VP, Assistant General Counsel

    • Job Tracking ID: 170085
    • Job Location: Seattle, WA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 08, 2018
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


ARE YOU ADAPTIVE? We’re driving groundbreaking research in cancer and other immune-mediated diseases that translates into novel clinical diagnostics and innovative therapeutics. We are at the forefront of immune-based discoveries, transforming the future state of health through our disruptive, proprietary immunosequencing technology. With strong financial footing and rapid growth, we are looking for the brightest, most passionate and collaborative innovators to join us.

At Adaptive, you'll be challenged, you'll be inspired, and you'll be proud to be part of an innovative organization making a real impact on improving the quality of life globally. No matter what your role is, you'll find a diverse, team-driven, fun culture where your contributions truly count. #BeingAdaptive


Position Overview

We're seeking a VP, Assistant General Counsel to join our legal team. Under direction of Adaptive’s General Counsel, will lead and manage transactions in support of the clinical laboratory, diagnostics, and research commercial teams, ensuring compliance with various regulatory requirements such as CLIA, GDPR, HIPPA, FDA, Medicare Fraud and Abuse, and the Stark Law. This role will draft, negotiate, manage and advise senior management on commercial, intellectual property, technology, collaborations, research and supply transactions in support of Adaptive’s business objectives. In addition, the successful candidate will support the build-out of improved internal corporate systems and processes, working with other stakeholders in Adaptive’s internal finance, compliance and technical groups.

This position requires strong legal expertise in clinical laboratory and/or diagnostics, and research contractual arrangements, keen intelligence, organizational skills, collaborative habits, a hearty work ethic, and excellent judgment. This position is based in Seattle, WA and reports to the General Counsel.



  • Provide transactional legal support for diagnostic, research, and therapeutic transactions with significant intellectual property, data and/or technology components, including research agreements, development agreements, collaborations, license agreements (including patent license agreements), and occasional capital transactions.
  • Be the steward of the legal aspects of key collaborative relationships by drafting and negotiating all relevant agreements.
  • Provide advice to senior management on intellectual property and technology transactions issues, including matters related to licenses, ownership, compliance, risk allocation, and payment provisions.
  • Identify and study industry deals/agreements in support of Company transactions.
  • Track and report on developments in legislation and case law related tothe Company’s business.
  • Develop and maintain strong business relationships across the Company, including research, diagnostics, and therapeutic organizations.
  • Provide high-quality, cost-effective legal support to the Company contributing to the achievement of the Company's goals and objectives.
  • Support the development of scalable legal and corporate processes to support department and Company operations from a legal perspective.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Experience and Skills:

  • J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school
  • 7-12 years of experience, with substantial experience in biotechnology, diagnostics and/or clinical laboratory commercial contracting required including drafting and negotiation.
  • Member of the Washington State Bar Association, or eligible for admission via in-house rule APR 8f
  • Good working knowledge of CLIA, Sunshine Act, HIPAA and GDPR, Medicare Fraud and Abuse billing, incl. Stark Law
  • Corporate in-house experience preferred but will consider law firm candidates with stellar other relevant experience
  • Must be based in Seattle, WA at Company headquarters


Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits package including employer paid medical, dental, vision, vacations and holidays for eligible positions.

Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Adaptive Biotechnologies values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners and will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Adaptive Biotechnologies is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received by any employee of Adaptive Biotechnologies who is not a member of the Human Resources team.