Senior Director, Assistant General Counsel, Corporate & Securities

Job Title: Senior Director, Assistant General Counsel, Corporate & Securities

Reports To: Chief Business Officer and 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 www.tourmalinebio.com.

General Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Chief Business Officer and General Counsel, the Assistant General Counsel, Corporate & Securities will be responsible for a broad range of legal matters, providing guidance to multiple departments within the organization, with a focus on corporate and securities matters facing a Nasdaq-listed public company. The Assistant General Counsel, Corporate & Securities will play a key role in supporting SEC filings, corporate governance, potential M&A transactions, equity compensation issues and other important legal, corporate, and strategic projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with Tourmaline Finance, manage key securities and corporate governance activities, including preparation of 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks, proxy statements, and other SEC filings and reports, along with coordinating the planning and execution Tourmaline’s annual stockholders meeting.
  • Advise Tourmaline leadership and key stakeholders on matters related to public company disclosures, stock exchange and SEC interactions, and corporate legal requirements.
  • Assist the Chief Business Officer and General Counsel in certain interactions with the Tourmaline board of directors and committees, including coordinating, preparing, and distributing board/committee materials, meeting agendas, and meeting minutes, and maintaining current, audit-ready records of all board and committee actions.
  • Provide legal support to Tourmaline’s Corporate Development and Finance teams, including review of press releases, call scripts, corporate deck, investor communications, and other public messaging.
  • Provide legal support to Tourmaline’s People, Culture and Compliance (PCC) and Finance teams for all equity-related matters, including stockholder inquiries, equity incentive plans, Rule 10b5-1 trading plans, the administration of Tourmaline’s insider trading policy, and related matters.
  • Provide legal support for potential M&A opportunities.
  • Work collaboratively with Tourmaline Finance to support audit readiness and SOX compliance activities.
  • Partner cross-functionally 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 public company obligations through formal training and regular touchpoints.
  • Work closely with outside counsel and other advisors on each of the foregoing, as appropriate.  Typically, this will occur if there are in-house bandwidth issues or if outside counsel has particular expertise not possessed in-house at Tourmaline.

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 4 years of legal experience at a law firm and/or corporation practicing securities and corporate law.
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry is strongly preferred.
  • At least 3 years overseeing in-house corporate and securities activities at a U.S. publicly-traded company is preferred.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with SEC regulations, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Nasdaq listing rules, and other related laws, regulations, and guidelines governing publicly-traded pharmaceutical/biotech companies.
  • Experience advising clients on public company reporting, compliance, and corporate governance matters.
  • Motivated self-starter with a strong work ethic and the ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Excellent writing, oral and presentation skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform independently in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong collaboration and influencing skills and the ability to build relationships and work well at all levels, both inside and outside of Tourmaline.
  • Periodic travel to Tourmaline offices in New York and physical attendance at other project and team meetings may be required.

Base Salary Range: $260,000 – $310,000 based on candidate professional experience level.

Note:

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.