Assertio Therapeutics, Inc.

Sr. Counsel, Corporate

Lake Forest, IL, United States
Apr 12, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Rapidly growing, public pharmaceutical company is looking to hire an attorney with the following experience: (i) negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts; (ii) managing corporate compliance with contracts; (iii) SEC reporting and disclosure; and (iv) mergers and acquisitions. As part of the Legal Department, this attorney will have primary responsibility for reviewing and managing the company's commercial contracts. In addition, this attorney will be primarily responsible for providing advice to senior management regarding proposed transactions and ensuring the Company's compliance with existing contractual obligations and general corporate law

The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience with the following:
• Reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts, confidentiality agreements and contract manufacturing agreements
• Providing advice to senior management with regard to compliance with existing contractual obligations as well as internal policies and guidelines
• The successful candidate will also have meaningful experience with SEC reporting requirements and disclosure
• Structuring and negotiating complex transactions
• Advising on general corporate matters, including corporate governance matters
• Managing senior paralegal


• Juris doctor degree
• 3+ years in house experience preferably working in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry
• 2+ years large law firm experience
• Experience negotiating complex commercial contracts, SEC disclosure, and general corporate counseling of public companies.
• Experience working on meaningful merger and acquisition transactions of various structures.
• Negotiates, drafts and manages sophisticated commercial agreements, often where no precedents exist.
• Advises on relevant legal matters impacting existing or proposed arrangements, including securities and corporate law and regulations.
• Experience in implementing contract management software, selection, customization and installation

• Must have excellent interpersonal, decision making and communication skills.
• Must be able to work effectively in a dynamic, team-oriented environment

• Integrity
• Decisions & Judgment
• Ownership & Initiative
• Adaptability & Change Readiness
• Teamwork & Collaboration

• Sitting:
• Standing/ walking:
• Repetitive motion:
• Visual Requirements

About Us

Depomed is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company committed to putting the Patient First in everything we do; with a focus on enhancing the lives of patients, families, physicians, providers and in payors through commercialization of products in the areas of pain and neurology, and developing drugs in areas of unmet medical needs.

Depomed currently markets three medicines focused on neuropathic pain and migraine through its Neurology and Pain Business and has an emerging Specialty Business focused on orphan drug indications and areas of unmet medical need.

Depomed has a clear THREE PILLAR strategy for growth:
MAINTAIN a strong/profitable NUCYNTA franchise through a commercialization agreement with Collegium, GROW the Neurology and Pain Business and BUILD a new Specialty Business through a recent Cosyntropin transaction. The company's strategy is to continue to identify, license and develop new products-that offer enhanced therapeutic options to patient populations that may be underserved by existing therapies.

As part of the transformation strategy, Depomed will be relocating its headquarters to the northern suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. Additional information about location will be shared during the interview process.

Depomed is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer