• Genentech
  • South San Francisco, California
  • Dec 09, 2020
Full time Legal

Job Description


South San Francisco, California

Job ID: 202011-127997



The Position


  • Experienced paralegal with corporate and transactional experience, supporting the Corporate and Transactional Legal Group (“CTLG”).
  • Completes work with guidance from manager and supports other attorneys within the CTLG.
  • Participates in departmental or other special projects, as needed.


  • Drafting board and shareholder consents, resolutions and certificates for US Roche and Genentech entities.
  • Drafting basic incorporation, merger, dissolution, stock certificates and other routine corporate documents as needed for US Roche and Genentech entities. 
  • Maintaining corporate records, minute books, entity fact sheets and corporate entity organizational charts for US Roche and Genentech entities, and assisting in digitizing such records.
  • Supporting transactional attorneys in a wide variety of transactions, including equity investments, merger and acquisition transactions, and licensing and collaboration transactions.
  • Formatting, revising and proofing complex commercial agreements, including checking cross-references, citations and definitions.
  • Finalizing and coordinating execution of agreements.
  • Acting as a key point-of-contact for internal and external inquiries regarding matters pertaining to corporate governance for US Roche and Genentech entities. 
  • Acting as a key point-of-contact to outside service providers regarding annual business filings and reports for US Roche’s and Genentech’s various entities, and legalization (notarization, apostille, attestation, etc.) of documents as needed.
  • Preparing initial drafts of basic agreements, including confidentiality agreements, assignment agreements, and powers of attorney.
  • Assisting in responses to FINRA requests and investigations.
  • Assisting in unclaimed property claims and submittals.
  • Contributing to cross-functional or departmental projects to improve processes relating to corporate and transactional matters.
  • Maintaining data in spreadsheets.
  • Organizing and maintaining physical and electronic records. 
  • Meeting planning and coordination (scheduling, preparing and circulating agendas, ordering catering, etc.).


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Responsive and reliable.
  • Collaborative, proactive and able to anticipate needs.
  • Ability to work with global teams.
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Ability to interface with legal and business leadership as needed.
  • Expert with Microsoft Word.
  • Proficient with Excel.
  • Comfort and agility with Microsoft and Google suite of applications. 
  • Ability to learn and utilize new technologies and tools (i.e. Litera, Trello, document management systems).


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education.
  • Paralegal certificate.
  • 7 or more years of paralegal experience, preferably in a transactional practice, involving mergers and acquisitions, equity financing and/or biotech/pharmaceutical transactions, as well as handling corporate governance matters.
  • Law-firm experience at a top law firm is preferred.
  • Biotech/pharmaceutical industry experience is a plus.

Who We Are

Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.

Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We’re focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

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Genentech is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity, visit our Genentech Careers page.