Dyne Therapeutics is a clinical-stage muscle disease company focused on advancing innovative life-transforming therapeutics for people living with genetically driven diseases. With its proprietary FORCE™ platform, Dyne is developing modern oligonucleotide therapeutics that are designed to overcome limitations in delivery to muscle tissue seen with other approaches. Dyne has a broad portfolio of programs for serious muscle diseases, including candidates for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). For more information, please visit https://www.dyne-tx.com/, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
The Director, Corporate and Contracts Counsel, provides a wide range of contracting and corporate support for the organization, with particular focus on drafting and negotiating contracts for Dyne’s clinical MSAs, Consulting Agreements, and CDAs as well as advice and counsel on securities, corporate governance, and general corporate matters. The person in this role will be able to manage multiple priorities and work in an environment with multiple stakeholders. This individual will work independently, interacting with the Head of Contracts as well as the Head of Legal.
Primary Responsibilities Include:
- Preparing and negotiating agreements, including master service agreements, clinical trial agreements, development and manufacturing agreements, sponsored research agreements, consulting agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, and license and collaboration agreements
- Assisting in developing template agreements as well as alternative terms and negotiation practices
- Assisting with identifying and implementing improvements to contract processes and cycle time
- Providing, as needed, legal support relating to business development, compliance, corporate ethics, employment law, and GDPR matters
- Providing advice and counsel on company’s compliance with applicable securities laws and NASDAQ rules and regulations, including all periodic SEC 1934 Act filings
- Drafting and/or reviewing (in collaboration with cross-functional team, auditors and outside counsel, as appropriate) SEC filings, including 10-K, 10-Qs, Proxy Statement, 8-Ks, Section 16 reporting (Forms 3, 4 and 5), and ensuring compliance with SEC and NASDAQ rules and regulations
- Supporting the company’s corporate governance and corporate secretary matters relating to the company’s Board of Directors and related committees, including Sarbanes Oxley compliance.
- Assisting on executive and equity compensation matters
- Supporting company’s trading preclearance process and collaborate with finance on stock ownership and retention requirement compliance
- Collaborating cross-functionally to advise on disclosure matters, including earnings and other press releases, presentations, posters, manuscripts, significant internal communications and other announcements
- Providing support for corporate transactions, including securities offerings, financings, investments, licensing, acquisitions and divestitures and other strategic transactions
Education & Skill Requirements:
- JD from accredited law school and license to practice in at least one US jurisdiction
- 7+ years’ experience in securities and corporate governance matters as well as contracts negotiation and administration in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry
- Experience working within a contracts management system, prior experience with Conga contracts management system a plus
- Experience advising on securities regulation, including securities law reporting, compliance and disclosure issues, shareholder meeting matters, stock exchange listing requirements, corporate governance, board matters, and executive and equity compensation
- Experience with privacy laws, such as GDPR
- A dedicated, interactive, proactive, and practical individual with the ability to counsel clients at all levels of the company with clear and concise advice
- A proven multi-tasker in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent communication, writing and computer skills
- Ability to collaborate well with internal and external stake holders
- Excellent analytical, organizational and information-seeking skills; detail oriented
- Exceptional business judgment, with the ability to think strategically and give practical advice while balancing business needs with legal risks
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.
This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time. The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned. All Employees are expected to adhere to all company policies and act as a role model for company values.
Dyne Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.