Danaher Corporation Paralegal/Legal Admin in Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Danaher Company Description
Leica Microsystems develops and manufactures microscopes and scientific instruments for the analysis of microstructures and nanostructures. Ever since the company started as a family business in the nineteenth century, its instruments have been widely recognized for their optical precision and innovative technology. It is one of the market leaders in compound and stereo microscopy, digital microscopy, confocal laser scanning microscopy with related imaging systems, electron microscopy sample preparation, and surgical microscopes.

Leica Microsystems has seven major plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.


Leica’s Americas Paralegal will support members of the regional legal department with paralegal projects and administrative matters in the areas of contract administration, general corporate legal and compliance work, and other projects as assigned. The Paralegal will be an integral part of the Company’s in-house corporate legal department, and will report directly to Leica Microsystems’ Legal & Compliance Counsel for the Americas.

Leica Microsystems Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Contract Administration:

A material portion of this position’s work will be devoted to assisting in the legal review of sales contracts for our regional customer base.

A strong background in contract drafting and review is a requirement for this position including a solid understanding of contract document provisions applicable to healthcare sales contracts.

Corporate Governance work:

Draft consents, resolutions and other corporate documents; coordinate appointment and removal of all corporate officers and directors.

Process markup of documents from legal department staff; draft and review

non-sales standard forms of contracts (NDAs, consulting, trade show, hotel, etc.); maintain contract files, including following up on executed versions of contracts and notifying business unit representatives of impending important contract dates.

Serving as the legal department’s coordinator for project requests from our internal clientele around the globe.

Day-to-Day administrative support work, such as document routing for signatures and other Designation of Authority matters; processing compliance approvals; calendar and travel coordination; and so forth.

Assist with product liability and auto claims and coordinate the same with third party adjuster.


There is an option for the person to work out of an office in our Buffalo Grove, IL location OR to work out of a Framingham, MA location. MA OR IL candidates welcome to apply!


a) Professional Experience

• Four (4) or more years of experience as a Paralegal.

b) Education

• Requires a BA 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 four (4) or more years of experience as a paralegal which should preferably be in-house for a corporation or a corporate law firm.

c) Language

• English

d) Travel (required estimated % of time)

• <10% of time


a) Internal

• Reports to the Leica Legal & Compliance Counsel

• Interact with following- Americas Management Team, Americas Local Customer Service Team and Americas Field Sales Staff.

b) External

• Customers

• Opposing Counsel


• Self-motivated

• Detail oriented

• Analytical skills

• Strong communications skills

• Proficient in computer skills

• Highly organized


Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Organization: Leica Microsystems
Job Function: Legal
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-MA-Framingham
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: SEL001249