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Buisness Development Counsel

Life, Physical, and Social Science



Full Time


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description About This Role This position will report to the Company’s Chief Corporation Counsel, and will sit in Biogen’s headquarters in Cambridge, MA. The Company’s overall growth, strong product performance, and focus on continued growth and development of its product pipeline will continue to yield a steady flow of complex deal work that will be the focus of this position’s responsibilities. The person who fills this position will counsel clients in business development and other areas of the company on the legal implications of transaction initiatives and strategies, with a focus on inbound and outbound licensing and collaboration agreements, strategic alliances, joint ventures, development agreements and mergers and acquisitions. What You'll Do Duties include acting as the primary responsible attorney on strategic transactions by leading legal due diligence, counseling on transaction structures and business terms, assisting with the preparation of non-binding term sheets, and ensuring the preparation and final negotiation of definitive, legally binding documentation manifesting Biogen’s business and legal objectives. An important element of this role will be collaborating with colleagues in the business development, finance, tax, research and development and commercial functional areas of the company, as well as with intellectual property attorneys and other subject matter experts in the legal department when their knowledge and expertise is required. The successful candidate will be expected to manage the effectiveness of Biogen’s outside law firms when engaged in strategic matters with ultimate accountability for the preparation of law firm budgets and the overall quality and timeliness of such firms’ output. Qualifications Required Skills Eight plus years’ experience in the corporate department of a leading law firm and/or corporate law department Experience with M&A, collaborations, consortiums and license agreements A successful candidate will have exceptional: intellectual capacity; business counseling gravitas; decision-making intuition; communication skills; and capabilities in establishing business practices to manage legal and other risk. Local Candidates Only Preferred Skills Strong legal background in the field of biotechnology/pharmaceutical research and development. Education: JD and requisite active bar licensure Additional Information About Biogen Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients’ lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive.