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Senior Legal Counsel (MA or NJ)


Legal Assistant


Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

The Business Development & Licensing (BD&L) team is seeking a Senior Legal Counsel responsible for managing and executing legal aspects of strategic and complex transactions in close collaboration with M&A, BD&L and strategy colleagues and be a key enabler of Novartis’s portfolio and lifecycle management activities and overall enterprise strategy.<br><br>What you will be doing: <br><br>•Independently manage legal work streams on strategic and complex transactions in close collab-oration with M&A, BD&L, Strategy, functional and divisional stakeholders<br>•Define transaction objectives with project leads and other stakeholders and develop and implement project plans to achieve them, including timelines, reporting and key deliverables<br>•Take direct responsibility for legal advice and documentation and related work streams on trans-actions, including structuring, due diligence, signing, closing and post-closing/integration activities<br>•Drive robust due diligence processes, including external legal support, to identify, assess and communicate legal, regulatory and deal risks and to propose and implement appropriate risk mitigation<br>•Work with M&A, BD&L, Strategy, functional and other business colleagues to ensure appropriate due diligence on other aspects of transactions is completed and addressed in transaction structuring and terms<br>•Review, draft and negotiate transaction documentation to achieve transaction objectives and reflect agreed commercial terms, due diligence findings, legal and regulatory requirements and in-ternal policies and procedures<br>•Develop and implement creative solutions to structuring and legal issues on transactions, working with multiple stakeholders including tax, finance and P&O/C&B colleagues and external advisors<br>•Communicate and make recommendations to M&A, BD&L colleagues, senior management and other stakeholders in respect of legal and commercial issues arising in connection with transactions <br>•Support IR and PR on transaction-related communications <br>•Support the transition of closed transactions to responsible functional, divisional and integration/separation teams<br>•Proactively contribute to the development of a best-in-class transactions team at Novartis and initiatives to improve Novartis Legal<br>•Manage external legal counsel, including negotiating statements of work, setting and monitoring budgets and ensuring compliance with Novartis external counsel guidelines<br><br>This role can be based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts or East Hanover, New Jersey. <br><br>[#video#{#400,300#}#/video#]