior Corporate Patent Counsel
Refer job# BDVC144341
 
Senior Corporate Patent Counsel Duties: Take care of issues related to the drafting, filing, maintenance, defense and acquisition of Intellectual Properw (I.P.) rights. Analyze, describe and present complex IP situation to clients in a clear understandable and convincing manner. Prepare guidance to the different units within the company or collaboration partners related to Freedom to-Operate (FTO) and commercialization. Being part of the interface for Research representing the US IP department. High knowledge in IP Legal regulations and rules including case law in the US. Provide strong advice on P issues related to agreements of all kind. external communication on a very high level as primary contact to Patent Offices, Courts and Law Firms. DevelopmenVAdaptation and Improvement of a Patent Strategy to support FTO for companys projects. Sound understanding of patent legislation and relevant case law with special emphasis on US Patent Law. Understanding the activities of the team / function / broader business unit I commercial environment Requires conceptual thinking in complex/completely new situations Adaptation, Development and implementation of a tailor made patent strategy for key business areas Act as a member of a site specific local research and development teams Participate in domestic and/or international contract and business development negotiations Strategic handling of the IP portfolio with regard to licensing, enforcement and maintenance IP and technical guidance of a homogenous team of experts;. Assist to manage an interdisciplinary team in litigations and other IP related disputes. Managing a team of paralegals with regard to filing requirements and other formal patent duties often guided by strict deadlines. Management of an interdisciplinary projects and main Interface with Research and Development, Legal, Business Development, Regulatory Affairs. Management of the cooperation with international (IP) Law Firms around the globe. Communication In various facets as in negotiations, through presentations.

Qualifications: Professional expertise at the level of a university degree in Organic Chemistry, Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and/or Biotechnology. Doctorate; Ph.D in Organic Chemistry, Biology, Medicinal Chemistry or Biotechnology. US patent attorney, European Patent Attorney or similar qualification. Solid professional skills in leading a patent department or a patent group in a law firm. Solid professional skills in managing and handling a complex IP porfolio. Strong academic background in Chemistry, mainly Organic Chemistry, Biology, Medicinal Chemistry and/or Biotechnology. Expert in US patent law and preferably a US patent attorney. Professional experience in drafting of patent applications, prosecuting, enforcing those and filing procedures including inhouse management of a IP portfolio with more than 50 patent families. Knowledge of European patent law and the regulations in other jurisdictions Professionaf experience in an international environment. Several years of professional experience in the IP business (0-5 years). Strong mature leadership and influencing skills. Fluent in English and preferably one other language (preferably German).
 
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