Senior Counsel

ID 19-052R
Posted DateOctober 24, 2019
Job LocationEmeryville, CA
CategoryLegal
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Overview

As a senior member of the legal team, the Senior Counsel will provide advice and assistance to Dynavax management and employees with respect to a broad variety of business and legal matters, including complex contracting, corporate governance, securities, and human resources legal support. The position is a great opportunity for an attorney with a solid core base of experience who is interested in broadening his/her scope of responsibility. The position will be based in Emeryville, California at corporate headquarters.

Responsibilities

  • Provide day-to-day legal services and strategic input to the company on a broad variety of issues.
  • Advise all Dynavax organizations on complex contracting. Advise and assist with corporate governance, securities, and human resources legal support.
  • Provide legal support across the organization, including identifying practical solutions that balance the risk/benefit for the company.
  • Assist with developing, implementing and improving processes and systems to increase the efficiency of the legal department.
  • Support the organization in maintaining a work environment that is focused on quality and fosters learning, respect, open communication, collaboration, integration and teamwork.
  • Function independently as primary reviewer and advisor regarding a broad variety of contracts to ensure terms and conditions reflect the company’s business need and are in compliance with applicable legal requirements.
  • Provide legal support across the organization, including identifying practical solutions that balance the risk/benefit for the company.
  • Work with General Counsel and other members of the Legal Team to support the business in other substantive areas, as needed.
  • Manage outside counsel as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • JD, and be a member in good standing of the California bar or eligible to be registered as In-House Counsel with the California bar.
  • 3+ years of foundational training as an attorney at a law firm.
  • 8+ years of complex contracting experience.
  • Excellent business acumen and an understanding of how to negotiate effectively with entities of various types and sizes.
  • Team player – someone who is solution oriented and collaborative. Able to work effectively with business and legal colleagues.
  • Hands-on and willingness to review contracts and do negotiation rather than managing others.
  • Ability to multi-task, work quickly and balance competing priorities effectively.
  • Exceptional written, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to lead as well as collaborate in a team environment.
  • Must be able to work effectively and influence functional units at all levels in the organization as well as external parties.
  • Provides sound judgement and excellent decision-making skills.
  • Experience in the biopharmaceutical or medical device industry, as in-house counsel and/or with a law firm a plus.