Director, Corporate Counsel

Rensselaer, NY
Oct 10, 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, and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including oncology, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, atopic dermatitis, pain, and infectious diseases.

Summary: This individual will serve as a resource and business partner for IOPS and will provide additional legal support to the Company as necessary. The position reports into the Vice President and Assistant General Counsel (IOPS).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provides advice and counsel to IOPS business operations on legal issues related to manufacturing, supply, distribution and related matters, including the drafting and negotiation of a variety of contracts, including complex, international supply and license arrangements.
- The complexity and volume of contracts with third-party collaborators and related support agreements (e.g., clinical supply, commercial supply, quality agreements, etc.) will increase concomitantly with the Company's robust drug development pipeline. Some unusually complex issues may have companywide impact.
- Demonstrates strong understanding of the business.

• Advises IOPS clients on a variety of legal matters, including cGMP regulations and related matters, importation and other international trade issues, licensing, regulatory law matters, etc.
- This individual must have strong contract drafting skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment where priorities regularly shift to support the evolving needs of the business.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required.

• Serves as on-site corporate contract generalist for the Rensselaer site, handling a variety of legal matters as they arise, including site-specific matters and real estate matters.
- Interacts regularly with legal executives, internally and externally, on significant matters, and is frequently required to use special skills, such as negotiating with management or attempting to influence senior leaders.

• Assists, as requested, in training, litigation, and other legal matters as may arise.
- Although contract drafting is the focus of the position, a strong generalist with exposure to various regulatory, compliance and other business support is preferred.
- Works with other functions at Regeneron on cross-functional issues that include matters beyond the Law Department.

• Understands, practices and champions ethical business behaviors.

Education and Experience:

• 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.

• Minimum of 5 years of legal experience including some pharmaceutical and/or biotech experience; law firm experience highly recommended.

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.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

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