Corporate Counsel, Research
We're looking for a Corporate Counsel to help us accomplish our mission to improve lives by learning from the experience of every cancer patient. Here's what you need to know about the role, our team and why Flatiron Health is the right next step in your career.
What You'll Do
In this role, you'll work with the Legal, Privacy & Compliance team to provide legal and strategic support across the entire company. Reporting to the Associate General Counsel, you'll work efficiently to drive our business forward while maintaining high standards for professionalism and compliance. This role will provide product, regulatory, commercial and compliance support to our Life Sciences team. This role may also support associated business development and partnership activities, as well as other legal matters that inevitably arise throughout our day. Working collaboratively with other members of the department, these roles will work across the company to identify needs, advise and counsel clients, and execute on contracts and processes to allow Flatiron’s business to grow. This role can be based in our San Francisco or New York City offices. In addition, you'll also:
- Collaborate with various teams within Flatiron, including Life Sciences Partnerships, Trials, Academics, Business Development, People Ops, Finance, Marketing/Communications and others to provide strategic and legal guidance on matters associated with Flatiron’s research activities, including transactional, intellectual property, contractual and regulatory areas.
- Lead, from beginning to end, the structuring, drafting, reviewing, negotiating and closing of corporate and commercial transactions, including services, licensing, collaboration, partnership, clinical trial, data use and consulting agreements, amendments and related documents. The successful attorney in this role will manage a diverse scope of contracting issues, and identify and evaluate many business and legal issues simultaneously.
- Represent the needs and concerns of Flatiron when interacting with regulators, clients, vendors, and other partners
- Provide creative, practical and principled legal solutions for all areas of the business.
- Continually review and analyze legal risks and opportunities to Flatiron from the changing regulatory and competitive environments.
- Assist with a broad range of other healthcare regulatory matters including monitoring the enforcement environment, client training, and compliance policy development.
- Develop and maintain updated template agreements that reflect Flatiron’s new and evolving products and services.
- Build training and other processes to allow Flatiron’s teams to execute within a clear legal framework.
You’ll work closely with the Associate General Counsel, other members of the Legal, Privacy & Compliance department and a cross-functional team to work across the company to identify needs, advise and counsel clients, and allow Flatiron’s business to grow.
Who You Are
You're a resourceful attorney with 5+ years of significant legal experience representing healthcare or life sciences companies . You're excited by the prospect of rolling up your sleeves to tackle meaningful problems each and every day. You’re a kind, passionate and collaborative problem-solver who seeks and gives candid feedback, and values the chance to make an important impact.
- JD Degree and member and in good standing of any State Bar
- 5+ years of legal experience representing health care technology or life sciences companies
- Ability to work independently and exercise excellent judgment
- Extraordinary interpersonal skills and ability to provide sound, clear and succinct legal advice and analysis to legal and business teams in both verbal and written forms
- Experience with technology transactions, licensing, data use and clinical trials agreements
- The level of counseling requires a deep understanding of healthcare laws, including the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, and laws related to the discovery, development, sales and marketing of biotechnology products (including healthcare fraud and abuse laws)
- Ability to multitask, work under tight time pressures, prioritize work, and react quickly to changing business needs and demands all in a fast-paced, high-growth business environment
- Demonstrated track record of being a team-player and working collaboratively
- Ability to maintain an independent and objective perspective while developing and maintaining a strong partnership with the client organizations
- Intellectually nimble thinker and highly adaptable
- Experience with regulatory issue spotting, research, analysis, and risk mitigation in the highly regulated health care or pharmaceuticals environments
- You have a passion for helping the world beat cancer
- SF role only: Willingness to travel up to 25% to our HQ
If this sounds like you, you'll fit right in at Flatiron.
- Trained within the life sciences or health care transactional or regulatory departments of a top-tier law firm
- Experience working in the legal department at a life sciences company, academic medical center, health system, federal health-related and/or research grant agency, or clinical research funder or sponsor
Why You Should Join Our Team
A career at Flatiron is a chance to work with everyone involved in the future of cancer care and research—all under one roof. Researchers, data scientists, designers, clinicians, technologists and many more all work together to improve cancer care and accelerate research.
You'll also find a culture of continuous learning, broad and inclusive employee support offerings, and a commitment to supporting our team members in all aspects of their lives—at home, at work and everywhere in between. We offer:
- Flatiron University training curriculum which includes presentation skills, meeting mastery, coding languages and more
- Career coaching opportunities
- Hackathons for all employees (not just our engineers!)
- Professional development benefit for attending conferences, industry events and external courses
- Work/life autonomy via flexible work hours and flexible paid time off
- Generous parental leave (16 weeks for either parent)
- Back-up child care
- Flatiron-sponsored fitness classes
Flatiron Health is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.