Major, Lindsey & Africa ("MLA") has been exclusively retained by Leica Biosystems (“Company") to conduct a search for an Assistant General Counsel (“AGC”) in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Leica Biosystems is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates, please submit your resume (in MS Word) to the recruiters managing this search at LeicaAGC@mlaglobal.com or to the MLA recruiter who contacted you about this position. Please do not contact Leica Biosystems directly; all resumes sent to the Company will be routed back to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Company Overview: Leica Biosystems, a Danaher subsidiary, is a global leader in cancer diagnostics. As the only company in its industry to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, Leica is uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps. Leica’s mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of its corporate culture. Leica provides pathologists, histologists and researchers a comprehensive range of products for each step in the pathology process. From specimen preparation and staining to imaging and reporting, Leica’s solutions help increase workflow efficiencies meaning patients receive their results sooner.
Position Overview: Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Counsel, the Assistant General Counsel will act as a primary legal resource for the global business of Leica Biosystems. This individual will handle legal matters globally, including commercial contracts, regulatory and compliance work, employment matters and litigation.
Experience: At least ten years of legal experience required, with at least five years at a medical device or pharmaceutical company. Experience with complex commercial and corporate transactions, employment, and general corporate law. At least two years of experience managing people is strongly preferred.
Compensation: Competitive base, bonus and equity, commensurate with experience.
Location: Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Candidates with direct and exceptional experience may be considered for other Leica locations.
Bar: Active bar membership in at least one US jurisdiction.
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