Sr Director of Legal Counsel - M&A and Strategic Transactions at Dexcom (San Diego, CA)

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About Dexcom

Founded in 1999, Dexcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXCM), develops and markets Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) systems for ambulatory use by people with diabetes and by healthcare providers for the treatment of people with diabetes. The company is the leader in transforming diabetes care and management by providing CGM technology to help patients and healthcare professionals better manage diabetes. Since the company's inception, Dexcom has focused on better outcomes for patients, caregivers, and clinicians by delivering solutions that are best in class - while empowering the community to take control of diabetes. Dexcom reported expected full-year 2021 revenues of $2.48B, a growth of 27% over 2020. Headquartered in San Diego, California, with additional offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the company employs over 6,000 people worldwide.

Role Summary: Candidate must be based in San Diego, CA

Dexcom's legal team is growing and we are looking for a motivated attorney/lawyer to join our team to support our strategic transactions. This role will report to our Vice President, General Counsel, Strategic Transactions, New Markets, & SEC Compliance and will be positioned in Dexcom's San Diego office. The candidate will work with a team of motivated and passionate attorneys and business partners across different offices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Manage all aspects of an M&A and corporate venture transaction, including drafting and negotiating NDAs, letters of intent, and definitive and ancillary agreements, advising on deal structure and legal risks, conducting legal due diligence, and supporting integration matters.
  • Partner closely with Dexcom Corporate Development and other cross-functional teams through each phase of a transaction.
  • Support Dexcom's venture capital portfolio investments, including drafting and negotiating term sheets, conducting legal diligence, and drafting definitive deal documents.
  • Manage internal and external deal processes and drive continuous process improvements.
  • Direct and manage outside counsel.
  • Provide legal advice on a broad range of general corporate matters as needed.

Required Qualifications/Education:
  • Member in good standing with the California State Bar.
  • At least 7 years of experience in corporate law, including extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions (M&A) and venture capital transactions.
  • Prior experience working on partnership and technology transactions, including cross-border transactions.
  • Ability to manage outside counsel relationships.
  • Experience drafting and negotiating agreements.
  • Ability to effectively manage a variety of projects.
  • Ability to manage and supervise company business constituencies.
  • Commitment to teamwork, integrity, and collegiality.
  • Excellent negotiating skills and communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Excellent decision-making ability and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Comfort working independently and under tight deadlines.
  • Proactive, self-driven and business oriented mindset.

Travel Required:
  • 10%

Functional Description

Manages the legal business matters pertaining to the organization. Acts as advisor, or coordinates with external counsel, on legal issues including but not limited to the organization's government and regulatory compliance, data privacy and risk mitigation, intellectual property and patents. Prepares documents to support same. Reviews legal data and advises organization on appropriate legal action to be taken. Directs internal and external counsel performing litigation on the company's behalf. May, but usually does not, get involved with legal matters handled by outside counsel related to personnel matters. Requires a law degree. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Functional/Business Knowledge

  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of the leading practices of a functional area and familiarity with several others.
  • Fully understands and translates organization, business strategies, and company goals to functional priorities.


  • Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures effective achievement of objectives.
  • Interacts internally and externally with others, requiring negotiation of extremely critical matters.
  • Recognized as an influential leader throughout the organization.
  • Influences policymaking.


  • Consistently works with abstract ideas or situations across functional areas of the business.
  • Thorough assessment of factors, identifies and evaluates fundamental issues, providing strategy and direction.
  • Erroneous decisions will have a long-term effect on the company's success.


  • Effectively able to operate in complex or matrix environment.
  • Directs and controls the activities of one or more functional areas, divisions, product groups or service areas through senior managers who have overall responsibility for the successful operation of those assigned areas.

Field Sales

  • N/A

Experience and Education

  • Typically requires a Bachelors degree with 17+ years of industry experience.
  • 13+ years of years of successful leadership experience in relevant industry.

Workplace Type

  • The Workplace Type for this role is Assigned Desk. Based on the nature of your role you will have an assigned desk or office located at a Dexcom site and should plan to be onsite approximately 4-5 days per week.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Dexcom Talent Acquisition at [email protected]

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Dexcom's AAP may be viewed upon request by contacting Talent Acquisition at [email protected]

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More Information on Dexcom
Dexcom operates in the Biotech industry. The company is located in San Diego, CA, Mesa, AZ, Portland, OR and Dania Beach, FL. Dexcom was founded in 1999. It has 3973 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 108 open jobs at Dexcom, click here.
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