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Danaher Corporation Senior Counsel - M&A Intellectual Property in New York, New York


We're seeking a seasoned intellectual property attorney with broad, in-depth transactional experience, including significant experience leading IP aspects of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and software licensing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Anticipates, manages and resolves IP issues that arise across the lifecycle of M&A activity.

  • Oversee and conduct IP diligence on M&A and Open Innovation transactions

  • Leads or supports due diligence, analysis, structuring, drafting and negotiation of IP terms and agreements during mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, and related post-closing activities.

  • Act as a subject matter expert for IP diligence and deployment of IP strategic vision including developing standard work

  • Leads the management of IP issues on complex client-facing or alliance transactions and liaising with legal colleagues and business teams to resolve those issues.

  • Drafts, analyzes, structures and negotiates agreements related to all types of IP transactions, including software licenses and collaboration agreements.

  • Develops and formalizes IP-related processes, templates and form agreements.

  • Determine best practices and assist with creating and maintaining IP Policy.

  • Develops and implements IP strategic initiatives, policies, best practices, and training designed to mitigate IP risks and maximize business outcomes.

  • Maintain the Danaher IP diligence Work Plan and act as a trusted partner to the Corporate Development team

Required Skills & Experience

  • 7+ years of experience in a law firm or in-house IP legal environment with a focus on M&A

  • Comfortable advising and educating senior management on IP issues

  • Strong interest in developing IP strategy, policy and processes for M&A

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Demonstrated success working in a fast-paced, results-driven environment. Curious, self-starter able to work independently and as a part of a team; able to balance competing priorities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with a willingness to listen and learn from others. Ability to convey complex legal issues and solutions clearly and concisely

  • Emotional intelligence, excellent judgment and pragmatism

  • Process oriented experience or willingness to immerse in creating enterprise processes

Interface with other corporate functions as required for supporting IP Strategic Vision

Position will require up to 50% travel; relocation is not required

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.