General Commercial/Contracts Law, Intellectual Property, Non-Profit Associations
The Jackson Laboratory has engaged Major Lindsey & Africa to conduct an exclusive search for a General Counsel & Corporate Secretary to be located in Bar Harbor, ME (preferred) or Farmington, CT. The Jackson Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates, please email Dick Gordon and Nancy Reiner at JaxLabGC@mlaglobal.com. Do not contact the Jackson Laboratory directly; all resumes sent to The Jackson Laboratory will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Overview: The General Counsel is responsible for directing and managing all of The Jackson Laboratory’s legal affairs, including managing a legal department. The General Counsel reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and works closely with the CEO, the President of JAX Mice, Clinical and Research Services, other members of the senior management team (SMT), the board of trustees, and business unit leaders to coordinate and provide legal advice on a wide range of strategic and tactical issues.
Firm: The Jackson Laboratory is a world leader in genomic medicine with eight decades of experience using genetics and genomics to accelerate scientific discovery and discover precise solutions to human disease.
Experience and Qualifications: Minimum of 15 years of legal experience, preferably in a relevant academic, research or nonprofit institution, as either a general counsel or working in the office of a general counsel, or other legal positions that would involve similar experience. Combination of not-for-profit and for-profit legal experience strongly preferred.
The incumbent will be the resident expert on the Laboratory’s not-for-profit status, including the use of tax exempt bond funded facilities, and will ensure that the Laboratory’s programs are consistent with its charitable mission. The General Counsel will also work closely to facilitate commercial transactions, licensing, spin-offs, sponsored research agreements and other strategies to commercialize the Laboratory’s intellectual property. The incumbent should be familiar with issues involving corporate governance, employment law, and regulatory compliance. The General Counsel will also serve as the Corporate Secretary.
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