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Senior Director/Executive Director, Corporate Counsel

Company: CytomX Therapeutics, Inc.
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Job Description:

Senior Director/Executive Director, Corporate Counsel Legal and Intellectual Property South San Francisco, California CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. is committed to changing the treatment of cancer with our novel-- Probody ? therapeutic platform. Our commitment to transforming lives with safer, more effective therapies is driven by our curiosity and passion for innovation and our belief that by acting with integrity in an honest, respectful, ethical manner, we have the power to change lives. Our workplace embodies collaboration, open communication, celebrating our successes and holding each other to the highest possible standards. CytomX has a broad pipeline comprised of 4 clinical-stage programs and others in development and-- is located in --South San Francisco, California, the birthplace of biotechnology. Learn more at-- www.cytomX.com Reporting Relationship: Senior VP General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer The Opportunity : As Senior Director/Executive Director, Corporate Counsel, you will be the lead attorney working with-- CytomX --Business Development Group, strategically advising on and drafting collaboration, licensing, manufacturing and other strategic agreements. You will also be expected to manage and work with a team of one or more contract managers to handle more routine agreements, including material transfer agreements, clinical trial agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, software agreements, and other agreements. The position requires especially close collaboration with-- CytomX?s --intellectual property lawyers and other attorneys in the Legal Department, as well as other internal functional groups and business partners. You will also be expected to work in a small legal department on SEC, corporate compliance and corporate governance matters, you may be asked to serve as the legal representative on a number of cross-functional teams that are tasked with the development and eventual commercialization of-- CytomX?s --pipeline products. You will report to the SVP, General Counsel and will be part of the Legal Department.-- Professional Responsibilities: Primary attorney supporting Business Development, strategically on the negotiation and drafting of term sheets and agreements, including early stage discovery, development and/or commercial-stage collaborations, in-bound and out-bound license agreements, joint venture, non-disclosure agreements, sponsored research agreements, clinical trial agreements, service agreements, material transfer agreements, strategic transaction term sheets and agreements for asset purchases/divestitures and mergers, and other supporting contracts. Lead attorney managing the Legal Department contracts team on the negotiation and drafting of agreements--utilizing--CytomX?s--contract lifecycle management system. Assist in SEC reporting and compliance, including preparation of 10-Ks,10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements and other SEC obligations. Assist in the development and management of a corporate compliance program, including program management, policy development and training. Work with Finance and Business Development groups in tracking achievement and payment of milestones, royalties and compliance with contractual obligations under key in-licensing, out-licensing and business development agreements. Liaise with internal clients and respond to inquiries regarding contracts and other matters, as assigned. Contribute to the ongoing development of the Legal Department contract templates for contract negotiations. Provide support for other Legal Department projects, including legal research and drafting of research memoranda on various issues as requested by senior management of the company. Appropriately manage a significant workflow, setting priorities with internal clients and meeting deliverable timelines, including by finding efficient ways of working. Education: J.D. required from a nationally recognized law school. Current California bar membership or In-House Counsel Certification required. Experience/Professional Requirements: 15+ years prior experience in a major law firm/and or in-house law position, with experience in working with biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies. Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of term sheets and agreements, especially for biotechnology/pharmaceutical licensing, sponsored research, and strategic transactions. Legal experience in compliance, public company reporting, and corporate governance and/or other corporate legal experience is--preferred.Willingness--to pitch in and help on areas they may be less familiar with and for which they may not be directly responsible, allowing them to grow and develop and help their colleagues at the same time. Excellent organization and time-management skills required. Must be able to manage heavy workload and aggressive timelines in a timely manner, prioritize and work under pressure. Exceptional written and communication skills required, including strong proofreading and editing skills. Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, a quick learner, and have a strong work ethic. Computer skills in database management and documentation preparation (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Microsoft Office) required. Personal Characteristics : Demonstrate a commitment to CytomX values of Integrity, Commitment, Creativity, Teamwork, Accountability , --and Fun CytomX is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs. CytomX will not discriminate against any job applicant because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, gender identity, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. You have been redirected to a CytomX Therapeutics, Inc. job page

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