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Associate Corporate Counsel - Digital & Technology (1 of 2)

  • Job
    Senior Level
  • Legal
  • Pittsburgh, +3

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  • You need a law degree, 5+ years in commercial contracts (2+ in tech/digital), strong relationship-building skills, global team collaboration experience, thrive in fast-paced environments, strong commercial judgment, creative problem-solving. Life sciences experience not necessary.
  • You will draft, review, and negotiate commercial agreements for digital initiatives, provide product counseling, develop legal processes, deliver trainings, collaborate with legal team members, and manage outside counsel when needed.


  • Law degree required. Admission to a state bar or international equivalent required.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated ability in commercial contracts including 2+ years in technology/digital-focused commercial contracts and product counseling. Familiarity with compliance including Privacy and Cybersecurity issues a plus.
  • Ability to develop strong, positive working relationships with the business and legal teammates.
  • Ability to work across highly distributed teams across several time zones.
  • Thrives in a sophisticated, fast-paced, matrixed environment.
  • Ability to exercise good commercial judgment, be solutions-minded, have a bias for action and have a creative approach to problem-solving.
  • No experience working in life sciences required.


  • Drafts, reviews, and negotiates commercial agreements with an appropriate balance of risk mitigation and business-orientation, supporting Thermo Fisher’s Digital and Technology business initiatives across Customer Enablement (eCommerce), Digital Products, Digital Services, digitizing how we work and use of data.
  • Serves a product counseling role for digital products and platforms.
  • Supports legal tools, program governance and processes to improve legal service delivery and develops new legal processes, approaches, templates, playbooks to drive efficiency at scale.
  • Develops and delivers appropriate legal trainings to many different team members.
  • Works across the Thermo Fisher Legal team including Division commercial attorneys, regional attorneys, Corporate subject matter experts including HR, IP, and Privacy & Compliance, Litigation and Regulatory professionals.
  • Participates in due diligence and other activities relating to M&A and integration activities.
  • Manages the work of outside counsel from time to time.


What are the main responsibilities of an Associate Corporate Counsel - Digital & Technology at Thermo Fisher?

The main responsibilities include drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial agreements, serving a product counseling role for digital products and platforms, developing legal processes and trainings, participating in M&A activities, and managing outside counsel when needed.

What qualifications are required for this role?

Applicants must have a law degree and be admitted to a state bar or international equivalent. They should have at least 5 years of experience in commercial contracts, with at least 2 years in technology/digital-focused contracts. Familiarity with compliance issues, strong relationship building skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment are required.

What are some benefits of working as an Associate Corporate Counsel at Thermo Fisher?

Some benefits include excellent career progression opportunities with a large global employer, competitive salary with annual incentive bonus, and a full benefits package that varies depending on the country of hire.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue of approximately $40 billion. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, increasing productivity in their laboratories, improving patient health through diagnostics or the development and manufacture of life-changing therapies, we are here to support them. Our global team delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD.