In-House Counsel, Associate Director, Legal Affairs

Clovis Oncology Boulder , CO 80301

Posted 2 months ago

Clovis Oncology's Legal Affairs department is recruiting either an Associate Director or Director level attorney role.

Job Summary

The Associate Director, Legal Affairs will provide general legal support for Clovis Oncology's R&D and Commercial operations, primarily by handling a wide range of complex agreements for our growing biotechnology company.

In addition to the day-to-day duties of the Associate Director, a Director, Legal Affairs, will develop and operationalize process improvements. The Director also will act as a leader and mentor in the department providing direction and guidance to other Legal Affairs teammates in coordination with the Senior Director and Deputy General Counsel.

Job Responsibilities:

Associate Director:

  • Provide legal support and substantive advice primarily to Clovis Oncology's R&D functions, including Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Translational Medicine, and Medical Affairs, and secondarily to the Commercial functions of the company, including Marketing, Project Management, IT, and Finance.

  • Draft, review, negotiate, and manage a high volume of R&D-related agreements, including confidentiality, material transfer, services, consulting, sponsored research, clinical trial and investigator-initiated trial agreements.

  • Draft, review, negotiate, and manage a variety of commercial agreements, including confidentiality, consulting, and services agreements.

  • Maintain frequent contact with all client functions within the company, managing requests and prioritization of projects.

Additional Director Responsibilities:

  • Support project management activities and governance of programs.

  • Serve as a project lead on departmental initiatives and act as a mentor to other Legal Affairs teammates in coordination with the Senior Director and Deputy General Counsel.

  • Optimize efficiency, create value, and enhance the quality of legal services by applying a holistic departmental resource approach that identifies and supports company-wide strategic initiatives.

  • Act as a trusted business partner and thought leader to stakeholders across the business, as well as identify operational risks and propose solutions.

  • Identify opportunities to leverage existing systems and processes, as well as operationalizing new process initiatives and solutions.

  • Managing other Legal Affairs-team members as assigned.


Associate Director:

  • Significant experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide variety of complex pharma-related R&D agreements.

  • Excellent skills in verbal and written communication, with ability to distill complex legal issues to essential elements for clients throughout the organization with different abilities and responsibilities.

  • Strong organizational skills to prioritize and manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously; willingness to assume heavy workload to meet timing and project needs.

  • A demonstrated ability to grasp scientific and technical concepts quickly.

  • Ability to collaborate, as well as work independently, balancing competing priorities.

  • Strong client-support skills.

  • Attention to detail.

Additional Director Qualifications

  • High business acumen with the ability to appropriately balance legal and business risks in an ethical and compliant manner.

  • Demonstrated track record of partnering with business management to provide guidance and implementation of effective processes.

  • Demonstrated leadership and training skills.

Education and Experience

Associate Director:

  • JD degree from an accredited law school.

  • Excellent academic and law firm credentials.

  • Must have 3 - 6 years of relevant prior experience handling complex commercial contracts at a law firm with a nationally recognized Life Sciences/Pharma/Biotech practice or in-house at a pharma/biotech organization.

  • Science background a plus.

  • Must be licensed to practice law in at least one (1) state and in good standing.


  • JD degree from an accredited law school.

  • Excellent academic and law firm credentials.

  • Must have 6 - 10 years of relevant prior experience handling complex commercial contracts at a law firm with a nationally recognized Life Sciences/Pharma/Biotech practice or in-house at a pharma/biotech organization.

  • Science background a plus.

  • Must be licensed to practice law in at least one (1) state and in good standing.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $140,000-$220,000

Working Conditions

  • Office-based, up to approximately 10% travel.
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