Major, Lindsey & Africa has been exclusively retained by Kite Pharma to conduct a search for an Associate General Counsel, Corporate Legal to be located in its Santa Monica, CA, headquarters. Kite, which was acquired by Gilead Sciences in late 2017, is a bio-pharmaceutical company engaged in the development of innovative and promising cancer immunotherapies designed to empower the immune system’s ability to recognize and kill tumors.
The ideal candidate for this role will be a life sciences corporate transactional and/or licensing attorney with a minimum of 8 years of legal experience, gained in private practice or via a combination of law firm and in-house employment. S/he will have responsibility for managing a small team of attorneys and legal staff and for the drafting and negotiation of complex contracts and other legal documents for client groups throughout the company. The Associate General Counsel will play a vital role in shaping Kite’s evolving legal department and helping to poise the company for continued success.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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