Associate Counsel, Corporate

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Publicly traded pharmaceutical company in New York is seeking a commercial transactional lawyer for the position of Associate Counsel, Corporate. You will provide support to Global Development, Medical Affairs and Commercial contracting teams. You will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide array of contracts and for providing those teams with related advice and counsel. The ideal candidate will have excellent drafting and negotiation skills and relevant experience with general business transactions and in effectively and collaboratively counseling clients.


Draft and negotiate a range of contracts on a wide variety of matters mainly including clinical trial, CDAs, Healthcare Professional (HCP), licensing, consulting, material transfer agreements, registry and outcomes study agreements, master agreements, agreements with academic institutions and services agreements.

• Proactively follow up with clients, attorneys and external parties from the time the contracting request is received through resolution/execution to ensure shortest cycle times

• Prioritize and follow through on a high volume of client requests

•  Assist in maintaining the company’s contracts management system and contracts policy and advising clients in its use


• Strong knowledge of contracts and related law

• Preferred experience working in/with biotech/pharmaceutical industry

• Preferred experience with contracts involving intellectual property

• High level of business acumen

• Excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills

• Exceptional oral and written communication skills

• Exceptional interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

• Ability to work independently, while meeting aggressive deadlines and juggling multiple matters

• Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues and clients at all levels of the organization and in a collaborative, team-oriented environment


• 2- 5 years of legal experience at a law firm and/or in-house, biotech/pharmaceutical and/or health care experience preferred

• JD 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

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