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Counsel, Corporate Transactions, Government Contracts

Company: Merck
Location: Kenilworth
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Counsel, Corporate Transactions, Government Contracts Location Kenilworth, New Jersey, United States of America Job Type Full time This site is for Res idents of the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico.
Residents of other markets, please click here . Job DescriptionThe Legal Counsel, Corporate Transactions, will provide legal support and counseling on U.S. Government contracting issues, with an opportunity to support a broad range of complex transactions on behalf of the Company, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and complex corporate licensing, research collaboration, business development, and manufacturing and supply transactions.Tasks:

  • Work closely with management in business development and licensing functions on complex legal transactions led by the Company's Corporate, Merck Research Laboratories, Human Health, Manufacturing, Vaccines, and Animal Health Divisions
  • Provide both deal and strategic advice to business development, management, and executive clients
  • Counsel on multiple forms of agreements with the U.S. Government, ranging from other transaction authority agreements (OTAs) to procurement and research and development contracts
  • Develop expertise to support, negotiate, and draft highly sophisticated M&A, joint venture, licensing, collaboration, and other agreements, often where no precedents exist
  • Advise on relevant antitrust, FTC, SEC and corporate laws impacting various projects
  • Supervise activities and manage relationship with outside counsel, as needed, to support transactions
  • May train and supervise paralegal
  • Provide legal services, advice, and guidance that is consistent with law and Company policy; furthers business objectives and appropriately balances divisional/function/corporate business objectives and legal risks
  • Exercise judgment to drive decisions on routine and non-routine matters within area of practice
  • Some domestic and international travel.
  • Report to Managing Counsel of Corporate Transactions LegalEducation Minimum:
    • An Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
    • Graduate of an accredited U.S. law school, with admission to the Bar of New Jersey or another statePrerequisites:
      • Three (3) or more years of legal experience in a law firm or corporate setting
      • Has drafted legal transactional documents
      • Excellent teamwork, communication (written and oral) and analytical skills, and a high level of business acumen
      • Has managed a significant workload, with the ability to juggle multiple transactions simultaneously
      • Ability to work independently with high level of initiative and intellectual curiosity
      • Willingness to assume other related roles and assignments, including the potential for future roles at different company locationsPreferred:
        • Has handled complex transactional matters in the pharmaceutical industry or other regulated industries
        • Experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs)
        • Has advised management on business and legal risks in specific transactions
        • Has operated in ambiguous circumstances
        • Ability to be proactive and take initiativeWe partner with the business to ensure we maintain our company's values and high ethical standards, comply with the law, protect our people and enhance our reputation. We strive to foster an environment that is inspiring, supportive and diverse.--Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.--Who we are --- We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.What we look for --- In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.INVENT.IMPACT.INSPIRE.NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTSIn accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.US and Puerto Rico Residents Only: If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@msd.com
          For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:
          EEOC Poster EEOC GINA Supplement--- OFCCP EEO Supplement OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully--
          Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.--Employee Status: RegularRelocation:No relocationVISA Sponsorship:No Travel Requirements: 10%Flexible Work Arrangements:Shift:1st - DayValid Driving License:NoHazardous Material(s):Number of Openings: 1
          Requisition ID:R92347 Email this job to: Your Name About Us We are one company, but we operate under two different corporate brand names. We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as MSD everywhere else. COVID-19 Learn how our hiring is going virtual to protect you and our employees. Total Rewards Discover how we support our employees' well-being to help them fulfill their potential. Be Yourself Our culture values a diversity of voices and always bringing your best self to work.
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