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Corporate & Securities Counsel

Posted Jul 06
Full Time
Durham, North Carolina

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At BioCryst, we share a deep commitment to improving the lives of people living with complement-mediated and other rare diseases. For over three decades we’ve been guided by our passion for not settling for “ordinary” in our quest to develop novel medicines. We leverage our expertise in structure-guided drug design to develop first-in-class or best-in-class oral small-molecule and protein therapeutics, led by the efforts of our team of expert scientists in our Discovery Center of Excellence in Birmingham, Alabama. Our global headquarters is in Durham, North Carolina, our European headquarters is in Dublin, Ireland and our employees span the globe across sites in multiple countries. We are proud of our culture of engagement and accountability that rewards people for innovative thinking and achievement of key objectives. For more information, please visit our website at or follow us on LinkedIn and Instagram.


The Corporate & Securities Counsel will serve as counsel on general corporate, securities law, and corporate governance matters. The selected candidate will work closely with the Corporate & Securities team within the company's Legal Department on the company’s SEC filings, corporate transactions, and corporate governance matters. This position is based in Durham, NC. Remote candidates may be considered. #LI-Remote



• Assist in the preparation of the company’s SEC filings, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, Section 16 reports, proxy statements, securities offerings, and other related filings.
• Advise on public disclosures, external communications, corporate secretary and governance matters, and other public company obligations and best practices.
• Advise on compliance with corporate law, securities rules and regulations, and stock exchange rules; monitor changes to the same.
• Research corporate and securities law matters and corporate governance best practices as needed.
• Provide legal advice and support with respect to global stock plans, executive compensation, compliance with the company’s insider trading policy, subsidiary management, and other corporate matters.
• Provide support on matters related to board and committee meetings, including preparation of meeting materials, minutes, and resolutions.
• Assist with monitoring and facilitating compliance with financing and other contractual obligations.
• Collaborate with other members of the Legal team across projects.
• Collaborate across functions with the Finance, Investor Relations, Communications, Human Resources, Research, Development, and Commercial teams on corporate, disclosure, equity compensation, and financial matters.
• Provide support for other projects as needed, including financing and other corporate transactions, intercompany agreements, and the review and negotiation of a broad array of contracts relating to the company’s business.
• All other duties as assigned.


• A Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school.
• A minimum of 4-6 years corporate law experience, including at least 2-3 years securities law and public company experience.
• A combination of law firm, in-house, and biotech/pharma experience strongly preferred.
• A license in good standing to practice law in a U.S. jurisdiction.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• A positive attitude, high energy, desire to grow with the business and help maximize opportunities.
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadline pressure.
• Experience maintaining public company reporting processes and procedures.
• Precision and careful attention to detail.
• Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
• A strong sense of ownership and dedication to personal excellence and improvement.


The statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. The manager may assign additional responsibilities and assignments from time to time.

BioCryst is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veterans status, disability and/or other protected class characteristics. Additionally, BioCryst is committed to achieving its business objectives in compliance with all federal, state and local law.



Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)