Senior Counsel/Corporate Counsel, Securities & Contracts

Nuvalent, Inc.Cambridge, MassachusettsFull TimeOn Site


The Company:

With deep expertise in chemistry, Nuvalent is creating selective medicines to address the needs of patients with cancer. Nuvalent is an exciting early-stage company, bringing together experienced scientists and industry veterans with a proven track record in drug discovery, oncology drug development, and company building.


The Role:

Nuvalent is looking for a hands-on, innovative, and collaborative Corporate Counsel with experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry who thrives in a high-science, rapidly-growing, fast-paced, and collaborative environment. Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer (CLO), the Senior Counsel/Corporate Counsel, Securities & Contracts will partner with the CLO and our legal team on a broad range of legal matters to provide high quality legal, privacy, compliance, and contractual services to advance Nuvalent's business strategy, while exercising discretion, professionalism and solid judgment. This exciting position will be a key member of our legal team with the opportunity to make a big impact on our company while ensuring a cohesive, collaborative, inclusive, and fun workplace experience.


Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and review public market and securities-related legal and compliance matters; collaborate with internal stakeholders on SEC filings, such as 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, Section 16 filings, and proxy statement
  • Manage trading windows within the company's stock plan administration platform; assist with communications related to trading windows and equity related communications
  • Partner with CLO in connection with corporate legal matters relating to Board of Directors and related committees; maintain committee charters and other key governance documents; refine and manage corporate governance policies and procedures
  • Draft, negotiate, and review various research and development agreements, including but not limited to, clinical trial agreements, informed consent documents, clinical supply agreements, quality agreement, investigator-initiated study agreements, contract research organization (CRO) agreements, consulting and physician advisory board agreements, material transfer agreements, and confidentiality agreements
  • Stay current with evolving legal guidance and partner with key stakeholders to develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures to ensure compliance
  • Act as an advisor on legal issues involving the organization’s government, privacy and regulatory compliance
  • Drive strong company culture as we grow and evolve


Qualifications:

  • 6+ years legal experience with a publicly traded biotechnology or pharmaceutical company and / or a law firm advising clients on public company reporting, compliance, and contract matters
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school and member of at least one U.S. state bar
  • Experience with drafting and negotiating a broad range of contracts specific to the life sciences industry
  • Strong knowledge of healthcare laws, guidance documents or opinions, and industry codes relating to the discovery, development and commercialization of biopharmaceutical products, including but not limited to FDCA, FDA guidance documents, Fraud and Abuse laws, Anti-kickback Statute, federal and state transparency laws, OIG Advisory Opinions, False Claims Act, HIPAA, GDPR, and other privacy laws as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Understanding of pharmaceutical regulatory and compliance environment and working knowledge of general corporate matters


Competencies Include:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with people at different levels
  • Ability to distill complexity and to communicate decisively with sound judgment
  • Intellectual curiosity and an interest in working on a broad variety of legal matters
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, cross-functional environment
  • High-energy professional with demonstrated self-confidence, high integrity, and ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion in handling sensitive legal matters
  • Desire to be a key part of a high-growth, early-stage biotech company


Nuvalent provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to religion, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, alienage or citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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