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Senior Director Associate General Counsel - Contracts

Company name
Pacira BioSciences

Parsippany, NJ, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Jun 01, 2020

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Pacira BioSciences, Inc. is a leading provider of non-opioid pain management and regenerative health solutions dedicated to improving outcomes for health care practitioners and their patients. Our in-depth knowledge of non-opioid pain management, coupled with our passion for advancing patient care, drives our commitment to providing solutions that address unmet medical needs and improve clinical results. We are currently seeking a Senior Director, Associate General Counsel located in Parsippany, NJ.

The purpose of this position is to support the General Counsel and Senior Management in managing certain legal functions of the company including contracts, IP matters, employment matters, policies and procedures, SEC filings, and public company corporate governance.


  • Oversee and take ownership of the daily contracting function including, drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts. Will also be given an opportunity to take on litigation, employment, regulatory, and other legal matters.
  • Become a strategic partner with Regulatory, Finance, IT, Clinical, Manufacturing, Medical, and Commercial Groups to assist them with their various legal needs.
  • Review, draft, and implement corporate policies and procedures.
  • Advise Senior Management on legal issues and risk.
  • Assist General Counsel on other legal projects on as as-needed basis.


  • JD and admission to NY or NJ Bar
  • Minimum 8-10 years  of major law firm or in-house experience, with a minimum of 3 years of in-house experience with a major pharmaceutical and/or biotech company.
  • Exceptional English communication skills: written and verbal, organizational abilities and proven attention to detail.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills: Word; Excel; Outlook.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and produce quality work product in a fast-paced, stimulating environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent business judgment and the ability to form strong working relationships with internal clients while maintaining adherence to legal standards.
  • Proven depth of knowledge of corporate legal issues, particular to the pharmaceutical and/or Biotech industry including contracts and compliance.
  • Experience sitting on PRC or MLR committees are a plus.
  • Knowledge of the Ariba contracting system is a plus

Pacira is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants because of race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, disability or genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Pre-employment Screening
This position requires a background check and drug screening for all external applicants.

Any external applicant selected for this position will be required to submit to a pre-employment background check and drug screening. Pacira Bioscience’s pre-employment drug screening conforms with Federal law.  Failure to comply will eliminate an applicant from consideration for this position. Any negative information obtained as a result of the background check or drug screening may result in the disqualification of the applicant from this and any other position in Pacira BioSciences.

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