Director, Legal Operations

Cambridge, MA, United States
Jun 13, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Why Join Intellia?

Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases.

Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done.

We want all of our people to go beyond what is possible. We aren't constrained by typical end rails, and we aren't out to just treat people. We're all in this for something more. We're driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together.

At Intellia, we are committed to solving the complex challenges of making CRISPR/Cas9-based medicines a reality for patients suffering from genetic diseases and to create novel engineered cell therapies for immuno-oncological and autoimmune diseases.

  • Work with General Counsel and other executive and legal management to optimize processes, practices, and systems to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and performance of the Legal Department, including the compliance and IP functions.
  • Help develop and execute the strategic plans for the legal, compliance and IP teams, including managing programs and technology implementation to improve in-house efficiency, standardize processes, control costs, and track performance.
  • Partner with Finance regarding Legal Department budgeting, forecasting and accruals. Manage departmental budget, including the planning cycle within the company timeline.
  • Ensure communication and coordination within the Legal Department.
  • Build internal Legal knowledge management processes and capabilities.
  • Coordinate, research, organize and prepare materials for the legal, compliance and IP functions, including litigation matters, and internal clients as necessary.
  • Assist with preparing, and managing training on and compliance with, Intellia's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and other corporate policies, including insider trading policy and pre-clearance approvals, and help maintain appropriate records.
  • Assist with M&A, collaborations arrangements and financings by preparing due diligence and closing materials and related corporate files.
  • Assist with officer and director onboarding and offboarding.
  • Stay current and help educate the legal function, as well as other company functions, on legal and regulatory requirements and corporate best practices. Provides information to and coordinates with other departments as requested.
  • Help with other general corporate and legal matters, as requested.

  • At least 10 years of experience as a legal operations professional, paralegal or similar function in the legal department of publicly traded companies, preferably in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, or at a law firm. Paralegal degree or certification, or legal degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of handling confidential or sensitive matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a wide variety of legal matters and excellent understanding of requirements, processes and procedures related to legal, compliance and IP matters.
  • Self -motivated, flexible and interested in working on a wide range of legal, governance and compliance matters.
  • Ability to manage duties and additional projects assigned within specified timeframes with little to no supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to work independently or with a team, as necessary, to meet critical deadlines; flexible and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience working with legal and cross-functional teams with a demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and manage legal projects.
  • Sound business judgment; strategic and analytical thinking.

  • Knowledge of legal, IP and compliance requirements
  • Attention to details
  • Exceptional time management
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written)
  • Intermediate or advanced skills in Microsoft Office suite of tools ((Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, Access, SharePoint, etc.) and Diligent Boards


EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.