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Contracts Manager Or Attorney

Cambridge MA Contracts Manager or Attorney The candidate will be responsible for a portion of the contract activities for the entire company, as part of a member of the Contracts Team reporting to a Senior Director in the Legal Department. Will be responsible for the review and negotiation of a variety of contracts for the Clinical, Market Access, Commercial and Corporate functions, with an emphasis on clinical contracts and management of clinical research organizations. Will handle contracting activities primarily for a range of Clinical Trial Agreements, Master'services Agreements and related Work Orders, Consulting Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, as well as others. Train clinical research organizations on our templates and fall-back language for clinical trials on a mutli-national basis. Learn and work efficiently within the Contracts Management System (Conga/Novatus), including regularly training new hires on its use and the contracting process. Create, utilize and help maintain Legal department templates to prepare/draft and negotiate contracts. Serve as a point of contact for legal contract questions from within and outside the Company. Work in collaboration with cross functional teams and external contract vendors to ensure timely contract renewals. Identify related process issues, propose solutions and implement process improvements.

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience, OR law degree with 3 years creating, negotiating and executing contracts in the Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry. Experience with clinical trial agreements and working knowledge of GCP is required and regulatory requirements for clinical trials is preferred. Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Suite applications including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel. Able to draft and negotiate contracts independently. Outstanding organizational, written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong attention to detail. Understands the big picture and ability to manage position s areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with the Company s risk tolerance and strategy; team oriented; able to thrive in a fast-growing company poised for commercialization. Capacity to build trust among colleagues; is accountable; lives up to commitments. Meets deadlines, demonstrates effective use of time, and handles multiple assignments simultaneously.
Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2018-08-12

Associate Contracts Manager/contracts Manager (non-attorney)

Mountain View CA Associate Contracts Manager/Contracts Manager (non-attorney) The candidate will review, draft and manage commercial agreements and statements of work. Will advise business clients on the legal issues and risks, complex agreement structures, approval processes, company policies and procedures. Respond promptly to legal requests from Business Development, Marketing and other clients, summarizing and communicating legal concepts that business people can use. Review advertising, promotional, and marketing materials to provide intellectual property clearance, identify issues with applicable advertising and privacy laws, and vet compliance with company and industry standards. Should have Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience. Must have 4+ years of relevant experience working with commercial contracts. 6+ years of relevant experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts is preferred. Experience working as a contracts manager, paralegal or legal assistant is desired. Strong written and verbal communication skills is preferred. Legal 4 - 0 Full-time 2018-08-10

Counsel, Commercial Contracts - East Coast

Washington DC Counsel, Employment & Litigation - East Coast Duties: Work with dispersed legal and human resources teams to support broad spectrum of employment and litigation efforts. Will draft, review and revise employment-related documents. Will advise the human resources team on a variety of employment issues as well as internal inquiries unrelated to employment regarding potential disputes and dispute avoidance. Reviewing and responding to, claims, demand letters, and subpoenas related to employment and general litigation matters.

Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited U.S. Law School. Active admission to a State Bar. 4-6 years of experience in employment litigation. Experience must include significant time at a major law firm and in-house experience. Experience handling international employment issues. Must be able to understand and evaluate risk and provide practical guidance for a fast-paced company. Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with a roll up your sleeves attitude, team-oriented mentality and a sense of humor. Must love business. Must be genuinely committed to our mission and eager to learn the details of business. Bonus Points Experience at or with any of the followingareas will be a bonus: Cybersecurity or other high-tech environment. Highly distributed work force. Start-up or small company. General commercial legal experience.
Legal 4 - 6 Full-time 2018-08-06

Counsel, Commercial Contracts - East Coast

Washington DC Counsel, Employment & Litigation - East Coast Duties: Work with dispersed legal and human resources teams to support broad spectrum of employment and litigation efforts. Will draft, review and revise employment-related documents. Will advise the human resources team on a variety of employment issues as well as internal inquiries unrelated to employment regarding potential disputes and dispute avoidance. Reviewing and responding to, claims, demand letters, and subpoenas related to employment and general litigation matters.

Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited U.S. Law School. Active admission to a State Bar. 4-6 years of experience in employment litigation. Experience must include significant time at a major law firm and in-house experience. Experience handling international employment issues. Must be able to understand and evaluate risk and provide practical guidance for a fast-paced company. Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with a roll up your sleeves attitude, team-oriented mentality and a sense of humor. Must love business. Must be genuinely committed to our mission and eager to learn the details of business. Bonus Points Experience at or with any of the followingareas will be a bonus: Cybersecurity or other high-tech environment. Highly distributed work force. Start-up or small company. General commercial legal experience.
Legal 4 - 6 Full-time 2018-08-06

Associate Director, Corporate Counsel (research-focused contracts)

Tarrytown NY Associate Director, Corporate Counsel (research-focused contracts) The candidate will provide support to the Research, Global Clinical Development and Medical Affairs teams. Will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide array of contracts and for providing those teams with related advice and counsel. Draft, review and negotiate research-related agreements, including those involving clinical trials, clinical research organizations, site management organizations, data safety monitoring boards, laboratory and ancillary services, consulting services, confidentiality agreements, academic research collaborations, sponsored research, investigator-initiated studies and material transfers. Advise on the interpretation of agreement provisions and on contractual disputes. Train client groups on contracts issues and policies. Enhance contract management tools, including template and playbook development. Collaborate with other legal functions (e.g., Intellectual Property, Pharmaceutical Legal Operations, Compliance, Dispute Resolution and Strategic Transactions & Licensing) and with the Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Department.

The candidate should have BA/BS and JD degree with excellent law school credentials. Licensed to practice law in New York or be eligible for licensure as a registered in-house counsel is preferred. Must have 5-10 years of legal experience at a law firm and/or in-house, including biotech/pharmaceutical and/or health care experience. Must have strong knowledge of contracts and related law. Must have experience working in/with biotech/pharmaceutical industry. Must have experience with contracts involving intellectual property. Excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills needed. Exceptional oral and written communication skills required. Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills required.
Legal 5 - 10 Full-time 2018-08-03

Director, Contracts Attorney and Compliance

Columbus OH Director, Contracts Attorney and Compliance The candidate: Provides legal counsel and assistance in support of the contracts department. Responsible for compliance, process definition/change, quality of service, supplier management, metrics, and data analytics. Assists in assuring that all contracts operations are conducted in accordance with law. Assesses the legal implications of a variety of actions taken or proposed by research or service groups and provides sound legal counsel; providing legal counsel specifically to the contracts department. Developing plans to ensure processes are continuously updated, tested, and comply with current regulations within contracts. Assists or takes the lead role in pursuing and defending claims and negotiating settlements. Coordinates and gathers pertinent information in preparation for litigation. May serve as attorney in court or administrative hearings or coordinate with outside legal counsel. Prepares or reviews pleadings, motions, settlement agreements and other litigation-related documents. Provides legal advice regarding litigation goals and strategies. Provides assistance to management on special projects that require in-depth legal research, analysis and/or drafting skills as needed. Conduct legal research projects and other projects as assigned. Managing the supplier relationship, segmenting and managing the supplier database to reduce risk and increase profits. Developing meaningful metrics to monitor and measure compliance, quality, and efficiencies for use. Coordinating and interacting between areas and departments, including 3rd party regulators. Should have JD degree and must be licensed to practice in Ohio. Must have 10+ years of legal experience as a corporate generalist dealing with general contract law and business law, federal procurement law, litigation, employment law, environmental law, and other matters or concerns to industry and government contractors. Should have knowledge of contracts, subcontracts, pricing, and/or purchasing and the FAR (including all supplements). Legal 10 - 0 Full-time 2018-08-03

Corporate Counsel - Contracts

South San Francisco CA Corporate Counsel Contracts The candidate provides transactional legal support to the Research and Development organizations and other departments in conjunction with senior members of the Legal team. Draft, review and negotiate a wide range of contracts in support of the Research and Development organizations (which may include: confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, materials transfer agreements, simple and complex clinical trial agreements, clinical advisory board agreements, and various vendor services agreements and master agreements). Review and provide input regarding clinical trial-related documents, such as informed consent forms and privacy documents, and serve as an internal legal resource to the development and clinical teams. Advise and troubleshoot on existing agreements and operational arrangements. Identify and define operational and legal risks and be able to communicate those risks to appropriate internal decision-makers for discussion and resolution. Interact with internal clients effectively to address legal and business questions. Interface with clinical research organizations, hospitals and universities to facilitate clinical trials. Handle miscellaneous legal tasks on an as needed basis under direction of senior attorneys. Implements organizational or team objectives and interprets company policies. Helps guide the successful completion of major programs, projects and/or functions. Aids in the development technical and/or business solutions to complex problems in creative and effective ways.

