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Posted on March 26, 2021

POSITION: Temporary, Part-time Contracts Attorney

COMPANY: Cardone Industries, Inc.

LOCATION: Philadelphia

Cardone Industries, Inc., an aftermarket auto parts manufacturer, is seeking to engage a U.S. attorney with 4-7 years of strong commercial contracting skills to serve its Legal Department on a temporary part-time basis, working remotely and/or on-site at the Company’s NE Philadelphia headquarters. Under the supervision of the Company’s General Counsel, the contractor will draft, review and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, including commercial contracts such as customer agreements, vendor agreements for products and services, and manufacturing supply chain agreements, and other company contracts such as technology and licensing agreements, claims settlements and releases, and employment-related agreements, while minimizing financial, operational and legal risks, meeting business objectives and promoting the corporate mission and values. Experience in manufacturing and supply chain is a plus. A JD and bar admission in a U.S. jurisdiction is required.
 
APPLY ONLINE AT: https://20150716185543_uiop2a6yxrjlgdve.applytojob.com/apply/odmMUAb1qC/Attorney-Temporary-PartTime


Posted on March 24, 2021

POSITION: Senior Contracts Specialist

COMPANY: Incyte Corporation

Incyte is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel medicines to meet serious unmet medical needs in oncology and inflammation and autoimmunity.  Incyte is committed to the rigorous pursuit of research and development excellence to improve the lives of patients, make a difference in health care, and build sustainable value.  The Company strives to discover and develop first-in-class and best-in-class medicines-advancing a diverse portfolio of large and small molecules.

JOB SUMMARY (Primary function): The Sr. Contract Specialist is responsible for preparing, reviewing, advising and providing legal support for the negotiation, interpretation and revision of a variety of contracts within the company.  This role is also responsible for the tracking and maintenance of legal contract records in the legal database.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Key responsibilities):

  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the Company's business, its people, products, markets, facilities, customers, service providers and competitors and utilizes that knowledge in providing legal support to internal clients.
  • Establish a rapport and a working relationship with personnel at all levels and many departments to encourage and continue the proactive use of the in-house legal department.
  • Drafts, proofs and identifies issues with legal terms, prepare revised versions of contracts, summarizes questions and issues for clients to resolve and prepares final contracts for multiple divisions within the company, with a primary focus on commercial divisions but also potentially including biology, chemistry, CMC, R&D, and general corporate contracts. Contract types include service, research, manufacturing, consulting, and confidentiality and material transfer agreements.
  • Act as liaison between internal clients, company attorneys outside counsel and other supporting departments (e.g., finance) as it relates to contract preparation, negotiation and administration.
  • Manage tracking and filing systems for contracts and uses to provide support to internal clients.
  • Assist Contract Manager as needed on projects and other contract matters and track and update and circulate revised templates.
  • Performs research on contractual obligations or other issues which may arise.

QUALIFICATIONS (Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience, and competency):

  • Bachelor’s degree or paralegal certificate (Bachelor’s degree preferred).
  • 5-7 years of in-house pharmaceutical or bio-technology contracting experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft helpful, but not required.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.  Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required. Incyte Corporation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

CONTACT: Nick Foschi, Director, Human Resources at: nfoschi@incyte.com

APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.incyte.com/join-us/careers


