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Counsel, Transactions

Sunnyvale, CA
Full Time
Practice Areas: Commercial Transactions Job #: R1122295 Exp.: 2 - 4 Years
Looking for your first in-house legal job? Cepheid has an opportunity for a sharp and highly motivated attorney with 2-4 years of experience to join its congenial and supportive Legal team. In this position, you will support a range of transactions, primarily focusing on North America Commercial matters. You will have the opportunity to learn and sharpen your skills as a key partner to the largest organization within Cepheid, assume increasing responsibility, and help redefine Legal support for the North America Commercial team. This is an excellent opportunity for a self-starter who is eager to learn and transition to an impactful in-house role.

  • Work closely and collaboratively with all levels of sales, sales operations, finance, marketing, and business development teams to support a broad range of commercial transactions
  • Negotiate, draft, and review various commercial agreements, including sales, service, and equipment rental agreements, master services agreements, and nondisclosure agreements
  • Identify, interpret, explain, and advise on various legal issues and associated risks, including those concerning promotional programs and other transactions with healthcare providers, and contract terms, requirements, and obligations
  • Provide creative and proactive counsel to relevant business stakeholders
  • Develop and implement training and education programs, policies, and procedures related to commercial transactions and contracting processes
  • Develop and implement processes to drive efficiency and improve contract workflow and legal operations
  • Improve and create contract templates and negotiation playbooks
  • Escalate issues, as appropriate, 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

Key Qualifications:
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department as a practicing attorney
  • Law degree from an accredited law school and at least one US state bar membership
  • Experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial agreements
  • Self-driven with strong work ethic and desire to learn
  • Practical and detail-oriented
  • Highly responsive and service-oriented with superior judgment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently, meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment, prioritize workflow, and adjust to frequent change

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with commercial transactions in the medical diagnostics or healthcare industry a plus
  • Knowledge of healthcare fraud and abuse laws, rules, regulations, regulatory guidance, and industry codes, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act, a plus

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.

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