VP, Corporate Counsel, Contract and Licensing

San Jose, CA 95131

Posted: 08/31/2022 Job Category: Legal Job Number: 2599

Job Description

VP, Corporate Counsel, Contract and Licensing
Industry: Biotechnology/Legal
Status: Full-Time Employee
Location: San Francisco Bay Area


  • Independently negotiate, draft and interpret commercial contracts and licenses, supporting various corporate functions, with a focus on commercial and business transactions. Agreements will include a mix of consulting, OEM, supply, services, software, request for proposal, sales agreements, collaborations, IP licenses, terms and conditions, etc.
  • Manage a small team of professionals responsible for other related legal documents and contracts
  • Advise internal business and commercial teams concerning complex business and contract issues such as contract interpretation, intellectual property, dispute resolution, and other legal risks.
  • Manage legal department’s work in other related areas such as trademarks, material transfer, confidentiality, consulting, data privacy, regulatory and compliance.
  • Work closely with the IP group to ensure accurate protection of IP assets.
  • Provide advice regarding potential M&A transactions.


  • Our client is a world leader in biotechnology research and development, with a strong commitment to helping scientists break new ground with innovative technologies.
  • The company has strong core values designed to make a difference in the lives of patients, their families, and the employees.
  • The company has a friendly and welcoming culture in which employees are recognized and rewarded for their teamwork, contributions, and creativity.
  • Exceptional compensation and benefits package.


  • JD with 15+ years of professional experience, with particular experience in the biotechnology industry.
  • Strong legal acumen and business sense with strong influencing skills.
  • Member in good standing with the California state bar.
  • Extremely detail oriented with strong negotiation and communication skills.

Meet Your Recruiter

Mandy Farmaian, CSC

Mandy helped found ABA in 1986 with Valli Farmaian. With her love of people and innate ability to nurture relationships, she knew the staffing industry was where she wanted to be, and she hasn’t looked back since. In her role as president, Mandy spearheads ABA’s Sales and Recruiting efforts, leading the ABA team in candidate searches and development of ABA’s Life Sciences, Technology, and Legal divisions. Her extensive network of Bay Area talent and employers as well as her years of expertise in recruiting and professional placement are the key drivers to ABA’s success – earning the company a spot on the Inc. 500 as one of the fastest growing companies in the US. She has successfully completed retained and contingency search for attorneys as well as technology executives.

Having established Legal as one of ABA’s core divisions, Mandy returned to ABA after three years working with the Eastridge Group. Under her guidance, these divisions provide staffing solutions to some of the Bay Area’s top technology companies as well as law firms and corporate legal departments.

Mandy earned her BA in political science and French literature from the University of California, Berkeley. After several years of city life in San Francisco, she moved with her family to Hillsborough, CA where she remains active in the community and is a board member of the San Mateo County Health Foundation.

Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Hiking, movies, and farmers markets (and the occasional tennis game!).

Favorite quote: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill

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