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Assistant General Counsel
Exact Sciences | Madison, Wisconsin
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Job Description

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Assistant General Counsel will provide broad legal support for the Company. A principal responsibility will be reviewing and negotiating contracts on behalf of the Company and its affiliates in all areas of the Company's functions, including marketing, sales, manufacturing, and research and development, as well as monitoring performance under current and future contracts. The Assistant General Counsel would be expected to efficiently manage outside counsel that may be used to assist in these efforts. The Assistant General Counsel will also support significant transactions by conducting research, facilitating due diligence, and participating in negotiations appropriate for the selected candidate's experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Negotiating and reviewing contracts in a wide scope of legal and business areas
* Collaborating with business areas to manage and monitor contract activity
* Conducting legal research as needed
* Working with and overseeing outside counsel as needed
* Supporting Legal department and providing assistance on special projects as needed, including litigation matters

Physical requirements

* Ability to use computers daily in an interactive manner for extended periods of time and up to 8 hours per day
* Ability to sit for an extended period of time
* Ability to travel as needed


Minimum Qualifications

* Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
* 1+ years' experience practicing law in private practice or in-house
* Contract drafting, reviewing, and negotiating experience
* Must be willing to be aggressive to support the company's goals and needs while also collaborative and a team player
* Must be proactive and have the ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment with shifting priorities
* Demonstrated willingness to work hard
* Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously within defined timelines and prioritize when necessary
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
* Adaptable, open to change and able to work in ambiguous situations and respond to new information and unexpected circumstances
* Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications

* 2+ years' experience practicing law in private practice or in-house
* Experience working in cross-functional teams
* Healthcare and/or life-sciences background or experience


We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company's affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.

About Exact Sciences

EXACT Sciences Corporation develops deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-based technologies for use in the detection of cancer. The Company has selected colorectal cancer as the first application of its technologies. The Company has licensed certain of its technologies, on an exclusive basis through December 2010, to Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp). LabCorp developed and commercially offered PreGen-Plus, its first generation non-invasive stool-based DNA colorectal cancer screening service for the average-risk population. (Source: 10-K)

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