Senior Counsel Corporate in Secaucus, NJ at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 2/11/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Senior Corporate Counsel


Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. They are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.

With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DGX) and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.  With 2019 revenues of around $7.7 Billion and approximately 46,000 employees and 6,600 patient locations across the US, Quest Diagnostics serves half of the physicians and hospitals in the US with their large variety of products and services. 

The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics also provides services to employers, life insurance companies, other commercial labs, clinics, health plans, government agencies, and organizations involved in clinical trials research.

Approximately 150 million times each year, patients and their physicians rely upon Quest Diagnostics results to make important healthcare decisions and approximately one third of U.S. physicians – and many of the country’s leading hospitals and health systems – relies on Quest Diagnostics healthcare information solutions to foster better patient care and outcomes.


  • FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 6 consecutive years; one of only five companies to attain Most Admired status in the "Health Care, Pharmacy and Other Services" industry category.

  • Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list

  • Forbes® Global 2000

  • Forbes®' America's Best Employers List for third consecutive year

  • Forbes® 2020 America’s Best Employers for Women for second consecutive year

  • S&P 500

  • Barron’s 500

  • Member of the Dow Jones® Sustainability World Index

  • Included in the FTSE4Good, Calvert, and Ocean Tomo sustainability indices

  • Listed in the most recent Newsweek Green Rankings

  • Consistently named one of the best places to work in U.S. business journal rankings

  • Named a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company for third consecutive year

  • Listed on the Disability Equality Index® (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), recognizing companies for prioritizing the inclusion of people with disabilities

  • Named Top 23 ‘Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality’ in New Jersey

  • Achieved Cancer Gold Standard accreditation from the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, recognizing our actions to reduce the cancer risk of employees and their families

  • Received C. Everett Koop National Health Award for Efforts to Promote Employee Health in 2020

Diagnostic Testing Services

Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Their services range from routine blood tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based and molecular testing. They perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. In addition, they have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurology.


In the $60 Billion and growing US Diagnostic Testing Market, Quest Diagnostics is the leader. Quest Diagnostics’ reputation as a leading innovator, provider of high value, low cost solutions and its financial strength and flexibility make it well positioned to capitalize on the evolving healthcare landscape.

Quest Diagnostics’ long-term strategy is to become the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services. To drive this profitable growth, Quest Diagnostics plans to leverage capabilities to create differentiation:

  • Deliver Innovative Solutions

  • Leverage their Unparalleled Access and Distribution Network

  • Expand their relationships with large payors and health systems

  • Deliver Superior Patient Experiences

Position Description

Quest Diagnostics seeks a Senior Corporate Counsel to work as part of its award-winning in-house legal team. 

This Senior Corporate Counsel will be a true corporate and commercial generalist.  The mix of duties may change from time to time and vary based upon the Company’s needs.  Duties are expected to include legal support for a range of corporate and commercial activities.  Initially, it is expected that responsibilities may include support for corporate activities (e.g., financing), commercial activities (e.g., drafting and negotiating contracts) and counseling clients on a range of business and legal regulatory issues. This position may also provide assistance to the Corporate Secretary and assist with SEC filings.  

The incumbent may also provide support for one of the Regions which includes counseling the regional leadership team and supporting lab operations, negotiations with customers and drafting of contracts and/or supporting a functional area or division. 

The Sr. Corporate Counsel will report to a member of the Legal Management Team.  The role is planned to be based at the Company’s Secaucus, NJ, headquarters, however other locations with be considered.


Competitive candidates will have a J.D, be duly licensed to practice law, and have 5+ years of relevant experience.  Top-tier credentials are required for consideration.

This is a unique opportunity for a motivated, high-quality attorney interested in the dynamic, global health care industry and in making a difference in people’s lives.  To join our high-energy, fast-paced team, the ideal candidate will have:

  • Outstanding judgment
  • Strong corporate, commercial or transactional experience
  • Expert drafting, communication, and negotiation skills
  • An understanding of how to support the achievement of business objectives while considering the regulatory landscape
  • Health care experience is desirable
  • Strong corporate, commercial or transactional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively with all levels of staff, management, and executives

Personal Competencies

The successful candidate for Senior Corporate Counsel will demonstrate through education and experience the following competencies:

  • Outstanding judgment

  • Drive for Results

  • Strategic Agility

  • Business Acumen

  • Financial Acumen

  • Customer Focus

  • Managing and Measuring Work

  • Motivate Others/Manage Vision

  • Interpersonal Savvy

  • Perspective

  • Collaboration

All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

To Apply

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