The Counsel, Strategic Transactions, will be part of a legal team that supports Waters’ Corporate Development Office and Global Products group at the company’s headquarters in a variety of strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, venture investments, divestitures, collaborations, in-licenses, and out-licenses, involving opportunities that directly and meaningfully impact the company’s continued success.
Working under supervision and at times with a degree of autonomy, the Counsel, Strategic Transactions, will form an important part of Waters’ global Legal Department. The successful candidate will:
work closely with other functional groups within Waters (e.g., Corporate Development Office, Research, Product Development, Finance, Operations, Commercial);
coordinate with other members of the global Legal Department;
consult with outside counsel to provide advice in areas outside the candidate’s expertise,
be comfortable working in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment;
be detailed orientated; and
have the confidence and ability to interact with business members across the globe in a professional, collaborative, and intelligent manner.
Provide legal, strategic, and business advice to business members on a wide range of strategic transactions and initiatives.
Draft and/or negotiate a variety of strategic transactions, or manage outside counsel resources for same.
Participate in legal due diligence in connection with evaluation or negotiation of strategic transactions, or manage outside counsel resources for same.
Create and deliver training and advice on key legal issues and risks associated with strategic direction and execution.
Establish and support a diverse and inclusive work environment that prioritizes continuous improvement.
A J.D. degree or LL.M. Degree from an ABA accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction, and at least 2 years of relevant experience practicing law.
Experience with a Fortune 500 corporation (preferably in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry), or a nationally recognized top-tier law firm.
Meaningful licensing, venture investment, and/or M&A transactions experience, with a strong preference for biotech or pharmaceutical transactions experience.
Excellent analytical and legal drafting skills.
Strong interpersonal communication skills to interact directly with clients and colleagues at all levels and across different functions of the organization.
Demonstrated ability to handle, prioritize, and follow through on a high volume of work.