Lyell Immunopharma, Inc. (“Lyell”) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa (“MLA”) on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Senior Director or Director, Intellectual Property (“Counsel”), to be located in Seattle, WA. Interested candidates, please respond to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this search or directly to Lyell.IPCounsel@MLAGlobal.com. Please do not contact the Company directly; all resumes sent to Lyell will be routed to MLA for handling and will delay consideration of your candidacy
Position: Lyell is seeking an innovative and collaborative seasoned patent attorney who is an adaptive and results-oriented performer looking for an opportunity to help shape IP strategy and be an integral part of Lyell’s growing legal team. This role will be either Senior Director or Director level, depending on experience level. This position will be located at our Seattle office (500 Fairview Ave. N) and will require occasional travel to our South San Francisco office (400 East Jamie Court).
Company: Lyell is a cellular therapy company dedicated to mastering immune cell functionality. We are focused on advancing the science of t-cell differentiation, functionality, and specificity so that we can develop curative treatments for human disease. We are all about the cells.
Experience: 5-15 years of experience in biotechnology patent preparation and prosecution, patent portfolio management, freedom-to-operate analysis and third-party portfolio assessments. Admission to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office required; U.S. law degree (J.D.) and admission in good standing to any state bar preferred. Advanced degree in life sciences required; PhD preferred.
Location: Seattle, WA
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Process: Interested candidates please submit your resume (in MS Word format) to Lyell.IPCounsel@MLAGlobal.com, or to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this position.
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa is the world’s largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting clients’ and candidates’ needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search, and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted “Best Legal Search Firm in the U.S.” in the most recent national survey of America’s top law firms. To learn more about MLA, please visit our website at www.mlaglobal.com.