The candidate should have BS/BA degree, preferably in life sciences or a related field. JD degree required and must be admitted to practice, preferably in California. Typically requires 3-5 years of experience as an attorney in a law firm or in-house legal environment in the biotechnology or pharmaceuticals industry. Contract drafting and negotiation experience required. Clinical trial contract drafting and negotiation experience is desired. Must Possesses clear and concise verbal and written communication skills, and must have excellent interpersonal communication skills. Also requires strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Deltaview, and Internet). Must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills. Should have ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and with the ability to re-prioritize on short time frames.
Legal 3 - 5 Full-time 2018-08-03

Contracts Counsel

Charlotte NC Contracts Counsel - North America The candidate will provide strategic legal advice and technical expertise as an essential and valued team member and business partner. Will work closely with other Legal team members, the commercial teams and procurement partners on a full-spectrum of contract law and commercial issues, including, contract drafting and negotiation, commercial transactions, policies, processes and training. Structure, draft and negotiate a variety commercial contracts, including product sales, equipment leases, professional services, IT, supply chain and other procurement agreements. Review and interpret contract rights and obligations and manage and resolve contractual disputes. Serve as the legal department liaison for audit, RFI/RPF and other contract-related matters. Draft, update and maintain template agreements. Drive contract administration process improvement and efficiency through technology, policies and training. Work closely with contract managers as the first point of contact for contract and related issues and involve subject matter experts as needed. Independently handle legal matters and projects, as assigned. Elevate matters to the attention of the Americas General Counsel and seek outside legal expertise, as required. Supervises, manages and evaluates outside counsel, as required. Perform other duties, as required. Should have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Bar admission and good standing in any jurisdiction in the US (eligible to practice in North Carolina) is required. Must have 3-5 years of substantive experience in contract drafting and negotiation (1-2 years' experience in a large law firm preferred). Legal 3 - 5 Full-time 2018-08-03

Legal Counsel (Site Contracts)

Cary NC Legal Counsel (Site Contracts) The candidate provides advice, research and communication services on clinical contract matters to internal and external customers. Additionally, the Legal Counsel Manager leads the contract negotiation process with clinical trial sponsors and sites. Provide expertise to clinical research organizations and pharmaceutical clients to develop localized contract templates and optimal jurisdiction-specific contracting processes. Support a global team negotiating clinical contracts in multiple languages by providing guidance and appropriate escalation pathways. Train and mentor global team negotiating clinical contracts to appropriately apply client specific fallback guidance and to identify salient issues during the negotiation process. Engage with multiple client stakeholders to develop key relationships and ensure that executed agreements accurate reflect and advance client legal, clinical, compliance, and financial priorities. Partner with CRO and Sponsor stakeholders to identify site-, country- and study-specific contracting intelligence and risks to clinical trial start-up, and developing risk mitigation strategies. Review and negotiates special agreements, potentially including ICFs, master agreements, and site financial agreements in advance of full contract negotiations, when included in the scope of activities by the client. Serve as the legal primary point of contact for all assigned client contracts. Serve as liaison between Legal Department and Operations and external clients on contract matters including the drafting and review of contracts. Advise management on contract requirements and procedures. Provide legal advice and perform legal research for internal stakeholders pertaining to contractual and other issues that arise in and affect the business. Provide general legal analysis to the General Counsel and management team and make recommendations for best course of action under the given circumstances. Accurately plan to achieve fully executed contracts in a timely manner. Oversee the negotiation of contract terms, pricing and payment schedule, ensuring that the agreements with investigative sites are aligned with clients interests on a global level. Oversee direct activities of Contracts Analysts and Project Associate Teams. This will include: Lead team to ensure goals and objectives are met or exceeded. Responsible for obtaining desired results from team. Ensure internal policies and procedures are followed by staff. Implement performance action plans as well as handle personnel issues, including disciplinary activities. Other duties as required and assigned by General Counsel or President. These may, on occasion, be unrelated to the position described here, including duties otherwise assigned to Contracts Analysts.

