Abiomed (“Abiomed” or “Company”) has engaged Major Lindsey & Africa to conduct an exclusive search for a General Counsel & Corporate Secretary to be located in its headquarters in Danvers, MA. Abiomed is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates, please respond to the recruiter who contacted you about this position or email Ron Ciardiello or Nancy Reiner at AbiomedGC@mlaglobal.com . Please do not contact Abiomed directly; all resumes sent to Abiomed will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Overview: Reporting to the Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Michael R. Minogue, the General Counsel will serve as a member of the Abiomed senior management team and maintain responsibility for the legal affairs of the Company, including the management of the corporate legal department. As a senior executive of Abiomed, the General Counsel will provide business and legal counsel to the Board of Directors, the CEO and the senior management team, and will be expected to provide leadership and guidance on all legal issues, including corporate transactions; litigation management; intellectual property management; compliance; regulatory matters; securities transactions; corporate governance; mergers and acquisitions; insurance, risk and dispute management; and labor and employment, among other areas.
The successful candidate will have exceptional leadership capabilities and excellent business acumen in order to serve as both a legal and business advisor and will lead and inspire the corporate legal team. The role has overall responsibility for the vision and leadership of Abiomed’s global legal strategy, the management of legal and compliance risks throughout the Company, and the management and execution of strategic and tactical legal matters and initiatives. The ideal candidate has previous General Counsel experience in a global life sciences company including medical device, health care, or a highly regulated technology company and is motivated by the development of the next generation of legal talent.
Company: Abiomed (NASDAQ: ABMD) is a leading provider of medical devices that provide circulatory support. Abiomed’s products are designed to enable the heart to rest by improving blood flow and/or performing the pumping of the heart. CEO, Chairman, and President Michael R. Minogue has focused the company’s efforts on developing ground-breaking technologies designed to improve the patient outcomes focused on native heart recovery. Founded in 1981 for the purpose of developing the world’s first artificial heart, Abiomed has remained dedicated to finding ways to bring the most advanced and beneficial technology to patients and physicians.
Experience: The successful candidate will have at least 15 years of progressive legal experience, including 5+ years’ experience serving as a Corporate Secretary of a publicly traded company, with a strong background as a corporate generalist who has handled business law and global affairs, complex corporate (including M&A) and securities transactions, public company governance, intellectual property management, litigation management, ethics and compliance, and legal department management, among other areas. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated leadership skills, strong management experience, and a proven track record of effectively handling a growing company’s global legal function. A combination of top tier law firm and in-house experience is required. Experience with a global life sciences company including medical device, health care, or a highly regulated technology company is a clear advantage.
This position requires an exceptionally accomplished attorney with a distinguished professional record and a strong business and patient centric orientation. Personal and professional ‘fit’ within Abiomed’s culture is of paramount importance. Candidates must be self-motivated and exhibit a passion for understanding the business and contributing in a meaningful way to its strategy and long term strategic goals. This position offers the unique opportunity to shape Abiomed’s business strategy in a start-up growth environment. In addition to possessing the requisite and technical skills, the successful candidate must approach this role from an experienced business perspective and demonstrate a high degree of ethics and integrity, as well as strategic and conceptual thinking capabilities. In addition, the General Counsel will be a trusted advisor to the CEO, Abiomed’s Executive Leadership team, and the Board of Directors.
Location: Danvers, MA
Relos: Local candidates preferred
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
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