VP of Corporate Law and VP of Litigation – Genentech, Inc. – South San Francisco

As Sean announced last week, two new VP positions have opened in Legal, one heading Corporate Law and the other heading Litigation. A summary job description information is below:



Vice President – Corporate Law

Vice President – Litigation

Level: O1

Hiring Manager: Sean Johnston


These positions are based in: South San Francisco


Context for Opening:

These positions have become available due to department reorganization.


Timing of Opening:

The positions have been posted on 1/17/17.


Key Responsibilities

Please see attached job descriptions for the descriptions of key responsibilities.


Experience/Education Required:

Minimum qualifications for the positions include a JD degree, admission to a State bar or the District of Columbia bar, 12+ years of expertise in a corporate setting or law firm, a track record of success and good judgment, strategic problem solving abilities, people management and mentoring skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills.  For the Litigation position, an undergraduate or graduate degree in biological sciences, chemistry, or the like is preferred but not required.



As we begin the recruiting process for this position, we welcome all qualified candidates.




For reference, below are the requisition IDs for the two open roles:


Vice President, Corporate Law – Requisition ID3395256806

Vice President, Litigation – Requisition ID3395256906


Please refer external candidate recommendations to Kristine Tanno and Terri Kohan, who are managing these two searches.  They can be reached at tanno.kristine@gene.com and salamikohan.terri@gene.com.


For questions, please contact Sean Johnston or Kristine Tanno. Thank you.  –Teresa



Teresa Fitzgerald

Director, Legal Business Management

Office of General Counsel

Genentech, Inc.