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Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior Manager, Litigation in Waltham, Massachusetts

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission-enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Position Summary:

Candidate will work closely with the Senior Director, Litigation and Chief Counsel, Litigation, other members of the Global Legal Department, business leaders, Risk Management, the Communications Department, insurers, auditors, consultants and outside counsel managing litigation and threatened claims against all Thermo Fisher businesses worldwide.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Managing and directing outside litigation counsel in an efficient, effective manner in order to reduce litigation costs

  • Managing complex and diverse litigation involving commercial and government contracts, product liability, vendor, customer and distributor disputes, real estate, intellectual property, environmental, insurance coverage, antitrust, unfair trade practices, false advertising, personal injury and property damage claims

  • In selective and appropriate cases, handling matters without outside counsel

  • Responding to demands, threatened claims, subpoenas, requests for information from government agencies, investigators and other third parties

  • Engaging in early intervention and dispute resolution to resolve threatened claims

  • Engaging in early case assessment by conducting factual investigations, interviewing employees, reviewing documents to determine strengths and weaknesses of the Company's case

  • Providing advice and counsel on a day-to-day basis regarding disputes and litigation

  • Negotiating settlements in appropriate cases; overseeing alternative dispute resolution

  • Implementing the Company's Records Retention Program, including working with the Director of Records Management and the IT Department on information governance issues, litigation holds and e-discovery issues

  • Assisting in the mergers and acquisitions due diligence process

  • Working pro-actively across multiple business units, establishing and maintaining effective relationships with key members of management and staff, and serving as a liaison between the businesses and outside counsel

  • Keeping abreast of legal developments in areas of interest to the Company including e-discovery, cybersecurity, privacy, social media, class actions, etc.

  • Assisting with the development and implementation of legal and risk strategy, as appropriate

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctor Degree

  • Minimum of 5 years large law firm experience; additional in-house legal department experience a plus

  • At least 5 years of experience handling a full range of litigation matters including general commercial contracts and product liability claims

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Excellent verbal, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills

  • Exceptional organizational and management skills

  • Ability to work without direct supervision

  • Ability and confidence to interact effectively with all management levels, staff, outside counsel, experts, consultants, judicial and other government representatives

  • Strong business acumen, negotiation and influencing skills

  • Ability to take initiative, assume responsibility and quickly gain credibility

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.

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