Provides a broad range of legal services, typically to Clients at the VP level who control business activities and below. Level of counseling provided requires broader understanding of the impact decisions may have on the overall business, as the risks associated with incomplete advice are high. Duties include drafting of legal documents and provision of legal counsel. Should have acquired knowledge of law in at least two specialized areas (e.g., patents, FDA Regulatory, commercial, litigation, corporate law, M&A, etc.) critical to maintaining business operations and be very knowledgeable about the products, competitors and regulatory environment of the company's businesses. Mentors more junior attorneys in areas of expertise.
As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees.
Duties & Responsibilities
Primary US lawyer providing strategic and tactical legal advice to the Head of Boehringer Ingelheim Venture Fund in the United States and active participant with the global Venture Fund legal team in all aspects of Venture Fund portfolio management.
Drafting, negotiating and finalizing term sheets and investment agreements for new investments for the Venture Fund. Advising and supporting investment managers as directors/shareholders representatives for existing investments. Liaising with external counsel, and running tender for appointment of external legal counsel panel. Drafting standard legal templates for use by investment managers. Support portfolio management at all stages (financing rounds, convertible loans, exits) with legal and business insight. Provide corporate governance and housekeeping legal advice when needed for the Venture Fund.
Expert understanding of state and federal laws, regulations and policies in several specialized legal areas; strong working knowledge of laws, regulations and policies in corporate law and governance, mergers and acquisitions, and transactions; ability to interpret and apply such laws, regulations and policies to inform business activities. Has ability to apply law from several areas to complex business situations.
Influences clients by identifying and communicating to clients risks associated with complex business activities within lawyer's broad understanding of several specialized legal areas, which specialized legal areas may include: Intellectual Property, Regulatory, Trade, Compliance, Contracting, Environmental, Employment, Litigation and/or Antitrust; helps identify risks in areas outside lawyer's specialized legal area and provides value-added corporate law insight to evaluate risks effectively; provides training and business advice to clients on applicable legal issues within lawyer’s broad legal expertise.
Partners with the business by considering immediate business/legal issues in a broader business context and identifying broader business purposes and objectives; proactively applies broad legal expertise to address both the specific business activity and influence the broader business purposes and objectives; developing alternative fact hypotheticals and legal solutions to clarify options and enable the achievement of successful business outcomes.
Expected by business management to take the lead in negotiating on behalf of client to achieve solutions that attain business objectives.
Confers with other in-house and outside counsel where appropriate. Also advises, partners with or engages in-house or outside counsel where appropriate.
Strong knowledge of national business environment in which client competes. Keeps current with evolving legal and business issues within lawyer’s broad expertise, promotes corporate policies and proactively monitors client’s business environment.
Member of the US Legal and Government Affairs and Public Policy department.
Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school
Qualified attorney licensed to practice in a least one jurisdiction and able to be qualified as US in-house counsel.
At least eight (8) to ten (10) years relevant legal experience at least five (5) of which includes experience as counsel to or in-house counsel in pharma, life science, or healthcare with a focus on M&A or venture capital preferred; admission to at least one State bar.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills; demonstrates discretion and ability to maintain confidentiality of information.
Proven negotiation and influencing skills
Ability to interact with executives at all levels
Business partner oriented mindset, analytical skills with strategic and long term thinking
Internal Number: 2012816
About Boehringer Ingelheim
Boehringer Ingelheim is a different kind of pharmaceutical company, a privately held company with the ability to have an innovative and long term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries that improve patients' lives and we equate success as a pharmaceutical company with the steady introduction of truly innovative medicines. Boehringer Ingelheim is the largest privately held pharmaceutical corporation in the world and ranks among the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical corporations. At Boehringer Ingelheim, we are committed to delivering value through innovation. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry.