Posted to MedZilla on 7/17/2019


Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-MA, Lead Coporate Counsel R0009933-MZ


 
 

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Job Description

Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and empower you to shine? Join us as a Lead Corporate Counsel in our Lexington, MA office.

At Takeda, we are transforming the pharmaceutical industry through our R&D-driven market leadership and being a values-led company. To do this, we empower our people to realize their potential through life-changing work. Certified as a Global Top Employer, we offer stimulating careers, encourage innovation, and strive for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our global teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Futureto people around the world.

Here, you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission.

As a Lead Corporate Counsel working on the Global General Counsel team, you will be empowered to provide legal support and technical expertise to designated corporate functions. In this role, you will contribute to Takeda s mission by providing legal support on corporate governance matters. A typical day will include:

POSITION OBJECTIVES:

  • Provide legal support and technical expertise to designated corporate functions including Global Business Development, Finance, Tax, Treasury and Corporate Communications as it relates to SEC and NYSE compliance for Foreign Private Issuers.
  • Provide legal support on corporate governance matters for Takeda affiliates located in the US and Canada.
  • Provide legal support on business development transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, licensing and collaborations, and venture investing. This includes support of due diligence, transaction negotiation and drafting, and ongoing post-closing legal support, as needed.
  • Advise clients regarding legal and commercial risks impacting Takeda, and effectively advise how best to manage those risks.
  • It is intended that this role will serve as the point person for support and global coordination for all SEC and NYSE requirements relating to Takeda as a Foreign Private Issuer, including providing input and support regarding disclosure requirements and activities ex-US (e.g., Japan, Germany, Singapore, Canada). In additional, this role will include responsibility for supporting business development (M&A, Licensing, other) and corporate governance activities primarily in the U.S., and ex-US as well.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Provide legal support and technical expertise to designated corporate functions including Global Business Development, Finance, Tax, Treasury and Corporate Communications as it relates to SEC and NYSE compliance for Foreign Private Issuers.
  • Provide securities law advice to key stakeholders in the US and ex-US, and ensure all filings are made with the SEC and NYSE in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Provide legal support to corporate functions regarding filings made or to be made in Japan and other jurisdictions (e.g., Singapore, Germany, Canada), and coordinate closely with Takeda Legal in Japan regarding such issues.
  • Provide legal support on corporate governance matters for Takeda affiliates located in the US and Canada.
  • Provide legal support on business development transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, licensing and collaborations, and venture investing, including in support of due diligence, transaction negotiation and drafting, and ongoing post-closing legal support.
  • Advise executive management regarding material legal issues, including through the preparation of corporate governance materials and presentations.
  • Advise clients regarding legal and commercial risks impacting Takeda, and effectively advise how best to manage those risks.
  • Closely collaborate and advise other members of the Global General Counsel regarding legal issues, as needed.

EDUCATION, BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • Lawyer licensed to practice law in the US.
  • At least 7 years of post-law school experience.
  • At least 5 years of private practice experience in a highly regarded US legal practice.
  • Must have experience in advising on corporate matters, including M&A, licensing and other business development matters.
  • Must have significant expertise in advising on US securities and disclosure laws.
  • Must be able to work autonomously and have excellent communication, collaboration and client-relation skills.
  • Must have the ability to provide legal advice clearly and confidently, have strong commercial instincts and the ability to quickly win the confidence and trust of the functions the role supports.
  • In-house legal experience is strongly preferred, but not required.
  • Pharmaceutical experience is strongly preferred, but not required.

WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:

  • 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Tuition reimbursement Company match of charitable contributions
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Program

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Locations

Lexington, MA

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time


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