Counsel (Contracts, Transactional work)

Philadelphia Vicinity, PA | Permanent

Post Date: 03/26/2018 Job ID: PH032218 Industry: Corporation

PERMANENT/FULL-TIME (PH032218): This position, located in suburban Philadelphia, reports to the Chief Legal Officer and is responsible for providing legal support on a broad range of transactional matters for all company departments. You will primarily handle and implement best practices related to contracting and contract processes, with an additional focus on providing legal advice related to contract research services and commercial transactions.


- Drafts, reviews and negotiates a wide variety of contracts including confidentiality agreements, master service agreements, consulting agreements, and contract research services agreements. You MUST have done these
- Identifies and implements best practices related to contract drafting and review processes in coordination with other company departments
- Provides solutions-oriented legal advice to internal stakeholders regarding legal risks associated with contracting matters
- Advises on regulations governing pharmaceutical contract research services
- Provides comprehensive legal support to multiple business units in order to identify, manage and help mitigate legal risks including those that involve fraud and abuse, anti-kickback and anti-trust laws
- Manages legal matters handled by outside counsel
- Provides legal advice to all company departments to ensure compliance and risk mitigation related to applicable laws, regulations and company policies
- Develops and delivers training to company departments regarding assigned areas
- Represents the legal department on various committees and teams
- Handles other legal matters assigned by Chief Legal Officer



- JD Degree
- Bar Membership: PA preferred but not required. Must have NO disciplinary history in any jurisdiction
- 8-10+ years in-house and/or law firm experience; in-house experience in a pharmaceutical organization. Pharmaceutical experience a MUST
- Significant experience drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts related to the pharmaceutical industry, including confidentiality agreements, master service agreements, consulting agreements, contract research services agreements and distribution agreements. This is a MUST.
- Knowledge of statutes, regulations and guidance documents applicable to the pharmaceutical industry
- Proven ability to think strategically about achieving corporate objectives by addressing the needs of internal and external stakeholders
- Demonstrated track record of achieving legal department objectives
- Excellent interpersonal, analytical, drafting and communication skills
- Proven ability to build relationships with third party providers of goods and services
- Proven ability to build relationships and collaborate with internal stakeholders to achieve corporate objectives


IF you believe you are a solid fit for the above criteria, please sent your resume for IMMEDIATE review and possible contact. Send your resume to: Elissa R. Outtrim, Esq. at

Elissa Outtrim

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