Assistant General Counsel, Global R&D

Location
Cambridge, MA, United States
Posted
Jan 15, 2019
Ref
R-01579
Hotbed
Genetown
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Title:
Assistant General Counsel, Global R&D

Company:
Ipsen Bioscience, Inc.

Job Description:

Legal support to Global R&D
  • Provision of general legal advice as needed to the Global R&D organization.
  • Proactive monitoring and information to stakeholders of relevant changes to local legislation or local requirements, and training as needed.
  • Flag high-risk areas and ensure raising business awareness around applicable laws and regulations through training and day-to day interactions.
  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and approving agreements as needed.
  • Prompt intervention to manage contractual conflicts/litigation.
  • Proactive monitoring and management of existing partnerships and alliances.
  • Support and participation in strategic discussions around research and license partnerships and CROs management.
  • Management of external Legal counsel, disputes and/or litigation as needed.


Legal Support to Development, Medical and Regulatory functions
  • Provision of strategic legal advice as needed, in particular, to Global Medical Affairs, Development and Regulatory functions, acting as a key business partner in day-to-day activities.
  • Flag high-risk areas and ensure raising business awareness around applicable laws and regulations through training and day-to day interactions.
  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and approving agreements as needed.
  • Support and participation in strategic discussions around products development.
  • Management of external Legal counsel, disputes and/or litigation as needed.


General
  • Keep up to date on emerging legal Research and Development trends in the pharmaceutical industry, in particular in regulatory laws
  • Participate to any relevant, internal and external, working group pertaining to R&D matters relevant to the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Development and Implementation of Global Legal training to clients as needed together with associated tools and templates.
  • Supporting the continuous improvement of standard templates and processes
  • Ensure smooth collaboration with all the internal stakeholders including the Legal team, in particular Business commercial operations / Technical Operations / IT and Intellectual Property.
  • Effective use, mentoring and supervision of Legal interns.
  • Ensure smooth collaboration and regular interaction with Ethics & Compliance team and execute plans and reinforce an ethics & compliance culture
  • Support and participation in Legal projects as needed in particular but not limited to Digital and IT projects.


Education and Experience
  • Law Degree (J.D.) with distinguished academic background and Bar membership required.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of post-qualification experience, including relevant international experience in the healthcare sector, in-house or law firm.
  • Legal experience with drug regulatory matters, particularly those pertaining to research and development, is required.
  • Experienced in Research and Development legal support (including regulatory law),
  • Experienced in negotiating with CROs and, biotech and Research Academics
  • Willingness to travel occasionally is essential.
  • Experienced in supporting oncology programs is a plus
  • Drafting, analysis and negotiation of international contracts
  • Languages English. Fluent in French or other languages is a plus


IPSEN is an equal opportunity employer that strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to an individual's race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.