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Licensing Associate (Life Sciences) — Mid-Level

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Goodwin offers a new and exciting opportunity for a mid-level tech transactions, licensing and collaborations associate to join our award winning Life Sciences team in Southern California. We welcome candidates from the entire region, including from Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County. You will join a dynamic group that concentrates on tech transactions, licensing and collaborations for cutting-edge, high growth, life sciences companies in the US, Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world.

Goodwin represents leading public and private life sciences companies across their entire life cycles. Most recently, Goodwin has been named life sciences “Practice Group of the Year” by Law360, “Biotech Firm of the Year” by US News and World Report — Best Lawyers, and “IP Law Firm of the Year” by LMG Life Sciences. These accolades are the result of representations of such cutting-edge companies as Moderna Therapeutics. The firm also has approximately 100 technology and life sciences-focused lawyers across its California offices and is focused on growth in this area.

The ideal candidate should have experience in intellectual property licensing, technology transfer, and other technology transactions, as well as in IP support and due diligence of corporate transactions in the life sciences industry. More specifically, candidates should have experience in some or all of the following: license agreements; clinical research agreements; joint development agreements; master services agreements; manufacturing agreements; distribution agreements; and other collaboration, strategic alliance, and commercial agreements; performing intellectual property and technology transaction due diligence for corporate transactions; as well as drafting and negotiating all of these arrangements.

Candidates applying for associate positions with Goodwin should have outstanding academic credentials, 3+ years of law firm or in-house experience, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. CA bar admission (or eligibility to obtain admission promptly), as well as science background, preferred.

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