Director, Senior Corporate Counsel

Job Title: Director, Senior Corporate Counsel

Reports To: Senior Director, Assistant General Counsel

Functional Area: Legal

Position Location: Remote (possible hybrid)

Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt

About Tourmaline Bio, Inc.

We are a nimble, driven, and accomplished team of entrepreneurs, physicians, and industry experts with a mission to thoughtfully develop transformative medicines that dramatically improve the lives of patients with life-altering immune and inflammatory diseases. Our core values help drive this mission and are the foundation of our company culture: we have a passion for our mission; we believe respect and inclusion are core to the success of our team; we overcome obstacles to deliver results for patients; and we push the envelope.

Our lead program has completed multiple Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical trials.  We launched our first clinical trial in Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) in Q3 2023 and plan to initiate additional clinical trials in 2024, one of which is expected to be in cardiovascular disease.  More information about Tourmaline can be found at

General Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel, the Director, Senior Corporate Counsel is responsible for a broad range of legal support, including negotiating and drafting contracts and providing legal reviews, guidance and wise, business-savvy counsel across the organization. In particular, the Director, Senior Corporate Counsel plays a key role in supporting the clinical, CMC and general corporate functions in 2024 and beyond through a heavy dose of contracts and legal counsel.


  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of contracts with vendors and service providers to support a clinical-stage biotech, including master services agreements, work orders, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, laboratory and testing agreements, license agreements, software agreements, and staffing agreements.
  • Provide legal review and guidance to Tourmaline’s Clinical, CMC, Regulatory, PV, Quality, Medical Research/Affairs, and other departments on activities and documents needed to support clinical development, including site agreements, investigator grants, informed consent forms, patient recruitment materials, regulatory and ethics submission documents, protocols, investigator’s brochures and manuals.
  • Oversee the development of templates, guidance documents, and related processes for development of high-quality legal documents and contracts in an efficient manner.
  • Advise internal clients on contract interpretation, dispute resolution, risk allocation and other legal matters in a pragmatic way that results in actionable business advice.
  • Partner with key stakeholders and functional areas to understand business needs, improve processes, and provide right-sized legal support to enable achievement of corporate goals.
  • Educate new hires and existing employees on legal topics through formal training and regular touchpoints.
  • Represent the Tourmaline Legal team on cross-functional initiatives and collaborate with Finance and Business Operations teams to provide broad support to the business.  

Education and Licensure:

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an ABA-accredited law school is required.
  • Active license to practice law in good standing in at least one U.S. state is required.

Experience and Attributes:

  • At least 5 years of legal experience at a law firm and/or corporation, with a strong preference for experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.
  • Experience providing legal support for a variety of contracts and activities related to some combination of clinical development, manufacturing/supply chain, regulatory, quality, pharmacovigilance, and medical affairs matters is required.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international laws and regulations applicable to late-stage drug development and pre-commercialization activities is strongly preferred.
  • Experience using, developing, improving, and training employees on contract management technologies, processes, and best practices is preferred.
  • Experience addressing issues related to global privacy and data protection regulations relevant to clinical trials is preferred.
  • Experience successfully leading others in a matrix environment is preferred.
  • Additionally, we are looking for someone who is and will be:
    • Highly organized and detail-oriented with excellent writing, oral and presentation skills,
    • A motivated self-starter with impeccable ethics and a high degree of personal and professional maturity with a strong sense of accountability and ownership,
    • A critical thinker with good judgment and a track record of working effectively with a wide range of stakeholders to develop creative and pragmatic solutions,
    • A curious, continuous learner with the desire and drive to stay current on the ever-evolving regulatory landscape, and
    • A champion of our culture and values who demonstrates behaviors and workstyles consistent with both.
  • Periodic travel to Tourmaline offices in New York and physical attendance at other project and team meetings will be required.

Base Salary Range: $220,000 – $265,000 based on candidate professional experience level.


This job description is written as a guideline to inform a current or prospective Tourmaline employee of what is or will be generally expected in a given position. The description is not intended to be all-encompassing or limiting in any manner.  Duties and responsibilities other than those listed above may be included as needed.

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Tourmaline Bio, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other protected characteristics under applicable law.