Biotech, Corporate Generalist, General Commercial/Contracts Law
Zogenix, Inc. (“Zogenix”) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for an Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Zogenix is an equal opportunity employer.
Overview: Zogenix is seeking a business-driven and hands-on General Counsel with the ability to execute at a leadership level. The EVP, General Counsel, and Secretary (“General Counsel”) will be responsible for directing and managing all of Zogenix’s legal affairs. The General Counsel will report to Zogenix’s Chief Executive Officer and work closely with members of the senior management team, board of directors, and business unit leaders. This position is located at Zogenix’s headquarters in Emeryville, California.
Company: Zogenix (Nasdaq: ZGNX) is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company that is committed to developing and commercializing transformative therapies to improve the lives of patients and their families living with rare diseases. Zogenix expects to be launching its first commercial product in Q2 of 2020!
Compensation: Commensurate with experience. The package includes base salary, target bonus, equity, and benefits.
Experience: 12+ years of legal experience, with experience in-house at a biotech or pharmaceutical company required. Candidates should have in-house experience as a General Counsel or Senior Counsel in roles of increasing responsibility and have experience at an AmLaw 200 law firm. Candidates should have substantial experience with corporate governance, securities, M&A, and commercial transactions.
Location: Emeryville, California (located in the Bay Area, near Oakland, CA)
Relocation: Yes - this is a national search.
Interested candidates please submit your resume (in MS Word) to Joanna Herman and Carol Warren Simon at ZGNXGC@mlaglobal.com. Please do not contact the company directly; all resumes sent to Zogenix will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Internal Number: O-2738196
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
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