Mapp Biopharmaceutical
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Part Time

Counsel

Part-Time (50%-75% Time)

Job #18-18A

Mapp Biopharmaceutical, Inc. "Mapp" is a biopharmaceutical company focused on addressing unmet medical needs through the development of life-saving monoclonal antibody treatment options to combat a variety of neglected and tropical infectious diseases.  Mapp seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter, who is interested in working 50-75% time and will be responsible for in house legal advice which affects the entire range of corporate law, provides effective legal insight and also document preparation for Executive Management and company affairs, to join the team as Counsel.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
  • Admission in good standing to the California Bar or member in good standing to another State Bar
  • 5-10 years of experience in legal practice, minimum 3 years as in-house counsel
  • Knowledge of business and corporate law
  • Familiarity with legal issues relating to human resources, insurance, commercial litigation, and alternative dispute resolution
  • Proficient computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Ability to work remotely and effectively with a virtual team
  • Excellent writing, research skills
  • Works creatively and quickly with thoroughness
  • Possess strong business judgment and analytical skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understands the biotechnology industry and the complexities involved in the business
  • Experience with commercial disputes
  • Experience in working with insurance brokers/firms
  • Working knowledge of FAR, DFARS and HHSAR supplements
  • Experience with HHS (BARDA and NIH) contracts/grants
  • Understanding of the Drug Development paradigm
  • Experience in directing strategy and managing Intellectual Property, overview experience in intellectual property law, including patent law, licensing of IP rights and IP due diligence

Responsibilities

  • Gives general legal advice on best practices for compliance, input on business decisions and other legal activities
  • Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures when needed
  • Manages and directs relationships with outside counsel and legal service providers
  • Prepares, reviews and negotiates company contracts and other legal documents (including real estate leases) as needed
  • Manages various corporate legal affairs
  • Manages outside counsel for preparing and protecting the company from proceedings. Involved in all phases of such legal proceedings, from discovery through trials or settlement negotiations as needed
  • Provides direction and oversees all government reviews and investigations as well as all legal and regulatory proceedings
  • Proactively identify potential legal risk, and assist in implementing strategies to minimize those risks
  • Provides proactive, strategic advice to business partners and Human Resources on legislation, regulations, case law, and government enforcement activities
  • Assists in the review and/or development of the organization's policies and procedures as needed
  • Manages the organization's insurance portfolio, claims, and renewals
  • Consults with management, commercial advisors, tax experts, accountants as needed
  • Five (5) percent domestic travel will be required

Mapp offers a competitive compensation and benefits package in addition to this exciting and challenging job. You will enjoy a flexible, collaborative and rewarding environment in San Diego, CA and may have the opportunity to work remotely. Mapp wants you to join their team and invites you to apply.

No Solicitors, agents or placement agencies please. Mapp utilizes E-Verify.

Mapp is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disability/Vets Employer - Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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