• 28-May-2021 to 28-Jun-2021 (EST)
  • Legal
  • Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Full Time - Exempt

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Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) is a biotechnology company that promotes improved health globally through the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative vaccines to prevent serious infectious diseases.  Novavax is currently conducting multiple late-stage clinical trials for NVX-CoV2373, our vaccine candidate against the virus that causes COVID-19, and has recently reported exciting and highly encouraging initial efficacy results. NanoFlu, our quadrivalent influenza nanoparticle vaccine, met all primary objectives in its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial in older adults. Both candidate vaccines incorporate Novavax' proprietary saponin-based Matrix-M adjuvant to enhance the immune response and stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies. Novavax is a leading innovator of recombinant vaccines. Our proprietary technology platform leverages the power and speed of genetic engineering to efficiently produce highly immunogenic nanoparticles in order to address urgent global health needs.

Novavax, Inc. is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic.

We are seeking a Director, Litigation. The ideal candidate will be an attorney with four to six years of experience (a) litigating and guiding the resolution of business disputes and (b) counseling on employment related matters. The position will report to our Vice President, Assistant General Counsel.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing litigation and dispute resolution matters (substantive areas may include commercial, products liability, securities, employment, real property/construction, and intellectual property) and reporting developments to management
  • Working closely with outside counsel and the business to develop risk mitigation, defense and resolution strategies
  • Overseeing the litigation hold process and managing responses to inquiries, discovery requests and other aspects of litigation and government investigations, including workflow and resource allocation
  • Conducting internal investigations
  • Providing advice and strategic support on employment law issues
  • Partnering with human resources and compliance in (a) reviewing and drafting guidelines, plans and policies and (b) building efficient processes to maintain compliance with employment laws and regulations
  • Other matters and duties as may be assigned

Minimum requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate from accredited law school and license to practice in at least one US jurisdiction
  • Ten or more years of relevant experience litigating commercial and employment disputes and providing strategic employment law advice
  • Experience with representing life sciences companies strongly preferred
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tight deadlines in a fast-paced business environment
  • Ability to provide practical, timely, and risk-appropriate legal counsel to a wide variety of internal clients and interact effectively with employees at all levels of the organization

Novavax is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland with additional facilities in Uppsala, Sweden and Bohumil, Czech Republic. Novavax is traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol NVAX and is dedicated to developing novel vaccines to address infectious disease.

Novavax offers a base salary, annual bonus, equity grants, professional career development/growth opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx, STD, LTD, Life, Optional Life, 401(k) plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Novavax is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment and advancement opportunities are available to all individuals on an at-will basis, regardless of their race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protective hairstyle, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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