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Danaher Corporation Counsel, Transactions in New York, New York

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely and collaboratively with all levels of clinical, medical affairs, global marketing, sales, sales operations, finance, and business development teams to support a broad range of transactions

  • Negotiate, draft, and review various agreements, including sponsored research agreements, material transfer agreements, master services agreement, sales, service and equipment rental agreements, and nondisclosure agreements

  • Identify, interpret, explain, and advise on various legal issues and associated risks, including those concerning promotional programs, transactions with healthcare providers and research institutions

  • Provide creative and proactive counsel to relevant business stakeholders

  • Develop and implement training and education programs, policies, and procedures related to transactions and contracting processes

  • Improve and create contract templates and negotiation playbooks

  • Escalate issues, as appropriate, to the Senior Counsel, Transactions to identify issues and collaboratively share potential risks and proposals with leadership teams

  • Stay current on applicable laws, rules, regulations, regulatory guidance, and industry codes, especially concerning anti-bribery, competition, healthcare, and medical devices

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Attorney with 3-5 years of relevant experience with commercial transactions in a law firm or in-house legal department

  • JD degree from an accredited law school and active bar membership

  • Experience with commercial transactions in the medical diagnostics or healthcare industry preferred

  • Experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various types of commercial agreements

  • Knowledge of healthcare fraud and abuse laws, rules, regulations, regulatory guidance, and industry codes, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act

  • Able to quickly understand the business’ needs, work effectively with business teams and other members of our department to craft solutions, and efficiently deliver results

  • Excellent communication, drafting, and negotiation skills

  • Innovative, adaptable, and creative, with the appetite to challenge assumptions and working practices constructively

  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, learn quickly, meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workflow, and adjust to frequent change

  • A resilient individual, who can operate independently, effectively counsel internal clients by providing clear and concise advice, and work for long-term, sustainable change

  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Capable of building positive relationships within Cepheid and with its customers, including welcoming others and taking opportunities to help others to achieve their objectives

  • An excellent listener with a high degree of curiosity and appetite for learning

  • Highly responsive and service-oriented with superior legal and business judgment and a practical approach to problem-solving

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience (in years):

  • Attorney with 3-5 years of relevant experience with commercial transactions in a law firm or in-house legal department

  • JD degree from an accredited law school and active bar membership

Knowledge and skills:

  • Experience with commercial transactions in the medical diagnostics or healthcare industry preferred

  • Experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various types of commercial agreements

  • Knowledge of healthcare fraud and abuse laws, rules, regulations, regulatory guidance, and industry codes, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act

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 (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .

Operating Company: Cepheid

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