Kite is continuing to hire for all open roles. Our interview
process may be conducted virtually and some roles will be asked to
temporarily work from home. Over the coming weeks and months, we
will be implementing a phased approach to bringing employees back
to site to ensure the health and safety of our teams.
For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors: At Kite, we
are focused on the cure. Our singular focus is on cell therapy —
the use of genetically modified immune cells programmed to target
tumors — which we believe has the potential to change the way
cancer is treated.
Kite is looking to add an Associate General Counsel or our legal
team to be responsible for providing general legal, regulatory and
healthcare compliance support primarily to Commercial groups of
This position will be the lead product lawyer managing one of
our premier cell therapy assets.
Provide Legal analysis and advice to business partners in Kite
on broad range of legal matters across entire Kite business in
order to inform business partners of risks and help identify
appropriate path forward in complex and evolving legal and
regulatory environment. For example:
Understand and actively provide legal analysis and advice
related to new and existing strategies.
Exercise judgment during times of ambiguity or conflict while
Proactively stay abreast of latest development in key areas of
Legal expertise that have an impact on current and long-term
profitability of the company
Contracts & Agreements
Draft, negotiate and review a wide range of agreements typical
to biotech supporting commercial, medical and other activities.
Advise on contract interpretation, dispute resolution and other
Actively contribute to Legal Function through participation in
initiatives to build departmental knowledge and capabilities by
sharing best practices
Partner with colleagues to contribute expertise as needed
Mentor among the legal team and provide expertise, guidance and
Assist Vice-President Commercial Legal on matters of significant
importance to the Kite business.
Be committed to meeting patient unmet needs and be energized by
rising to new challenges and coming up with creative yet compliant
solutions to serve patients. Be energized by challenging and
interesting legal work and novel business problems.
Partner with Compliance to proactively identify and manage
potential compliance risk. Ensure compliance with all government
regulations and mandates. Contribute to investigations as needed to
address potential compliance concerns.
Regulatory Materials & Promotions
Partner with commercial, regulatory, and medical colleagues to
ensure timely review of proposed activities and materials.
Contribute actively to the review team by evaluating potential risk
and providing counsel. Ensure coordination with other legal
associates supporting specific therapeutics to ensure consistency.
Provide legal advice and assistance related to commercial programs,
including patient assistance, marketing programs and promotional
campaigns in accordance with laws and internal policies.
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS:
12+ years of legal practice
3+ years of related experience in legal counseling role
specifically related to pharmaceuticals, Biotech or medical devices
in industry or major law firm
Significant experience in commercial contracting, including
drafting, reviewing and advising business partners on complex
Familiarity with FDA regulations, federal fraud and abuse laws,
including FDA/OIG guidelines, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback
Statute, Industry Codes and privacy laws and requirements affecting
commercial and medical activities
Experience with product launches including accelerated
Strong business acumen and understanding of the
pharmaceutical/biotechnology/device business and related legal
Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation
High level of maturity, presence, and discretion in handling of
sensitive and confidential information
Desire or experience to manage a small team of attorneys
providing strategic coaching and direction to meet the needs of the
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Ability to manage and influence across cross-functional matrix
Demonstrated ability to work in fast-paced complex
Up to 10% travel required
Kite is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development
of innovative cancer immunotherapies with a goal of providing
rapid, long-term durable response and eliminating the burden of
chronic care. The company is focused on chimeric antigen receptor
(CAR) and T cell receptor (TCR) engineered cell therapies designed
to empower the immune system's ability to recognize and kill
tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on
Kite, please visit www.kitepharma.com . Sign up to follow
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For Current Kite Pharma Employees and Contractors: Everyone at
Kite is grounded by one common goal – curing cancer. Every day, we
aim to establish a direct line between that purpose and our
We are creating Kite together, with the recognition that the
best teams are built by the best people. We maintain an attitude of
curiosity, and creativity with each challenge as we develop a new
market for cancer therapies. We appreciate and respect one another,
and most importantly, we don’t take success for granted.
While we’ve come a long way to make what others viewed as
impossible, possible, we know one thing is certain. Today is just