Corporate Counsel - Contracts

Posting Date 5 months ago(9/12/2017 11:27 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Location(s)
Bloomington IN United States
Position Type
Full Time
Cook Group Inc.
Contract Mgmt/Legal/Patents


The Contracts Counsel at Cook Group is responsible for managing and providing legal advice and support related primarily to a wide range of transactional and contractual product and technology based development activities across business entities and functions in a manner consistent with the company's business philosophy and strategy and in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.


• Manage & implement the legal processes regarding contract management
• Negotiate contracts with the ability to balance legal risk with the needs of the company so that transactions are timely closed and the company's interests protected    
• Work with all groups within the company to draft, review and negotiate contracts
• Maintain document management system to organize all contracts and keep track of critical dates and milestones
• Provide day to day legal support and legal advice to business entities and internal functions on relevant business and legal matters
• Become a trusted business partner so that legal issues can be identified pro-actively and dealt with expeditiously
• Educate, inform, and advise across the organization on compliance and legal issues that inform business decision-making

• Collaborate as necessary with colleagues in focused practice areas in law department
• Foster and maintain a workplace culture respectful and supportive of individual differences
• Must have the ability to work autonomously as necessary
• Must work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others throughout various levels of the global organization
• Must keep leadership of the law department and the company properly and timely informed about legal issues facing the business


• Juris Doctorate Degree (JD) with academic credentials from an ABA accredited law school  
• Minimum 5-10 years law firm or in-house counsel experience
• Admitted to practice in the state of Indiana or admitted to practice in a state that offers reciprocity with the state of Indiana

• 5-10 years of transactional or corporate legal experience preferably within the life science industry
• Negotiation and drafting skills and experience required 
• Strong administrative skills and well-developed management skills
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suites


Physical Requirements:

• Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations
• Majority of work is performed in general office environment
• Sitting for extended periods, utilizes close visual acuity for working with computers, etc.

• Ability to travel globally to interact with development, commercial, and third party entities to support contract requirements.
• Travel including domestic, international and weekends as needed
• Attends and leads various strategic and informational meetings
• Requires occasional early morning or evening teleconferences


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