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Sr. Legal Director - Data and Digital

Posted Mar 30
Full Time
RemoteWashington, District of Columbia

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving patient outcomes and public health through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world’s most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.

Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we’re working to innovate at the speed of life on diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting.

Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible.

The Senior Legal Director, Data and Digital, is responsible for partnering with Commercial, R&D, and other business and legal stakeholders on complex transactions, initiatives, and governance involving software, data, digital, cloud, and other advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) / machine learning (ML), that serve and anticipate the needs of the modern healthcare ecosystem. The role will help elevate data, digital, and AI / ML capabilities across Cepheid and more broadly across Danaher.

This position is part of the legal department at Cepheid and will be located in Sunnyvale or remote. At Cepheid, our vision is to democratize molecular diagnostics for better care and health. Our mission: Delivering “A Better Way” to improve patient outcomes by enabling access to molecular diagnostic testing everywhere.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Partner across functions to drive patient-centered business and innovation, with a focus on product / product development / R&D transactions and initiatives, particularly those that involve software, data, digital, cloud, AI / ML as well as other advanced technologies
  • Collaborate with Cepheid’s Chief Privacy Officer and intellectual property (IP) attorneys on privacy and cybersecurity – including privacy / cybersecurity by design in product development – as well as appropriate use / incorporation of third-party data / software
  • Provide legal advice, training, and direction on regulations impacting business operations and contractual relationships related to research, development, and launch of digital health, cloud, and medical diagnostics products / solutions
  • 12 or more years of combined law firm and in-house legal experience that includes transactions and governance related to software, data, digital, cloud, AI / ML and other advanced technologies
  • Member in good standing of the California State Bar, and / or other state bar if based outside of California


It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Healthcare, particularly with the medical diagnostics / medical device industry
  • Negotiating and contracting with or on behalf of healthcare entities, cooperative groups, foundations, and government entities
  • Negotiating and contracting with suppliers and users of software, digital, cloud, and AI / ML solutions

The salary range for this role is 180,000 – 210,000 annual. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Cepheid, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at

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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

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.

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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 to request accommodation.