Posted March 23, 2021

JOB TITLE: Corporate Counsel

COMPANY: Hill International

LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA

JOB SUMMARY: This position provides legal counsel to Hill International, Inc., a publicly traded global construction management and project management company (“Hill” or the “Company”), headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with respect to the Company’s operations and general legal affairs.  The Corporate Counsel assists with advising the business on issues pertaining to the Company’s construction management and project management services, the Company’s contract/vendor management programs, and corporate licensing and registrations.  The position also assists with ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and providing general corporate advice as needed.  This position reports to the Senior Vice President, Senior Corporate Counsel US and Privacy Officer.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Negotiate, draft and review commercial contracts, including services and consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, vendor agreements, joint venture agreements, subconsultant agreements, construction agreements, government contracts and leases.
  • Assist with litigation management, alternative dispute resolution processes, and insurance coverage matters.
  • Conduct and/or coordinate analyses of business function processes and policies against governing laws and regulations to determine gaps in compliance and help draft and review appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Proactively identify, review and monitor applicable laws and regulations affecting employment law, construction law, federal privacy and data security laws, and all similar/related state and local laws and regulations.
  • Assist in the development of training regarding laws and regulations that impact the Company.
  • Assist in oversight of the Company’s contract and vendor management programs to ensure internal compliance and that third party vendors comply with contractual requirements, and privacy and data security laws.
  • Assist, conduct and/or coordinate investigations involving potential employment and litigation matters and determine/pursue actions needed to resolve such matters in the most cost-effective and otherwise Company-preferred manner.
  • Provide analysis and legal advice on general corporate matters, including licensing and registrations.
  • Assist in identifying, developing and implementing processes and technological changes to increase the efficiency of the Company’s Legal Department.
  • Other duties as assigned.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Education and Law License:

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an ABA-accredited law school required. Pennsylvania Bar Admission or the ability to be granted a Limited In-House Corporate Counsel License pursuant to Rule 302 of the Pennsylvania Bar Admission Rules required.
  • New York and/or New Jersey Bar Admission a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs).  To succeed in the Corporate Counsel position, candidates should possess the following KSAs, which are required unless otherwise specified:

Experience:

  • 5-7 years of experience as a practicing attorney, either in-house, or at a top law firm;
  • Knowledge and experience in the construction industry;
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) experience;
  • Insurance coverage experience;
  • Experience negotiating, drafting, reviewing and enforcing contracts;  
  • General corporate law experience;
  • Human resource and employment law experience;
  • Experience with contract/vendor management programs or processes preferred; and
  • Experience working with a public company a plus.

Skills:

  • Exceptional judgment and professionalism;
  • A will to learn and win coupled with strong personal accountability;
  • Ability to balance superior attention to detail while maintaining clear awareness of the big picture;  
  • Ability to quickly learn and fill gaps in knowledge with regard to applicable laws and regulations;
  • Ability to balance and negotiate business and legal needs;
  • Superior analytical, organizational and time/project management skills;
  • Ability to balance competing priorities, negotiate solutions and adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines;
  • Experience with Word and Excel;
  • Experience preparing Power Point presentations, conducting oral presentations and facilitating interactions with internal and external stakeholders preferred; and
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus.

Organizational Competencies:  These competencies must be demonstrated by everyone employed by the Company.

  • Intellectual Curiosity: Having the desire to invest time and energy into learning more about a person, place, thing or concept; utilizing what is learned to recommend and/or implement process improvements.
  • Quality/Compliance: Achieving a standard of excellence with our work processes and outcomes, honoring Company policies and requirements.
  • Communication: Balancing listening and talking, speaking and writing clearly and accurately, influencing others, keeping others informed.
  • Teamwork focus: Being helpful, respectful, approachable and team oriented, building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
  • Initiative: Taking ownership of our work, doing what is needed without being asked, following through.
  • Efficiency: Planning ahead, managing time well, being on time, being cost conscious, thinking of better ways to do things.
  • Coachability: Being receptive to feedback, constructively and professionally giving feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement.
  • People management (for those with direct reports): Setting clear expectations, reviewing progress, providing feedback and guidance, holding people accountable.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK: This is a full-time, exempt position located in the Company’s Philadelphia office; the incumbent is expected to be present and accessible for at least 40 hours per week, subject to approved work from home, leave time, travel and other absences as described in the Employee Handbook or as otherwise agreed by the Company.

WORKING CONDITIONS: This position will be located in Philadelphia, PA.  The position will perform required duties at a minimum of 50% of the time in an office environment.

