In-House Counsel Job at Vanda Pharmaceuticals, Washington DC

  • Vanda Pharmaceuticals
  • Washington DC

Job Description

Responsibilities: Provide general support to the company's legal department Assist with researching, drafting, and managing corporate policies Ensure company compliance with legal policies, state and federal laws, and regulations Draft and review contracts Gather, organize, and store information relevant to ongoing projects Work with industry-leading outside counsel Identify potential legal risks to the company Maintain the company's legal files including a library of pre-approved form documents, templates, and historical documents; add or revise material as needed Provide support for litigation and regulatory-related matters Learn something new every day, become conversant in dozens of highly technical topics, develop proficiencies Perform other related duties as requested or as responsibilities dictate Qualifications: Minimum of a J.D. Law Degree; minimum of 1 - 2 years of legal experience a plus Licensed (or about to become licensed in 2024) to practice law in the United States Strong interpersonal skills, work ethic, and ability to work independently Ability to identify underlying issues in complex situations Excellent written and verbal communication skills Ability to juggle multiple priorities, organize time, meet deadlines, and deal with highly confidential information Ability to make decisions and justify legal recommendations Customer service oriented and a positive attitude Willingness to 'roll up your sleeves' and learn every day Strong proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite The total compensation package for this position will also include incentive compensation and benefits such as health insurance, unlimited paid time off, parental leave, a 401k matching program, and other benefits to its employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) #J-18808-Ljbffr

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