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Senior Attorney, Corporate Counsel

Company: Seres Therapeutics
Location: Somerville
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Attorney, Corporate Counsel The Senior Attorney, Corporate Counsel is responsible for leading public company reporting, managing corporate governance of Seres and its subsidiaries, and advising and structuring corporate and employee securities and financing transactions. The Senior Attorney, Corporate Counsel will also be given the opportunity to broaden their skills relating to areas such as licensing and other transactional activities, healthcare law and employment law. The ideal candidate would have 2-5 years of experience at a top law firm focused on life sciences companies, and/or in-house at a biopharmaceutical company, and be capable of overseeing SEC reporting and corporate governance areas with limited oversight.This individual will report to the Assistant General Counsel at a time when Seres is preparing for the commercial launch of its first product candidate, SER-109, a likely first-in-field microbiome therapeutic product. This individual will have the opportunity to work directly with, and provide advice to, senior management and the board of directors on key corporate legal issues, and drive business growth in preparation for and during commercial launch. Seres Therapeutics, Inc., (Nasdaq: MCRB) is a leading microbiome therapeutics platform company developing a novel class of multifunctional bacterial consortia that are designed to functionally interact with host cells and tissues to treat disease. Seres SER-109 program achieved the first-ever positive pivotal clinical results for a targeted microbiome drug candidate and has obtained Breakthrough Therapy and Orphan Drug designations from the FDA. The SER-109 program is being advanced for the treatment of recurrent C. difficile infection and has potential to become a first-in-class FDA-approved microbiome therapeutic. Seres Therapeutics is a member of the Flagship Pioneering family of companies, affording this individual broad exposure and access to other industry leaders in the Flagship family of companies.RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensuring compliance with and collaborating with team members to draft disclosures required by SEC and Nasdaq (e.g., 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, Proxy Statements and Section 16 filings);Supporting the Investor Relations team, including preparing forward looking statements for presentations and press releases;Assisting with matters related to equity incentive awards Assisting with corporate governance matters, including preparing board and committee resolutions and minutes;Forming new entities and maintaining and updating all minute books and share records for all entities; Assisting in drafting, negotiating, and interpreting commercial agreements and other corporate contracts with strategic and collaboration partners, academic institutions, CROs, vendors and other third partiesHandling other day-to-day legal matters including employment law, healthcare law, and other operational matters, financings and corporate governance, and liaise with outside counsel on such issues as appropriateEDUCATION OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTSGraduate of a top law school accredited by the American Bar AssociationJ.D. PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE2-5 years of experience with corporate securities / public company reportingExperience with biopharmaceutical and/or life sciences industryMajor law firm or in-house counsel experience in biopharmaceutical and/or life sciences industry a plusExperience with biopharmaceutical licensing transactions a plusExperience with SEC reporting and corporate governance areas.QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLSAbility to understand legal and business issues quickly, exercise sound judgment, and provide practical, hands-on, business-oriented legal advice and solutionsWorks well with others and interacts comfortably with associates across departments and job levelsAbility to develop trust-based and collaborative negotiating and working relationships with internal and external partners (CROs and other service providers and current and potential future biopharma partners)Candidate would be a problem solver who takes responsibility for projects, identifies and solves issues independently, and provides practical solutions and legal analysis. Curiosity, flexibility and a good sense of humor also plusses. Department: G&A - Legal Location: Cambridge, MA

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