APPLICANTS SHOULD APPLY TO: https://hillintl.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=21000714&tz=GMT-04%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York


Posted on March 9, 2021

POSITION: Senior Director, Corporate Counsel - Development

COMPANY: Incyte Corporation

Job Summary (Primary function)

The Senior Director, Corporate Counsel – Development is responsible for providing legal services and counsel to key client groups including the clinical development and medical affairs functions within Incyte.

Essential Functions of the Job (Key responsibilities)

  • Develops a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the company's business, its people, products, markets, facilities, customers and competitors and utilizes that knowledge in providing guidance and counsel to internal clients.
  • Establishes a rapport and a working relationship with business unit management and personnel at all levels to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.
  • Provides day-to-day legal advice regarding a wide range of activities and programs related to drug product development and medical affairs.
  • Drafts, negotiates and reviews contracts involving research services, consulting, advisory board, clinical trials, investigator sponsored research and related contract matters.
  • Attends committee meetings to provide counsel on materials for medical and scientific exchanges by medical affairs and drug development, sponsorships and other forms of support.
  • Drafts policies and guidance documents to reduce risk and increase efficiencies.
  • Identifies and communicates to clients risks associated with day-to-day operational business activities, including training clients on applicable legal issues within lawyer's expertise.
  • Partners with clients to proactively apply legal and regulatory framework to business activity by understanding business goals and developing alternative solutions to assist in the achievement of successful outcomes.
  • Negotiates on behalf of, and partners with, clients to achieve solutions consistent with business objectives.
  • Builds constructive working relationships with client base and operates as an active member of legal and client teams.

Qualifications (Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience, and competency)

  • J.D. degree, as well as membership in good standing of at least one state bar.
  • At least 8+ years of related experience, with at least 5 years in-house legal experience in a pharmaceutical company.
  • A solid working knowledge of pharmaceutical development and medical affairs programs and of the application to these activities of the various statutes, regulations and guidance documents applicable to these activities will be essential (e.g., GCP, the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, regulations and guidance documents; the federal and state anti-kickback statutes, regulations and OIG guidance documents and opinions; the Federal False Claims Act; the Prescription Drug Marketing Act and regulations; HIPAA and GDPR; and ACCME policies and guidelines).
  • Good general working knowledge of liability issues and contract preparation and negotiation.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate concisely to clients, to integrate legal and business knowledge and to provide balanced advice regarding risks.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to flourish in a fast-paced environment.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required.

Incyte Corporation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We Respect Your Privacy.  Learn more at: http://www.incyte.com/privacy-policy

The Incyte hiring organization processes your personal data to manage your job application in order to enter into an employment relationship with you if you are the successful candidate.  During the process, you may be asked to respond to questions that will screen out your application if you do not meet certain objective criteria required by the job. You can learn more about this process here.

You may have the right to access, delete, restrict, edit, move, or object to the use of your personal data. You may also have a right to report concerns to the authority responsible for data privacy in the country where the position is based or where you live or work.

You can learn more about Incyte’s data protection practices here. By accessing this link you can learn about the types of personal data we collect, how we use it, whether collection and processing is optional, sources of the personal data we process, how it is shared, where it is stored or transferred to, how long we keep it, and contact information for Incyte, Incyte’s data protection officer, and your supervisory authority (if applicable).

Please contact privacy@incyte.com if you have any questions or concerns or would like to exercise your rights.

CONTACT: Nick Foschi, Director, Human Resources at nfoschi@incyte.com.

