Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Location: Boston, MA
Reporting to: General Counsel & Company Secretary
Orchard Therapeutics, Ltd. is a biotechnology company incorporated in September 2015 and dedicated to bringing transformative gene-therapies to patients with serious and life-threatening rare diseases. This an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified candidate to join a rapidly growing international company focused on transforming the lives of patients through innovative gene therapies.
The Corporate Counsel will be primarily responsible for providing advice and support in relation to Orchard’s obligations and responsibilities under applicable US securities laws. Accordingly, the role will require extensive and current knowledge and understanding of US securities laws. The role has the scope to extend beyond securities related advice and the successful candidate will also provide corporate secretarial support in terms of managing part of Orchard corporate subsidiary requirements as well as providing general commercial support to the US operations. The role will suit an individual who is either working in-house at present or who has the desire to work in-house and develop their skills beyond the provision of securities related work. The appointment will be the first US-based legal appointment and will suit an individual willing to grow and develop with the business in a collegiate “start-up” environment.
You will be an agile learner who is self-aware, curious and inquisitive, adaptable to change and seeks learning and growth opportunities. Comfortable with complexity and ambiguity and highly organized with strong project management skills. Good communication and presentation skills with the ability to build strong relationships cross-functionally. An influencer who can gain commitment and support for decisions and to motivate the organization to support changes and other initiatives. Self-starter, with team mind-set, and ability to work independently, initiate, coordinate and lead projects and meet deadlines within a changing, fast-paced environment. Excellent problem-solving skills, sound judgment and someone who pays close attention to details. A strategic-thinker, goal-oriented, and ability to handle difficult issues in a professional, assertive and proactive manner. Able to use legal skills and judgment to advance corporate objectives (being a guide, not a closed gate). You will have the ability to travel occasionally
Education and skills
The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive base salary and the opportunity to participate in incentive compensation programs, including a stock option plans. Orchard Therapeutics, Ltd. offers a comprehensive benefits program, including: medical, dental and vision care; paid vacation and holiday time; access to a voluntary 401(k). Orchard Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer.
Notice to All Applicants: Orchard Therapeutics participates in E-Verify
Notice to RECRUITERS: All employment offers and CV’s are managed through our Human Resources Department and all candidates are presented through this avenue. Therefore, the Human Resources Department at Orchard Therapeutics requests that recruiters are not to contact Orchard Therapeutics employees directly to present candidates. Complying with this request will be a factor in determining future professional relationships with Orchard Therapeutics. Orchard Therapeutics will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates for either current or future positions. Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of an agreement between the Human Resources Department and the recruiter does not create any implied obligation on the part of Orchard Therapeutics.