Corporate & Securities Counsel

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Company Summary

Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. (JNCE) is a clinical stage immunotherapy company dedicated to transforming the treatment of cancer by developing therapies that enable the immune system to attack tumors and provide long‑lasting benefits to patients. Through the use of its Translational Science Platform, Jounce first focuses on specific cell types within tumors to prioritize targets, and then identifies related biomarkers designed to match the right therapy to the right patient. Jounce’s lead product candidate, JTX-2011, is a monoclonal antibody that binds to and activates ICOS and is currently in a Phase 1/2 trial.

Role / Responsibilities

Jounce seeks an experienced corporate and securities counsel to join its Legal Department reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Legal.  This newly created position offers the opportunity to become a key member of the Jounce legal team, working in a fast-paced, high energy environment, where initiative, creative thinking and collaboration are valued.

  • Preparing and filing of all SEC filings, including periodic and current reports, proxy statements, Section 16 reports and confidential treatment requests in collaboration with internal and external accounting and legal teams
  • Responsible for corporate governance, ethics and compliance matters, including overseeing various corporate policies, preparing the materials for board and committee meetings, and managing the board minute books
  • Providing legal advice in connection with disclosure matters, including investor presentations, press releases, and other corporate internal and external communications
  • Coordinating stock option and equity programs in conjunction with Finance department
  • Preparing, reviewing and negotiating a diverse range of agreements common to the biotechnology industry, including services agreements, confidentiality agreements, material transfer agreements, consulting agreements, clinical trial agreements, HR  agreements, license agreements, benefits-related agreements and employment agreements
  • Providing advice in a wide array of practice areas and special projects as needed
  • Keep up-to-date of industry related laws and regulations to help identify changes and incorporate into or help create policies and procedures based on such development


  • JD from an accredited law school and admitted to practice in Massachusetts or other U.S. state
  • 7+ years of relevant experience in-house or with a national law firm; experience with high growth public biotechnology companies strongly preferred; in-house experience is a plus
  • Strong knowledge in securities laws and experience advising clients regarding compliance
  • Significant experience in board and corporate governance matters
  • Ability to quickly and effectively prioritize, review and negotiate agreements in the context of business circumstances, and to provide advice that recognizes and integrates legal risk, business objectives and leverage
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with individuals from multiple departments and disciplines at all levels of the organization
  • Strong attention to detail and proactive approach
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Skilled  at providing practical legal and business advice regarding a wide variety of issues
  • Track record of working as a “team player” within a legal group to support departmental success and foster collaborative environment

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