Contracts Attorney in Seattle, WA

$100K - $150K(Ladders Estimates)

Adaptive Biotechnologies   •  

Seattle, WA 98160

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Less than 5 years

Posted 55 days ago

Every immune system has a story to tell— the key is knowing how to listen. Our goal is to meaningfully improve people's lives by learning from the wisdom of their adaptive immune systems. It's a bold objective that we're uniquely built to achieve.

At Adaptive, you'll be challenged, you'll be inspired, and you'll be part of an innovative organization making a real impact on improving the quality of life globally. No matter what your role is, you'll find a diverse, team-driven, fun culture where your contributions truly count.

Position Overview

This is a junior attorney position. The successful candidate will work in conjunction with the VP, Assistant General Counsel, reportingto the General Counsel, to handle relatively routine contracting tasks, including negotiation and drafting.


  • Actively engage with and responding to contracting requests from internal business owners and providing contracting support tosupport business needs;
  • Evaluate potential contractual arrangements and draft, review and negotiate agreements that are typical for a pharmaceutical or biotech company, including confidentiality, consulting agreements, master service agreements, and payer agreements and supply agreements;
  • Interpret key contractual provisions in light of the Company's business objectives and business operations considerations, as well as legal or regulatory requirements, and advise internal clients on the ramifications of such provisions;
  • Work closely with other attorneys in the Legal Department to spot issues and carefully evaluate and mitigate risk related toproposed contractual arrangements;
  • Engage with client groups on emerging contractual needs or potential contractual issues arising out of those interactions, and advise clients on business operations factors related to contract commitments;
  • Provide direction and feedback to contract managers and/or paralegals in the Legal Department on the preparation, negotiation and execution of form agreements;
  • Keep informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the Company


  • At least 3 years of experience handling contracts for clients at a law firm and/or in-house, preferably with experience at a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company.
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school.
  • Admission to practice law including admission, or ability to pursue admission, in Washington state.
  • Prior in-house corporate or law firm experience.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated client service orientation; able to recognize and respond quickly and pragmatically to urgent situations and demanding clients.
  • Must have demonstrated authoritative and influencing skills, depth, and expertise in area(s) of responsibility.

Valid Through: 2019-10-22

Adaptive Biotechnologies job