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Corporate Counsel/Sr. Corporate Counsel, Clinical & Contracts San Francisco, CA/Hybrid

Company: BridgeBio Pharma
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

BridgeBio is a biopharmaceutical company founded to discover, create, test, and deliver transformative medicines to treat patients who suffer from genetic diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers. We bridge the gap between remarkable advancements in genetic science in academic institutions and the delivery of meaningful medicines to patients. Founded in 2015, the company has built a portfolio of 20+ drug development programs ranging from preclinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas including genetic dermatology, precision oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, pulmonology, and renal disease, with two approved drugs.Our focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aim to translate today's discoveries into tomorrow's medicines. We have U.S. offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Raleigh, with small satellites in other parts of the country. We also have international offices in Montreal, Canada, and Zurich, Switzerland, and are expanding across Europe.We are seeking a highly experienced and dynamic Senior Counsel at the Associate Director/Director level to join our legal team. This pivotal role requires a seasoned legal expert with a comprehensive skill set across three core areas: clinical expertise, data privacy (including GDPR and US privacy laws), and commercial contracts/legal operations. The ideal candidate will possess deep legal knowledge in the biotech sector, exceptional problem-solving abilities, and a proactive approach to managing complex legal challenges and opportunities.Responsibilities

  • Clinical Expertise:
  • Provide comprehensive legal support for various clinical agreements, including Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs), Clinical Trial Agreements (CTAs), confidentiality agreements, Master Service Agreements (MSAs), general services and licenses, Sponsored Research Agreements (SRAs), collaborations, and sponsored research
  • Offer guidance on clinical-related legal issues, including publications, inspections, and regulatory compliance, ensuring alignment with ethical standards and laws
  • Collaborate with client clinical operations and clinical development leaders, develop a strong understanding of their strategic objectives, and act as a thought partner for them to achieve their goals
  • Liaise with internal teams and external partners to negotiate, draft, and review agreements, ensuring they meet the organization's objectives and compliance requirements
  • Data Privacy:
  • Manage privacy/data protection related matters in the context of clinical trials and R&D, throughout the company and affiliates. This includes advising and reviewing ICFs, privacy notices, Data processing agreements etc., lead DPIAs, data mapping
  • Actively support the organization's privacy compliance program, advise and propose data privacy policies and practices, ensuring compliance with applicable data protection laws globally, and other applicable regulations in the biotech industry. Member of the data breach response team
  • Provide strategic advice on data privacy and protection matters. Carry out risk assessment, management of data incidents, and compliance training for staff. Play an active role in the implementation of privacy management tools
  • Collaborate with IT, security, and other relevant departments to develop and implement data privacy strategies and policies
  • Commercial Contracts and Legal Operations:
  • Manage the full lifecycle of commercial contracts, including drafting, negotiating, and executing a wide range of agreements to support the organization's commercial activities
  • Lead legal operations related to commercial contracts, including refining and managing the contract policy, overseeing the contract management system, and advising on refinancing activities
  • Serve as a key legal advisor on commercial transactions, providing strategic input to ensure contracts align with the company's business objectives and risk toleranceNo matter your role at BridgeBio, successful team members are:
    • Patient Champions, who put patients first and uphold strict ethical standards
    • Entrepreneurial Operators, who drive toward practical solutions and have an ownership mindset
    • Truth Seekers, who are detailed, rational, and humble problem solvers
    • Individuals Who Inspire Excellence in themselves and those around them
    • High-quality executors, who execute against goals and milestones with quality, precision, and speedEducation, Experience & Skills Requirements
      • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school
      • Admission to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction
      • Preferred: 10 years or more of legal experience, with a strong preference for candidates who have experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry
      • Expertise in clinical agreements, data privacy (including GDPR and US privacy laws), and commercial contracts/legal operations
      • Demonstrated ability to manage complex legal issues and provide strategic, proactive legal advice
      • Strong negotiation, drafting, and analytical skills
      • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, with a track record of building effective relationships with both internal teams and external partners
      • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and thrive in a fast-paced environmentWhat We Offer
        • Patient Days, where we are fortunate to hear directly from individuals living with the conditions we are seeking to impact throughout the year and learn how we can improve our efforts
        • A culture inspired by our values: put patients first, think independently, be radically transparent, every minute counts, and let the science speak
        • An unyielding commitment to always putting patients first. Learn more about how we do thishere
        • A de-centralized model that enables our program teams to focus on advancing science and helping patients. Our affiliate structure is designed to eliminate bureaucracy and put decision-making power in the hands of those closest to the science
        • A place where you own the vision - both for your program and your own career path
        • A collaborative, fast-paced, data-driven environment where we inspire ourselves and each other to always perform at the top of our game
        • Access to learning and development resources to help you get in the best professional shape of your life
        • Robust and market-competitive compensation & benefits package (Base, Performance Bonus, Equity, health, welfare & retirement programs)
        • Flexible PTO
        • Rapid career advancement for strong performers
        • Potential ability to work on multiple BridgeBio Pharma programs across multiple therapeutic areas over time
        • Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion At BridgeBio, we strive to provide a market-competitive total rewards package, including base pay, an annual performance bonus, company equity, and generous health benefits. Below is the anticipated salary range for candidates for this role who will work in California. The final salary offered to a successful candidate will depend on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type, and length of experience within the industry, educational background, location of residence and performance during the interview process. BridgeBio is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions based in other states.
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Keywords: BridgeBio Pharma, Palo Alto , Corporate Counsel/Sr. Corporate Counsel, Clinical & Contracts San Francisco, CA/Hybrid, Legal , Palo Alto, California

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