The candidate should have Juris Doctor (J. D.) from an ABA-accredited law school. Stay abreast of changes in regulatory and legal compliance standards and update internal and external clients as required. Should have 3 years of clinical contracting experience. Current, active admission to any state Bar is required. Should have advanced skills in latest software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat. Must have understanding of key legal, financial, legislative and regulatory issues related to global clinical trials and associated contracting with clinical sites. Should have highly developed interpersonal and communicative skills to interact effectively with stakeholders both internal and external.
Legal 8 - 0 Full-time 2018-08-01

Counsel - Senior Contracts Manager

Palo Alto CA Counsel - Senior Contracts Manager The candidate will serve as a key member of a legal team, supporting the sales and marketing teams. Reviews, drafts and negotiates outbound on premise and SaaS licensing contracts and ancillary agreements, including professional services agreements. Works closely with sales, business development and channels team, building and maintaining strong working relationships with the business leadership. Analyzes risks and strategic opportunities from a legal perspective with a view toward creating long term solutions. Improves/develop standard form agreements and legal processes, as necessary.

The candidate should have JD degree, member of the California State Bar. Must have 7-10 years of current experience, preferably law firm and in-house corporate experience, handling a variety of complex technology licensing matters. Strong business acumen with an ability to balance legal and business requirements. Strong academic credentials from a top-rated accredited law school required. Knowledge of applicable legal and regulatory requirements relating to software contracts, licensing, privacy and security, and will have experience partnering with sales and channel teams to close deals.
Legal 7 - 10 Full-time 2018-08-01
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Counsel Duties: Review and edit construction agreements to conform with the company?s contracting requirements; Research, as necessary, applicable areas of the law for the jurisdiction where the work will be performed; Participate with the operati... + read more

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Contracts Coordinator - Power Delivery
In-House,Black & Veatch Holding Company
Location : Wilmington, DE, United States

Contracts Coordinator - Power Delivery The candidate will provide assistance to ensure procurement contracts are sufficient to mitigate Company risk, support Procurement?s general legal needs, and finalize contracts on a timely basis to maintain pro... + read more

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Contracts Manager Or Attorney
Refer job# ELIC140330
 
Contracts Manager or Attorney The candidate will be responsible for a portion of the contract activities for the entire company, as part of a member of the Contracts Team reporting to a Senior Director in the Legal Department. Will be responsible for the review and negotiation of a variety of contracts for the Clinical, Market Access, Commercial and Corporate functions, with an emphasis on clinical contracts and management of clinical research organizations. Will handle contracting activities primarily for a range of Clinical Trial Agreements, Master'services Agreements and related Work Orders, Consulting Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, as well as others. Train clinical research organizations on our templates and fall-back language for clinical trials on a mutli-national basis. Learn and work efficiently within the Contracts Management System (Conga/Novatus), including regularly training new hires on its use and the contracting process. Create, utilize and help maintain Legal department templates to prepare/draft and negotiate contracts. Serve as a point of contact for legal contract questions from within and outside the Company. Work in collaboration with cross functional teams and external contract vendors to ensure timely contract renewals. Identify related process issues, propose solutions and implement process improvements.

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience, OR law degree with 3 years creating, negotiating and executing contracts in the Pharmaceutical or Healthcare industry. Experience with clinical trial agreements and working knowledge of GCP is required and regulatory requirements for clinical trials is preferred. Intermediate to advanced skills in MS Suite applications including Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel. Able to draft and negotiate contracts independently. Outstanding organizational, written and verbal communication skills, as well as strong attention to detail. Understands the big picture and ability to manage position s areas of responsibility in a manner consistent with the Company s risk tolerance and strategy; team oriented; able to thrive in a fast-growing company poised for commercialization. Capacity to build trust among colleagues; is accountable; lives up to commitments. Meets deadlines, demonstrates effective use of time, and handles multiple assignments simultaneously.
 
