Senior Corporate Counsel


South San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Post Date: 01/14/2021
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  • Company Address: 75 Shoreway Road, Suite C, San Carlos, CA, 94070-2727

About Atreca

Atreca is a biotechnology company that develops novel therapeutics through a deep understanding of the human immune response, with a focus on innovative novel cancer immunotherapeutics. With its Immune Repertoire Capture™ (IRC™) technology, Atreca has an unparalleled insight into how cancer patients’ immune responses can drive better clinical outcomes. Atreca was founded by scientists, industry experts, and investors who share the vision that unlocking the immune response of today’s patients is the key to creating a new generation of therapies.

Job Description

Atreca is an integrated biotechnology company located in South San Francisco, California (moving in 2021 to a new campus in San Carlos, CA). We apply our proprietary drug discovery platform to profile clinically relevant, active B cell responses in patients receiving successful treatment and, in turn, develop a portfolio of antibody therapeutics against novel tumor targets with the potential to treat large patient populations. Atreca seeks talented, driven individuals who are dedicated to making a positive impact on human health and are motivated to become key members of a growing biotechnology company.

Position Summary

The Senior Corporate Counsel will be responsible for leading the contracting function at Atreca, including managing day-to-day contracting needs, and leading legal operations. This position will report to the General Counsel.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the contracting function, including drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide variety of contracts (e.g., MSAs, SOWs, MTAs, CTAs, NDAs, various vendor agreements, consulting agreements, clinical CRO agreements, manufacturing agreements, license agreements, and software licenses)
  • Lead contracts process and contracts management system and educate internal clients
  • Lead legal operations, including records management program, and support corporate projects as needed
  • Take a practical approach to contracting focused on the needs of the business and internal clients
  • Work closely with internal clients to identify and articulate contract issues and risks, provide practical advice, become a trusted partner and ensure efficient and effective completion of contracts
  • Work closely with the General Counsel to review existing contracts process and contracts management system, and modify and optimize to meet legal and business needs
  • Review existing contract templates and implement changes as needed
  • Manage contracts management system vendor
  • Manage outside counsel

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice in CA and in good standing
  • At least 8 years relevant legal experience, with at least 5 years at a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company, preferably in early-stage development
  • Experience managing and optimizing contracts management systems required
  • Experience with clinical contracting strongly preferred
  • Experience with GDPR and other privacy laws preferred
  • Skilled at providing high-quality, timely, and practical legal advice and risk assessments
  • Skilled at explaining complex legal issues
  • Skilled at advising senior management
  • Skilled at managing outside counsel
  • Excellent judgment
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational and project-management skills
  • Strong client-service attitude to serve as a trusted business partner and collaborator
  • Strong and demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic culture
  • Excitement to work at Atreca and support its purpose and values

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