Senior Corporate Counsel (R&D)

San Francisco, California
Jul 14, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
BridgeBio finds, develops, and delivers breakthrough medicines for genetic diseases. The company bridges remarkable advancements in genetic science with the entrepreneurial engine required to rapidly create lifesaving medicines for patients with unmet needs. Founded in 2015 by a team of industry veterans, the company has built a portfolio of 20 transformative drugs ranging from pre-clinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas including genetic dermatology, oncology, cardiology, neurology, endocrinology, renal disease, and ophthalmology. The company’s focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aims to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medicines. We have offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, with small satellites in other parts of the country. 

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Who You Are:

The Senior Corporate Counsel (R&D) will take primary responsibility for providing BridgeBio senior management with practical legal advice on all R&D-related matters and will contribute to the management of the more significant BridgeBio Legal function.  This role will have the opportunity to participate in strategic decision-making with a broad range of functional groups within the company.

  • Draft, review, and negotiate key research and development agreements, including clinical trial agreements, investigator-initiated trial agreements, contract research organization (CRO) and other vendor agreements, consulting and physician advisory board agreements, and research agreements with partners and academic institutions
  • Draft, review, and negotiate other relevant contracts supporting the company’s activities, including consulting agreements, speaker agreements, purchase and distribution agreements, supply agreements, etc.
  • Provide advice and counsel on the preparation and negotiation of agreements by business stakeholders and outside counsel partners, focusing on a practical, risk-based approach knowing every minute counts for patients
  • Support the drafting and negotiation of deal-related transactional agreements such as in- and out-licensing contracts and merger and acquisition agreements
  • Represent the legal department in multifunctional reviews of various external materials to ensure adherence to relevant healthcare laws and regulations and consistency with public SEC filings
  • Guide relevant data privacy, including GDPR and other fundamental privacy laws
  • Provide advice on legal aspects of patient consent and use of patient data, patient privacy issues, and patients’ rights matters, including developing and reviewing informed consent documents
  • Serve as the subject matter expert on R&D matters within the company
  • Support business stakeholders on regulatory and clinical contracting strategy and ensure compliance with crucial healthcare laws and regulations
  • Liaise and coordinate with BridgeBio affiliates and subsidiaries to ensure consistency and generate efficiency in legal and contracting strategies
  • Proactively identify legal risks and work with other internal stakeholders to effectively eliminate or mitigate those risks while concurrently supporting strategic business goals

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements:
  • J.D. degree from a nationally recognized law school
  • The ideal candidate will have relevant law firm and in-house experience
  • Admitted to practice in the U.S., preferably in California, or registering in California as in-house counsel
  • 12+ years as health law, life sciences, or pharmaceutical company counsel either at a law firm, company, and/or relevant government (e.g., FDA) agency
  • In-depth experience with the biotech or pharmaceutical industries, including business operations and regulatory framework
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and international healthcare laws and regulations, including global privacy (GDPR), FCPA, and anti-bribery, is required
  • Experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide variety of healthcare agreements, including clinical trial agreements
  • Ability to develop legal strategy and objectives independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills and knowledge to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with a variety of contacts, including outside attorneys, senior management, and business associates
  • A high degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Ability to adapt in a constantly evolving environment
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in areas of responsibility
  • Willingness and ability to work with and coordinate activities across a large number of individuals across various departments

What We Offer:
  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate enough to learn more about the lives we are looking to impact and a real exchange of ideas as to how we can improve our efforts
  • A culture inspired by our values: put patients first; think independently, be radically transparent; every minute counts, and let the science speak
  • Learning and development training to help employees be the best version of themselves
  • Collaborative business environment
  • Excellent compensation package (Base, Performance Bonus, Stock, RSU programs)
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Flexible PTO
  • With office locations in San Francisco, Boston, New York, and Raleigh, there are ample cross-collaboration opportunities with other BridgeBio Pharma programs
  • A fast-paced, data-driven, work environment with world-class R&D minds and capabilities
  • Work with the most productive groups of R&D operators in the industry
  • Partnerships with leading institutions
  • A platform for meaningful scientific contributions to shine
  • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion – with initiatives like Women at Bridge, we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels respected for who they are, empowered to contribute, inspired to lead, and supported in their efforts to do so

We will not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. Please do not send agency resumes to our website or BridgeBio and affiliating employees.