Description:

Our associates know that every moment matters when it comes to cancer diagnostics. When you come to work, you're helping develop solutions that enable accurate diagnoses to turn anxiety into answers. Join our diverse, global team of talented people, and be inspired to grow every day.

Leica Biosystems is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Together, we're working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world's biggest health challenges.

We are seeking a talented transactional attorney to join the company as Counsel. This is a remote position with some travel (flexible, 15% or less).

The Counsel will join a lean, inclusive, service-oriented team of attorneys and legal assistants and, initially, report to the VP, General Counsel. This is an ideal opportunity for an attorney to move in-house, to join a broad, often complex and interesting practice with significant opportunities for personal and professional growth.

This role will work directly with executives and associates at all levels of the business, participating in leadership meetings and supporting multiple functions, including: Business Units (product development, product management and clinical affairs), Commercial (sales and marketing), and Operations (supply chain, manufacturing, real estate and others).

Major Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the legal department's primary contact for the Counsel's clients, managing a full calendar of diverse meetings and requests
  • Provide practical, solution-oriented approaches to a broad range of legal issues and risks
  • Structure, write and negotiate a broad range of agreements, including complex agreements for strategic transactions
  • Partner with specialist attorneys and other professionals on IP, regulatory and compliance matters
  • Supervise legal assistants and other associates on standard agreements, such as NDAs
  • Manage pre-litigation disputes
  • Using Danaher Business System (DBS) concepts, work with legal department colleagues to identify, design and implement continuous process improvement initiatives, such as initiatives to improve the department's client service levels or streamline the department's template agreements

Required Skills/Experience:
  • JD from an accredited US law school
  • Active bar membership in good standing in at least one US jurisdiction
  • 3+ years of experience in a large law firm transactional practice, including experience with complex commercial and corporate transactions

Preferred Skills/Experience:
Understanding of IP law and healthcare regulation preferred but not required. Focus regulatory areas include fraud and abuse (e.g., anti-kickback), FDA for medical devices, data use and privacy (e.g., HIPAA, GDPR) and anti-corruption (e.g., FCPA)