Entry Level Legal Manager
To provide legal support to attorneys with respect to contracts and IP, including managing multiple projects within required timelines, reviewing, revising and drafting a broad range of contracts and interpreting contract provisions, conducting research, preparing memoranda and other documents under the supervision of an attorney. Typical agreements include confidentiality disclosure agreements, clinical trial agreements, consultant agreements, vendor agreements, material transfer agreement, SOWs and amendments.
- Reviewing and revising contracts and ensuring adherence to company policies, other requirements, and conformance to master agreements
- Reviewing appropriate terms and conditions, coordinating with internal legal counsel and business units for acceptance of any non-standard agreement terms where necessary
- Coordinating and tracking a large volume of contracts and providing advice and guidance regarding contract requests
- Organizing, analyzing, cross-checking and validating information
- Preparing correspondence, checking and editing legal forms and documents for accuracy
- Gathering, assembling and analyzing information from a variety of sources to prepare and format contracts and other documents for legal review
- Maintaining electronic and physical filing systems for contracts and other legal documents
- Performing project administration responsibilities and other assignments as directed
JD or LLM and a minimum 1-2 years of experience. Specific experience in contract review and administration desirable. Thorough knowledge of legal principles and practice, legal research techniques and legal and contract terminology is required.
- Strong analytical, research and critical thinking skills with the ability to comprehend difficult instructions and maintain written records
- Highly detail-oriented
- Ability to produce high quality work
- Must work quickly, efficiently, and calmly in a high-volume, high-demand environment
- Discreet in handling sensitive and confidential information
- Excellent professional ethics, integrity, and judgment
- Ability to work accurately, to follow instructions precisely and to handle multiple priorities efficiently and effectively
- Self-motivation with excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility
- Ability to function independently as well as have effective interactions with team members
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
- Strong computer literacy (including Microsoft Office) and ability to learn specialized computer programs
- Knowledge of or experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industry desired
- Extensive knowledge and experience in clinical trial agreements and related clinical documents desired
Starting part-time, 20 hours per week; gradually increase to full-time, 40 hours per week by the end of the year.
First year on-site in Milpitas, CA; FWH/hybrid possible afterwards
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