Overview

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for advising corporation concerning legal rights, obligations, and privileges.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Interprets laws, rulings, and regulations for corporation.

 Examines legal data to determine advisability of defending or prosecuting lawsuit.

 Acts as agent of corporation in various transactions.

 Represents corporation in litigation and other legal proceedings.

 Provide practical legal advice and support to senior management with respect to corporate governance, contracts, intellectual property, compliance, privacy/data protection, employment law, financing activities, and other matters

 Provide legal advice in thinking about new product development and market expansion both domestically and internationally

 Advises corporation concerning transactions of business involving internal affairs, stockholders, directors, officers and corporate relations with general public.

 Work closely across internal teams (product & engineering, marketing, sales, finance) to provide balanced legal guidance, develop processes and manage legal/compliance risks  Identify proactive solutions that will eliminate or mitigate risks

 Prepares business contracts and administers other legal matters.  Maintaining knowledge of the company’s legal documents and operations  Keeping a record of all legal documents and proceedings for the company  Keep abreast of legislative changes  Communicating with outside counsel  Facilitating filings of licensing forms and other statutory requirements  Legally filing for copyright of intellectual property

 Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Strong academic credentials and J.D. from a nationally recognized law school  Current member in good standing of the California state bar  5 years of law firm and / or in-house legal department experience, preferably in a medical device/biotechnology/life sciences industry support role.  Overall broad legal knowledge (corporate law, litigations, labor law, etc)

 Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.

 Strong understanding of business process with the ability to translate business requirements into technical requirements and deliver requested output timely and accurately

 Experience managing other attorneys and supervising support staff in a corporation; experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources.

 Experience leading or playing a key counsel role in strategic partnerships

 Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a board of directors.

 Experience with data protection and privacy practices as well as complex IP litigation cases.  First class interpersonal and communication skills

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