Job description

Duties: The primary function of this position is to provide legal transactional support to the PCI corporate alliances team and backup support for the other business development professionals within PCI. The position reports to the PCI Executive Director of Corporate Alliances with the Penn Center for Innovation as its primary client, with an additional reporting line to Penn's General Counsel. This position is a member of a team of PCI transactional attorneys that provides dedicated legal counsel to PCI business development professionals in support of the structuring, review, negotiation and enforcement of corporate alliance contracts and other corporate transactional agreements (e.g. options, licensing agreements, copyright/software licensing agreements, SRAs, TRMs, CDAs, MOUs, etc.) generated by PCI, and directly related to but not limited to, the various alliance, intellectual property, and business development portfolios managed by PCI. The Sr/Associate Director of Legal Affairs - Corporate Alliances will be responsible for providing legal advice and input to alliance and business development negotiators at PCI as assigned, and for drafting and reviewing legal work products for new alliance program contracts, third party agreements associated with such alliances and maintaining excellent working relationships with internal and external alliance partners. In addition, this position will help to oversee and manage periodic updates and amendments of existing alliance agreements. This position will also supervise, manage, and mentor the Senior Contracts Administrator in the PCI Corporate Alliances group.

Qualifications: Law Degree required plus at least 3-5 years related legal experience is required for (for Associate Director) and at least 5-7 years of experience required (for Senior Associate Director); Member of the Bar of Pennsylvania (or member of the Bar of another state and able to become a member of the Pennsylvania Bar within a year as a condition of continued employment); Preferably at least two years in drafting and negotiating contracts; Patent licensing experience required, as well as experience working with technology alliance program / partnership agreements, sponsored research agreements, equity and shareholder/investor rights agreements; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Proven ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously; Proactive approach to problem-solving; Team player; excellent attention to detail, follow-through & closing.

Reference Number: 83-29601

Salary Grade: 030

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: Penn Center for Innovation

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Job Family: A-General/Professional Administrative




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Posted: 8/10/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
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