Associate Corporate Counsel

Location
Rockville, Maryland
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Dec 24, 2021
Closes
Jan 22, 2022
Ref
3154
Function
Other
Industry
Science
Hours
Full Time
Associate Corporate Counsel

US-Rockville, MD

The Emmes Company, LLC ("Emmes") is a global, full-service Clinical Research Organization dedicated to excellence in supporting the advancement of public health and biopharmaceutical innovation. We believe in the power of truth, so much so that we named our company Emmes, which means truth. Through decades of experience we have learned that collaborative relationships thrive and human health benefits when truth is our compass.

Our "Character Achieves Results" culture is driven by five key values that guide our actions in the way we conduct research and distinguish us as an organization: Integrity, Agility, Passion for Excellence, Collaborative Partnerships and Intellectual Curiosity. We are a trusted partner to clients who share our passion for improving public health in a world of ever-changing scientific research.

If you share our motivations and passion in research, come join us! You will be joining a collaborative culture that empowers every Emmes employee — from entry level through top executive — to contribute to our clients' success by sharing ideas openly and honestly.

Primary Purpose

Located in the US offices, provides overall legal support to the Contracts and Legal Department, reporting to the Vice President & General Counsel, to support the international compliance and business/corporate legal activities of the Company, including data privacy and protection matters. Identifies and analyzes legal issues, drafts key documents, presents clear recommendations to senior management, and ensures legal compliance.

Responsibilities
  • Keeps informed of relevant legal developments as they occur and analyzing their applicability to the Company's activities and objectives, including but not limited to global data privacy and protection, international corporate matters, etc.
  • Reviews Company policies and practices on a regular basis to ensure compliance
  • Reviews proposed action plans to ensure compliance
  • Works with Training Department to develop and implement employee training
  • Develops and implements mechanisms for detecting, reporting and correcting violations so as to ensure minimal impact and optimal correction
  • Recommends corporate policies and strategies that promote the Company's goals while complying with regulations
  • Implements changes in company policy
  • Assists Leaders in Biopharma and Public Sector divisions for managing clinical trial services provided to clients
  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates a wide variety of agreements including confidentiality, services agreements, master agreements, consulting agreements, data privacy and material transfer agreements, licenses, and other intellectual-property-related matters with United States and global clients, partners, vendors and users ranging from global biotech companies to healthcare organizations, research and clinical sites, landlords, subcontractors, and government agencies
  • Ensures compliance with applicable biopharma and clinical trial regulations, corporate governance requirements, and other relevant legal and statutory requirements
  • Assists the General Counsel to provide leadership and technical guidance to ensure an effective global ethics and compliance program.
  • Assists in overseeing the development of programs to prevent and detect violations of laws, company policies, and other misconduct; promote ethical practices; and ensure the implementation of the compliance program throughout the organization
  • Enforces and defends company against third party claims and litigation
  • Advises on legal aspects of the Company's financing activities and corporate structure considerations, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities
  • Proactively addresses rapidly evolving regulatory and governance compliance environment including changes in laws and regulations, regulatory focus areas, and industry best practices
  • Provides oversight and leadership for all legal needs of the business, including but not limited to providing legal advice and guidance across business functions
  • Partners with human resources on global employment law matters
  • Works closely with multiple company departments, including Therapeutic Research Units, Business Development, Proposal Department, and Pricing Department, on matters affecting contractual documents and legal compliance
  • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President & General Counsel


Experience
  • Supervisor Responsibilities:
    • Handles discipline and termination of employees as needed
    • Completes annual performance reviews and other processes
  • Required Skills/Abilities:
    • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office suite
    • Attention to detail
    • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to multitask and strong time management skills
    • Knowledge of basic financial principals
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Required Education and Experience:
    • JD/Law degree from accredited law school required
    • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience in legal and contract administration in a CRO/Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Clinical Trials industry environment preferred
    • GDPR, HIPAA, US state privacy law experience required, US Federal Government experience, a plus
    • Business formation and corporate law experience in the US and globally, extremely desirable
    • Understanding and experience working with contractual documentation in the United States and in global/international settings
    • Knowledge of US and international Corporate, Contract and Data Privacy Law


Why work at Emmes?

At Emmes, your actions and hard work will have a direct impact on public health initiatives, both globally and in our local communities with opportunities for volunteerism through our Emmes Cares community engagement program. We offer a competitive benefits package focused on the health and needs of our growing workforce, including:

  • Unlimited Approved Leave


  • Tuition Reimbursement


  • 401k & Profit Sharing Plan
  • Work From Home Anywhere in the US


  • Maternal/Paternal Leave


  • Casual Dress Code & Work Environment


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The Emmes Company, LLC is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, or other legally protected characteristics.

Emmes is a federal government contractor and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, to the extent permitted by applicable law. Individuals with medical conditions or sincerely religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.

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