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Director, Sr. Corporate Counsel

Durham, NC

As a member of the BioCryst Legal team, the Director, Sr. Corporate Counsel will be responsible for acting as legal advisor and will be responsible for pharma matters as needed within the legal department and may act as the primary attorney for a particular business segment of the company. This position offers the right candidate an excellent opportunity to work with a growing, global multi-disciplinary legal team. This role serves as a senior legal member of global product teams. as well as a legal advisor to a therapeutic area or a discovery leadership team. This role will directly contribute to the business by providing legal expertise to impact our company’s strategy.



  • Provide focused legal support, in collaboration with other attorneys, for business commercial products, clinical matters related to rare disease
  • Serve as legal advisor/core brand attorney to commercial, medical affairs, market access, distribution and development teams, as assigned, for rare disease
  • Lead assigned cross-functional legal initiatives and serve as lead lawyer on cross-functional commercial teams including without limitation, brand team, promotional and other material review committees and medical drug information
  • Collaborate with R&D, IP, Compliance colleagues involved with late stage clinical and marketed products with responsibility for ensuring an aligned approach across multiple products
  • Review business materials (including brand plans, promotions, medical plans, training documents) requiring legal input and advising internal clients, partners and stakeholders on compliant strategies, plans and tactics
  • Advise cross functional teams including clinical, product development, regulatory, medical affairs, and other clients on FDA regulatory submissions, label negotiations and privacy and data use
  • Counsel on appropriate relationships with a variety of external parties, including healthcare professionals, patients, academic institutions, and payors
  • Provide legal support of global transparency reporting
  • Work collaboratively with Compliance colleagues to develop and implement training to internal clients, partners and stakeholders on key policies, procedures, practices and requirements for healthcare and related legal compliance and educate clients and partners about current enforcement trends
  • Maintain an enterprise view in developing and delivering legal guidance to client base
  • Ability to advise on risk based decisions involving significant risk to company reputation and financial risk and to act with a high degree of autonomy and to act globally
  • High level of legal innovation and cross functional capacity; ability to lead and think beyond “legal” and to lead cross functional innovative initiatives
  • Demonstrate the ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines and manage multi-dimensional projects in a very demanding and fast-paced environment
  • Develop a thorough understanding of BioCryst’s business and products



  • Graduate of an ABA accredited law school and admitted to a state bar.
  • Minimum 10 years of directly relevant legal experience.
  • Law firm experience strongly preferred.
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device or Biotechnology industry experience required.
  • Significant expertise in all areas of global laws and regulations including FDA, anti-kickback, antitrust, privacy, product liability, and transactional work
  • Experience acting as a cross-functional legal Franchise lead with accountability for all legal advice
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for interactions with business units and leaders across BioCryst, as well as Legal team colleagues and outside counsel.
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves and work on cross-functional projects, as needed.
  • Ability to be nimble and flexible to meet the needs of a fast-growing, dynamic, global company.


The statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. The manager may assign additional responsibilities and assignments from time to time.


BioCryst is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, Veterans status, disability and/or other protected class characteristics. Additionally, BioCryst is committed to achieving its business objectives in compliance with all federal, state and local law.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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