Senior Corporate Counsel (Hybrid, Onsite or Remote Option)
Company: Guardant Health
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: September 19, 2023
Senior Corporate Counsel (Hybrid, Onsite or Remote Option)
- Full-timeGuardant Health is a leading precision oncology
company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of
its proprietary tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The
Guardant Health oncology platform leverages capabilities to drive
commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower
healthcare costs across all stages of the cancer care continuum.
Guardant Health has commercially launched Guardant360 -,
Guardant360 CDx, Guardant360 TissueNext---, Guardant360
Response---, and GuardantOMNI - tests for advanced stage cancer
patients, and Guardant Reveal--- for early-stage cancer patients.
The Guardant Health screening portfolio, including the Shield---
test, aims to address the needs of individuals eligible for cancer
screening.TheCorporate ContractsCounselreports to the Vice
President, Legal Affairs, and will be instrumental in advancing the
company's strategic initiatives in cancer detection. The Corporate
Counsel will provide legal support in areas such as drafting and
negotiating a wide variety of contracts, managing the workflow of
the contracting process, supporting business development and
licensing, and assisting with compliance matters. The ideal
candidate will be looking to build on existing strengths, in one or
more of these areas, to quickly develop a broad range of legal and
business expertise to support a growing cancer diagnostics
company.Collaborate with members of the legal and clinical
operations teams to manage and negotiate clinical trial agreements
and vendor contracts for the Company's clinical evidence collection
programs. Review, draft and negotiate a wide range of agreements,
including: clinical trial agreements; master service agreements;
supply agreements; consulting and confidentiality agreements;
research collaborations; and other strategic agreements. Manage
contracts workflow and prioritization in line with the company's
objectives. Serve as internal point of contact for document
management activities. Work closely with research and supply chain
groups to advance the key business partnerships. Negotiate research
agreements with academic investigators and institutions. Assist on
compliance matters as needed - including privacy laws, healthcare
fraud and abuse laws. Provide a wide range of general corporate
legal services to in-house clients. Work collaboratively with
internal clients by providing clear, practical and timely legal
advice. Advise on the interpretation of legal documents in a manner
that provides accurate guidance and practical advice while properly
managing risk to the organization. Keep informed of new laws,
regulations, and industry trends affecting the organization. Assist
with development of policies and employee training as needed.
Interact with external counsel, external vendors and business
partners. Work across all company departments to meet business
objectives.Thrive in a fast-paced environment while remaining
proactive, resourceful, flexible and efficient, and maintaining
high quality and ethical standards. Excellent analytical and
contract interpretation skills, and an ability to communicate
complex issues in a simple way. Excellent interpersonal skills,
ability to develop relationships with key stakeholders, good
conflict management and negotiation skills, and the ability to
analyze complex issues to develop practical solutions and best
- J.D. from a nationally recognized law school and member of a
state bar (California preferred).
- A minimum of 6years of legal experience (large law firm and/or
in-house experience) with exposure to contracts, licensing.
Demonstrated experience drafting and negotiating contracts, with an
emphasis on understanding life sciences transactions and associated
intellectual property issues.
- Experience working as in-house or external counsel in the
Medical Device, or Biotechnology industry; bachelor/graduate degree
in the biological sciences; and/or excellent academic credentials
in intellectual property, and contracts law. Familiarity with HIPAA
and HITECH laws, healthcare fraud and abuse laws desired, but not
- Personal integrity and ethics in business conduct.
- Sound business judgment and strategic thinking, with the
ability to define business tradeoffs, generate creative solutions
and anticipate the impact of decisions.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to form quality working relationships with other
employees and partners.
- Well-organized, responsive and hardworking, with the capacity
to handle a variety of complex matters and ability to manage
projects under deadline pressure.
- Willing to accept full ownership of work product and deliver
the highest quality results.
- Flexibility working on a variety of legal matters to understand
and advise across company functions, effectively present ideas and
contribute to decision making.Hybrid Work Model: At Guardant
Health, we have defined days for in-person/onsite collaboration and
work-from-home days for individual-focused time. All U.S. employees
who live within 50 miles of a Guardant facility will be required to
be onsite on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.We have found
aligning our scheduled in-office days allows our teams to do the
best work and creates the focused thinking time our innovative work
requires. At Guardant, our work model has created flexibility for
better work-life balance while keeping teams connected to advance
our science for our patients.For positions based in Palo Alto, CA
or Redwood City, CA, the base salary range for this full-time
position is $173,600 to $235,000. The range does not include
benefits, and if applicable, bonus, commission, or equity.Within
the range, individual pay is determined by work location and
additional factors, including, but not limited to, job-related
skills, experience, and relevant education or training. If you are
selected to move forward, the recruiting team will provide details
specific to the factors above.Employee may be required to lift
routine office supplies and use office equipment.Majority of the
work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may
be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in
the laboratory environment.Ability to sit for extended periods of
time.Guardant Health is committed to providing reasonable
accommodations in our hiring processes for candidates with
disabilities, long-term conditions, mental health conditions, or
sincerely held religious beliefs. If you need support, please reach
out toPeopleteam@guardanthealth.com Guardant Health is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated
against on the basis of disability.All your information will be
kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
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