July 22nd, 2022 Legal & Compliance

Vice President Associate General Counsel


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Please be aware that Acadia has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees.

Reporting directly to Acadia’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary, the Vice President, Associate General Counsel and will play an integral role in Acadia’s lean, efficient team. This role will be responsible for all corporate transactional work, with an emphasis on licensing and will work closely with the General Counsel and the business development team on a wide array of matters fundamental to Acadia’s continued growth and success. The VP, AGC will interface routinely with a large number of leaders and functional area staffers, often with respect to sensitive and high-risk matters; as a consequence, outstanding communication and presentation skills will be key to their success within the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide day-to-day legal services and strategic input to the Company on a broad variety of issues.
  • Directly handle (with assistance of outside counsel) the Company’s licensing transactions and other business development opportunities.
  • Assist in preparing SEC reports and disclosures (including reviewing and advising on 10-Ks and 10-Qs, drafting 8-Ks, drafting proxy statements, overseeing Section 16 reporting, and leading legal aspects of SEC reporting process).
  • Work with the General Counsel to support the business in other substantive areas, as needed.
  • Manage outside counsel, primarily in connection with transactional matters.


  • J.D. from an accredited law school.
  • Admission and membership in good standing in one State Bar.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant industry and/or law firm experience (preferably both).
  • Substantial experience with pharmaceutical licensing transactions, together with the ability and desire to remain directly involved in all aspects of the transaction process.
  • Excellent business acumen and exceptional negotiation skills.
  • Must be a team player in the truest sense of the phrase; someone who is solutions-oriented and collaborative, able to roll up their sleeves and collaborate with all levels in the organization as well as external parties.
  • Capable of moving with alacrity and flexibility as a member of a lean team; exhibits a willingness to seize opportunities, develop new skills and support additional practice areas as needed.
  • Flexible, high level of integrity, action and results oriented.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment and independently of remote locations. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Employee must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in accordance with our policy and in order to meet any independent vaccination requirements that our clients and client facilities may have.

What we offer you:

  • Competitive base, bonus, new hire and ongoing equity packages
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with a fully vested company match 1:1 up to 5%
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 2-year purchase price lock-in
  • 15+ vacation days
  • 14 paid holidays plus one floating holiday of your choice, including office closure between December 24th and January 1st
  • 10 days of paid sick time
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition assistance

EEO Statement:

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications in the exact way they are described in job postings. We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and innovative company and we are looking for the BEST candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background or may meet the qualifications in a different way. We would strongly encourage you to apply – especially if the reason you are the best candidate isn’t exactly as we describe it here.

It is the policy of Acadia to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to considerations of race, including related to hairstyle, color, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, gender transition, country of origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, legally-protected medical condition or information, marital status, domestic partner status, family care status, military caregiver status, veteran or military status (including reserve status, National Guard status, and military service or obligation), status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, enrollment in a public assistance program, or any basis protected under federal, state or local law.

As an equal opportunity employer, Acadia is committed to a diverse workforce. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation. Furthermore, you may request additional support if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Acadia’s career website due to your disability, along with any accommodations throughout the interview process. To request or inquire about your reasonable accommodation, please complete our Reasonable Accommodation Request Form or contact us at [email protected] or 858-261-2923.

Please note that reasonable accommodations granted throughout the recruiting process are not guaranteed to be the same accommodation given if hired. A new request will need to be submitted for any ADA accommodations after starting employment.