Ross Allen serves as Vice-Chair of Danaher Corporation’s LGBTQ + Friends associate resource group and Vice President, Assistant General Counsel of Cepheid, a medical diagnostics company within Danaher, where he leads teams in global transactions and legal operations. Ross supports several of Cepheid’s strategic initiatives, including its innovation program and expansion strategy. Ross joined Cepheid in March 2019 from Align Technology (Invisalign), where he was the Americas General Counsel in San Jose, California, and São Paulo, Brazil. He was previously the Asia Pacific Legal Director based in Singapore and Shanghai, China. Before joining Invisalign, Ross was an IP litigator at Kaye Scholer LLP and Kilpatrick Townsend LLP. Ross holds a Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and a Master of Science degree in Molecular Pathology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Ross resides in Menlo Park, California, with his husband and two dogs.
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