• Legal Counsel, Business Development and New Ventures

    Posting Date 4 months ago(7/9/2018 3:09 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Job Location(s)
    Bloomington IN United States
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Cook Group Inc.
    Contract Mgmt/Legal/Patents
  • Overview

    The Business Development and New Venture Counsel will provide legal guidance in drafting, negotiating and closing licensing, collaboration, M&A and other similar strategic transactions within the Cook Group organization. 


    • Provide counsel in business development and other areas of the company on the legal implications of transaction initiatives and strategies, with a focus on licensing and collaboration agreements, strategic alliances, joint ventures, development agreements and mergers and acquisitions.
    • Responsible for strategic transactions by leading legal due diligence, counseling on transaction structures and business terms, assisting with the preparation of non-binding term sheets, and ensuring the preparation and final negotiation of definitive, legally binding documents
    • Educate, inform, and advise across the organization on compliance
       and legal issues that inform business decision-making
    • Collaborate and coordinate with the Global Function to ensure direction and provide timely, accurate and informative reporting as required
    • Foster and maintain a workplace culture respectful and supportive of
      individual differences

    • Support design, management, development and implementation of functional policies and procedures to drive attainment of organizational and global objectives.
    • Identify and provide training to operational, divisional and functional teams on legal matters.
    • Select, supervise and manage external legal advisers and subject matter experts as appropriate and manage legal costs and expenses
    • Must work and interact effectively and professionally with and for others
      throughout various levels of the global organization
    • Must strictly adhere to safety requirements
    • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Must maintain company quality and performance standards
    • Ability to remain calm and receptive in fast paced situations
    • Ability to work in collaborative and independent work situations and


    • Juris Doctorate Degree (JD) with academic credentials from an ABA
      accredited law school  
    • Minimum 5-10 years of transactional or corporate legal experience preferably within the life science industry
    • Admitted to practice in the state of Indiana or admitted to practice in a        
      state that offers reciprocity with the state of Indiana

    • Negotiation and drafting skills and experience required 
    • Experience with collaborations, association and license agreements strongly preferred
    • 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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