VP of Legal Affairs


Job Purpose

Devonshire Recruiting and Consulting Partners is seeking a VP of Legal Affairs. This position reports directly to the President and is responsible for providing legal advice and support to a publicly-traded medical device company. The ideal candidate will manage all legal and compliance issues and work with all teams in the organization.


The job duties are wide-ranging and include filing SEC documents, giving securities law advice, negotiating commercial and clinical contracts, ensuring compliance, overseeing corporate governance, handling mergers and acquisitions, managing employment law, dealing with healthcare law, overseeing litigations, ensuring data privacy, providing global subsidiary support, taking care of financing, handling intellectual property, and dealing with other general corporate matters.

The VP of legal affairs will give advice to managers in all departments, spotting potential risks and suggesting solutions and other options to avoid them. The chosen candidate will also help the President with further business growth and investor relations issues.

  • Juris doctorate required
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in general public company corporate representation.  U.S. securities law experience is required.  Large law firm experience preferred.
  • Specific industry experience is not required, though life science experience is preferred.
  • Must be ready and willing to travel both domestically and internationally when necessary.
  • Commuting is required five days a week to the office in Burlington, Massachusetts during core business hours.
  • Ability to understand financial statements and calculations and synthesize and analyze data.
  • Completely fluent in English. Strong verbal and written communication skills, able to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization.
Key Competencies:
  • Analytical Thinking: Logically processes situations or problems to reach an outcome; analyzes and comprehends information; identifies and applies relevant laws, rules, and principles; determines relevance and accuracy of information; makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; provides sound recommendations to business partners..
  • Adaptability: Has the capability to manage frequent change and prioritize work accordingly, as well as the capability to collaborate with different people on various topics and modify their behavior to build positive relationships. Possesses the ability to make sound decisions regarding which issues need immediate attention.
  • Pragmatism and Business Acumen: Understands the effect of decisions on the business; demonstrates knowledge of the market; and aligns work with the objectives of the business.
  • Accountability: Assumes project responsibility, allocates resources, builds agreement within the organization, and ensures projects are completed.
  • Strategic Thinking: Formulate objectives and priorities, create plans that align with the long-term interests of the organization in a global setting, take advantage of opportunities, and manage risks.
  • Communication: Speaks clearly and effectively in positive and challenging situations. Writes clearly and concisely with accurate information.
  • Attention to Detail: Takes great care to ensure that all of their work is completed thoroughly and accurately.

To apply for this job email your details to ja@devonshirerecruitment.com

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