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Associate Contracts Manager/contracts Manager (non-attorney)
Refer job# ILKN140296
 
Associate Contracts Manager/Contracts Manager (non-attorney) The candidate will review, draft and manage commercial agreements and statements of work. Will advise business clients on the legal issues and risks, complex agreement structures, approval processes, company policies and procedures. Respond promptly to legal requests from Business Development, Marketing and other clients, summarizing and communicating legal concepts that business people can use. Review advertising, promotional, and marketing materials to provide intellectual property clearance, identify issues with applicable advertising and privacy laws, and vet compliance with company and industry standards. Should have Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience. Must have 4+ years of relevant experience working with commercial contracts. 6+ years of relevant experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts is preferred. Experience working as a contracts manager, paralegal or legal assistant is desired. Strong written and verbal communication skills is preferred.
 
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Counsel, Commercial Contracts - East Coast
Refer job# QHQR140255
 
Counsel, Employment & Litigation - East Coast Duties: Work with dispersed legal and human resources teams to support broad spectrum of employment and litigation efforts. Will draft, review and revise employment-related documents. Will advise the human resources team on a variety of employment issues as well as internal inquiries unrelated to employment regarding potential disputes and dispute avoidance. Reviewing and responding to, claims, demand letters, and subpoenas related to employment and general litigation matters.

Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited U.S. Law School. Active admission to a State Bar. 4-6 years of experience in employment litigation. Experience must include significant time at a major law firm and in-house experience. Experience handling international employment issues. Must be able to understand and evaluate risk and provide practical guidance for a fast-paced company. Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with a roll up your sleeves attitude, team-oriented mentality and a sense of humor. Must love business. Must be genuinely committed to our mission and eager to learn the details of business. Bonus Points Experience at or with any of the followingareas will be a bonus: Cybersecurity or other high-tech environment. Highly distributed work force. Start-up or small company. General commercial legal experience.
 
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Counsel, Commercial Contracts - East Coast
Refer job# KDCY140256
 
Counsel, Employment & Litigation - East Coast Duties: Work with dispersed legal and human resources teams to support broad spectrum of employment and litigation efforts. Will draft, review and revise employment-related documents. Will advise the human resources team on a variety of employment issues as well as internal inquiries unrelated to employment regarding potential disputes and dispute avoidance. Reviewing and responding to, claims, demand letters, and subpoenas related to employment and general litigation matters.

Qualifications: JD Degree from an accredited U.S. Law School. Active admission to a State Bar. 4-6 years of experience in employment litigation. Experience must include significant time at a major law firm and in-house experience. Experience handling international employment issues. Must be able to understand and evaluate risk and provide practical guidance for a fast-paced company. Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment with a roll up your sleeves attitude, team-oriented mentality and a sense of humor. Must love business. Must be genuinely committed to our mission and eager to learn the details of business. Bonus Points Experience at or with any of the followingareas will be a bonus: Cybersecurity or other high-tech environment. Highly distributed work force. Start-up or small company. General commercial legal experience.
 
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Associate Director, Corporate Counsel (research-focused contracts)
Refer job# MKEQ140180
 
Associate Director, Corporate Counsel (research-focused contracts) The candidate will provide support to the Research, Global Clinical Development and Medical Affairs teams. Will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide array of contracts and for providing those teams with related advice and counsel. Draft, review and negotiate research-related agreements, including those involving clinical trials, clinical research organizations, site management organizations, data safety monitoring boards, laboratory and ancillary services, consulting services, confidentiality agreements, academic research collaborations, sponsored research, investigator-initiated studies and material transfers. Advise on the interpretation of agreement provisions and on contractual disputes. Train client groups on contracts issues and policies. Enhance contract management tools, including template and playbook development. Collaborate with other legal functions (e.g., Intellectual Property, Pharmaceutical Legal Operations, Compliance, Dispute Resolution and Strategic Transactions & Licensing) and with the Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Department.

The candidate should have BA/BS and JD degree with excellent law school credentials. Licensed to practice law in New York or be eligible for licensure as a registered in-house counsel is preferred. Must have 5-10 years of legal experience at a law firm and/or in-house, including biotech/pharmaceutical and/or health care experience. Must have strong knowledge of contracts and related law. Must have experience working in/with biotech/pharmaceutical industry. Must have experience with contracts involving intellectual property. Excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills needed. Exceptional oral and written communication skills required. Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills required.
 
