The Corporate Counsel, M&A and Licensing, will join a small team of talented attorneys dedicated to the structuring, negotiation, execution and related legal support for Pfizer’s most significant strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, licenses, alliances and collaborations, joint ventures and other complex, high-value and high-profile transactions across all Pfizer businesses and geographies.
Lead and coordinate the delivery of high-quality legal support for all types of business development transactions
Counsel and provide legal support to Worldwide Business Development and Pfizer leaders in connection with business development opportunities as well as business operations and collaboration issues under existing and completed business development relationships and transactions
Structure complex transactions and develop solutions to challenging legal and business issues arising in the deal context while appropriately managing risk and ensuring Pfizer gets the intended benefit of the transaction
Draft, negotiate and interpret a variety of transactional agreements and documents
Coordinate activities of large deal teams and internal and external stakeholders, from due diligence through closing and integration.
Manage teams responsible for timely and flawless execution of large-scale transactions, including managing securities filings, regulatory approvals, integration planning, shareholder approvals, implementation of legal entity restructuring step plans and local deal implementation activities and providing legal support for operational readiness work in multiple jurisdictions worldwide
Manage outside counsel budget and ensure the efficient use of outside counsel for transactional/business development matters
Support and contribute to Pfizer Legal Division projects and initiatives
Strong academic background
Juris Doctor degree or foreign equivalent required
Member of State Bar
At least five years’ experience as a corporate or transactional attorney in a large national or international law firm
Broad corporate and transactional law experience, including extensive experience in public and private M&A transactions, securities, corporate finance and other corporate law matters
Familiarity with intellectual property licensing transactions, particularly in the pharmaceutical or life sciences sector
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Sound and practical judgment, as well as common sense
Ability to work independently and under tight timelines and to plan, prioritize and organize multiple cross-functional tasks
Strong leadership, analytic, organization and project management skills
Experience as the primary or lead transactional attorney on complex M&A transactions
Experience with licensing and collaboration transactions in the life sciences industry
Experience drafting or negotiation ancillary transaction agreements, such as transitional services agreements
Other Job Details
Last Date to Apply for Job: 2/14/20
Internal Number: 4774693
About Pfizer Inc.
Evolving to meet the needs of a changing societySince Pfizer was founded by cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart in 1849, our pharmaceutical company has remained dedicated to discovering and developing new, and better, ways to prevent and treat disease and improve the health and quality of life for people around the world. From the miracle of penicillin to patient assistance programs like Pfizer RxPathways that help people without prescription coverage have access to important medications, we focus on meeting the world’s diverse health needs. We invite you to explore our rich history and see how we have continually evolved our organization to keep pace with the needs and expectations of our stakeholders and society as a whole.