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Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Head of Corporate Legal

Alnylam is excited to hire its first lawyer focused on transactional matters, including business development and alliance management support, to join the U.S. Legal team. This person will also be responsible for overseeing employment matters and non-intellectual property litigation. We are looking for an exceptional lawyer who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative, environment and has a “challenge accepted” approach. The role will directly report to the Chief Legal Officer and will handle a wide variety of business transactions that are core to the Alnylam's business and growth. The role will serve as a trusted advisor to senior leaders of the company in the evaluation of strategic opportunities and will handle the spectrum of activities from due diligence, agreement drafting and negotiation, to contract interpretation and navigating partner relationships. The person should be an expert in transactional matters, with experience in a broad array of both buy-side and sell-side business development transactions, including R&D licensing, spin-offs, acquisitions and divestitures, and strategic financing transactions. This individual will also partner closely with the Intellectual Property, Business Development, and Alliance Management teams in executing transactions and supporting ongoing strategic relationships. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced leader who is eager to build a new internal function, be independent and creative, and who is ready to roll up their sleeves and work cross functionally to support Alnylam’s growth in a meaningful way. In addition to this work, this individual will also oversee employment and non-intellectual property litigation matters.

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