Senior Corporate Counsel

Brisbane, CA, United States
Nov 14, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Myovant Sciences aspires to be the leading healthcare company focused on innovative treatments for women's health and prostate cancer designed to improve the lives of millions. We are on a mission to develop and deliver empowering medicines for women's health and prostate cancer through purpose-driven science and transformative advocacy. We are looking for passionate and hard-working individuals who share our excitement for this mission.

We are currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated, experienced individual for the position of Senior Corporate Counsel. The position reports to the Vice President, Intellectual Property Counsel. The location of the position is in Brisbane, CA.

Summary Description

The Senior Corporate Counsel will lead and help build the contracts function at Myovant as we move toward commercializing our first product. The position reports to the Vice President, Legal and the location of the position is in Brisbane, CA. This individual will be instrumental in supporting the business as we commercialize our first product. This individual will serve as the lead attorney and internal client contact for contracting matters across the organization. He or she will focus on drafting, negotiating and managing contracts related to U.S. and E.U. commercial activities and will manage issues escalated by paralegals or legal assistants related to agreements for our clinical, manufacturing and other business groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Commercial Contracts
  • Independently draft, review, negotiate, and finalize a high volume of commercial contracts, including confidentiality, services, consulting, sponsorship, and speaker agreements
  • Provide practical, solution-oriented legal advice and support directly to the U.S. Commercial team and supporting functions

Clinical and Manufacturing Contracts
  • Manage, ensure timely finalization of, and resolve escalated issues related to clinical contracts and third-party manufacturing contracts including clinical trial agreements as well as consulting, services, material transfer, drug-supply and drug distribution agreements

Contracts Management
  • Assist in implementing new contracts policies and procedures
  • Train and guide business teams on the use of contract templates, relevant legal issues, processes, and good contracting practices
  • Ensure contract terms are consistent with company policies and best practices
  • Involve relevant stakeholders in evaluating legal, compliance, financial, and business risks associated with contracts to the best protect company interests, and facilitate the escalation and resolution of complex issues as needed
  • Assist in implementing and managing contract management tools and other technology adopted by the Legal Department
  • Serve as a liaison with outside counsel and mange vendors
  • Generate reports, presentations, spreadsheets, memos and other documents for the Legal Department, clients and/or the senior management team
  • Complete special projects such as collaborating on department-wide or company-wide initiatives
  • Conduct legal research

Group Management
  • Manage a small team of paralegals and legal assistants dedicated to the contracting function

Core Competencies, Knowledge, and Skill Requirements
  • Treats people with respect and inspires the trust of others
  • Works with integrity and ethically in accordance with Myovant's Code of Business Conduct, policies and procedures
  • Able to collaborate, as well as to work independently while balancing competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with a high level of professionalism
  • Demonstrates daily customer-service orientation and a positive, 'can do' attitude
  • Exhibits honesty, integrity, and trust-building behaviors in all dealings
  • Prioritizes self-motivation, reliability and responsibility
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to be flexible and shift priorities as needed as well as willing to accept new responsibilities
  • Exercises discretion and good judgment while handling confidential and sensitive information
  • A good sense of humor


  • Juris Doctor from an accredited U.S. law school; admitted to practice in California preferred

  • At least 5 years of experience drafting and negotiating contracts in the life sciences industry
  • Prior in-house experience as a member of a legal department in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company is strongly preferred
  • Experience with new product launches is strongly preferred
  • Experience at a nationally recognized law firm in an applicable practice area is preferred
  • Experience contracting for a variety of pharmaceutical activities, including manufacturing, supply and distribution, customer management, data analytics, transparency reporting, grants, sponsorships, advisory boards, speaker bureaus, supply and distribution
  • Working knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, guidance and industry codes including the federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) and related FDA Guidance documents, the federal anti-kickback statute, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and U.S. Pharma Code

  • Regularly required to operate standard office equipment
  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time
  • Regularly required to sit for long periods of time, and occasionally stand and walk
  • Regularly required to use hands to operate computer and other office equipment
  • Close vision required for computer usage
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, climb and lift up to 20 pounds

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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