Kite Pharma, Inc (“Kite”) has retained Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a Senior Counsel, Corporate (“Counsel”), to be located in Santa Monica, CA. Kite is an equal opportunity employer.
Position: The corporate legal group at Kite is seeking an experienced life sciences transactional/corporate attorney who thrives in a rapidly growing, high-volume, fast-paced, high-performing and collaborative corporate environment to join its team. Responsibilities will include drafting and negotiating contracts and other legal documents in support of a broad range of client groups; providing legal support for the company’s existing collaborations and partnerships, including strategic investments and joint ventures; drafting and negotiating agreements for complex business transactions; providing senior management with effective advice on legal issues and risks, company business strategies, and their implementation; and working collaboratively with the senior leaders and client groups at Kite, Gilead (Kite’s parent company), and Gilead’s affiliates and subsidiaries around the globe.
Company: Kite, a Gilead Company, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel cancer immunotherapy products designed to harness the power of a patient’s own immune system to selectively target and kill cancer cells. Our core technology involves the genetic engineering of T cells, or white blood cells, to express either chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) or T cell receptors (TCRs) for the treatment of advanced solid and hematological malignancies. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com.
Experience: 6-16 years in a law firm, or combined law firm and in-house experience advising, drafting and negotiating agreements, including experience with transactions in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry. Familiarity with corporate securities law, including experience with M&A transactions and venture capital financings preferred. BS in life sciences or related field preferred. Licensed to practice law and in good standing in at least one U.S. state, and qualification to practice law as an in-house lawyer in California.
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience.
Process: Interested candidates please submit your resume (in MS Word format) to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this position.
Internal Number: 281360
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
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