APPLY: https://www.incyte.com/join-us/careers


Posted on February 26, 2021

POSITION: Senior Counsel, Transactions

COMPANY: Ricoh

LOCATION: Exton, PA

DESCRIPTION: With the guidance and supervision of the Vice President - Deputy General Counsel (Transactional), provides general legal support (excluding litigation and HR support) on transactional and commercial matters affecting one or more RICOH business units and/or corporate functions.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews, drafts and negotiates transactional agreements and other legal documents, including contracts with customers and vendors as follows:
  • Customer-facing contracts in support of Ricoh's direct sales efforts, including, equipment sales, Article 2A finance leases, service agreements, labor outsourcing agreements, professional services agreements and IT services agreements.
  • Engage with supply chain management, technology, alliance, IT and other departments of Ricoh in negotiating, drafting and reviewing major and/or non-standard commercial and technology contracts with Ricoh vendors, including licensing agreements, maintenance agreements, professional services agreements, cloud services agreements, software as a service agreements, e-commerce agreements, development agreements, evaluation agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Works with Ricoh sales professionals in structuring, drafting and negotiating customer-facing contracts and complex statements of work, and works with internal clients in structuring and negotiating inbound technology transactions.
  • Provides legal advice, guidance and training to corporate and local management on legal and risk issues arising from the day-to-day business of the company.
  • Offers creative solutions to help resolve business issues and eliminate blockers.
  • Coordinates advice from subject matter experts.
  • Advises management on any disputes between the company and any of its customers or vendors. Collaborates with assigned litigation resources in Ricoh's response to and resolution of such disputes
  • Understands and promotes compliance with the company's policies and programs designed to minimize the company's legal exposure and operational risks, including, but not limited to, the company's Code of Ethics, Non-Standard Document Policy, and Signing Authority Policy
  • Upon prior approval of General Counsel and/or Vice President - Deputy General Counsel and when necessary, retains and supervises work of outside counsel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Education, Experience, and Certifications)

  • Requires 2+ years of corporate or transactional experience at a large law firm and/or the legal department of a significant corporation; and strong knowledge of commercial and corporate law.
  • Requires degree from a reputable, accredited law school and admission to the bar of at least one state.

Ricoh is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer -- Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

APPLY: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=2171819&d=USA-RicohExternal&r=5000691306206#/


Posted on February 18, 2021

POSITION: Litigation Attorney

COMPANY: Universal Health Services, Inc.

One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $11.4 billion in 2019. In 2020, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #281 on the Fortune 500; and in 2017, listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has 90,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 328 behavioral health facilities, 42 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

SUMMARY:

The UHS Corporate Legal Department is hiring a dynamic Litigation Attorney to support litigation matters for the UHS Legal Department including general litigation, commercial litigation, and patient litigation.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide assistance and counseling to facilities concerning consumer protection statutes, debt collection practices, bankruptcy, and billing matters
  • Manage eDiscovery matters including preservation, Early Case Assessment (ECA), contract attorney review and vendor management issues and serves as a liaison between outside counsel and eDiscovery vendor
  • Provide general support to facilities in responding to various document requests, administrative agency requests, subpoenas and litigation/judicial proceeding matters
  • Provide general litigation support to Insurance Department in responding to professional negligence matters and corporate-level discovery
  • Research and submit legal opinions concerning health care operations including contracting, statutory application, government regulation, compliance and other issues

Requirements

Law degree with 3 - 5 years' experience.

  • Commercial litigation experience with eDiscovery experience preferred
  • Health care law experience preferred
  • Must be admitted into the state bar or have in-house counsel license

This opportunity provides a rewarding career, challenging and rewarding work environment as well as growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries, including competitive compensation, excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan, and 401k with company match.

EEO STATEMENT

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.

NOTICE

At UHS and all subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates with matching skillset and experience with the best possible career at UHS and our subsidiaries. We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by contacting us at: https://uhs.alertline.com or 1-800-852-3449

CONTACT: Dan Noll – Program Manager – Corporate Recruitment

APPLY: https://jobs.uhsinc.com/corporate-hospitals-facilities-search-map/jobs/69000?lang=en-us


Posted on February 17, 2021

POSITION: Vice President (VPL), Assistant General Counsel

COMPANY: Incyte Corporation

Incyte is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on finding solutions for serious unmet medical needs through the discovery, development and commercialization of novel medicines. Part of the S&P 500, Incyte is an innovative and growing company that has been consecutively named a Top Employer by Science Magazine, placing #2 on the 2020 list, and was recently recognized by Forbes as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies.

