SR / Assoc Director Legal Affairs Corp Alliances
University of Pennsylvania, Center for Innovation
United States

Reference Number 83-32033
School Name Provost's Center
Org Penn Center for Innovation
Posted to the Web 05/21/2019
Posted Job/Salary Grade 030
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule Mon-Fri
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Office of the Provost provides direction on all facets of the University's academic mission, including education, faculty, research, online learning, global initiatives, admissions, athletics, student life, and arts and culture. The Provost's Center aggregates programs and offices designed to support University operations, including: the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and its reporting departments (Penn Center for Innovation, Environmental Health and Radiation Safety, University Laboratory Animal Resources, and Regulatory Affairs), the Office of the Chaplain, the Graduate Student Center and Family Resource Center, the Division of Recreation and Intercollegiate Athletics, College Houses and Academic Services, New Student Orientation, the Office of Student Conduct, the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, the University of Pennsylvania Press, and all of the University's arts organizations (Penn Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Arthur Ross Gallery, and University Art Collection). It also includes interdisciplinary academic centers and institutes that are more appropriately housed centrally than in an individual school, including the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter, the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, the Center for Neuroscience and Society, the Penn Institute for Urban Research, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Kelly Writers House, and Weiss Tech House.


The primary function of this position is to provide legal transactional support to the PCI corporate alliance and licensing teams. The dedicated client relationship for this role is the PCI Executive Director of Corporate Alliances. This position is an attorney member of a team of PCI transactional attorneys that provides dedicated legal counsel to PCI business development professionals and technology licensing officers in support of the structuring, review, negotiation and enforcement of corporate alliances and other transactional contract agreements (e.g. options, licensing agreements, copyright/software licensing agreements, TRMs, CDAs, MOUs, etc.) generated by PCI, and directly related to but not limited to, the various alliance, intellectual property, and business development portfolios managed by PCI. The Associate Director of Corporate Alliance Legal Affairs will be responsible for managing final legal work products for corporate alliances, and maintaining excellent working relationships with internal and external alliance partners. This position will also manage periodic updates of existing alliance agreements. This position will also supervise, manage, and mentor the Senior Contracts Administrator.


Law Degree required plus at least 3-5 years related legal experience; Member of the Bar of Pennsylvania (or member of the Bar of another state and able to become a member of the Pennsylvania Bar within a year as a condition of continued employment); Preferably at least two years in drafting and negotiating contracts; Patent licensing experience required, as well as experience working with technology alliance program / partnership agreements, sponsored research agreements, equity and shareholder/investor rights agreements; Excellent written and verbal communication skills; Proven ability to successfully manage multiple tasks simultaneously; Proactive approach to problem-solving; Team player; excellent attention to detail, follow-through & closing.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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