Senior Corporate Counsel - South San Francisco, CA | Biospace
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Senior Corporate Counsel

Global Blood Therapeutics

South San Francisco, CA
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Job Description

Company Overview:
Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical dedicated to discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics to treat grievous blood-based disorders with significant unmet need. GBT is developing its lead product candidate, GBT440, for the treatment of sickle cell disease and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.  We are passionate and committed to developing our product candidate GBT440, an oral, once-daily therapy that is designed to modulate hemoglobin affinity for oxygen. GBT440 has the potential to treat sickle cell disease and improve hypoxemia in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Position Overview:
We are seeking an entrepreneurial, motivated senior corporate attorney to play a primary role in the legal function at GBT.  Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, this attorney will support GBT’s business objectives in connection with corporate law, including securities law and contracting.

Job Responsibilities:

•   Preparing compliant SEC filings and other corporate regulatory filings.
•   Advising on securities law compliance including disclosure and insider trading compliance, and other legal compliance matters as requested.
•   Assisting in capital market and other financial transactions, and non-financing transactions as requested.
•   Supporting the CLO and Board of Directors on legal matters.
•   Assisting in corporate governance, including corporate policies and board materials.
•   Supporting GBT’s contracting needs in coordination with the CLO and contracts manager.
•   Negotiating contracts.
•   Serving as the go-to legal resource for designated functions within GBT, including the G&A team.


Minimum Requirements:

•   J.D. degree.
•   At least 10-15 years of relevant experience in-house and/or at law firm.
•   Experience advising publicly traded companies.
•   Experience advising life sciences or healthcare companies.

Additional Skills:

•   Skilled at integrating legal advice with business acumen and sound judgment.
•   Able to serve as a strong business partner, collaborator and project manager.
•   Skilled at advising senior management.
•   Excellent writing, communication, organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
•   Strong interpersonal skills and ability to strategically educate and support fellow employees.
•   Self-directed and proactive, comfortable executing on multiple projects independently and in collaboration with others.
•   Skilled at managing outside counsel.

Fit with GBT’s culture:
•   Able to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise.
•   Ability to function at a high level in a team setting, whether leading or as an individual contributor.
•   Excitement about the vision and mission of GBT.
•   Values-based leadership consistent with GBT’s Core Values.
•   Flexibility.
•   Integrity.

NOTE: This position summary is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Global Blood Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.