Since 2002, Incyte has remained committed to the rigorous pursuit of research and development excellence to improve the lives of patients, make a difference in health care, and build sustainable value. Incyte’s unique expertise have enabled the Company to create a diversified pipeline of clinical candidates, the majority of which were discovered by Incyte scientists. The company is advancing a growing portfolio of medicines across Oncology and Inflammation & Autoimmunity.

Job Summary (Primary function)

The Vice President (VP), Assistant General Counsel position reports directly into our General Counsel and plays a critical role on the Legal Leadership Team. The VP provides legal services and counsel to key client groups at Incyte including Finance, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications and Business Development. In addition, the VP oversees the Global Privacy department; Incyte’s Chief Privacy Officer is a direct report to this role.

Essential Functions of the Job (Key responsibilities)

  • Provide day-to-day legal advice and support regarding a wide range of the Company’s activities, including:
    1. General Corporate, Securities and Corporate Governance Matters
    2. Assist with drafting and review SEC filings and advise regarding related disclosure matters.
    3. Assist with corporate financings; review documents and SEC filings related to same.
    4. Provide direct and oversight for certain contract support.
    5. Provide meaningful managerial support to direct and indirect reports in legal and privacy.
  • Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
    1. Review a variety of materials, including press releases and investor presentations, and advise regarding related disclosure matters.
  • Business Development
    1. Draft and review terms sheets and agreements.
    2. Advise regarding existing collaborations.
  • Establish a rapport and a working relationship with management and personnel at all levels to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.
  • Identify and communicate to clients those risks associated with day-to-day business activities, including training clients on applicable legal issues within lawyer's expertise.
  • Partner with clients to proactively apply legal and regulatory framework to business activities by understanding business goals and developing solutions to assist in the achievement of successful outcomes.
  • Negotiate on behalf of, and partner with, clients to achieve solutions consistent with business objectives.
  • Build constructive working relationships with his/her team and client base and operate as an active member of both legal and client teams.

Qualifications (Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience, and competency)

  • J.D. from accredited legal degree program as well as active membership in good standing of at least one state bar.
  • Requires 15+ years' corporate experience either within law firm or an in house counsel, including SEC, BD and other contract development and negotiation and executive level and Board advisement (Biotech/pharmaceutical experience strongly preferred).
  • 12+ years of related experience, with at least 5 years in-house legal experience in a pharmaceutical company.
  • A solid working knowledge of securities and finance matters, collaborations and licensing transactions and programs and operations in a pharmaceutical company, as well as the statutes, regulations and guidance documents applicable to these activities.
  • Good general working knowledge of liability issues and experience with contract preparation and negotiation.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate concisely to clients, to integrate legal and business knowledge and to provide balanced advice regarding risks.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to flourish in a fast-paced environment.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required.  Incyte Corporation is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We Respect Your Privacy.  Learn more at: http://www.incyte.com/privacy-policy

The Incyte hiring organization processes your personal data to manage your job application in order to enter into an employment relationship with you if you are the successful candidate.  During the process, you may be asked to respond to questions that will screen out your application if you do not meet certain objective criteria required by the job. You can learn more about this process here.  You may have the right to access, delete, restrict, edit, move, or object to the use of your personal data. You may also have a right to report concerns to the authority responsible for data privacy in the country where the position is based or where you live or work.

You can learn more about Incyte’s data protection practices here. By accessing this link you can learn about the types of personal data we collect, how we use it, whether collection and processing is optional, sources of the personal data we process, how it is shared, where it is stored or transferred to, how long we keep it, and contact information for Incyte, Incyte’s data protection officer, and your supervisory authority (if applicable).

