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Medidata Solutions

Senior Corporate Counsel - Commercial Partnerships

New York, NY

About our Company:

Medidata: Powering Smarter Treatments and Healthier People

Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of people. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 2,000+ customers and partners access the world's most trusted platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Known for its groundbreaking technological innovations, Medidata has supported more than 30,000 clinical trials and 9 million study participants. Medidata is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at www.medidata.comand follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and X.

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About the Team:

Medidata seeks a Senior Corporate Counsel for our collaborative, business-focused Legal team that operates at the cutting edge of commercial law and life sciences technology. The role requires a practical lawyer who communicates well, and who is comfortable managing legal and business risk in complicated transactions and other initiatives. The Senior Corporate Counsel will provide legal support for strategic projects with critical impact on Medidata's global business. The Senior Corporate Counsel will also lead the negotiation of complex commercial agreements and support various initiatives related to managing Medidata's enterprise risk.


  • Draft, review and negotiate variety of agreements, balancing legal risk and business needs. These types of agreements will include SaaS agreements, partnership agreements, alliance agreements, licenses, service level agreements and vendor agreements.
  • Act as primary legal support for a varied set of strategic initiatives, including partnerships, collaborations, investments, and acquisitions.
  • Establish and document legal team processes and best practices related to knowledge management, contract templates, negotiation, and internal escalations.
  • Review new product offerings, advise on legal issues related to new product offerings, and offer practical advice on how best to incorporate these products in to Medidata's existing legal and contractual framework.
  • Counsel internal clients on matters related to legal risk and risk mitigation. Work cross-functionally on projects related to enterprise risk management.


  • Minimum eight years of legal experience, ideally with some in-house experience
  • Experience with complex technology transactions, particularly related to SaaS products.
  • Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.
  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar or registered as in-house counsel according to Part 522 of the Rules of the New York State Court of Appeals.
  • Experience working cross-functionally with sales, finance, R&D, and procurement teams.
  • Ability to draft and negotiate complex commercial and technology agreements.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to clearly explain legal concepts and issues to non-lawyers.
  • Experience both managing others and working independently as primary legal support on internal and customer-facing projects.
  • Familiarity with the pharmaceutical, life sciences, or health care industries is preferred.

As with all roles, Medidata sets ranges based on a number of factors including function, level, candidate expertise and experience, and geographic location.

The salary range for positions that will be physically based in the NYC Metro Area is $157,500-210,000.

Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that Medidata provides to compensate and recognize employees for their work. Most sales positions are eligible for a commission on the terms of applicable plan documents, and many of Medidata's non-sales positions are eligible for annual bonuses. Medidata believes that benefits should connect you to the support you need when it matters most and provides best-in-class benefits, including medical, dental, life and disability insurance; 401(k) matching; flexible paid time off; and 10 paid holidays per year.

Note: Please be on the lookout for job scams. Medidata recruiters will never ask applicants for monetary compensation, credit card, or banking details.
Equal Employment Opportunity:

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Medidata are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. Medidata is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. Medidata will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.




As a game-changer in sustainable technology and innovation, Medidata, Dassault Systèmes company, is striving to build more inclusive and diverse teams across the globe. We believe that our people are our number one asset and we want all employees to feel empowered to bring their whole selves to work every day. It is our goal that our people feel a sense of pride and a passion for belonging. As a company leading change, it's our responsibility to foster opportunities for all people to participate in a harmonized Workforce of the Future.

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: Medidata-537229
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • Pet Insurance
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Happy Hours
    • Company Outings
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Performance Bonus
  • Professional Development

    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Internship Program
    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Access to Online Courses
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program