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Danaher Corporation Senior Paralegal in Brea, California

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You will be a part of the legal team and report to the Senior Manager. If you thrive in a global, fast-paced, innovative and collaborative culture and want to work to build a world-class

legal organization—read on.In this role, you will have be responsible for:


  • Draft, review and revise commercial and other agreements, government contracts, including RFPs, site access agreements, BAAs, HIPAA Business Associate Agreements, customer disputes, standard agreements (e.g., confidential disclosure, material transfer, evaluation, and professional services agreements), security agreements including revisions to customer terms and conditions

  • Conduct basic legal and business research.

  • Performs substantive legal work that requires knowledge of legal concepts including analysis, drafting, negotiating and consulting

  • Identifies moderately complex to complex legal issues related to assigned matter; proposes alternative solutions

  • Assists attorney in resolving complex legal issues on projects involving multiple disciplines within the Legal Division and/or multiple functional areas or divisions within Beckman Coulter.

  • Keeps abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas.

  • Represents externally to customers, suppliers, competitors, opposing counsel or government agencies; resolves legal issues using negotiation skills and legal experience involving more complex matters.

  • Represents Legal Division internally to clients

  • Draft commercial sales and services agreements with group purchasing organizations and integrated delivery networks

  • Train commercial sales and service on “battle of the forms” process

  • Engage with external customers and their legal representatives regarding contract terms

  • Provide guidance as required

  • Maintain library of forms and resources

  • Develop written procedures, work flow plans or other systems for standard operating procedures as required

  • Professionally and diplomatically resolve issues regarding customer concerns and other matters as necessary

  • Apply innovative problem-solving skills and judgment to assist in managing corporate risk

  • Identify best practices to influence continuous improvement in the organization

  • Balance priorities and establish timelines to enable efficient processing of transactions.

  • Build strong partnerships with cross functional peers and superiors to improve processes and champion contract policy and procedure revisions.

  • Exercise independent judgment, action and initiative.

  • Maintain all organizational and professional ethical standards.

  • Legal champion/representative and driver for Docusign redlining capability project in iQuotes from development to launch and ongoing co-owner for sustainment.

  • Responsible for reviewing all legal requests in quoting system workflow.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Experienced with anti-kickback, HIPAA, and medical device industry

  • Works closely with business units, as necessary, while maintaining independent judgment and decision-making skills

  • Ability to apply analytical skills to interpret data and use independent judgment and discretion in developing solutions to address a variety of issues regarding contracts and related problems of moderate scope and complexity

  • Ability to quickly acquire knowledge of new business activities or issues

  • Adaptable to changing job requirements and priorities in order to meet dynamic needs and workflow

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment and meet tight deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to work with outside counsel and to interact with senior management

  • Negotiations skills are desired.

  • Must demonstrate a high degree of organizational skills and professionalism

  • Strong presentation and written and verbal communication skills; strong project management skills


  • BA/BS from an accredited college or university, a paralegal certificate from an ABA accredited school (or any equivalent combination of related experience, training, and/or education), plus five or more years of experience as a paralegal which should preferably be in-house for a corporation.

Language Ability:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Math Ability:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Computer Skills:

  • MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and the Internet. Candidates should possess a strong computer software background and be comfortable gaining proficiency quickly as the department utilizes various third-party software applications.

  • Certificates and Licenses:

  • Paralegal Certificate, CLA/CP Certification or equivalent paralegal experience.

At Beckman Coulter, we are committed to advancing health care for every person by applying the power of science, technology and the passion and creativity of our teams to enhance the diagnostic laboratory’s role in improving healthcare outcomes. Our diagnostic systems are used in complex biomedical testing, and are found in hospitals and other critical-care settings, reference laboratories and physician offices worldwide. We do important work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates’ careers.

Beckman Coulter is a Danaher Operating Company. As a $20B company with 60,000 associates, ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and, during the past 25 years, DHR stock has outperformed the S&P 500 Index by more than 2,000 percent. The strength of our results is a testament to our teams and the power of the Danaher Business System. Our Purpose: “Helping Realize Life’s Potential” is what makes us excited to come to work each day.

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.