Associate Counsel, Strategic Corporate Transactions, IT

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Bristol Myers Squibb is looking for an experienced transactional attorney to join its Law Department. Bristol Myers Squibb is a global BioPharma company firmly focused on its mission to discover, develop and deliver innovative medicines that help patients prevail over serious diseases. We focus on the needs of health care professionals, patients, employees, shareholders and our communities, giving maximum priority to developing innovative medicines, accelerating pipeline development, delivering solid growth, continuing to manage costs, and adhering to high standards of business conduct and ethics. We are looking for an experienced transactional attorney who can be successful within our fast-paced, adaptive and focused culture.

This position will be primarily responsible for providing legal advice, guidance and support related to HQ, US, global and above-market IT transactions.

Position will report to the Lead of SCT Legal IT.


  • Negotiate and provide direct counseling to internal clients on routine and moderate complexity transactional matters for the Company’s IT Department.

  • Advise internal clients in structuring and advising on various IT transactions in a way that advances the Company’s strategy while addressing legal and regulatory risks.

  • Provide support within the SCT Legal team for agreements pertaining to BMS’ Enabling Services.

  • Draft, negotiate and finalize routine and non-routine IT contracts in an effective, efficient and time-sensitive manner.

  • Identify and resolve legal issues and identify and help resolve business issues arising from related IT transactions.

  • Provide legal advice and legal interpretation on rights and obligations under executed IT agreements.

  • Assist with resolution of disputes under executed IT agreements.

  • Proactively identify the need for, and assist with the creation of, new or improved contract templates for common transactions.

  • Proactively identify the need for, prepare, and deliver training, written guidance and other aids for internal clients.

  • Proactively advise internal clients regarding IT transaction issues in close collaboration with lawyers from other practice areas and relevant subject matter experts throughout the Company.

  • Consistently prioritize significant workload based on business needs and communicate this prioritization.

  • Work cooperatively with peers to leverage skills and knowledge within the SCT Legal team and the Law Department.

  • Actively contribute to maintaining a solid SCT Legal team, through participation in discussions, sharing best practices, collaboration on projects, etc.

  • Demonstrate a service-oriented approach to advising internal client groups.

  • Demonstrate full commitment to Bristol Myers Squibb’s mission and values.


  • Law Degree, J.D. preferred from recognized university.

  • Qualification to practice law in New Jersey or ability to obtain NJ in-house counsel limited license (including application in process).

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a mix of a major law firm or the legal function of a major corporation, including through equivalent experience with contracting and transactional matters in an operational or contract management capacity.

  • Practical experience drafting and negotiating agreements related to the bio/pharmaceutical or life-sciences industry, including master services agreements, IT services agreements, software license agreements, confidentiality agreements, and software-as-a-service agreements preferred.

  • Has working knowledge of life-science/pharmaceutical law, including regulations, rules and laws relating to, cybersecurity, data privacy, anti-kickback, anti-bribery, and intellectual property.

  • Understanding of health care industry.

  • Excellent administrative and organization skills.

  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and can successfully manage internal client expectations and can work/operate well with a variety of personalities/capabilities in cross-functional teams, matrix environment.

  • Creative, thoughtful and practical problem-solving skills.

  • Must have high integrity, ability to assess risk, ability to make decisions and think strategically while applying knowledge of applicable legal issues.

  • Listens to internal client needs and communicates with clients with confidence and diplomacy.

  • Excellent verbal and writing skills and business judgment are required.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with management and senior management personnel.

  • Ability to work independently, effectively and efficiently and perform against broad objectives.

  • Possess strong business acumen and work ethic.

  • Enthusiastic, energetic and self-motivated.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, or any part of the recruitment process direct your inquiries to Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

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