Transactional Team Leader, Associate Director/Assistant General Counsel, Corporate and Transactional Law Group

Genentech - South San Francisco, CA4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $160,000 a year
The Position

The Transactional Team Leader/Assistant General Counsel leads a transactional team within the Corporate and Transactional Law Group (“CTLG”), which is responsible for providing legal counseling to global Pharma Partnering and other transactional functions within Genentech.

Responsibilities of the team leader include:
Transactional Group and Personnel Management
Overseeing the quality of the legal services provided by the transactional team and helping ensure the consistency of legal advice related to transactions, including antitrust, privacy, and other matters relevant to transactions
Overseeing workload and resource allocation for the transactional team, and leading recruitment, hiring and on-boarding for direct report positions
Performance management and professional development of attorneys and staff in the practice group, and contributing to same for attorneys and staff across the CTLG
Managing outside counsel providing advice and deliverables to CTLG and, where applicable, negotiating rates, project fees, and timelines
CTLG and Legal Leadership
Serving as a standing member of the CTLG Leadership Team and contributing to CTLG-wide and Legal department projects and initiatives
Contributing to the development and implementation of the CTLG’s longer term strategies and annual goals
Contributing to the CTLG talent management and succession planning
Cultivating a CTLG culture that reflects a strong commitment to employee engagement, diversity and inclusion
Leading more broadly in the Legal Department by proactively supporting other leaders, identifying and supporting opportunities to facilitate a “One Legal” mindset and approach to our work, and advancing Legal Department priorities
Business Support
Actively providing legal support to the global Partnering group and other transactional groups within Genentech, including drafting and negotiating agreements and supporting all aspects of interactions between the Roche Group and its contractual partners
Proactively identifying and managing legal issues, fostering strong relationships with client groups, creating efficient and effective processes for working with clients, advising and/or delegating authority to advise senior leaders in the Partnering and commercial organizations, and acting as a standing or ad hoc member of business or leadership teams
Participating in, leading, and/or presenting to various Company committees or other advisory, project or work teams

Required Skills and Experience:
Candidates must have a JD with appropriate state license OR registered in-house counsel
10 or more years of relevant practice experience, and experience as a direct people manager or 3+ years of experience as a leader of a matrixed team or an effective mentor and coach of others.
Knowledge of and experience with US laws and regulations relating to transactional law, familiarity with global legal standards relevant to transactions in the biopharmaceutical industry
Experience drafting and negotiating complex transactions between biopharmaceutical companies
Ability to identify issues relevant to the biopharmaceutical industry, including antitrust, privacy, data security, Nagoya Protocol, pricing, healthcare fraud and abuse, pharmacovigilance, advertising and labeling, product liability, and pricing and reimbursement.
The successful candidate must have the demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships, trust, and respect with clients and peers, as well as the ability to proactively identify and manage significant legal issues independently.
Strong leadership, technical knowledge, business acumen, and excellent communication skills are required as is a track record of effective decision-making and the proven ability to assess, calibrate, and effectively communicate legal risk.
You must have the managerial courage required to counsel senior leaders, lead a team of experienced attorneys, and effectively coach and mentor personnel, and demonstrate the organizational savvy and diplomatic sensitivities necessary to effectively collaborate with cross-functional client teams.
You must also possess and consistently model a continuous learning mindset.
Who We Are
A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.
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