Create a world where pets thrive

Senior Counsel, Global Laboratory Operations @ Pet Sciences Leader

New York, NY or Boulder/Denver, CO [Hybrid]


About the Company

At the intersection of life sciences research and pet health, this client blends cutting-edge science with a deep love for pets. Their mission is clear: create a world where pets thrive. A lean tech-drive team within an internationally established enterprise, they're dedicated to veterinary excellence, nutritional innovation, and groundbreaking diagnostics. The commitment goes beyond pet care; they're devoted to sustainable practices and making a meaningful impact.


Job Overview

The role of Senior Counsel, Global Laboratory Operations, involves providing comprehensive legal support for global laboratory and international activities. The successful candidate will be expected to rapidly develop an in-depth understanding of the business and operations on a global scale. Responsibilities include advising on operational compliance, labor, and commercial issues related to diagnostics laboratories operations, as well as aiding in international expansion endeavors. This position involves negotiating and drafting complex commercial agreements, and providing guidance on international operations.


Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as a legal advisor to the global lab operations team, aiding in strategic decision-making and shaping company policies.
  • Identify and mitigate legal risks linked to lab operations.
  • Draft and review agreements and policies pertaining to lab operations and vendor relationships.
  • Be responsible for informing the company's strategic decisions and developing policies and practices related to HR operations and employee relations.
  • Offer expertise on legal compliance regarding operational issues.
  • Develop and implement a compliance playbook for international expansion and ongoing operations.
  • Oversee global employment law projects in collaboration with regional teams and local counsel.
  • Create and deliver training programs to ensure legal compliance in our laboratories.
  • Assess risks and prerequisites for entering new jurisdictions, informing decisions about the prioritization and timing of entry, and monitoring changes in the law to ensure ongoing compliance in those countries.
  • Manage local counsel in several jurisdictions to secure clear, actionable advice in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Stay up-to-date with changes in laws and regulations in various jurisdictions.



  • U.S. JD or LLM, with at least 7 years of relevant legal experience, including in-house, preferably in a healthcare or regulated industry.
  • Extensive knowledge of global employment laws and regulations.
  • Proven experience in supporting international growth, including assessing regulatory and legal requirements and developing a plan for execution.
  • Exceptional communication skills across all channels, with the ability to articulate complex legal issues effectively in both ad-hoc and formal environments.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing complex projects and working with cross-functional teams.
  • Astute at defining an agenda and ensuring timely completion with exceptional judgment, practicality, resourcefulness, proactivity, and attention to detail.
  • Experience in launching operations, products, and business lines internationally.
  • Global mindset and cultural sensitivity.
  • Ability to influence strategic decisions outside of the legal domain.
  • Multilingual abilities are a plus, especially German.
  • Admission to practice law in New York or Colorado.


About You

We are looking for a hands-on, creative problem-solver who is adaptable and open to diverse opinions. Key attributes include strategic agility, business acumen, ability to navigate complex challenges, and high ethical standards.

Please note that specific details about the organization and its affiliations have been omitted for confidentiality.


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