Job Summary (Primary function) The Director, Corporate Counsel – Development provides legal services and counsel to key client groups including the clinical development and medical affairs functions.
Essential Functions of the Job (Key responsibilities)
Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the company's business, its people, products, markets, facilities, customers and competitors and utilizes that knowledge in providing guidance and counsel to internal clients.
Establish a rapport and a working relationship with business personnel to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel.
Provide day-to-day legal advice regarding a wide range of activities and programs related to drug product development and medical affairs.
Draft, negotiate, and review contracts involving research services, consulting, advisory board, clinical trials, investigator sponsored research and related contract matters.
Identify and communicate to clients risks associated with day-to-day operational business activities, including training clients on applicable legal issues within lawyer's expertise.
Partner with clients to proactively apply legal and regulatory framework to business activity by understanding business goals and developing alternative solutions to assist in the achievement of successful outcomes.
Negotiate on behalf of, and partners with, clients to achieve solutions consistent with business objectives.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. Management reserves the right to change or modify such duties as required.
Qualifications (Minimal acceptable level of education, work experience, and competency)
J.D. degree, as well as membership in good standing of at least one state bar.
At least 7+ years of related experience. At least 2 years in-house legal experience in a pharmaceutical company is preferred.
Solid working knowledge of pharmaceutical development and medical affairs programs and of the application to these activities of the various statutes, regulations and guidance documents applicable to these activities will be essential (e.g., the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, regulations and guidance documents; the federal and state anti-kickback statutes, regulations and OIG guidance documents and opinions; the Federal False Claims Act; the Prescription Drug Marketing Act and regulations; HIPAA and other privacy laws ; and ACCME policies and guidelines).
Good general working knowledge of liability issues and contract preparation and negotiation.
Strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate concisely to clients, to integrate legal and business knowledge and to provide balanced advice regarding risks.
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and to flourish in a fast-paced environment.
About Incyte Corporation
Company OverviewIncyte Corporation is a Wilmington, Delaware-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of proprietary therapeutics. Our first commercial product, Jakafi® (ruxolitinib), is approved in the United States for patients with intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis and for patients with polycythemia vera who have had an inadequate response to or are intolerant to hydroxyurea. We have a diverse and growing portfolio of product candidates, including both small and large molecules.