Associate Director/Director, Contracts Counsel

Watertown, MA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Contracts Exp.: 5+ Years
Pandion is seeking an experienced attorney to join our Legal team. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the ideal candidate has a strong understanding of preparing and negotiating R&D related agreements. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of with in contracts negotiation and administration in the biopharma industry. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated self-starter and creative problem solver who has a strong desire to make an important contribution to Pandion.

Responsibilities and Skill Requirements:
  • Preparation and negotiation of contracts, including but not limited to: CRO master service agreements, clinical trial agreements (US and ROW), development and manufacturing agreements, sponsored research agreements, consulting agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, and material transfer agreements, and license and collaboration agreements, independently, as well as in coordination with external counsel
  • Engage with R&D teams early in the contracting process to interpret and advise on business implications of proposed agreement(s) throughout the negotiation cycle
  • Work directly with Finance and Business Development teams to consider risks and dependencies of proposed contracts
  • Assist with SEC public company work and other legal tasks, as needed.
  • Analyze contracts to ensure compliance with company policy and regulations
  • Advise internal clients on contract interpretation, dispute resolution, risk allocation and other legal matters in a pragmatic way that results in actionable business advice
  • Lead initiatives to improve contract processes and workflow
  • Oversee the development of template agreements, fallback provisions and negotiation guidelines
  • Educate internal clients regarding contract policies and processes

Education and Experience:
  • JD from accredited law school and license to practice in at least one US jurisdiction
  • 5 + years’ professional experience, with at least 3 years’ experience in contracts negotiation and administration in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry required.
  • Experience with business development and SEC public company legal work preferred
  • Ability to provide practical, timely, and risk-appropriate legal counsel to a wide variety of internal clients on legal and regulatory matters and interact effectively with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task in an extremely fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all stakeholders
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to influence decision-making

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