Position Summary

The Professional Services Group of SRS Acquiom is currently recruiting a Director specializing in managing post-closing indemnification and contingent consideration/milestone issues in the life sciences space. This is a position for an attorney who is detailed, meticulous, responsive, and client focused, and is comfortable crafting strategies to resolve high-stakes disputes. An ability to stay organized while monitoring numerous discrete issues is essential. This role will entail a high degree of comfort with, and active management of, formal dispute processes such as litigation and arbitration. The ideal candidate is someone who can confidently work with clients, external counsel, and other parties to seek resolution of disputes and achieve client objectives. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary client contact on post-closing claims and contingent consideration/milestone issue management
  • Interpret and analyze deal agreements
  • Actively manage responses to claims and milestone events, including litigation/arbitration
  • Draft deal-related correspondence
  • Work closely with outside legal counsel to advance client objectives
  • Collaborate closely and in a collegial manner with other teams and groups
  • Actively participate, or take the lead on, special projects as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited law school in the United States
  • At least 3 years in active legal practice
  • Admission to the bar of any state (California or Colorado bar admission not necessary)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with life sciences or biopharma industry
  • Prior experience with M&A contracts
  • Prior in-house litigation management experience
  • Prior experience with negotiations, settlement, and mediation
  • Law degree from top U.S. law school
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in life sciences or biopharma space (Biology, Bio-Chemistry, Pre-Med, etc.)

Desired Skills

  • Work independently and seek solutions where none are evident
  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously under tight deadlines
  • Extremely detail oriented and meticulous
  • Efficiently and creatively solve problems when unexpected issues arise
  • Take ownership of issues and follow through to resolution
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

A few benefits our employees enjoy:

  • Comprehensive benefit plans (medical/dental/vision) starting on day 1
  • 401(k) with 4% matching
  • Discretionary time off
  • Fitness credit
  • Several pre-tax plans (dependent care, transportation, flexible spending)
  • Transportation reimbursement
  • Benefits reimbursement