General Counsel

Fulcrum Therapeutics, Inc. Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 2 months ago

Description

The General Counsel will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), be a member of Fulcrum's executive leadership team and be a trusted advisor to the Board. The GC will be expected to play a critical role in the strategic leadership of the company and to work closely with the CEO and the rest of the executive leadership team to help set and implement Fulcrum's overall strategic direction. The GC will oversee outside counsel and provide guidance on all legal and compliance initiatives, including advising on risk broadly throughout the company, SEC and public company reporting matters, corporate and commercial transactions (including joint ventures and other strategic alliances), litigation, employment matters, Fulcrum's patent, trademark and other parts of the intellectual property portfolio, manufacturing operations and research and development initiatives.

Responsibilities

  • Develop functional plans for managing legal matters, including activities to be performed in-house or through outside counsel to best manage company's legal activities and minimize risk for the business.

  • Manage and advice on corporate governance, business development transaction, securities, law compliance, general transaction support, license agreements, employment law, regulatory matters, risk management, financing activities, and general contract management.

  • Ensure compliance with security regulations, corporate governance requirements and relevant legal and statutory requirements for corporate reporting of a public company. Assist in managing the Investor Relations activities in collaboration with the COO.

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of agreements including confidentiality, material transfer, advisory board, market research, other intellectual property-related matters with domestic and international parties including clients, partners, vendors and users ranging from global life sciences organizations to healthcare organizations, research and clinical sites, landlords, subcontractors, and government agencies.

  • Provide leadership and technical guidance to ensure an effective ethics and compliance program. Oversees the development of 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.

  • Oversee legal matters pertaining to intellectual property strategy and management. Has legal responsibility for patent, copyright and intellectual property matters, Oversees negotiation and completion of agreements, confidentiality disclosures, material transfer, licensing agreements and other intellectual property matters.

  • Board of Directors meetings: prepare meeting minutes, BOD resolutions, maintains appropriate corporate records.

  • Address developments in the corporate regulatory and governance environment and is proactive in areas related to compliance education and training. Monitors external developments in compliance, including laws and regulations, government investigations and industry best practices.

  • Provide oversight and leadership for all legal needs of the company across business functions.

Qualifications

  • JD from an accredited law school and admitted to practice In Massachusetts

  • A minimum of 12 years of experience practicing law including both law firm and in-house experience of a public biotechnology company.

  • Biotechnology experience spanning the research, development, approval, launch and commercialization of rare disease products a plus.

  • Broad legal experience covering multiple aspects of corporate law including business development, corporate contracting, intellectual property, employment and others within life sciences industry.

  • Broad experience with SEC and reporting Nasdaq compliance matters, including drafting 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, Proxy statements and Section 16 filings in collaboration with internal and external accounting and legal teams

  • Experience with FDA and healthcare regulatory and compliance are essential.

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

  • Proven ability to make sound judgements and decisions. Possess the ability quickly assess problems/situations and provide effective solutions.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills in order to balance working on multiple projects in parallel.

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General Counsel

Fulcrum Therapeutics, Inc.