Director, Legal Operations

Ionis Pharmaceuticals

Carlsbad, CA, USA

Full time


Mar 6

Director, Legal Operations


Ionis is seeking an experienced legal operations professional to establish and manage the Legal Operations function within the Legal Department. Reporting to the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, this role will be responsible for managing the Legal Department operations related to budgeting, process development and improvement, and technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of legal services delivered to stakeholders.


At a minimum, the successful candidate must have the following skills, experience and abilities:

  • substantial prior experience establishing or growing a legal operations function;
  • operations project management expertise;
  • proven ability to work collaboratively across functions and levels;
  • expertise with current and evolving legal technology (e.g., e-signature, e-billing, matter and workflow management, contract management, enterprise legal management, Sharepoint);
  • superb communication skills and good judgment;
  • outstanding problem solving and relationship building skills;
  • proactive in identifying proposed solutions and improvements and putting plans into action.
  • The successful candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and 10+ years of relevant experience in legal operations or the legal field. JD and in-house experience at a biotech or life sciences company is preferred.

Please visit our website, for more information about Ionis and to apply for this position; reference requisition # IONIS003048

Ionis offers an excellent benefits package! Follow this link for more details: Ionis Benefits

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The pay scale for this position is $171,284 to $256,350


Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and all its subsidiaries are proud to be EEO employers.

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