Associate Senior Counsel - Commercial Transactions


: $122,475.00 - $173,220.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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Job Description

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

Associated topics: business, business analyst, capital, consultant, credit, economics, economy asset, market, financial analyst, gs 0110 12 * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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