Head of Legal
Raleigh, NC
Expert · Full time
Posted 2 years ago

Ready to empower parents and help them feel good about what they’re feeding their baby? Are you ready to be part of a growing team looking to create positive change in the world and contribute to a healthier planet?


Then, we want you!

We are looking for an experienced lawyer to join our team in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina!



  • Develop a deep knowledge of the Company’s existing and planned research and development programs, business activities, and product candidates in the context of competitor activities, industry trends, best practices, laws, and regulations.
  • Counsel the Company and the Board of Directors on legal, compliance, and governance matters.
  • Oversee all aspects of the Company’s intellectual property.
  • Working collaboratively with the internal team to proactively identify the protectable subject matter and draft patent applications.
  • Manage the prosecution of the Company’s patent portfolio in collaboration with outside counsel.
  • Understand the competitive landscape and conduct freedom to operate analyses as required.
  • Counsel management and employees on intellectual property matters including providing IP-related education.
  • Review intellectual property-related contract provisions in license and other agreements.
  • Work with the leadership to establish the Company’s legal operations.
  • Help establish a contract process.
  • Review or draft certain agreements such as confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, and service agreements.
  • Manage the legal services provided by outside law firms.


Qualifications & Preferred Experience


  • A Juris Doctorate from an accredited law school 
  • Admission to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
  • 5+ years relevant professional experience in a law firm and/or in-house setting
  • Knowledge of the role of an IP strategy in life cycle management.
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating legal agreements including NDAs, business transactions, and licensing agreements.
  • Flexibility, willingness, and ability to take on diverse tasks.


  • Experience in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, and/or biotechnology industry.
  • Significant small and/or large molecule patent preparation and prosecution experience, including familiarity with US IP rules, regulations, and practices.
  • Experience with strategic transactions and partnerships, including equity/debt financing matters and commercialization of products and IP.
  • Familiarity with regulatory frameworks and rulemaking.



You are a natural leader

  • You are a Jack-of-all-trades that can take on many tasks outside of your wheelhouse and you are not afraid to learn in public with the team.
  • With an EQ & DQ that would make Brené Brown proud, your culture-building skills can’t be beaten. You strive to set cultural standards of inclusivity, honesty, bravery, authenticity, & consciousness of others.
  • You listen just as well as you contribute. Compassion and curiosity for your teammate’s projects and our consumers will serve you well.
  • You are a clear communicator with a knack for delivery for the audience. You can express yourself perfectly one-on-one as well as in a large hall. You cut through the jargon to true content and meaning.


You love tackling challenging problems with a team

  • You believe in our mission of working towards better human health and sustainability
  • As a conscientious teammate, you're curious to learn from co-workers and share your personal passions.
  • You enjoy working collaboratively with a broad and diverse team and stepping outside of your comfort zone.
  • You're naturally inclined to think critically and creatively to work through murky problems with limited resources.
  • Ambiguity is your jam and you're able to strive ahead without direction.
  • You hold yourself and others to the utmost ethical standards in all scientific and professional endeavors.


What You’ll Get in Return

The Company offers a generous benefits package along with competitive compensation.

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401(k) with a 4% Company match
  • Flexible holiday and vacation time
  • Industry-leading parental and caregiver leave
  • Social events - we like to have fun
We’re on a mission to provide the next generation every opportunity to thrive through better infant nutrition - human cultivated breastmilk!
Size:  1-10 employees
Funding Level:  Early-stage Startup
Total Amount Raised:  $3.5 M
Year Founded:  2020
Blue Horizon Ventures
Breakthrough Energy Ventures
Purple Orange Ventures
Shazi Visram
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