Senior Corporate Counsel

LOCATION: New Jersey
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Publicly traded life sciences company in New Jersey is seeking an experienced attorney for the position of Senior Corporate Counsel.

The Senior Corporate Counsel will provide advisory services to divisional leaders, including sales, marketing, regulatory, quality, clinical and product development leaders. The Senior Corporate Counsel also will be expected to exhibit leadership and independent judgment, and to partner with colleagues at all levels of the Company, to provide advice and assistance in negotiating and drafting relevant documents and to otherwise execute on strategic priorities. The Senior Corporate Counsel must be adept at providing timely, pragmatic and effective legal support while managing multiple projects simultaneously.

Responsibilities include:

  • Draft, review, analyze and negotiate a range of agreements and transactions, including license, development, distribution and other strategic alliance arrangements, material transfer agreements, research agreements, clinical site agreements, evaluation and confidentiality agreements;
  • Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the company’s business, people, products, technology, markets, facilities, customers and competitors in order to assist the company in meeting overall strategic objectives;
  • Conduct promotional collateral reviews in support of marketing efforts;
  • Partner with the professional education team to provide advice and counsel on HCP agreements and educational events;
  • Assist in corporate development activities, including participation in due diligence;
  • Manage external counsel as necessary to execute divisional strategic priorities in a cost-effective manner within budget;
  • Present to senior management of the company regarding key legal and business issues relating to the division;
  • Handle a high volume of legal work and respond promptly to client demands efficiently and practically;
  • Be a leader within the Law Department and a valued business partner to internal clients;


Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree and J.D. from accredited institutions;
  • Admitted to practice in New Jersey or ability to obtain admission for in-house practice in New Jersey;
  • At least 5 years of experience at a large law firm or with a medical device or other life sciences company in areas of increased responsibility;
  • A proven track record of successful project execution, matter management, coordinating teams, negotiating and drafting sophisticated agreements and handling significant and diverse issues in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Sound judgment combined with comfort and willingness to make decisions;
  • Significant organizational skills and personal discipline necessary to maintain current accounting of all active matters and to proactively and routinely update relevant stakeholders on matter status;
  • Ability to work as part of cross-functional teams and effectively influence clients to solve problems;
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