Senior Counsel — Strategic Transactions

  • Company: Amgen
  • Posted: February 07, 2017
  • Reference ID: R-33433
This Senior Counsel will be part of a legal team that supports Amgen's Business Development group in a variety of life sciences transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, collaborations, and in-licenses and out-licenses involving biotech and pharmaceutical products and technology, while working closely with other Amgen functional groups (R&D, Finance, Operations, Commercial), and coordinating with various members of the Law Department. This position may also provide support for equity investments by Amgen's venture fund and ongoing alliances with Amgen's key partners.
Basic Qualifications
J.D. degree or LL.M. degree from an ABA accredited law school, admission to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction and four (4) years of experience practicing law
Preferred Qualifications
7+ years of law firm or in-house experience
Experience with a Fortune 500 corporation (preferably in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry), or a nationally recognized law firm
Significant licensing and/or M&A transactions experience, with a strong preference for biotech or pharmaceutical transactions experience
Excellent analytical and legal drafting skills
Strong interpersonal skills to interact directly with clients and colleagues at all levels and across different functions of the organization
Ability to handle, prioritize and follow through on a high volume of work
Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter, to develop and implement strategic solutions and to participate in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environment
Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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