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Chief Legal Officer – San Francisco Bay Area

Job Type
Practice Areas
General Counsel,
Company Name
Solutus Legal Search
Job Title
Chief Legal Officer – San Francisco Bay Area


Our client, a publicly traded clinical-stage biotechnology company has exclusively retained Solutus Legal Search to assist the executives in their search for a seasoned and sophisticated Chief Legal Officer. Reporting to the CEO, this legal executive will serve as a member of the senior leadership team and will manage an existing team of attorneys. Company headquarters are in Silicon Valley and executives meet once a week in-office. Given the high-profile nature of this role, the CLO will be expected to meet with other execs in-office at least twice a week.

The ideal candidate is mission driven and possesses a background in the life sciences industry. They will exude business acumen and possess an intellectual curiosity for business strategy and how products and services connect to drive innovation and success. This executive will have experience at the highest levels of the profession as a General Counsel/CLO or leading a high-profile team as a top lieutenant.  Strategic thinking, deep analytical skills and ability to influence across all levels of the organization are a must.

With its recent infusion of cash (close to $400m), the company is secure and is poised for continued growth (it has doubled in size in the last year) and innovation as the corporate market readies itself for uncertain times. This attorney will excel in a fast-paced environment and possess the ability to provide strong leadership through growth and change.

A connected, harmonious and cohesive culture is central to the Company. This CLO will possess excellent interpersonal skills, a modest ego, value on good relationships and a good heart.

This is a mission driven company and provides this CLO with the opportunity to help shape the Company’s future and work with some of the finest minds in the industry. If you are searching for a meaningful role with large impact within the organization and in society, this opportunity is worth exploring further.

Solutus Legal has been exclusively retained to conduct this search. Interested candidates may submit resumes to search@solutuslegal.com. Resumes submitted directly to our client will be forwarded to Solutus for consideration.

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