Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Portola” or “company”) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for an Executive Vice President and General Counsel, to be located at its South San Francisco, CA corporate headquarters. Portola is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates, please respond to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this search or directly to PortolaGC@MLAGlobal.com. Please do not contact Portola directly; all resumes sent to Portola will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Overview: The Executive Vice President and General Counsel (GC) will report to the Chief Executive Officer and be a member of the Portola Executive Committee. The GC will be a strategic thought partner and responsible for leading corporate, strategic and tactical legal and compliance initiatives. The GC will be directly involved in strategic business transactions and corporate expansion. She/he will also oversee the intellectual property and compliance functions, and ensure that Portola conducts its business according to applicable international and US federal and state laws and regulations. The General Counsel will lead the US legal team and will provide legal oversight of future international affiliates.
Firm: Portola Pharmaceuticals is an emerging commercial biotechnology company dedicated to developing and commercializing therapies that transform patient lives and advance patient care by changing treatment paradigms in thrombosis and other hematologic diseases.
Compensation: Competitive, commensurate with experience.
Experience: The GC must possess solid academic credentials and 15 to 20-plus years of exceptional legal and business experience at a national law firm and in-house, and have relevant experience working with a board and as an executive officer and general counsel at a significant public commercial biopharmaceutical company.
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