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BioNTech US
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (hybrid)
24 days ago
BioNTech US
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States (hybrid)
24 days ago


Associate Director, Global Commercial Counsel


BioNTech is seeking an experienced attorney to join our fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and team-focused global organization. Associate Director, Global Commercial Counsel will be a key member of the BioNTech legal team. This is a dynamic position supporting multiple business partners including commercial, medical affairs, health economics & value assessment (HEVA), patient interactions and other cross-functional teams to provide guidance and counsel on matters related to promotional and educational activities, medical affairs activities, engagements with healthcare providers and entities, and other applications of commercial law and compliance in the biopharmaceutical industry. This position will be based in our Cambridge office. Note: this role has a US focus although will involve providing support for other markets.


The responsibilities will include:

  • Provides legal advice and counselling on various topics, including but not limited to, pre-approval activities, marketing strategies, promotional tactics and materials, advertising campaigns and programs, disease awareness activities, collaborating with/supporting patient advocacy groups, healthcare professional (HCP) engagements, and interactions with others in a position to influence healthcare decisions (e.g., payers, distributors, etc.).

  • Develop processes and policies related to the above and provide trainings to key internal clients.

  • Understand the strategic and tactical objectives of the relevant commercial, medical, HEVA, and other client teams and develop creative and thoughtful solutions to key initiatives, activities and communications, taking into account applicable current legal and regulatory landscapes.

  • Serves as the legal representative on cross-functional Medical/Regulatory/Legal (MLR) review teams to provide legal feedback and direction on advertising, promotional, educational, disease awareness, medical, corporate communications, and other materials submitted for review.

  • Draft, negotiate, review, and revise commercial, medical affairs, HEVA and market access vendor agreements associated with, for example, healthcare professionals, providers, vendors, licensors, consultants and speaker agreements.

  • Stay abreast of new laws, regulations, codes of practice and industry trends affecting the organization, and assist with development of policies and training as needed.

  • Generally collaborate closely with the Corporate Compliance team and other Legal colleagues to provide legal support to the organization.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Juris Doctorate or equivalent law degree

  • 6 plus years legal and/or compliance experience specifically in the biopharmaceutical industry

  • Active membership and in good standing in a state bar.

  • Practical, clear, creative and solution oriented.  Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Organized, responsible and detail-oriented.  Capable of working independently and able to understand and incorporate legal guidance into work product.

  • ­Result-oriented way of working as well as the ability to analyze complex legal issues and problem-solving skills.

  • Supportive interpersonal team player, talented at collaborating cross-functionally.

  • Has a positive, can-do attitude.  High degree of personal ethics, integrity and accountability

Job Information

  • Job ID: 70676877
  • Workplace Type: Hybrid
  • Location:
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Company Name For Job: BioNTech US
  • Position Title: Associate Director, Global Commercial Counsel / Brand Attorney
  • Job Function: Legal/Licensing
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: None
  • Min Experience: 5-7 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%

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