Research and Development Counsel, Business Development

Biogen

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Location

US-MA-Cambridge

Job Description

Biogen, a dynamic leading Cambridge based biopharma company seeks a highly qualified corporate attorney with 10 to 20+ years’ experience for a strategic, deal-oriented role. The best candidates will have strong academic performance and comprehensive experience in the practice of law with demonstrated legal capability in drafting, negotiating and closing licensing, collaboration, M&A and other similar strategic transactions in the biopharma or life-sciences industry. This position will report to the Company’s Chief Research, Development and Operations Counsel and will sit in Biogen’s headquarters in Cambridge, MA.

The Company’s overall growth, strong product performance, and focus on continued growth and development of its product pipeline will continue to yield a steady flow of complex deal work that will be the focus of this position’s responsibilities. The person who fills this position will counsel clients in business development and other areas of the company on the legal implications of transaction initiatives and strategies, with a focus on inbound and outbound licensing and collaboration agreements, strategic alliances, joint ventures, development agreements and mergers and acquisitions. Duties include acting as the primary responsible attorney on strategic transactions by leading legal due diligence, counseling on transaction structures and business terms, assisting with the preparation of non-binding term sheets, and ensuring the preparation and final negotiation of definitive, legally binding documentation manifesting Biogen’s business and legal objectives. An important element of this role will be collaborating with colleagues in the business development, finance, tax, research and development and commercial functional areas of the company, as well as with intellectual property attorneys and other subject matter experts in the legal department when their knowledge and expertise is required. The successful candidate will be expected to manage the effectiveness of Biogen’s outside law firms when engaged in strategic matters with ultimate accountability for the preparation of law firm budgets and the overall quality and timeliness of such firms’ output.

*Seeking local candidates

*L1-GA2

Requisition Number

31262BR

Employment Category

Full-Time Regular

External Posting Title

Research and Development Counsel, Business Development

Job Category

Legal & Compliance

Qualifications

Ideally candidates will have both in-house and law-firm experience - totaling at least fifteen years. The successful candidate will be an articulate and effective communicator and will be able to advise and operate on both a strategic and tactical level and to form and work effectively on cross functional teams.

Education

JD

Experience Level

Director

Summary

Biogen, a dynamic leading Cambridge based biopharma company seeks a highly qualified corporate attorney with 10 to 20+ years’ experience for a strategic, deal-oriented role. The best candidates will have strong academic performance and comprehensive experience in the practice of law with demonstrated legal capability in drafting, negotiating and closing licensing, collaboration, M&A and other similar strategic transactions in the biopharma or life-sciences industry.

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