Vice President/Sr. Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

BridgeBio San Francisco, CA/Hybrid Legal

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About BridgeBio

BridgeBio is a biopharmaceutical company founded to discover, create, test, and deliver transformative medicines to treat patients who suffer from genetic diseases and cancers with clear genetic drivers. We bridge the gap between remarkable advancements in genetic science in academic institutions and the delivery of meaningful medicines to patients. Founded in 2015, the company has built a portfolio of 20+ drug development programs ranging from preclinical to late-stage development in multiple therapeutic areas including genetic dermatology, precision oncology, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, pulmonology, and renal disease, with two approved drugs.

Our focus on scientific excellence and rapid execution aim to translate today’s discoveries into tomorrow’s medicines. We have U.S. offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Raleigh, with small satellites in other parts of the country. We also have international offices in Montreal, Canada, and Zurich, Switzerland, and are expanding across Europe.

To learn more about our story and company culture, visit us at https://bridgebio.com

Who You Are

We are seeking a self-motivated, innovative, practical, and highly experienced Vice President/Sr. Vice President, Deputy General Counsel (DGC) with significant prior in-house leadership experience in the life science industry to join the dynamic Legal & Compliance team at BridgeBio.  

Reporting to and working closely with the Chief Legal Officer (CLO), the Vice President/Sr. Vice President, Deputy General Counsel will be responsible for managing the day-to-day internal operations of the Legal Department and identifying, developing, and executing strategic initiatives that help the Company mitigate risks and maximize opportunities.  The Vice President/Sr. The Vice President, Deputy General Counsel will also lead the Corporate Law team, which provides legal counsel and support to the Company on a broad range of matters, including its business transactions, securities and corporate governance matters.  The Vice President/Sr. Vice President, Deputy General Counsel will also oversee special projects as assigned by the CLO. The Vice President/Sr. Vice President, Deputy General Counsel will on the CLO’s leadership team and will play a meaningful role in shaping and leading the Legal Department’s culture and strategic goals.  Where needed and directed by the CLO, the Vice President/Sr. Vice President, Deputy General Counsel will act as the CLO’s delegee for certain matters and in the CLO’s absence, with the authority of the CLO. 

The Vice President/Sr. Vice President, Deputy General Counsel must possess outstanding legal and business acumen, be a team player willing to roll up their sleeves, possess strong interpersonal skills, initiative and leadership experience.  The Vice President/Sr. Vice President, Deputy General Counsel should also have considerable experience in corporate law, corporate governance, SEC and related regulatory requirements, and  

Responsibilities

  • Assist the CLO in developing and implementing the company’s legal strategy
  • Assist the CLO by leading department-wide initiatives designed to foster a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement
  • Support CLO in advising the Board of Directors and executive leadership on corporate governance matters
  • Support CLO with corporate secretary function, including preparing materials and minutes for board and committee meetings, and ensuring Company’s corporate governance policies and practices meet high standards and comply with relevant regulations
  • Lead experienced Corporate Law team and oversee various matters, including corporate finance (e.g., equity offerings and convertible debt offerings), credit agreements, contract interpretation, M&A, due diligence, joint ventures and collaborations, and other strategic alliance transactions
  • Oversee the drafting, reviewing, and negotiating of a wide range of contracts, including clinical trial agreements, licensing agreements, partnership agreements, and vendor contracts
  • Assist in developing and maintaining training, policies, and procedures to ensure the Company’s compliance with key agreements and international, federal, state, and local laws and regulations (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC regulations, NASDAQ regulations)
  • Supervise and ensure compliant preparation of public company securities filings, such as Section 16 filings, Form 8-K, and Form S-8, as well as the proxy statement and annual shareholder meeting materials
  • Work closely with Finance in preparing financial, non-financial and regulatory reporting obligations, such as Form 10-K and Form 10-Q
  • Advise senior management on the legal requirements and implications of securities matters
  • Support Investor Relations in connection with investor calls and conferences, managing the transfer agent relationship and investor outreach
  • Review press releases and public statements for Corporate Communications
  • Advise on compensation and benefits matters, including equity incentive plans, employee stock purchase plans, 401(k) plans, tax and executive compensation  
  • Assist Stock Administration with equity plan activities and analysis and stock issuance
  • Provide counsel and advice to senior management on relevant legal and regulatory issues impacting the Company
  • Monitor changes in legislation and regulatory environments globally, assessing their impact on the company’s operations
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure compliance, mitigate legal risks, and manage legal operations
  • Identify and evaluate legal risks to the Company and develop strategies to mitigate these risks
  • Help develop and deliver training programs for employees on legal and compliance matters
  • Promote a culture of ethical behavior and legal compliance throughout the organization

