Associate Director, Corporate Counsel

Tarrytown, NY, United States
Mar 21, 2019
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 Contracts Group in the Regeneron Law Department's Transactions Law Group, this attorney will draft, review and negotiate a wide array of contracts for the company's Global Development and Clinical Outsourcing Groups and will provide them with related advice and counsel. The attorney will also provide some contract support in the areas of Medical Affairs and Commercial. The level of counseling requires a deep understanding of life sciences and general business transactions and related legal issues, as well as outstanding drafting and negotiation skills. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in effectively and collaboratively counseling clients. This attorney will report to the Director - Corporate Counsel (functional head of clinical transactions within the Contracts Group of the Law Department).


• Draft, negotiate and bring to execution clinical vendor agreements critical to the company's clinical development operations.

• Draft, negotiate and bring to execution other critical research-related agreements for the company.

• Provide legal support for a wide variety of business transactions, including clinical vendor agreements, clinical research organization agreements, site management organization agreements, master services agreements, research collaboration agreements, research collaboration agreements, clinical trial agreements, registry and outcomes study agreements, post approval study agreements, data purchase agreements, evidence-based medicine research agreements, investigator-initiated agreements, consulting agreements, vendor agreements, confidentiality agreements.

• Support the company's contract management system and its Contracts policies and practices and advise internal clients on them.

• Work collaboratively with the Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Department, the Compliance group of the Law Department and the Global Development Operations Teams.


• 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

• Exceptional 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 and protecting Regeneron's interests

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

• Ability to colleagues and key stakeholders, including senior management, on contracts group policies and procedures


• 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

• At least 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.