Legal Affairs Manager

ICON plc is a world-leading healthcare intelligence and clinical research organisation. From molecule to medicine, we advance clinical research providing outsourced services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and government and public health organisations.

With our patients at the centre of all that we do, we help to accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life.

Our people are our greatest strength, are at the core of our culture, and the driving force behind our success. ICON people have a mission to succeed and a passion that ensures what we do, we do well.


  • Read, write and speak English fluently
  • 3-5 years of solid legal experience in a high-quality law firm and/or sophisticated in-house legal department
  • Sense of humor
  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves to help your teammates and provide excellent legal services to the business teams you support
  • Personal and professional maturity to develop and maintain strong relationships with key business clients.
  • Ability to identify and communicate complicated issues to lawyers and non-lawyers in an effective and timely manner including risk assessments, legal guidance, strategy, etc.
  • Significant experience negotiating contracts
  • Some experience (and an interest) in data, privacy, IP and technology, compliance and other internal stakeholders
  • Intellectual curiosity and appetite for learning
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and drive them forward in a collaborative manner
  • Willingness and ability to work cross-functionally, with business, DPO, Finance, IT security, etc.
  • Attention to detail, with great organization skills
  • Experience managing workload and priorities so as to meet business requirements in a timely fashion
  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • Active state bar membership in at least one jurisdiction
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Outlook
Would consider these a PLUS
  • Clinical trial experience
  • Medical Device/FDA experience
  • Vendor contracting experience
  • IAPP certification
  • Contracting experience in the CRO, pharmaceutical industries, or other relevant areas
PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.


The ICON Innovation legal team is hiring! If you are an attorney with an entrepreneurial spirit, proactive business approach to law, and a desire to bring new ideas to market - then we should talk. The legal team supporting innovation at ICON is a small, but very collegial and hard working group of lawyers with interest and experience in data, privacy, IP and technology. WE LOVE WHAT WE DO! The lawyer for this role will be required to provide support for clinical and commercial technology as well as data licensing and acquisition. We wear a lot of hats, and we like it that way. The primary role for this candidate will be Contract drafting, review, analysis and negotiation. The chosen candidate must have strong drafting skills and familiarity with the terms and conditions of service/licensing agreements for clients, vendors and third party contracts. She/he must be capable of analyzing and commenting upon contracts prepared by others in a manner that balances business requirements with practical legal analysis. This role will be expected to communicate with all levels of internal and external clients, co-workers and others.

United States-Pennsylvania-Blue Bell
United States-North Carolina-Raleigh