Associate Director, Corporate Counsel (research-focused contracts)

Tarrytown, New York, US
Sep 23, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.


As a member of the Transactions Law Group, this attorney will provide support to the Research, Global Clinical Development and Medical Affairs teams. The attorney will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and advising on a wide array of contracts and for providing those teams with related advice and counsel. The ideal candidate will have outstanding drafting and negotiation skills and relevant experience handling life sciences and general business transactions and in effectively and collaboratively counseling clients.


• Draft, review and negotiate research-related agreements, including those involving clinical trials, clinical research organizations, site management organizations, data safety monitoring boards, laboratory and ancillary services, consulting services, confidentiality agreements, academic research collaborations, sponsored research, investigator-initiated studies and material transfers

• Advise on the interpretation of agreement provisions and on contractual disputes

• Train client groups on contracts issues and policies

• Enhance contract management tools, including template and playbook development

• Collaborate with other legal functions (e.g., Intellectual Property, Pharmaceutical Legal Operations, Compliance, Dispute Resolution and Strategic Transactions & Licensing) and with the Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Department


• Strong knowledge of contracts and related law

• Experience working in/with biotech/pharmaceutical industry

• Experience with contracts involving intellectual property

• High level of business acumen

• Excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills

• Exceptional oral and written communication skills

• Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

• Ability to work independently, while meeting aggressive deadlines and juggling multiple matters

• Ability to maintain an independent and objective perspective while developing and maintaining a strong partnership with client organizations

• Ability to work effectively and professionally with colleagues and clients at all levels of the organization and in a collaborative, team-oriented environment


• BA/BS and JD with excellent law school credentials

• Licensed to practice law in New York or be eligible for licensure as a registered in-house counsel is preferred

• 5 to 10 years of legal experience at a law firm and/or in-house, including biotech/pharmaceutical and/or health care experience

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

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Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.