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Legal Counsel

Company: Norstella
Location: United States
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Norstella | Legal Counsel
Summary
  • As part of a global legal team, the Legal Counsel, based in the US and reporting to the Head of Commercial Legal, will be responsible for providing broad commercial legal support to a leading provider of drug, device, company, clinical trial and market intelligence in the pharmaceutical and MedTech markets
Responsibilities
  • Review, draft, and negotiate a wide range of agreements with customers, vendors, partners, agents, distributors, resellers and other third parties, including data licenses, SaaS agreements, consulting and professional services agreements, master services agreements, marketing and advertising agreements, procurement contracts and other complex commercial agreements.
  • Support the US and international business in achieving its aims by delivering timely and accurate feedback to internal stakeholders.
  • Review RFPs for customers (including government entities), identify legal issues and help prepare proposals (including licensing agreements).
  • Update various agreement templates to align with changing business policies, legal risks and regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Research and respond to general legal inquiries from in-house clients that relate to matters including local regulatory issues, partnerships, and software licensing, litigation, privacy, intellectual property, real estate and corporate and compliance matters.
  • Participate in compliance initiatives through training and communications.
  • Support management of our IP portfolio
  • Participate in local and cross-regional team projects
  • Contribute to a culture of continuous improvement, identifying areas for development
Requirements
  • 3-5 years experience, preferably some time in-house including via secondment
  • Excellent academic credentials, including J.D.
  • Hands-on experience in commercial law, drafting and negotiating national and cross-border agreements
  • Diversified in-house legal experience is an advantage. International experience preferred.
  • Self-starter able to work independently, exercise good judgment and manage competing priorities
  • Excellent research and analysis skills. Able to analyze and present complex information clearly and concisely to various stakeholders
  • Data licensing, Technology and SaaS experience preferred.
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Comfort to perform a broad range of tasks
  • Confidence in decision-making and managing ambiguity
  • Legal and business-friendly judgment, skilled in building consensus across cross-functional stakeholders. Customer centricity a must.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent English
The guiding principles for success at Norstella:
01: Bold, Passionate, Mission-First
We have a lofty mission to Smooth Access to Life Saving Therapies and we will get there by being bold and passionate about the mission and our clients. Our clients and the mission in what we are trying to accomplish must be in the forefront of our minds in everything we do.
02: Integrity, Truth, Reality
We make promises that we can keep, and goals that push us to new heights. Our integrity offers us the opportunity to learn and improve by being honest about what works and what doesnt. By being true to the data and producing realistic metrics, we are able to create plans and resources to achieve our goals.
03: Kindness, Empathy, Grace
We will empathize with everyone's situation, provide positive and constructive feedback with kindness, and accept opportunities for improvement with grace and gratitude. We use this principle across the organization to collaborate and build lines of open communication.
04: Resilience, Mettle, Perseverance
We will persevere even in difficult and challenging situations. Our ability to recover from missteps and failures in a positive way will help us to be successful in our mission.
05: Humility, Gratitude, Learning
We will be true learners by showing humility and gratitude in our work. We recognize that the smartest person in the room is the one who is always listening, learning, and willing to shift their thinking.
Benefits:
Employee experience is very important to us. On top of joining a supportive, diverse and ambitious team that welcomes all types of candidates. We are also flexible with different working patterns and prioritize promotions internally. Our benefits include:
  • Medical Benefits, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Basic Life and Personal Accident Insurance, Basic Disability Insurance, Voluntary Group Life Insurance, Voluntary Personal Accident Insurance
  • 401k Plan with Employer match
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) Open Vacation Policy
The expected base salary for this position ranges from $130,000-$140,000. It is not typical for offers to be made at or near the top of the range. Salary offers are based on a wide range of factors including relevant skills, training, experience, education, and, where applicable, licensure or certifications obtained. Market and organizational factors are also considered. In addition to base salary and a competitive benefits package, successful candidates are eligible to receive a discretionary bonus.
Norstella is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.
Sometimes the best opportunities are hidden by self-doubt. We disqualify ourselves before we have the opportunity to be considered. Regardless of where you came from, how you identify, or the path that led you here- you are welcome. If you read this job description and feel passion and excitement, were just as excited about you.
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