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Director, Contracts Attorney and Compliance
Refer job# HYYO140182
 
Director, Contracts Attorney and Compliance The candidate: Provides legal counsel and assistance in support of the contracts department. Responsible for compliance, process definition/change, quality of service, supplier management, metrics, and data analytics. Assists in assuring that all contracts operations are conducted in accordance with law. Assesses the legal implications of a variety of actions taken or proposed by research or service groups and provides sound legal counsel; providing legal counsel specifically to the contracts department. Developing plans to ensure processes are continuously updated, tested, and comply with current regulations within contracts. Assists or takes the lead role in pursuing and defending claims and negotiating settlements. Coordinates and gathers pertinent information in preparation for litigation. May serve as attorney in court or administrative hearings or coordinate with outside legal counsel. Prepares or reviews pleadings, motions, settlement agreements and other litigation-related documents. Provides legal advice regarding litigation goals and strategies. Provides assistance to management on special projects that require in-depth legal research, analysis and/or drafting skills as needed. Conduct legal research projects and other projects as assigned. Managing the supplier relationship, segmenting and managing the supplier database to reduce risk and increase profits. Developing meaningful metrics to monitor and measure compliance, quality, and efficiencies for use. Coordinating and interacting between areas and departments, including 3rd party regulators. Should have JD degree and must be licensed to practice in Ohio. Must have 10+ years of legal experience as a corporate generalist dealing with general contract law and business law, federal procurement law, litigation, employment law, environmental law, and other matters or concerns to industry and government contractors. Should have knowledge of contracts, subcontracts, pricing, and/or purchasing and the FAR (including all supplements).
 
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Corporate Counsel - Contracts
Refer job# UWTP140184
 
Corporate Counsel Contracts The candidate provides transactional legal support to the Research and Development organizations and other departments in conjunction with senior members of the Legal team. Draft, review and negotiate a wide range of contracts in support of the Research and Development organizations (which may include: confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, materials transfer agreements, simple and complex clinical trial agreements, clinical advisory board agreements, and various vendor services agreements and master agreements). Review and provide input regarding clinical trial-related documents, such as informed consent forms and privacy documents, and serve as an internal legal resource to the development and clinical teams. Advise and troubleshoot on existing agreements and operational arrangements. Identify and define operational and legal risks and be able to communicate those risks to appropriate internal decision-makers for discussion and resolution. Interact with internal clients effectively to address legal and business questions. Interface with clinical research organizations, hospitals and universities to facilitate clinical trials. Handle miscellaneous legal tasks on an as needed basis under direction of senior attorneys. Implements organizational or team objectives and interprets company policies. Helps guide the successful completion of major programs, projects and/or functions. Aids in the development technical and/or business solutions to complex problems in creative and effective ways.

The candidate should have BS/BA degree, preferably in life sciences or a related field. JD degree required and must be admitted to practice, preferably in California. Typically requires 3-5 years of experience as an attorney in a law firm or in-house legal environment in the biotechnology or pharmaceuticals industry. Contract drafting and negotiation experience required. Clinical trial contract drafting and negotiation experience is desired. Must Possesses clear and concise verbal and written communication skills, and must have excellent interpersonal communication skills. Also requires strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Deltaview, and Internet). Must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills. Should have ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and with the ability to re-prioritize on short time frames.
 
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Contracts Counsel
Refer job# LCHX140198
 
Contracts Counsel - North America The candidate will provide strategic legal advice and technical expertise as an essential and valued team member and business partner. Will work closely with other Legal team members, the commercial teams and procurement partners on a full-spectrum of contract law and commercial issues, including, contract drafting and negotiation, commercial transactions, policies, processes and training. Structure, draft and negotiate a variety commercial contracts, including product sales, equipment leases, professional services, IT, supply chain and other procurement agreements. Review and interpret contract rights and obligations and manage and resolve contractual disputes. Serve as the legal department liaison for audit, RFI/RPF and other contract-related matters. Draft, update and maintain template agreements. Drive contract administration process improvement and efficiency through technology, policies and training. Work closely with contract managers as the first point of contact for contract and related issues and involve subject matter experts as needed. Independently handle legal matters and projects, as assigned. Elevate matters to the attention of the Americas General Counsel and seek outside legal expertise, as required. Supervises, manages and evaluates outside counsel, as required. Perform other duties, as required. Should have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Bar admission and good standing in any jurisdiction in the US (eligible to practice in North Carolina) is required. Must have 3-5 years of substantive experience in contract drafting and negotiation (1-2 years' experience in a large law firm preferred).
 
