Legal Counsel

Location: San Jose, CA
Req ID: 22-CG-016


Job Title: Legal Counsel

Reports to: General Counsel 

Department: Corporate Legal

Location: San Jose, CA


Job Summary

The Legal Counsel will manage a wide array of legal and compliance activities across the company, working with colleagues in all parts of the business and dealing with matters impacting our commercial, development and administrative operations. We are seeking individuals who are confident self-starters, independent thinkers, not afraid to ask questions, but also willing to look for a creative answer that is both compliant and practical.

This position is full time and based in San Jose, California, reporting to the General Counsel. This position provides ample opportunity for mentoring and growth. Join our growing organization now as we execute on a new strategy that will position us at the forefront of efforts to improve human health.


Major Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Follow key trends and latest developments and regulations relevant to export control, sanctions, and privacy laws; identify emerging challenges and design and implement strategies to minimize risk;
  • Advise executive and senior management team of their responsibilities and obligations and help them develop a culture of compliance;
  • Advise business partner on all legal aspects related to products/business for medical device and laboratory equipment;
  • Review, draft and negotiate various contractual/corporate documentation for business units and operating companies;
  • Advise on labor law issues and coordinate with internal and external resources in labor disputes;
  • Advise on product liability related legal issues and manage the resolution of legal disputes;
  • Provide input to the legal part of risk management process in project/system business;
  • Conduct legal research, analysis and other projects or legal matters;
  • Conduct and handle filings/registrations of legal entities, branches, and maintenance of such filings/registrations, including appointment of various positions, reviewing/drafting bylaws, and relevant internal policies;
  • Coordinate and work closely with legal colleagues from headquarter and other departments as well as and external firm;
  • Deal with administrative work and other formalities, such as meeting arrangement, external lawyer’s bill handling and serve as department coordinator within the company.



  • Degree in Law (Must)
  • US Bar admission (Must)
  • At least two year of relevant work experience
  • In-depth knowledge of, and sufficient work experience dealing with, all general commercial/corporate laws and regulations
  • English native, Chinese fluency preferred
  • Good communication skills and be able to work effectively with team members


The base salary range for this position is $147,000 to $210,000 . This position will also be eligible to receive a variable annual bonus based on company, team, and/or individual performance results in accordance with company policy. The actual compensation paid to any individual for this position may vary depending on factors such as experience, internal equity, market conditions, education/training, and skill level. Actual compensation will be confirmed in writing at the time of offer.



Complete Genomics offers its eligible employees and their dependents (including domestic partners) a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Complete Genomics contributes to the benefits package.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Commuter Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • 20 PTO days and 11 holidays per year


About Us

Complete Genomics is a leading producer of advanced genomic sequencing technologies, and its multi-omics platforms include genetic sequencing, mass spectrometry, and laboratory automation based in San Jose, California. Using our proprietary sequencing instruments, chemistry, and software, Complete Genomics is committed to building core tools and technology to lead life science through intelligent innovation.

Complete Genomics is one of the fastest growing biotechnology companies in the United States spanning multiple scientific, engineering and technical specialties working in R&D, production and sales of DNA sequencing instruments, advanced robotic sample preparation, reagents, and related products to support life science research, agriculture, precision medicine and healthcare for the betterment of mankind and the world in which we live.  

We value our employees as we believe they are the driving force behind our success and commercial expansion globally.


Complete Genomics does not accept unsolicited agency resumes.  Please do not forward unsolicited agency resume to our website, employees or Human Resources. 

Complete Genomics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm and will not be responsible for any agency fees associated with unsolicited resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered property of Complete Genomics and will be processed accordingly without fee.

Complete Genomics has the sole discretion to determine with whom we will enter into a contract.


Complete Genomics provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, disability, veteran or uniformed service status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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