Celgene Paralegal, Business Development in Summit, New Jersey


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, ​quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries, and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.

Celgene is seeking a Corporate Paralegal/Legal Analyst who would be responsible for working with corporate transactional attorneys.

This position presents an opportunity for talented and motivated candidates to combine their interests in the law and business and is an excellent opportunity for candidates considering a career in corporate law or business. The paralegal/legal analyst would be expected to assist attorneys in supporting Celgene’s business development activities. The paralegal/legal analyst would, among other duties, help prepare, review, maintain and update transaction documents and forms, and coordinate with attorneys, business development and finance teams on closing various transactions (including mergers, acquisition, licenses and strategic collaborations). The paralegal/legal analyst would also assist with other ad hoc projects.

We are looking for an individual with the following attributes, skills, and experience:

  • Sound judgment and integrity;

  • Strong sense of intellectual curiosity and keen interest in transactional law and business/finance;

  • Highly motivated and adaptable; versatility, maturity and ability to work on a team of diverse individuals in multiple locations;

  • Proactive; the ability to work independently and initiate and coordinate projects; the ability to respond creatively and quickly in a fast-paced, high-pressure, changing environment;

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; the ability to articulate ideas clearly;

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills;

  • Superior writing skills; accurate and detail-oriented;

  • Experience with preparing legal documents and coordinating closings;

  • Strong technical proficiency; experience in online research and databases preferred;

  • Undergraduate degree; and

  • Law firm experience preferred.

Responsibilities could include:

  • Support on M&A, including legal due diligence, coordinating signatures packets and preparing and managing any required notices;

  • Support on FINRA responses;

  • Support on basic early R&D agreements (e.g., material transfer agreements), as appropriate;

  • Support on questions received from alliance managers, as appropriate, including analysis of existing agreements for basic issues;

  • Review and summarization of agreements or portions thereof;

  • Confirmation and verification of final documents against last-approved versions for execution;

  • Assistance with obtaining executive signatures on internal authorizations and external agreements;

  • Support on subsidiary maintenance (including preparing written consents, validating and maintaining subsidiary database, preparing and maintaining corporate minute books, filing foreign qualifications for domestic subsidiaries);

  • Organizing company board and board committee meeting minutes;

  • Assisting with benchmarking on governance matters; and

  • Support on section 16 filings.


Celgene 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, disability or veteran status. Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.COMMITTED TO IMPROVING THE LIVES OF PATIENTS WORLDWIDE

At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients. Our vision as a company is to build a major global biopharmaceutical corporation while focusing on the discovery, the development, and the commercialization of products for the treatment of cancer and other severe, immune, inflammatory conditions.

“At Celgene, we seek to deliver truly innovative and life-changing drugs for our patients.”

There are more than 300 clinical trials at major medical centers using compounds from Celgene. Investigational compounds are being studied for patients with incurable hematological and solid tumor cancers, including multiple myeloma, myelodysplastic syndromes, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), triple-negative breast cancer and pancreatic cancer. As committed as we are to clinical accomplishment, we are equally committed to patient support, which is a guiding principle at Celgene. We believe all who can benefit from our discoveries should have the opportunity to do so. Celgene puts patients first with industry-leading programs that provide information, support and access to our innovative therapies.