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Legal Counsel (Site Contracts)
Refer job# QOYK140141
 
Legal Counsel (Site Contracts) The candidate provides advice, research and communication services on clinical contract matters to internal and external customers. Additionally, the Legal Counsel Manager leads the contract negotiation process with clinical trial sponsors and sites. Provide expertise to clinical research organizations and pharmaceutical clients to develop localized contract templates and optimal jurisdiction-specific contracting processes. Support a global team negotiating clinical contracts in multiple languages by providing guidance and appropriate escalation pathways. Train and mentor global team negotiating clinical contracts to appropriately apply client specific fallback guidance and to identify salient issues during the negotiation process. Engage with multiple client stakeholders to develop key relationships and ensure that executed agreements accurate reflect and advance client legal, clinical, compliance, and financial priorities. Partner with CRO and Sponsor stakeholders to identify site-, country- and study-specific contracting intelligence and risks to clinical trial start-up, and developing risk mitigation strategies. Review and negotiates special agreements, potentially including ICFs, master agreements, and site financial agreements in advance of full contract negotiations, when included in the scope of activities by the client. Serve as the legal primary point of contact for all assigned client contracts. Serve as liaison between Legal Department and Operations and external clients on contract matters including the drafting and review of contracts. Advise management on contract requirements and procedures. Provide legal advice and perform legal research for internal stakeholders pertaining to contractual and other issues that arise in and affect the business. Provide general legal analysis to the General Counsel and management team and make recommendations for best course of action under the given circumstances. Accurately plan to achieve fully executed contracts in a timely manner. Oversee the negotiation of contract terms, pricing and payment schedule, ensuring that the agreements with investigative sites are aligned with clients interests on a global level. Oversee direct activities of Contracts Analysts and Project Associate Teams. This will include: Lead team to ensure goals and objectives are met or exceeded. Responsible for obtaining desired results from team. Ensure internal policies and procedures are followed by staff. Implement performance action plans as well as handle personnel issues, including disciplinary activities. Other duties as required and assigned by General Counsel or President. These may, on occasion, be unrelated to the position described here, including duties otherwise assigned to Contracts Analysts.

The candidate should have Juris Doctor (J. D.) from an ABA-accredited law school. Stay abreast of changes in regulatory and legal compliance standards and update internal and external clients as required. Should have 3 years of clinical contracting experience. Current, active admission to any state Bar is required. Should have advanced skills in latest software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat. Must have understanding of key legal, financial, legislative and regulatory issues related to global clinical trials and associated contracting with clinical sites. Should have highly developed interpersonal and communicative skills to interact effectively with stakeholders both internal and external.
 
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Counsel - Senior Contracts Manager
Refer job# WNOV140167
 
Counsel - Senior Contracts Manager The candidate will serve as a key member of a legal team, supporting the sales and marketing teams. Reviews, drafts and negotiates outbound on premise and SaaS licensing contracts and ancillary agreements, including professional services agreements. Works closely with sales, business development and channels team, building and maintaining strong working relationships with the business leadership. Analyzes risks and strategic opportunities from a legal perspective with a view toward creating long term solutions. Improves/develop standard form agreements and legal processes, as necessary.

The candidate should have JD degree, member of the California State Bar. Must have 7-10 years of current experience, preferably law firm and in-house corporate experience, handling a variety of complex technology licensing matters. Strong business acumen with an ability to balance legal and business requirements. Strong academic credentials from a top-rated accredited law school required. Knowledge of applicable legal and regulatory requirements relating to software contracts, licensing, privacy and security, and will have experience partnering with sales and channel teams to close deals.
 
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