Akebia is seeking a Corporate Counsel to join its Legal Department and become a key member of the Akebia legal team. This position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and reports to the Senior Corporate and Securities Counsel.
Preparing all SEC filings, including periodic and current reports, proxy statements, Section 16 reports and confidential treatment requests in collaboration with internal and external accounting and legal teams
Working on corporate governance matters, including assisting in the preparation of certain corporate policies and materials for board and committee meetings; providing training to employees on those policies
Providing legal advice on disclosure matters, including investor presentations, press releases, and other corporate internal and external communications
Coordinating stock option and equity programs in conjunction with Finance and Human Resources departments
Preparing, reviewing and negotiating a diverse range of agreements common to the biotechnology industry, including master services agreements, consulting agreements, employment-related agreements, and sponsored research agreements
Providing legal support on transactions such as collaborations and license deals, working closely with Business Development
Supporting Akebia’s alliances, working closely with Alliance Management and providing legal advice as needed
Providing advice in a wide array of practice areas and special projects as needed
Keeping current on industry-related laws and regulations and create or modify policies and procedures based on such developments
Managing and directing outside counsel when outside expertise is needed
JD from an accredited law school and admitted to practice in Massachusetts or other U.S. state
5-7 years of relevant experience in-house or with a national law firm; experience with public biotechnology companies strongly preferred, in-house experience is a plus
Strong knowledge of securities and general corporate law
Experience in board and corporate governance matters
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