Senior Legal Counsel – M&A & Business Development

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Princeton Legal Search Group has been engaged on an exclusive basis by Dr. Reddy’s to lead the search for an experienced corporate transactional attorney to join its Global Legal and Compliance (“GLC”) Team, as Senior Legal Counsel or Assistant General Counsel – M&A and Business Development, title depending on years of experience. This role will support M&A and Business Development in North America and Europe.

The attorney will work closely with Corporate Development and Business Development teams across the globe including, by supporting domestic and international M&A, complex in and out-licensing, collaborations and alliance management. This role will play a key role in driving Dr. Reddy’s strategic goals.


  • Lead, coordinate and manage acquisition and divestiture deal activities, including drafting and negotiating the letters of intent, term sheets, purchase agreements (asset, stock, merger, etc.) license agreements, development agreements, collaboration agreements, and similar.
  • Identify and resolve complex legal issues that arise in M&A and licensing matters.
  • Advise senior management and cross functional teams on legal and commercial issues arising in connection with transactions.
  • Drive robust due diligence processes, including external legal support, to identify, assess and communicate legal and deal risks and implement appropriate risk mitigation.
  • Provide advice in connection with the planning and implementation of integration plans.
  • Work with internal teams of subject matter experts including finance, IP, tax, HR, Digital Process Excellence, compliance, data privacy and more.
  • Work with Global Legal and Compliance Department to implement and improve processes.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to for the legal and business teams.
  • Provide clear and concise advice to internal stakeholders.
  • Provide innovative ideas in complex areas of law and business; and
  • Provide mentorship to colleagues.

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Five (5) to eight (8) years of experience as an attorney in a law firm and/or in-house with a life science company.
  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school in the United States.
  • Member of at least one state bar in good standing.
  • Significant mergers and acquisitions transactional experience required.
  • Substantial experience drafting and negotiating complex pharmaceutical licensing and collaboration transaction required.
  • Experience managing and leading transaction teams.
  • Life sciences experience a significant plus.
  • Experience with drafting and negotiating complex pharmaceutical licensing agreements.
  • Excellent legal analysis skills.
  • Effective, concise communicator.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet tight deadlines and act decisively.
  • Familiarity with specialized subjects that arise in transactional matters, including securities laws, tax, IP, antitrust, employment, data privacy, regulatory and technology.
  • Ability to work in Princeton, NJ office three days a week.

Travel Requirement: Approximately 20%.

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