Bliss Lawyers is pleased to announce openings in Fairfield, CT and Pittsburgh.

1. Fairfield, CT Pharma/Life Sciences Attorneys (In-House, Temporary)

Bliss Lawyers is seeking commercial contracts attorneys with experience drafting procurement agreements pertaining to the pharmaceutical or life sciences industries to work in the Fairfield, CT office of a life sciences company.  The ideal candidates will have two or more years of experience drafting and negotiating clinical trial agreements, clinical services agreements, pharmaceutical research agreements, material transfer agreements, and other clinical or pharmaceutical contracts.  The company is seeking candidates who have worked for a pharmaceutical company, hospital, academic research organization, clinical research organization, or other venues where the candidates have been exposed to a high volume of pharmaceutical-related agreements.  Qualified candidates will also have knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to the pharmaceutical industry, including the Sunshine Act, HIPAA, Stark law, Anti-Kickback statutes, 21 CFR part 312, and regulations pertaining to research and development contracts.  This is a full-time, temporary role lasting approximately for a one year term that will begin in early July.  

2. Pittsburgh Executive Compensation Attorney (In-House, Temp-to-Perm)

Bliss Lawyers is seeking an executive compensation attorney to work in the Pittsburgh office of a financial services company.  The ideal candidate will have at least seven years of experience in executive compensation and disclosure matters.  

Responsibilities include:  Coordinate and advise on regulatory requirements for equity grants and equity plan implementation; responsible for SEC filings (Section 16) and internal requirements related to transactions in company stock by current and former executive officers and directors; provide documentation support for HR-related Board presentations; provide advice to HR department and stock transfer agent on executive compensation matters; negotiate agreements with service providers for compensation programs; design/draft LTIP and deferred cash award agreements and related disclosures; design/draft cash bonus plan terms and conditions and award agreements; provide day-to-day advice on equity and cash bonus plan administration matters; provide advice on Proxy Statement executive compensation-related disclosures (including CD&A, benefit plan, beneficial ownership and equity disclosures); and coordinate distribution of Proxy Statement and Annual Report to shareholders of record.  This is a full-time, temporary position that has the possibility of converting to a permanent position with the company for the right candidate.


How to Apply:

If you have the requisite experience and are interested in being considered for one of these positions, please e-mail your resume as soon as possible with your name and the job title in the subject line.  If you know others who may be interested in one of these positions, please feel free to share this e-mail as you see fit.

Who We Are:   

Bliss Lawyers is a new legal model combining the benefits of two innovations -- secondment and virtual firms.  Since our founding in 2011, the business has expanded to service clients across the country, from New York to California.  With a national network of over 20,000 lawyers, we hire exceptional attorneys to work on engagements for in-house legal departments and law firms.  Due to increasing demand and fluctuating staffing needs, Bliss' business has grown to also offer clients the luxury of "extended interviews" where attorneys start on a temporary basis to ensure they are a good fit prior to the client hiring them directly as permanent employees.  Bliss also handles more traditional direct hire placements.  A virtual platform allows us to pass considerable cost savings on to our clients while providing generous pay packages to our employees.  Bliss Lawyers is a certified majority women-owned business.  We are committed to creating a diverse workforce and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.