Counsel/Senior Counsel, Securities & Corporate Governance

Sep 30, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Good things are happening at Omeros!

Come join our Corporate Counsel Team!

Advises the Company's executive management and directors on corporate governance and compliance with applicable securities laws; works across functions to prepare SEC filings and other disclosure materials; contributes as a key member of transaction teams in connection with equity and debt financings and a range of other corporate and commercial transactional matters; provides general legal support for corporate and commercial operations.

Who is Omeros?

Omeros is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market as well as orphan indications targeting inflammation, complement-mediated diseases and disorders of the central nervous system.

The company's drug product OMIDRIA® (phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solution) 1% / 0.3% is marketed in the U.S. for use during cataract surgery or intraocular lens (IOL) replacement to maintain pupil size by preventing intraoperative miosis (pupil constriction) and to reduce postoperative ocular pain. In the European Union, the European Commission has approved OMIDRIA for use in cataract surgery and other IOL replacement procedures to maintain mydriasis (pupil dilation), prevent miosis (pupil constriction), and to reduce postoperative eye pain.

Omeros has multiple Phase 3 and Phase 2 clinical-stage development programs focused on: complement-associated thrombotic microangiopathies; complement-mediated glomerulonephropathies; Huntington's disease and cognitive impairment; and addictive and compulsive disorders. In addition, Omeros has a diverse group of preclinical programs and a proprietary G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) platform through which it controls 54 new GPCR drug targets and corresponding compounds, a number of which are in preclinical development. The company also exclusively possesses a novel antibody-generating platform

What are your job responsibilities?
  • Advises clients regarding corporate governance and compliance with all applicable securities laws
  • Participates in preparation of all required filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Advises clients regarding and assists in management of public securities offerings, debt facilities, M&A transactions, and equity incentive plans
  • Advises clients regarding and assists in management of Rule 144 stock transfers; Section 16 compliance; insider trading plan compliance; and shareholder communications
  • Advises clients regarding state corporate law
  • Prepares corporate documents such as minutes, resolutions and certificates
  • Provide general legal support to all departments with an emphasis on evaluation and reduction of risk
  • Coordinates legal matters handled by outside corporate and securities counsel
  • Demonstrates experience in general corporate matters, including corporate organization, securities compliance, drafting transactional documents, risk management, asset-backed financing, and contract management
  • Provides a variety of general corporate and commercial legal services to in-house clients
  • Negotiates and drafts contracts related to all aspects of business
  • Assists in drafting and review of investor relations materials to ensure legal compliance
Education, Knowledge, & Skills Required:
  • Relevant substantive legal experience ( 3-5 years) at a top tier law firm.
  • Juris doctorate (JD Degree)
  • Admitted to practice law in at least one state required, with admission in Washington State preferred
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • Compliance with state and federal securities laws and NASDAQ regulations
    • Public securities offerings
    • Business transactions including M&A, strategic partnerships, and joint ventures
    • Equity incentive compensation, plan administration and legal compliance
    • Corporate governance
    • Drafting and negotiating a wide variety of commercial contracts
    • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written
    • Superior writing skills and the ability to produce excellent written work across various contexts (e.g. contract drafts, SEC documents and investor relations materials)
Behavioral Competencies Required:
  • The ability to work well with management and peers and to function as an effective part of a team that has an entrepreneurial spirit
  • The ability to analyze risk and legal issues, negotiate, and manage/measure work in a fast-paced environment
  • High integrity
  • Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching and/or pushing, pulling, or lifting up to 40 lbs.
  • May encounter prolonged periods of sitting
  • May work around hazardous material
Omeros is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation to anyone with a disability who needs assistance completing the job application process. If you need assistance, you can either send an e-mail to or contact Omeros, asking for Human Resources, at (206) 676-5000.