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VP Legal Affairs, Compliance and Corporate Secretary – Framingham, MA

Job Summary

The Vice President of Legal Affairs, Compliance and Corporate Secretary is responsible for all legal functions of the company, including but not limited to, compliance, disclosure, intellectual property, employment, and licensing matters.


Overall Duties:

  • Manage all legal aspects of the company to balance organizational risk. To effectively accomplish this, it is essential to build trust and respect with all key stakeholders, both internal and external .
  • Legal aspects of negotiating, reviewing, drafting, preserving day-to-day standard operating contracts; including, leases/real estate, debt, material manufacturing and supply agreements, clinical CRO, IT and HR/employment, material vendor contracts and standard legal forms.


Specific Duties, Activities, and Responsibilities

  • Securities related matters
    • Lead and execute securities and regulatory compliance efforts with CFO and external counsel
    • Oversee and guide administration of stock incentive plan
    • Lead and execute corporate disclosure committee
  • Compliance
    • Lead and execute corporate compliance plan in preparation for potential commercial launch in coordination with key functional leaders,
    • Perform compliance officer function, report compliance matters to Audit Committee
    • Partner with key functional leaders regarding data privacy management, particularly counseling on rapid evolving state, national and international data privacy laws and the impacts and risks to the organization. Including responsibility for GDPR compliance.
  • Secretary
    • Lead and execute corporate recordkeeping (minutes), coordinate and conduct Board and Committee meetings in collaboration with Finance and external counsel
    • Conduct annual and special shareholder meetings, coordinate shareholder lists and registrations, manage transfer agent relationship
  • Clinical and Regulatory
    • Support the development organization in review and execution of material contracts and agreements
      • Work with clinical and regulatory to design and implement clinical trial vendors and contracts to manage corporate risk related to product and information handling, publications and data privacy, particularly international cross-border transfers
    • Review of medical, legal, regulatory (MLR) review in relation to pre- and post-approval marketing activities of the company.
    • Review and support of key SOPs, POLs in relation to those functions.
    • Partner with head of Regulatory on regulatory legal matters were needed
    • Monitoring compliance with environmental regulations
  • Human Resources
    • Partner with head of HR on legal employment matters, training, stock compensation plan matters
    • Admin of stock comp and computer share
    • 401k compliance
  • Contracts and Licensing
    • Partner with CBO in relation to alliances, collaborations, supply agreements and partnerships and provide legal input where needed, in collaboration with external counsel.
    • Build, implement and execute contract docketing in preparation for satisfying regulatory reporting requirements
    • Conduct and oversee due diligence for licensing, capital investment and other matters
  • Intellectual Property (IP)
    • Partner with the chief R&D Officer and external counsel regarding oversight of the company’s intellectual property portfolio.
    • Aid in development and where/if needed procurement of IP, including patent, trade secret and trademark matters to protect the company’s assets and technology
    • Aid in analysis of third-party IP landscape for freedom-to-operate and partner with key function leaders to navigate IP landscapes
  • Finance / Audit
    • Partner with the CFO and the company’s external financial auditors, representing in-house legal report, compliance officer and related coordinated efforts with the Audit Committee
  • All other duties as necessary or assigned to support the corporation


Education and Experience

  • JD and advanced degree in the life sciences (M.S. or PhD)
  • 15+ years’ experience, major law firm experience and former in-house/international experience required


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Law degree from an accredited university
  • Active membership in good standing of at least one state bar
  • USPTO registered patent attorney, preferred
  • Multi-disciplinary technical background, preferably knowledgeable in the engineering, chemical and life science areas
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Experienced and effective interface with C-suite and Board of Directors
  • Must be a creative problem solver and team player

EEO & Employment Eligibility:

Replimune is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, ancestry origin, disability or veteran status. Replimune also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.

Recruitment/Staffing Agencies:

Replimune, Inc. does not accept agency resumes unless contacted directly by internal Replimune Talent Acquisition. Please do not forward resumes to our careers site, employees or any other company location of Replimune. Replimune will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.