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Associate Senior Counsel - Commercial Transactions

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Associate Senior Counsel - Commercial Transactions
Woodcliff Lake,  NJ 07677
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Associate Senior Counsel - Commercial Transactions

Dynamic, pharmaceutical company located in North, NJ seeks an Associate Senior Counsel -  Commercial Transactions.  The salary is up to $189K with bonus and cash long-term incentive.

Primary Duties

The successful Associate Senior Counsel - Commercial Transactions will be working under the guidance of the Assistant General Counsel to provide proactive and strategic counsel to help business unit clients accomplish goals in a legally compliant manner, consistent with Legal Department Mission Statement and provides legal advice, counsel and transaction support to all levels of the organization, with a focus on specifically assigned internal business unit clients, including, Oncology Business Unit, Neurology Business Unit, EDCS (Manufacturing), Business Development & Alliance Management, and Established Products. Supports corporate governance and record keeping functions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drafts contracts involving, pharmaceutical collaboration agreements, licenses, real estate, manufacturing, finance, banking, information technology, insurance, mergers, acquisitions and related matters
  • Keeps current on legislative issues, statutes, decisions and ordinances of quasi-judicial bodies. Acts as agent of corporation in various transactions
  • Advises assigned business clients regarding concerns for risk assessment. May act as primary liaison with outside counsel, when designated by supervisor
  • Provides proactive and day-to-day legal support, advice and counsel on transactional and corporate matters, to all levels of the organization
  • Manages the legal and reputational risks of assigned business clients and transactions
  • Serves as legal interface with legal department colleagues from affiliate companies and alliance partners on global issues as needed
  • Manages corporate governance and recordkeeping for the company and subsidiaries in compliance with applicable law
  • Proactively informs assigned business client of important legal, enforcement and other industry developments


  • 6+ years as a practicing, licensed attorney with significant client contact and varied responsibility
  • Transactional experience related to pharmaceutical industry
  • Member in good standing of a state bar
  • Good level of multi-tasking ability to learn quickly and in a fast paced, matrixed environment
  • Ability to participate on key teams and/or be involved in key projects and the ability to command respect from management
  • Good level of oral and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively present ideas, counsel and information to others
  • Good knowledge of pharmaceutical industry and ability to identify and propose solutions to relevant legal issues and risks
  • Good knowledge in a range of legal areas of relevance to the company’s operations
  • Demonstrates the following key leadership competencies: Creates and Sells the Vision, Leads Innovation and Change, Promotes Accountability, Drives for Results, Leverages Business Acumen, Focuses on Customers & Business Partners, Builds Organizational Talent




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