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Sr. Director/Exec Director, Corp Counsel (Business Development) Wilmington United States,
Posted on : 23 May 2017
This position is responsible for providing legal services and counsel regarding business development activities, including in-licensing and collaboration agreements, out-licensing agreements, joint venture and other strategic transaction agreements. In addition, this position will provide assistance with other corporate legal functions including general commercial contracting and governance and securities counseling. Responsibilities: Works closely with internal clients at all levels of the organization (including scientific and business leaders) in connection with research collaborations, licensing arrangements, and other strategic transactions. Provides legal and strategic advice with respect to finance and business development activities and strategic external arrangements. Supports existing collaborations and serves as an advisor as required. Works closely with the intellectual property group to ensure proper protection of intellectual property assets. Drafts and reviews terms sheets and agreements. Assists with drafting of commercial contracts, including consulting agreements, CDAs, vendor agreements and the like. Assists with securities offerings and financings involving equity, debt and convertible securities. Assists with the preparation and review of forms and filings and advises on corporate governance and disclosure matters. Oversees and coordinates relevant legal matters handled by outside counsel. 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. Minimum Requirements J.D. degree from an accredited law school, as well as membership in good standing of at least one state bar. At least 10 years of related experience, with at least 5 years in-house legal experience and proven track record in business development. Demonstration of solid organization skills, ability to think strategically, and sound judgment in the analysis of complex business issues and deriving conclusions. Excellent 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 and maintain a sense of humor in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work independently as well as part of cross-functional team. Willingness to take on any task?no task too big or too small?as the circumstances may dictate.
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