Director, Corporate Counsel

Bridgewater, NJ
Full Time
Exp.: 8+ Years
The Director, Corporate Counsel will provide legal support for general corporate, clinical development and commercial activities of the Company.

  • Develops a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the company's business, its people, products, markets, facilities, customers and competitors and utilizes that knowledge in providing guidance and counsel to internal clients.
  • Establishes a rapport and a working relationship with business unit management and personnel at all levels to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.
  • Provides day-to-day legal advice regarding a wide range of activities and programs related to drug product development and commercial activities.
  • Draws up, negotiates and reviews contracts involving confidentiality, research services, consulting, advisory board, clinical trials, investigator sponsored research, informed consent form, vendor and related contract matters.
  • Identifies and communicates to clients risks associated with day-to-day operational business activities, including training clients on applicable legal issues within lawyer's expertise.
  • Partners with clients to proactively apply legal and regulatory framework to business activity by understanding business goals and developing alternative solutions to assist in the achievement of successful outcomes.
  • Negotiates on behalf of, and partners with, clients to achieve solutions consistent with business objectives.
  • Builds constructive working relationships with client base and operates as an active member of legal and client teams.
  • Coordinates legal matters handled by outside counsel.
  • Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.

  • JD degree and bar admittance in New Jersey (or eligibility for limited in-house license) and a minimum 8 years related legal experience representing life sciences companies.
  • In-house, public company experience preferred.
  • Experience in general corporate matters, including transactional documents, license agreements, regulatory matters, risk management and contract management.
  • Experience in contract, business, FDA, and drug laws and regulations specific to the life science industry.
  • Ability to identify, strategize and respond to a broad range of issues related to business, operations and risk management.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and apply government regulations, guidelines, and requirements.
  • Ability to identify problems and work to implement solutions.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment regarding the interpretation of policies, development of procedures, and selection of appropriate courses of action.
  • Self-starter with strong drive for results and strong sense of ownership, but also willing to take direction.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and assist others, as needed.
  • Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail, clarity, accuracy and conciseness.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Must successfully exhibit Insmed’s five (5) core corporate competencies of: Excellence, Accountability, Driven, Collaborative and Solutions; along with any other position specific competencies.
  • Individuals must demonstrate the ability to interact successfully in a dynamic and culturally diverse workplace.

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