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Venture Lawyer (Massachusetts)

June 14, 2019

Faber Daeufer & Itrato is a dynamic, independent law firm that provides corporate and transactional counsel to clients in the drug and life sciences industries, and in other emerging technology sectors including cleantech and cloud computing. Since its founding in 2003, the firm has built a premier boutique practice working with over 1,000 companies, research institutions and investors in the life sciences and other emerging technology sectors. The firm includes 24 lawyers, 8 contracts specialists, 1 corporate paralegal and 9 technology, finance and administration professionals. The firm is based in Waltham, Massachusetts and has offices in New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

Our firm is comprised of professionals whose collective experience handling life science and emerging technologies business transactions and in-house operational knowledge are extraordinary in a law firm. We are committed to maintaining our established standards of excellence by hiring individuals with significant experience in the legal, life sciences and/or technology fields, the highest professional capabilities and potential, and the enthusiasm and service commitment that constitutes the identity of this firm.

Job Requirements

We are seeking a high-energy, self-motivated individual to join our team as a junior to mid-level associate, focused on venture financing (both company and investor side) and other corporate work, at our Massachusetts office. This individual will have extensive front-line interaction with clients, counseling senior management about transaction structure and leading negotiations, and will be responsible for drafting/revising documents and closing transactions (with support from our other lawyers and corporate paralegal). We require candidates to be well-versed in industry standards and key issues in these types of agreements, including substantial experience negotiating private equity financings based on NVCA model documents, and to have excellent legal writing skill.


JD degree required, and admission to practice (or eligible to seek admission to practice) in Massachusetts.


A minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience in private law practice is required.

We provide our employees competitive salary and bonus compensation, exceptional benefits, strong mentoring and professional development support, and work-life balance (in part based on our annual target of 1600 billable hours). For candidates not introduced by a recruiter, we are willing to consider relocation support.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and do not discriminate against any candidate or employee on the basis of race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion or veteran status. The firm is committed to increasing participation by minorities and women in the legal profession and expanding the opportunities for minorities and women within the profession. The firm is proactive in recruiting minority and women lawyers, contracts specialists, paralegals and staff and strongly encourages the interest of these candidates in the firm.