Associate General Counsel/Deputy General Counsel (2179-U-815-LGL)

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments. 

Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

Reporting to the Chief Legal Officer, this role will be a key member of the Legal/IP Leadership Team.   This role will work on diverse and complex legal and business issues that require excellent judgment, flexibility and creative/critical thinking with a practical and business-friendly approach.  The ideal candidate has a strong background in the biotechnology/biopharma industry, supporting partnering, regulatory, clinical and commercial teams, and wants to expand their legal experience in a rapidly growing company.  We are looking for someone who can learn fast, quickly gain trust, develop and implement solutions, appropriately analyze and manage risks, multi-task and communicate well.  We seek a team member who wants to be fully integrated into every aspect of the company from research to corporate partnering to business execution.  Most importantly, the ideal candidate must live up to our Values of One Team, Humility, Transparency and Sustainability working across multiple cross-functional teams to bring innovative treatments to patients as quickly as possible. A sense of humor, appreciation for “dad jokes” and musical affinity are a plus.

What You Will Do:

  • Partner with the Chief Legal Officer to provide high quality, timely and practical legal advice and identify and resolve critical legal and business issues.
  • Support the effective and efficient use, coordination, and management of outside counsel.
  • Collaborate with counsel and provide advice to colleagues and leaders across the company and provide training where possible with respect to compliance policies, contract matters, applicable laws and regulations and company policies and procedures.
  • Manage, structure, draft, review, negotiate and close various corporate transactions, including partnering and collaboration agreements with third parties in the field of biotech/biopharma.
  • Keep informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the company.
  • Advise on the interpretation of legal documents and applicable laws and regulations in a manner that provides practical legal advice while properly managing risk to the organization.
  • Draft and negotiate contracts, including master services agreements, clinical trial agreements, supply agreements, and material transfer agreements.
  • Review presentations, press releases, website materials, brochures, and other company communications (internal and external).
  • Help with general corporate matters.

  • What Will You Bring:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an ABA-accredited law school and a minimum of 10+ years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies.  Related experience from a law firm will be considered. Active member of a state bar in good standing.
  • Sound business judgment and strategic and analytical thinking.
  • Self-motivated, flexible and interested in learning and working on a wide range of legal matters in order to understand and advise the Company on the legal implications of its business strategy.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex issues and concepts to non-attorneys.
  • Excellent project management and negotiation skills.
  • Highest degree of professionalism and ethical standards.
  • Strong solution-oriented, problem-solving and decision-making skills with demonstrated ability to think creatively and devise solutions to challenging problems.
  • Strong sense of accountability and ownership.
  • Strong base of knowledge and experience advising clients on laws and regulations governing the biotechnology industry both in and outside the U.S., including FDA regulations, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Sunshine Act, OIG guidance, the PhRMA Code, HIPAA, and product liability laws, and similar laws.
  • Experience working with all levels of management and key business stakeholders with a demonstrated ability to influence outcomes and effectively communicate legal risks to senior management and others, as well as an ability to cultivate internal relationships.
  • Excellent organizational skills and able to work with a team to meet critical deadlines; flexible and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to develop and present an inclusive, diverse and welcoming environment and to treat all people in a culturally sensitive manner.

  • ArsenalBio prioritizes the providing of a safe and healthy workplace that is consistent with COVID-19 public health guidance and legal requirements.  In order to protect our employees and visitors, we require all visitors (including candidates) and employees to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when coming onsite.

    We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity, and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or ArsenalBio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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