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Corporate Counsel

San Rafael, CA 94901

Posted: 05/14/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Legal Job Number: 11400 Pay Rate: $70.00 - $90.00 Remote Friendly: Onsite

Job Description

Our client focuses on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases.

  • This Corporate Counsel position is a mid-level to senior temporary position (5 to 10 years).
  • The candidate will lead a template and playbooks project, being responsible for updating templates and playbooks on the review schedule for this year, and also leading on a company initiative to consolidate, streamline, simplify, and improve global templates.
  • This role also is responsible for creating resource materials, mostly in the form of playbooks, for business and Legal contract drafters.
  • We are looking for an attorney experienced with contract drafting, working with templates, and with playbooks.
  • We will also rely on this attorney to review current contract clauses and resource materials and provide suggested changes and improvements based on their experience and legal research.
  • The position requires close collaboration with internal functional groups and the other attorneys in the Legal Department on these projects.

  • With guidance and supervision, independently lead template and playbook projects for the Legal department for both internal needs and for a company-wide initiative.
  • Work closely with attorneys, Contracts Associates, and business stakeholders on template and playbook projects.
  • Draw on experience and legal research to revise, consolidate, streamline and simplify contracts and playbooks.
  • Responsible for preparing template guidance and annotations and playbook resources for a variety of different contract templates for business contract drafters and Legal drafters.
  • Responsible for setting and leading template meetings as required for attorney/CA input/approval on templates and playbooks.
  • Timely tracking, monitoring, advising, and reporting on projects.
  • Appropriately manage a heavy workflow, setting priorities and meeting deliverable timelines.

Job Requirements

Experience and Skills:
  • 5 to 10 years prior experience in a major law firm or biotech experience in contracting and in using and/or creating templates and playbooks.
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of contracts is required.
  • Ability to lead projects and work independently is required.
  • Ability to prioritize and use sound judgement with escalating matters to manager is required.
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills required.  Must be able to manage heavy workload and aggressive timelines in a timely manner, prioritize and work under pressure.
  • Exceptional written and communication skills required, including strong proofreading and editing skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, proactive, a quick learner, and have a strong work ethic.
  • Strong computer skills in database management and documentation preparation (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Office) required.
  • Experience with pharmaceutical companies is desirable, but not essential.
  • Experience with Ariba a plus.

Education and Licensing: 
  • Juris Doctorate required.
  • Active California Bar member in good standing.

Meet Your Recruiter

Lisa Weiss
Senior Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Lisa has a long history of working with candidates in many different industries. Lisa was drawn to the life science industry because she feels her best work is done when she’s connecting candidates to jobs that make a big impact on the world.

Lisa is passionate about her candidates and feels most rewarded when she helps them land their dream job. She will walk you through the opportunities and guide you so that you can share your best self to the employer.

When Lisa isn’t working, she enjoys fitness, travel, and spending time with her husband and two children.  And yes, if her voice sounds familiar to you it’s because she’s a famous voice over star.

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