Senior Counsel – Health
University of California, Riverside
Reports directly to the Chief Campus Counsel, UCR (campus and IP
matters) and with a dotted line to the Deputy General
Counsel-Health Sciences & Services or designee (health law and
biomedical research matters), University of California, or
designee. Serves as lead counsel on health law and related legal
and clinical matters for UCR’s School of Medicine and on research
compliance/research legal matters for the Department of Research
and Economic Development, and serves as Senior Counsel on other
general legal matters for the campus. Provides legal advice to
UCR leadership including the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences
and Vice Chancellor for Research and collaborates on system-wide
initiatives with other health and IP lawyers in the Office of the
President and at other UC Health campuses. Interprets complex
facts and law in areas of high ambiguity. Supports contract
officers in negotiations, due diligence and drafting of
definitive agreements in connection with smaller health care
affiliations and research and technology transfer agreements, and
monitors outside counsel in connection with more complex
transactions. Also, works closely with and provides legal advice
to risk managers, human resources and compliance officers.
Assures compliance in supported affiliations with applicable law
and regulation including federal and state fraud and abuse laws,
antitrust laws, and laws governing tax-exempt organizations and
bonds. Manages internal legal investigations and provides legal
support to independent/non-privileged internal compliance and
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
- Must possess a J.D. from an accredited law school.
- Must be a member in good standing of the California Bar. (Out-of-state hire would be afforded time to pass the Bar within a reasonable period.)
- Experience in a recognized health net law firm or general law firm health law department and/or an in-house environment (preferably both), ideally including experience representing academic or community health systems.
- 6 – 10 years of related experience.
- Ability to travel for UC related business, trainings, conferences, seminiars etc.
- Occasional travel for university related business meetings, conferences and/or professional development.
- Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.
- Advanced skills in project management, and facilitating policy review and changes.
- Advanced interpersonal communication skills, including proven ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade and educate.
- In-depth understanding of highly complex legal issues and ability to foresee implications in specialty area, even when ambiguous or hidden.
- Developing ability to mentor and coach all levels of staff; provide for succession planning in area of specialty.
- Relied on to represent institutional concerns persuasively to internal and external parties.
- Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues.
- In depth decision making ability, even when unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues.
- In depth abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking.
- Relevant practice experience in a law firm, or in-house counsel for an academic institution, corporation or other entity.
- Advanced research skills; ability to readily identify critical legislative changes in area of specialty.
- Trusted partner with senior management and a diverse spectrum of clients.
- Advanced written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and/or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.
- Skills to gain trust and build credibility with a broad group of colleagues and clients, to include senior leaders.
- Demonstrated ability to distill large quantities of information and to generate creative approaches to legal challenges facing a health system associated with a major research university.
- Ability to work well under conditions of heavy workload, frequent hours outside normal business hours, rapidly changing priorities, and deadlines requiring immediate action.
- In-depth knowledge of and experience counseling clients in connection with health care operations and affiliations, as well as research and technology transfer operations and agreements, including demonstrated strong grasp of laws and regulations governing health care providers (in particular hospitals and physician groups) and payers, and research organizations, and relationships between and among providers, payers, and industry partners.
For more information and to apply, please submit the online application form at: http://www.Click2Apply.net/zrhb7b8s7sfzrt25