Sr Counsel, Strategic Transactions and M&A
Company: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: May 15, 2022
Sr Counsel, Strategic Transactions and M&AThe Corporate
Legal Group at Gilead is seeking a creative, dynamic and
collaborative licensing attorney to join a close-knit team
supporting Gilead's strategic transactions and Corporate
Development and Alliance Management groups. As a team, we are
thoughtful, innovative and friendly. As a company, Gilead offers a
unique opportunity to employ a creative approach to deal making and
support of existing collaborations as we work with our colleagues
to reflect Gilead's position as a partner of choice in the
biopharma industry. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast-paced
environment and will be a practical and business-minded attorney
with significant experience drafting and negotiating licensing,
collaboration and other strategic transaction agreements for
biotech and/or pharmaceutical companies. The person in this
position will, among other things:
- Work with Gilead's Corporate Development team and other
departments within the company to support strategic transactions,
- lead legal negotiations of complex terms in licensing,
collaboration and other significant strategic agreements and advise
the Corporate Development team in connection with business
- draft and negotiate a wide range of legal documents typical of
a biotech or pharmaceutical organization including term sheets,
license agreements, MTAs, collaboration agreements covering all
stages a product's life cycle (i.e., research, development,
manufacturing, supply, and commercialization), options and asset
- perform due diligence in connection with a wide range of
strategic transactions, including significant collaborations and
- Advise Gilead's internal clients on contract interpretation,
dispute resolution, IP ownership and other legal risks.
- Assist with the development of policies and procedures, and
preferred positions for different agreements.
- Provide legal advice and support for existing alliances and
- Juris Doctorate from a nationally accredited law school.
- Admission to applicable state bar, registration as in-house
counsel, or ability to gain admission or registration for either in
applicable state within 90 days.
- BS in life sciences or related field preferred.
- At least 5-8 years in a law firm and/or in-house advising on,
drafting and negotiating agreements, including significant
experience with transactions in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical
industry advising clients on both business and legal issues.
- Prior experience with or exposure to international regulatory
processes for pharmaceutical products and laws and regulations
governing clinical trials preferred.
- Team focused and collaborative work style; willingness to build
expertise and tackle new challenges in an evolving practice.
- Ability to manage and serve a wide range of clients within the
company by recognizing and responding quickly and pragmatically to
- Ability to think creatively, devise solutions to challenging
problems and effectively drive legal and business issues to
- Willingness and ability to coordinate activities of many
stakeholders across various departments, not only within the
company's headquarters in Foster City, but also throughout the
company's domestic and international subsidiaries.
- Appropriately triage a heavy workflow, setting priorities with
clients and delivering results efficiently.
- Exercise mature and reliable judgment while enjoying the
company's enthusiastic, informal and fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work independently and as a team.
- Exceptional and demonstrated written and verbal communication
skills.For jobs in the United States:As an equal opportunity
employer, Gilead Sciences Inc. is committed to a diverse workforce.
Employment decisions regarding recruitment and selection will be
made without discrimination based on race, color, religion,
national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical or
mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, gender
identity and expression, veteran status, or other non-job related
characteristics or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable
federal, state and local laws. In order to ensure reasonable
accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment
Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990, applicants who require accommodation in the job application
process may contact for assistance.Following extensive monitoring,
research, consideration of business implications and advice from
internal and external experts, Gilead has made the decision to
require all U.S. employees and contractors to receive the COVID-19
vaccines as a condition of employment. "Full vaccination" is
defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two
weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone
unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held
religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents
them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable
accommodation.---For more information about equal employment
opportunity protections, please view the 'EEO is the Law' poster.
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recognizes each employee as an integral member of our company. Our
workforce reflects these values and celebrates the individuals who
make up our growing team.Gilead provides a work environment free of
harassment and prohibited conduct. We promote and support
individual differences and diversity of thoughts and opinion.For
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