Commercial Contract & Regulatory Counsel

Stamford, CT
Full Time
Job #: req868 Exp.: 5+ Years
Position Summary:
We are seeking a Commercial Contract and Regulatory Counsel, who will support the organization across a broad portfolio of inter-related risk management, legal, contract and compliance matters.

This includes reviewing and drafting all appropriate contract types for the organization with the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Analyzing, negotiating, and drafting a high volume of contracts in a short time frame, including master services agreements, service level agreements, partnership agreements, confidentiality agreements, licensing agreements, cause marketing agreements, lease agreements, MOUs, and national, international, and intergovernmental grants
  • Preparing, updating, maintaining, and coordinating legal template portfolio, including Teaming Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Subcontract Agreements, License Agreements, Data Agreements, etc.
  • Supporting compliance with all rules and regulations that govern our work, including DSCSA, FDA, FCPA, EAR, OFAC, BIS, DEA, CCPA, and GDPR; keeping abreast of state and federal legislative changes that affect the organization’s operations and update operational policy, as required
  • Providing advice and drafting documents for the creation, governance, and administration of legal entities in the U.S. and overseas
  • Developing and providing regular training on legal issues and compliance to staff at all levels and locations
  • Helping to oversee domestic and international litigation and outside counsel
  • Providing general non-profit corporate governance advice; preparing board materials
  • Troubleshooting legal concerns as they arise and proactively shape policy and best practices
  • Identifying risks to the organization and ensuring appropriate mitigation strategies and proper safety and security, internal audit and insurance coverage
  • Responding to external and internal audits, reviews and complaint investigations

Core Americares Responsibilities:
  • Foster Americares values of responsiveness, results orientation, collaboration, efficiency, continuous improvement and integrity
  • Coach, support and develop staff to increase individual and team effectiveness
  • Develop and manage implementation of plans to increase compliance knowledge, including SOPs and other efficiency initiatives

Must Have Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s and Law Degree (J.D.) required
  • 5+ years of legal experience
  • NGO and/or Pharma experience preferred
  • Attention to detail and ability to work to defined specifications
  • Excellence in analysis and observation skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication, management and personnel skills
  • Outstanding systems/technical skills which includes MS Office and mastery in MS Word
  • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States and ability to travel internationally

Personal Success Factors:
  • Effective coach, mentor and teacher: the ability to train staff in legal and compliance regulations related to Americares business
  • Ability to successfully work in a cross functional environment
  • Successfully manages multiple projects concurrently
  • Energized by learning new processes and a willingness to both accept and drive change
  • A positive, continuous improvement and solutions-oriented mindset
  • Interest and knowledge of nonprofit legal and compliance thought leadership around best practices and trends in the nonprofit industry, especially around supply chain issues

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