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Corporate Counsel/ Sr Corporate Counsel

ID: 1641
Department: Corporate Legal
Location: Cambridge Headquarters
# of Openings: 1



Corporate Counsel/Sr Corporate Counsel

We are looking for people to join the Ironwood team who are committed and focused on creating medicines for patients with GI diseases.  We have three innovative assets, including our in-market product, LINZESS® (linaclotide) which was discovered in-house and is the branded prescription market leader in its class.

Ironwood is more than just a company; you will join a group of people who come together with their unique perspectives and talents to create medicines that can improve the lives of patients.  You will join a supportive, collaborative group of people who challenge each other to think differently, and to find creative approaches to helping patients.   You will join a welcoming environment where equality, diversity, and inclusion are integral to who we are and the values we hold as a companyYou will join a company where not only what you do is important but also how you do it is equally as important.  We challenge each other respectfully because everyone’s opinion matters and we believe that the unique attributes and viewpoints of each team member facilitates the development of innovative ideas that can help us to discover and deliver breakthrough therapies for patients.  

If you want to help us build the next great pharmaceutical company please apply!

Position description:

Opportunity to join a dynamic legal department in a commercial-stage pharmaceutical company, responsible for overseeing public company reporting matters, leading execution of financing-related transactions, and taking an active role in corporate governance and several other corporate-related legal matters spanning from investor relations to employment law. This position will report to the General Counsel and will work closely with colleagues in the legal department and across multiple internal functional groups, as well as with outside counsel. 


  • Primary legal contact for, and partner closely with finance and accounting teams in, preparation and filing of all SEC filings, including periodic and current reports, proxy statements, Section 16 reports and confidential treatment requests
  • Primary legal contact for, and partner closely with finance and accounting teams in, any financing-related transactions
  • Active role in corporate governance matters, including setting the agenda and preparing the materials for board and committee meetings
  • Provide legal advice in connection with disclosure matters, including investor presentations, press releases, and other corporate internal and external communications
  • Active role in business development collaboration, licensing and acquisition transactions
  • Active role in other corporate-related legal matters, including real estate, employment, litigation, supply and environmental matters


  • Strong technical/analytical skills, combined with a practical, business-oriented and strategic approach to identifying and solving business and legal problems
  • Strong organizational skills in order to maintain a high level of productivity, innovation and priority-setting in order to complete assignments on-time and on-budget
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for effectively interfacing with all levels of management and departments within the company
  • Willingness to work collaboratively by incorporating diverse perspectives and appropriately managing relationships in order to strengthen decision-making
  • Proactively seek out and recommend process improvements


  • 3-6 years of large law firm (or large law firm plus in-house) corporate experience
  • 3-6 years of experience managing compliance with the Securities Act and the Securities Exchange Act for public companies
  • Legal experience with corporate governance and other corporate legal matters typical for a public company
  • J.D. from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Licensed to practice law in Massachusetts


  • A combination of law firm and in-house experience in the life sciences industry
  • Transactional experience with collaboration, license and acquisition agreements in the life sciences industry


Ironwood Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity employer welcoming diversity in our workforce.







Ironwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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