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Associate Director, Corporate Counsel, Alliances and Business Development

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Tarrytown, New York
Start date
Feb 23, 2023

Job Details

As part of the Law Department, this attorney will serve as counsel for the company in connection with business development and strategic transactions, including license agreements, collaborations, and various business development transactions.  Among other internal groups, this attorney will advise and represent the Regeneron Genetics Center in collaborative research and licensing arrangements with leading academic institutions around the word, as well as industry collaborators.  This attorney will be responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements and providing advice to management regarding proposed transactions and compliance with existing contractual obligations, regulations, company policy and general corporate and commercial law.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in drafting and negotiating complex agreements and transactional documents. Experience with transactions in the life sciences industry is preferred, but not required and attorneys with strong transactional experience at top-tier law firms are encouraged to apply.

As an Associate Director Corporate Counsel a typical day may include:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements and providing advice to management regarding proposed transactions and compliance with existing contractual obligations, regulations, company policy and general corporate and commercial law. 
  • Working closely with internal clients (including scientific and business leaders) in connection with collaborations, licensing arrangements and other strategic transactions. 
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating intellectual property and technology license agreements, collaboration agreements, material transfer agreements, sponsored research agreements, confidentiality agreements, and consulting agreements.  
  • Working closely with the intellectual property group to ensure accurate protection of intellectual property assets.
  • Partnering with the regulatory and compliance groups to advise on relevant regulatory and legal matters impacting existing or proposed arrangements, including regulations specific to genetic sequencing, privacy, antitrust, as well as general corporate and commercial law.
  • Oversight and coordination of relevant legal matters handled by outside counsel.

This role may be for you if you possess:

  • Demonstrated experience in drafting agreements and transactional documents, advising on intellectual property matters and technology licensing arrangements.
  • Experience with general corporate, privacy and regulatory matters specific to the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals industries.
  • Proven experience in effectively and collaboratively counseling clients and working across diverse teams.
  • A history of self-motivation, working independently on projects, meeting aggressive deadlines, and prioritizing multiple matters.
  • The ability to manage cross-functional teams that include employees at different levels of the company.
  • The ability to quickly gain familiarity with legal, regulatory and ethical issues associated with genetic research.

To be considered for this role you must have a BA/BS and JD with excellent law school credentials and a minimum of 4+ years of relevant experience. Demonstrated expertise with negotiating and drafting complex agreements (biotech, pharmaceutical and/or life sciences experience preferred). Technology and intellectual property licensing experience (biotech, pharmaceutical and/or life sciences experience preferred). Top tier law firm/in-house experience preferred. Licensed to practice law in New York or be eligible for licensure as a registered in-house counsel.

Does this sound like you? Apply now to take your first steps toward living the Regeneron Way! We have an inclusive and diverse culture that provides comprehensive benefits including health and wellness programs, fitness centers and equity awards, annual bonuses, and paid time off for eligible employees at all levels!

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief (or lack thereof), sex, nationality, national or ethnic origin, civil status, age, citizenship status, membership of the Traveler community, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, familial status, marital or registered civil partnership status, pregnancy or parental status, gender identity, gender reassignment, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application process. Please contact us to discuss any accommodations you think you may need.

The salary ranges provided are shown in accordance with U.S. law and apply to U.S. based positions, where the hired candidate will be located in the U.S. If you are outside the U.S, please speak with your recruiter about salaries and benefits in your location.

Salary Range (annually)

$162,600.00 - $265,400.00


Regeneron is a leading biotechnology company that invents life-transforming medicines for people with serious diseases. Founded and led for 30 years by physician-scientists, our unique ability to repeatedly and consistently translate science into medicine has led to seven FDA-approved treatments and numerous product candidates in development, all of which were homegrown in our laboratories. Our medicines and pipeline are designed to help patients with eye disease, allergic and inflammatory diseases, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, pain and rare diseases.
Regeneron is accelerating and improving the traditional drug development process through our proprietary VelociSuite® technologies, such as VelocImmune® which produces optimized fully-human antibodies, and ambitious research initiatives such as the Regeneron Genetics Center, which is conducting one of the largest genetics sequencing efforts in the world.

Stock Symbol: REGN

Stock Exchange: NASDAQ

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