Associate General Counsel (Director/Senior Director)

Flexion Therapeutics Burlington , NC 27215

Posted 2 months ago

Sound good so far? It really is!

We are inclusive, prize ingenuity, and are united by a common mission to rapidly advance transformative medicines for patients who cannot get them soon enough.

Our values focus, ingenuity, tenacity, transparency and fun form the fabric of the organization. They are reinforced daily and serve as key dimensions in the hiring process to help us ensure that Flexion is a magnet for outstanding talent and a great place to work.

The Role:

Due to our growth, we are seeking an experienced Director/Sr. Director, Associate General Counsel who will report to the General Counsel and will have wide ranging responsibility including supporting the company's pre-clinical, clinical, business development, and research and development teams. The attorney in this position will work cross-functionally, serving as an integral part of project teams to draft and negotiate a wide range of agreements and identify legal risks. The attorney will also assist in supporting other business activities, such as intellectual property management, SEC filings, business development activities, and corporate governance matters.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide high quality legal advice and serve as a trusted strategic partner to a variety of internal teams including pre-clinical, clinical, business development, and research and development

  • Assist in developing and advise on global IP strategy in line with the company's business goals including working with research and development teams and outside counsel to identify and protect new IP opportunities

  • Assist in managing the company's intellectual property portfolio with the assistance of outside counsel

  • Lead the negotiation and drafting of a wide range of agreements

  • Develop and present materials on relevant laws and legal/business issues

  • Assist with the company's SEC filings

  • Support M&A, securities offerings and financings

Education and Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and admission to at least one state bar

  • A combination of 5-7+ years large law firm and/or biotech/pharma company experience

  • Significant transactional experience in being primarily drafting and negotiating a wide range of agreements including licensing agreements, collaboration agreements, material transfer, clinical trial, and sponsored research agreements

Excellent judgment and ability to assess risks and benefits and convey them in a clear and concise manner

  • Good business judgment and superior negotiation skills

Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills

  • Strong work ethic and ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Self-motivated, self-starter, and independent

  • Excellent productivity, organizational, and time management abilities

  • Agility and flexibility to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic biopharma/specialty pharma environment

  • Effectively handle all job office equipment and software (including telephone, computer, and MSWord, PowerPoint and Office software)

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. If this is something that sounds interesting, we'd love for you to apply below.


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Associate General Counsel (Director/Senior Director)

Flexion Therapeutics