Skip to content

Job Openings

Corporate Counsel

San Rafael, CA 94903

Posted: 09/13/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Professional Services Job Number: 585444 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

This Corporate Counsel position is a mid-level to senior temporary position (5 to 10 years) in the Legal Department. The candidate will lead a template and playbooks project, being responsible for updating templates and playbooks on the review schedule for this year, and also leading on a company initiative to consolidate, streamline, simplify, and improve global templates. This role also is responsible for creating resource materials, mostly in the form of playbooks, for business and Legal contract drafters. We are looking for an attorney experienced with contract drafting, working with templates, and with playbooks. We will also rely on this attorney to review current contract clauses and resource materials and provide suggested changes and improvements based on their experience and legal research. The position requires close collaboration with internal functional groups and the other attorneys in the Legal Department on these projects.


  • With guidance and supervision, independently lead template and playbook projects for the Legal department for both internal needs and for a company-wide initiative.
  • Work closely with attorneys, Contracts Associates, and business stakeholders on template and playbook projects.
  • Draw on experience and legal research to revise, consolidate, streamline and simplify contracts and playbooks.
  • Responsible for preparing template guidance and annotations and playbook resources for a variety of different contract templates for business contract drafters and Legal drafters.
  • Responsible for setting and leading template meetings as required for attorney/CA input/approval on templates and playbooks.
  • Timely tracking, monitoring, advising, and reporting on projects.
  • Appropriately manage a heavy workflow, setting priorities and meeting deliverable timelines.

Experience and Skills:
  • Education and licensing: Juris Doctorate required
  • Active California Bar member in good standing
  • 5 to 10 years prior experience in a major law firm or biotech experience in contracting and in using and/or creating templates and playbooks.
  • Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of contracts is required.
  • Ability to lead projects and work independently is required.
  • Ability to prioritize and use sound judgement with escalating matters to manager is required.
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills required.  Must be able to manage heavy workload and aggressive timelines in a timely manner, prioritize and work under pressure.
  • Exceptional written and communication skills required, including strong proofreading and editing skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, proactive, a quick learner, and have a strong work ethic.
  • Strong computer skills in database management and documentation preparation (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Office) required.
  • Experience with pharmaceutical companies is desirable, but not essential.
  • Experience with Ariba a plus.
Apply Online

Send an email reminder to:

Share This Job:

Related Jobs:

Login to save this search and get notified of similar positions.

Although this hasn't been an issue at The Planet Group, the staffing industry has seen an increase in people falsely representing themselves as recruiters to gather personal information from job seekers. For your safety, do not provide sensitive data to anyone you have not spoken with thoroughly and never provide banking information during the application process. Candidate safety is a top priority at The Planet Group.

Wordpress Social Share Plugin powered by Ultimatelysocial