Corporate Counsel, Transactions

Sarepta Therapeutics Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 4 weeks ago

The Position:

Seeking a strategic, experienced life sciences transactional attorney with a passion for and expertise in structuring, drafting and negotiating complex licensing, research, clinical and commercial manufacturing and supply, M&A, and other strategic corporate transactions.

To be successful in this role, you must have the ability to anticipate and assess legal and business risks associated with complex global transactions, and also possess a strong aptitude for learning new science and technologies. You should be able to clearly and concisely communicate well-reasoned recommendations to internal stakeholders, including senior executives. In addition, you should be comfortable with calibrating and advising on acceptable levels of risk commensurate with broader business objectives. Finally, you will be expected to develop and recommend innovative solutions to complex legal and business issues.

You must be able to work closely and independently with stakeholders in business development, research, development, technical operations, regulatory, finance, tax and commercial teams. You should feel comfortable managing competing objectives and demands from a variety of stakeholders in a high-paced, mission-driven environment. Finally, you should possess strong negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Structuring, drafting and negotiating life sciences intellectual property licenses, research collaborations, clincial and commercial manufacturing and supply agreements, and other strategic transactions, including those involving a particular target, drug candidate, technology platform or other drug discovery modality.

  • Partnering with cross-functional representatives of various departments on transactions.

  • Advising on complex business and legal issues in support of transactions with both corporate and academic third parties, including mergers and acquisitions; working closely with business development and alliance management to support the business objectives of agreements, interpret and enforce contract provisions, and negotiate and support termination and wind-down of agreements.

  • Working with outside counsel in complex transactional matters.

  • Contributing to cross-functional or departmental projects and teams.

Education and Skills Requirements:

  • 5+ years in a law firm, company and/or research institution directly supporting complex strategic transactions (e.g., licensing, research, manufacturing, supply, M&A) in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related life science industry.

  • JD with Bar admission.

  • Life sciences undergraduate/graduate degree preferred.

Critical Competencies:

In a high-paced, high-impact environment, you will distinguish yourself as a strategic transactional law expert and inspire the confidence of your colleagues by:

  • Providing strategic, well-reasoned and insightful counsel on complex legal and business issues with a focus on providing constructive solutions.

  • Resolving challenging legal issues and delivering sound, clear, practical advice in a business setting.

  • Staying abreast of evolving industry developments and related legislation, regulations and applicable case law developments or government enforcement activities.

  • Facilitating the exchange of best practices and learnings with colleagues in the Legal Department and key business stakeholders.

Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Sarepta Therapeutics offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Sarepta Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and participates in e-Verify.

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