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Manager, Legal Operations

Posted Jun 27
Full Time
On Site
New York, New York

Position Summary

Roivant Sciences is seeking a full-time Manager – Legal Operations to join our Legal Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing operations and administrative support for all of the corporate, governance, and contracting work of Roivant’s Legal Team. You must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and be able to handle multiple workstreams with flexible and efficient prioritization. You should be highly organized, solution driven, proactive, commercial, and work well both collaboratively and autonomously. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and passionate about Roivant’s mission and supporting the Legal Team’s efforts to further that mission. The Manager – Legal Operations will be responsible for managing a paralegal who is currently part of the Legal Team.

Responsibilities will include supervising legal entity formation, management and maintenance in multiple jurisdictions within the US and abroad, supporting the Legal Team with various corporate governance matters, including the preparation and record-keeping of board and shareholder meetings at our parent company and subsidiaries, maintaining and organizing corporate files, providing senior paralegal support to the Legal Team in financing and corporate transactions, supporting the legal contracting processes and collaborating with colleagues across the organization to ensure Roivant’s contracts are managed in alignment with the Legal team’s goals and priorities, and supporting the Legal Team in budgeting for and processing outside counsel expense reporting and billing. Additionally, you will support the Legal Team in managing compliance with various Federal, state, and non-US regulations and requirements.  This role includes the opportunity to grow in responsibility together with the organization.

 

Key Responsibilities

Corporate Governance and Entity Management

  • Supervise legal entity formation, management and maintenance in multiple jurisdictions within the US and abroad
  • Coordinate with local counsels and corporate secretaries in various jurisdictions to ensure good standing of multiple subsidiaries
  • Maintain corporate entity management system, including corporate books and records at the parent company and subsidiaries
  • Assist with preparing presentation materials for board meetings and drafting board and shareholder consents/resolutions at the parent company and subsidiaries
  • Review board meeting minutes at the parent company and subsidiaries
  • Support the Legal Team and HR Team with employee equity administration at the parent company and subsidiaries
  • Act as a Legal Team contact for Roivant leadership and Board of Directors, including coordinating with stakeholders to resolve questions, gather information, and take action on deadlines, compliance forms, and other issues 
  • Oversee outside counsel expense reporting and billing

Corporate Paralegal Management and Support

  • Manage and supervise Legal Team Paralegal
  • Manage maintenance and organization of corporate files
  • Support Legal Team on corporate and financing transactions, including due diligence, corporate approvals, and related securities law filings
  • Project manage ad-hoc cross-departmental projects involving HR, Tax, Accounting and Finance where the Legal Team is the project coordinator

Contracts and Operations 

  • Support oversight of legal operations for the Legal Team to ensure delivery of high-quality legal services to the organization 
  • Serve as a primary point of contact for the Legal Team on legal inquiries, and managing internal systems to triage legal requests and inquiries and delegate to the appropriate attorney 
  • Support the Legal Team on the contracting processes, from contract drafting to execution, filing and contract management database management
  • Act as a Legal Team contact for Roivant employees regarding the contract review, execution, and database searching process

Risk and Compliance 

  • Support Legal Team in maintaining robust compliance program, including employee trainings and certifications
  • Prepare initial drafts of SEC Form 3/4, Form 144, and basic 8-K filings
  • Sit as representative of Legal Team on certain internal committees, task forces, and priority initiatives as determined by the General Counsel 
  • Perform legal research and assist with proofreading contracts, compliance policies, agreements, and Memorandum of Law 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the General Counsel and Legal Team

Requirements:

  • A minimum of 4+ years of paralegal and legal operations experience at a top law firm and/or in-house, preferably providing corporate and transactional legal support to companies in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and/or healthcare technology industries. Experience working with publicly traded companies a plus.
  • Experience managing other paralegals
  • Experience with corporate entity transactions in foreign jurisdictions, and experience supporting legal teams on corporate and financing transactions. Experience with corporate entities in foreign jurisdictions is a plus.
  • Experience drafting form board meeting minutes and board and shareholder consents and resolutions
  • Ability to communicate with various levels of management and staff 
  • Strong client service orientation with proven experience effectively supporting internal clients 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required
  • Strong oral, written communication skills  
  • Strong work ethic and team player
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to own tasks big and small, including willingness to roll up your sleeves to do what is needed to get tasks done
  • Demonstrated alignment with Roivant’s values and culture
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint, required 

Base salary for this role will be determined during the interview process and will vary based on multiple factors, including but not limited to prior experience, relevant expertise, current business needs, and market conditions.  The expected base salary for the role will generally be between $95,000 - $170,000 per year at the commencement of employment, but the final salary offered may be outside this range based on individual circumstances and business and market conditions. 

Base salary if hired is only part of the total compensation package, which, depending on the position, may also include other components such as discretionary bonuses, equity, and Company-sponsored benefit programs.

This position is at-will and Roivant reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance and business and market conditions.

Roivant Sciences provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We will not accept unsolicited resumes nor outreach from agencies. Please do not send agency resumes to our website or Roivant Sciences and affiliated employees. Thanks!