CONTACT: Nick Foschi, Director, Human Resources at nfoschi@incyte.com.

APPLY: https://www.incyte.com/join-us/careers


Posted on January 30, 2021

POSITION: Senior Counsel - Research & Development

COMPANY: Spark Therapeutics

LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA

DESCRIPTION: The Senior Counsel – Research & Development is primarily responsible for advising and collaborating with stakeholders in R&D, business development and clinical organization in support of investigational assets and a broad range of R&D-related activities.   The successful candidate will meet with R&D/BD, clinical and medical affairs clients and offer solution-oriented approaches to help achieve their business objectives.   He/she will also be expected to learn and understand new scientific approaches as necessary to support this work.    As a dedicated strategic partner, the Senior Counsel will:

  • Review, interpret, negotiate and draft various transactions in support of R&D strategic imperatives such as industry collaborations (selective program/product/field/territory in/out licensing, term sheets, M&A, JV, alliance, evaluation and option arrangements), academic collaborations (in-licenses, sponsored research, research collaborations, material transfer agreements), clinical trial related agreement, investigator-initiated trial agreements, and consortiums.
  • Provide legal support and guidance issues arising in research and development, pharmacovigilance, regulatory, compliance, including all applicable GxP requirements. This is an opportunity to work collaboratively cross-functionally with stakeholders in research, business development, alliance management, medical affairs, new product planning, and other business functions to support R&D initiatives.
  • Responsible for providing practical and timely legal guidance on issues related to scientific, medical and clinical initiatives, Scientific Congresses, scientific educational programs and advisory boards.
  • Advise stakeholders on legal issues risk, will review corporate policies and procedures and assist the Associate General Counsel- Global Research and Development on other legal projects as-needed.He/she may serve as a legal representative on confidential projects, perform due diligence or facilitate risk assessments.  The Senior Counsel represents the legal group on various committees and teams that are convened by stakeholders as may be requested by those functions and the Associate General Counsel or General Counsel.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Draft, negotiate and advise on partnering agreements that support R&D business objectives, including but not limited to:  academic and industry collaborations, sponsored research, clinical trial related agreements, licenses, option agreements; advise cross-functional teams on legal risk while still facilitating innovation; perform due diligence and activities related to legal assessment of potential assets.
  • Advise and provide legal guidance to support business initiatives to stakeholders in research, business development, medical affairs, regulatory, clinical, commercial development and other business functions in a manner that advances the company's strategy, addresses legal/regulatory risks and maintains the company's integrity and reputation.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Generally has 7 years of related experience at a major law firm or in-house experience with a major pharmaceutical and/or biotech company.
  • Juris Doctor (JD) in at least one jurisdiction is required.
  • Extensive transactional experience, including drafting and negotiating a wide variety of agreements and the ability to influence and work collaboratively at all levels and across functions.
  • Knowledge of issues impacting clinical research and development, such as informed consent, patient recruitment, contractual arrangements with investigators, IND submissions, CMC and GxP matters, and other legal aspects of regulatory compliance involved in R&D activities, particularly for cell and gene therapy, a plus.
  • General familiarity with the laws and regulations governing the pharmaceutical industry, including FDA regulations, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, OIG guidance, the PhRMA Code and HIPAA.
  • Ability to build credibility and communicate effectively with individuals and teams in Spark functions and to inspire confidence and support for legal department initiatives.  ​​​​​​

KEY SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Strong collaboration, critical thinking, and negotiation skills to influence cross-functional teams.
  • Proven experience building and cultivating relationships with key partners and stakeholders across all organizational levels.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple deadlines.
  • Abiding interest in and knowledge of the burgeoning gene therapy industry.

APPLY: https://careers.sparktx.com/job/Philadelphia-Senior-Counsel-Research-&-Development-PA-19019/705064100/

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