No matter your role at BridgeBio, successful team members are: 

  • Patient Champions, who put patients first and uphold strict ethical standards
  • Entrepreneurial Operators who drive toward practical solutions and have an ownership mindset
  • Truth Seekers, who are detailed, rational, and humble problem solvers
  • Individuals Who Inspire Excellence in themselves and those around them
  • High-quality executors who execute against goals and milestones with quality, precision, and speed 

No matter your role at BridgeBio, successful team members are:

  • Patient Champions, who put patients first and uphold strict ethical standards
  • Entrepreneurial Operators, who drive toward practical solutions and have an ownership mindset
  • Truth Seekers, who are detailed, rational, and humble problem solvers
  • Individuals Who Inspire Excellence in themselves and those around them
  • High-quality executors, who execute against goals and milestones with quality, precision, and speed

Education, Experience & Skills Requirements

  • Education: Successful completion of a Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
  • Bar Admission: Active membership in good standing with the bar association of the state where practicing
  • Experience: Minimum of 20 years of legal experience, with significant in-house legal experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry.  Proven track record in a senior legal role, preferably within a global organization
  • Communication Skills:Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; articulate, direct, and forthright; ability to communicate with all levels of management and leadership; collaborative and decisive team member as well as a strategic thinker with a broad perspective
  • Analytical Thinking: Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; must be able to exercise sound judgment and provide practical, risk-informed, and constructive legal advice in a fast-paced and complex global environment
  • Strategic Vision and Collaboration: Ability to align legal strategies with business objectives, contributing to the company’s growth and success, and ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally with internal teams, external advisors, and stakeholders
  • Attention to Detail: Meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in legal research, documentation, and compliance
  • Adaptability: Agility to adapt to changing legal and regulatory landscapes while remaining current with industry trends and best practices; time management and organizational skills necessary to independently manage many matters, appropriately prioritize workload, and plan for resources to meet deadlines and goals; superior ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a high-performing legal team 

What We Offer

  • Patient Days, where we are fortunate to hear directly from individuals living with the conditions we are seeking to impact throughout the year and learn how we can improve our efforts
  • A culture inspired by our values: put patients first, think independently, be radically transparent, every minute counts, and let the science speak
  • An unyielding commitment to always putting patients first. Learn more about how we do this here
  • A de-centralized model that enables our program teams to focus on advancing science and helping patients. Our affiliate structure is designed to eliminate bureaucracy and put decision-making power in the hands of those closest to the science
  • A place where you own the vision – both for your program and your own career path
  • A collaborative, fast-paced, data-driven environment where we inspire ourselves and each other to always perform at the top of our game
  • Access to learning and development resources to help you get in the best professional shape of your life
  • Robust and market-competitive compensation & benefits package (Base, Performance Bonus, Equity, health, welfare & retirement programs)
  • Flexible PTO
  • Rapid career advancement for strong performers
  • Potential ability to work on multiple BridgeBio Pharma programs across multiple therapeutic areas over time 
  • Partnerships with leading institutions
  • Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
At BridgeBio, we strive to provide a market-competitive total rewards package, including base pay, an annual performance bonus, company equity, and generous health benefits. Below is the anticipated salary range for candidates for this role who will work in California. The final salary offered to a successful candidate will depend on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type, and length of experience within the industry, educational background, location of residence and performance during the interview process. BridgeBio is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions based in other states.
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$330,000$460,000 USD

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Vice President/Sr. Vice President, Deputy General Counsel

BridgeBio San Francisco, CA/Hybrid Legal

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