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General Counsel

East Coast, US

About the Role

The General Counsel will be responsible for overseeing the legal function. You will be the top in-house legal executive and the duties of this position include, but are not limited to, global responsibility for corporate governance, commercial transactions, employment law, intellectual property, M&A and securities, litigation, regulatory matters, privacy, and  other topics.
The General Counsel will provide senior management and the Board of Directors with effective legal counsel on company strategies and their implementation, manage the legal function and outside legal advisors, and assess and manage risk

Responsibilities

  • Manage and direct general corporate legal matters, including corporate structure, securities compliance, general transaction support, intellectual property, license agreements, employment law, regulatory matters, risk management, financing activities, and general contract management.

  • Work closely with external counsels to draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of agreements including confidentiality, material transfer, license, advisory board, market research, and other intellectual-property-related matters with domestic and international parties including partners, vendors and users ranging from global biotech companies to healthcare organizations, research and clinical sites, property owners, subcontractors, and government agencies.

  • Advise on legal aspects of the Company’s financing activities and corporate structure considerations, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities.

  • Provide legal and compliance support for the company's future commercialized product(s) - this includes providing legal advice and counsel on marketing and medical affairs strategies, promotional tactics and materials, advertising campaigns and programs, labeling, healthcare fraud and abuse laws, anti-kickback statute, and other laws impacting the commercialization, compliance, and reporting in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

  • Supervise outside counsel and related budgets. Efficiently manage the company’s legal activities and minimize risk for the business.

  • Serve as Corporate Secretary, prepare BOD meeting minutes and maintain corporate records.

  • Keep abreast of legislation, pharmaceutical, regulatory and policy initiatives to counsel business leaders and legal team on potential legal risks in a way that continues to advance corporate strategy while protecting corporate assets, integrity and reputation

  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, corporate governance requirements, and other relevant legal and statutory requirements. 

  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to ensure an effective global ethics and compliance program. Develop programs to prevent and detect violations of laws, company policies, and other misconduct; promote ethical practices; and ensure the implementation of the compliance program throughout the organization.

Key Qualifications

  • JD with 15+ years of general corporate legal or regulatory experience in biopharma industry with recent GC experience in either in-house, private practice or a combination of both.

  • Ability to research laws and industry standards, trends, and technologies, and prepare corporate policies and practices.

  • Understanding of the compliance and reporting requirements of a commercialized biopharmaceutical product

  • Well versed in U.S. healthcare laws and aware of requirements in Europe (Specific Europe and Canada experience is a plus)

  • Ability to move easily between a hands‐on, operations‐focused view and a strategic outlook.

  • Demonstrated experience in commercial legal analysis and planning, including effectively managing multiple projects/priorities.

  • Proven ability to make sound judgments and decisions. Ability to quickly assess problems/situations and provide effective resolution/solutions.

  • Excellent people skills and ability to build and maintain positive work relationships to effectively interface at all levels across the organization.

  • Flexible, high level of integrity, action and goal oriented.

  • Commercial compliance experience required.

  • Experience with public company reporting obligations.

  • Understanding of patent process and patent litigation.

  • Ability to stay engaged and work effectively in a global work environment

Location/Time/travel

  • The position is full time remote position in the East Coast US. This role can start as a part-time consulting role with potential to evolve to full time

  • Flexible schedule with frequent calls across Israel, North America and Europe time zones

  • Some occasional travel expected, including international 

If you wish to apply for this position, please email your CV to

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