Chiasma is a late stage Phase 3 biopharmaceutical company focused on improving the lives of patients suffering from orphan diseases by developing and commercializing novel oral forms of therapies that are available today only by injection. The company’s lead product candidate is octreotide capsules for the orphan condition acromegaly and is currently in Phase 3 multinational clinical studies designed for both FDA and EMA commercial approval. Chiasma is a well-funded, public Delaware corporation (Nasdaq: CHMA) with wholly owned Israeli subsidiary.
The General Counsel will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for setting legal strategies and overseeing all legal matters for Chiasma to ensure the company is compliant with all applicable laws and regulations.
- Develop functional plans for managing legal matters, including activities to be performed in-house or through outside counsel to best manage company’s legal activities and minimize risk for the business.
- Manage and direct general corporate matters, including corporate organization, securities, law compliance, general transaction support, license agreements, employment law, regulatory matters, risk management, financing activities, and general contract management.
- Ensure compliance with security regulations, corporate governance requirements and relevant legal and statutory requirements for corporate reporting of a public company. Co-lead the company’s disclosure committee with the CFO.
- Draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of agreements including confidentiality, material transfer, advisory board, market research, other intellectual property-related matters with domestic and international parties including clients, partners, vendors and users ranging from global life sciences organizations to healthcare organizations, research and clinical sites, landlords, subcontractors, and government agencies.
- Provide leadership and technical guidance to ensure an effective global ethics and compliance program. Oversees the development of programs to prevent and detect violations of laws, company policies and other misconduct, promote ethical practices and ensure the implementation of the compliance program throughout the organization. Member of the Company’s to-be established promotional review committee and incentive compensation review committee.
- Oversee legal matters pertaining to intellectual property strategy and management. Has legal responsibility for patent, copyright and intellectual property matters, Oversees negotiation andcompletion of agreements, confidentiality disclosures, material transfer, licensing agreements and other intellectual property matters.
- Coordinates Board of Directors meetings and prepares meeting minutes and maintaining appropriate corporate records.
- Address developments in the regulatory and governance environment and is proactive in areas related to compliance education and training. Monitors external developments in compliance, including laws and regulations, government investigations and industry best practices.
- Provide oversight and leadership for all legal needs of the company across business functions.
JD from an accredited law school and admitted to practice In Massachusetts or other U.S. state
- A minimum of 12 years of experience practicing law including both law firm and in-house experience of a public biotechnology company with a commercial product.
- Broad legal experience covering multiple aspects of corporate law including business development, corporate contracting, intellectual property, employment and others within life sciences industry.
- Broad experience with SEC and reporting Nasdaq compliance matters, including drafting 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, Proxy statements and Section 16 filings in collaboration with internal and external accounting and legal teams
- Experience with FDA and healthcare regulatory and compliance are essential.
- Demonstrated experience in commercial legal analysis and planning including effectively managing multiple projects/priorities.
- Proven ability to make sound judgements and decisions. Possess the ability quickly assess problems/situations and provide effective solutions.
- Strong organizational and time management skills in order to balance working on multiple projects in parallel.
Chiasma Inc. (the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, color, sex, religion/creed, national origin, marital status, ancestry, citizenship, military, reservist or veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, gender expression, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Consistent with its obligations under applicable law, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact a member of the Company’s Human Resources department.