Staff Attorney II - Clinical

Mason, OH, USA ● Minnetonka, MN, USA ● Virtual Req #666
Monday, November 15, 2021

AtriCure, Inc. provides innovative technologies for the treatment of Afib and related conditions. Afib affects more than 33 million people worldwide. Electrophysiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons around the globe use AtriCure technologies for the treatment of Afib and reduction of Afib related complications. AtriCure’s Isolator® Synergy™ Ablation System is the first medical device to receive FDA approval for the treatment of persistent Afib. AtriCure’s AtriClip® Left Atrial Appendage Exclusion System products are the most widely sold LAA management devices worldwide. AtriCure’s Hybrid AF™ Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that provides a lasting solution for long-standing persistent Afib patients. AtriCure’s cryoICE cryoSPHERE® probe is cleared for temporary ablation of peripheral nerves to block pain, providing pain relief in cardiac and thoracic procedures. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @AtriCure.


Charged with providing top notch service while delivering legal solutions to all departments and entities within this global company, the AtriCure legal group is busy and dynamic, handling myriad tasks including but not limited to transactional work, corporate governance, litigation and strategic development.   The Staff Attorney - Clinical position will advise and support internal clients, especially those in the clinical, regulatory, scientific and medical affairs groups, under supervision of department’s Senior Associate General Counsel.  The Staff Attorney - Clinical will help manage complex legal matters, lead cross-functional projects, as well as develop policies and procedures, and research emerging legislation and changes in the laws applicable to the company.  The ideal Staff Attorney - Clinical candidate will have the ability to interact with a variety of different departments and levels of personnel both within and outside the company. 




  • Drafts, reviews and negotiates all documents related to global, multi-site clinical trials and studies including determining the appropriate type of agreement(s) for discrete scenarios
  • Drafts, reviews, negotiates and ultimately manages the lifecycle of contracts, including but not limited to, non-disclosure agreements, clinical trial agreements, professional services agreements, consignment agreements, research support agreements, grant agreements, informed consent documents, vendor and consulting agreements, and others for various departments within the company
  • Prepares new templates and manages revisions of current templates for use throughout the company
  • Fosters strong and collaborative relationships with all colleagues, serving as a legal guide at project meetings
  • Leads legal department projects and initiatives, under the guidance and supervision of more senior attorneys
  • Is responsible for several contracting processes, including establishing processes and cross-functional teams related thereto
  • Performs other legal services under the supervisions of more senior attorneys within the department
  • Stays up-to-date on changes in laws and regulations applicable to AtriCure, especially those related to clinical, regulatory, scientific and medical affairs



  • Regular and predictable work performance
  • Ability to work under fast-paced conditions
  • Ability to make decisions and use good judgment
  • Ability to prioritize various duties and multitask as required
  • Ability to successfully work with others
  • Additional duties as assigned



  • Juris Doctor from ABA accredited institution
  • License to practice law in the State of Ohio or ability to motion in
  • 3-4 years of experience of increasing responsibility in a law firm or comparable corporate legal department
  • Must have experience negotiating agreements surrounding clinical trials
  • Must have great attention to detail, and problem-solving/trouble-shooting skills
  • Must have ability to work under fast-paced conditions while exhibiting good judgment
  • Must be able to prioritize and re-prioritize various duties and multi-task as required, while clearly communicating any changes to those impacted
  • Must be a confident, goal-oriented, self-motivated team player with a service-focused mindset
  • Computer proficient with experience with Microsoft programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Independent worker with a willingness to learn and take on new challenges
  • Up to 25% travel possibility



  • Experience in clinical research, medical device, pharmaceutical, or other related industries



  • Ability to regularly walk, sit, or stand as needed
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check
AtriCure has a variety of benefits available for US based employees and their families.  Examples include Medical & Dental beginning day 1 of employment, 401K plus match, 15 days of paid Parental Leave, in addition to maternity leave, for new moms and dads, Volunteer Time off, Pet Insurance, and more.   Corporate-based employees also have full access to our on-site fitness center and cafeteria.  To see a complete list of our benefits, please visit our careers website: AtriCure participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity of and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here AtriCure is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and provides Drug Free Workplaces. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, protected veteran status, status as an individual with disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law(s).

Other details

  • Job Family Corporate Counsel
  • Job Function Legal
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Employment Indicator Non Manager