Experienced Transactional Attorney, Legal Affairs
Title: Sr Counsel
Location: Seattle, WA
Division: Operations and Research Affairs
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PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
PATH’s mission is to advance health equity through innovation and partnerships. PATH is known throughout the world for its successful public-private partnerships. Succeeding at these partnerships requires lawyers who are passionate, creative, pragmatic, savvy, smart and possess excellent judgment.
The mission of the Legal Affairs Division is to support PATH's mission by (1) collaborating with clients to provide strategic, best-practice, efficient legal counsel and education, including transactional and other legal support, and (2) providing overall guidance to enhance legal compliance and minimize risk, all with the utmost integrity.
The Legal Affairs Division is currently seeking to fill a senior-level transactional attorney with life sciences experience. The attorney will work primarily on transactional legal matters in support of PATH’s Center for Vaccine and Innovation Access (CVIA). Working closely with CVIA staff, s/he will be responsible for addressing legal matters within core CVIA portfolios and report to the PATH General Counsel.
· Operate as the primary legal contact for a subset of portfolios within PATH’s CVIA global program, assessing overall legal support needs and assignment of responsibilities in consultation with CVIA program leadership and PATH General Counsel.
· Provide legal counsel and advice including risk assessment to CVIA program leadership and staff.
· Provide legal counsel and advice on intellectual property matters to CVIA Director of Commercialization and commercialization staff.
· Work with the CVIA staff to establish strong public-private partnerships in support of the mission of PATH.
· Draft product development partnership agreements supporting vaccine development and commercialization e.g., collaborative research and development agreements, clinical study agreements, manufacturing agreements, and other technology-supportive third-party agreements.
· Team with CVIA staff and leadership to negotiate agreement terms.
· Manage scope and interaction with outside counsel in coordination with PATH General Counsel and CVIA leadership and CVIA Director of Commercialization, as appropriate.
· Responsible for cost-effective provision of legal services in a timely and effective manner.
Required skills and experience:
· J.D. plus a minimum of eight years' experience to include: providing legal counsel to life sciences companies, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or biomedical firms, and transactional experience in drafting agreements addressing complex technology collaborations, clinical studies, and intellectual property licensing; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
· Licensed to practice law in the state of Washington.
· In-house legal counsel experience.
· Excellent written and verbal skills.
· In depth understanding of scientific/intellectual property driven transactions.
· Strong background in intellectual property matters as related to the pharma/life science practice.
· Demonstrated experience in providing legal counsel and advice with strong risk assessment skills.
· Ability to synthesize and clearly convey legal concepts and language to non-lawyers.
· Ability to work in fast-paced team environment.
· Ability to work effectively in multi-cultural environment.
· Ability to travel domestically and internationally.
Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.