Senior Corporate Counsel

Orange Grove Bio seeks a driven Senior Corporate Counsel to join our legal team in Cincinnati, OH. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in unison with the legal team and company leadership, taking ownership of their work product, and being geographically dispersed to help drive forward business initiatives. The Senior Corporate Counsel will report directly to the Associate General Counsel.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal services to support the corporate, commercial, and clinical functions
  • Identify potential legal risk in operations, strategic planning, and business development activities and bring attention to appropriate members of management, along with recommendations for how to address and resolve to minimize legal risk to the organization
  • Prepare and review various contracts, including CDAs/NDAs, MSAs, license agreements, SOWs, and other commercial contracts
  • Advise and build relationships with key business contacts to support business functions and identify and manage risk areas
  • Collaborate with HR regarding employment practices, company handbook, and policies
  • Develop and maintain contract templates and enhance contracting processes, policies, procedures, guidance, and tools
  • Assist with corporate governance for OGB and its portfolio companies, including maintaining corporate minute books, governance documents, and preparing board packets
  • Maintain current working knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements

Requirements:

  • J.D. and actively licensed to practice law
  • 5+ years of legal experience at a top law firm and/or in-house with experience focused on transactional and general corporate matters, life sciences, and intellectual property experience are a plus
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to actively solve complicated legal and business problems
  • Ability to translate legal terms to the business team and other internal clients
  • Must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, able to manage/coordinate multiple tasks, and able to work collaboratively and successfully with different sectors, including co-workers, academics, entrepreneurs, and industry executives
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced start-up environment where priorities change on a day-to-day basis