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Seeking a Senior Litigation Attorney with experience in managing complex litigations and other adversarial proceedings in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or related life science industry.
Duties and Responsibilities
● Managing an active and varied caseload of litigations, appeals, and other adversarial proceedings, likely to include commercial contract disputes, patent litigations, product liability cases, and/or state and federal government regulatory actions/investigations;
● Advising on complex substantive and procedural legal issues arising during the course of such matters;
● Providing advice and risk analysis to business clients and legal department colleagues on a range of pre-litigation issues;
● Managing outside counsel on complex and high-stakes matters or projects;
● Developing strategies to avoid or resolve regional, national and international disputes, including negotiating license agreements and settlements;
● Counseling on multi-jurisdictional litigations or other proceedings, including coordinating with counterparts in US and around the world;
● Partnering with representatives of other groups and departments on litigations and investigations;
● Serving as a thought leader for the litigation group in one or more substantive areas;
● Contributing to cross-functional or departmental projects and teams;
● Mentoring and supervising junior attorneys, paralegals, contract associates or others on litigation projects;
● Working effectively in teams and with a cross-section of stakeholders within the organization;
● The successful candidate must also be able to work closely and independently with internal domestic/international research & development, commercial, manufacturing, partnering, finance and tax units, among other business units.
Ideal Experience/Education:

● J.D. with Bar admission and 8+ years’ experience, with extensive experience in directly managing complex adversarial matters in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related life science industry
● Substantive expertise in one or more of the following areas preferred: government investigations/False Claims Act, antitrust, product liability, or patent litigation
● Experience being part of a trial team preferred
● Must be admitted to a State bar or the District of Columbia bar. Excellent academic credentials required
● A degree (undergraduate or graduate) in a biological science or chemistry is a plus, but is not required for this position

Critical Competencies:

Strategic Litigation Expert:
● Demonstrated experience in resolving challenging legal issues and proven ability to deliver sound, clear, practical legal advice in a business setting
● Superior negotiation skills

Influential Communicator:
● Excellent judgment and interpersonal skills
● Outstanding writing and communication skills, both verbal and written
● Superior client-relations skills

Adaptive and Results-Oriented Performer:
● Ability to multi-task with ease
● Ability to work both in a team and independently
● Ability to prioritize and work with agility
● Aptitude and interest to learn the scientific/technical side of the business

Travel: Ability to travel worldwide in conjunction with managing and resolving disputes

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