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Assistant General Counsel - Operations The candidate's responsibilities include: Serve as operational attorney for key operating groups of company. In coordination with an experienced Group General Counsel, provide advice and counsel to business leads on a wide variety of corporate and commercial issues arising in day-to-day operations of a complex organization in a heavily-regulated environment. Provide legal counsel on a variety of health-care business, corporate and commercial matters. Structure, negotiate and provide legal oversight for business transactions. Draft, review, analyze and negotiate contracts, agreements, memoranda and other legal documents to which the company intends to become a party, including, Medical Director Agreements, Operating Agreements, Leases/Subleases, Agreements ancillary to the dialysis business, and Hospital Services Agreements. Resolve business and lease disputes, and, if necessary, assist in the management of litigation. Develop a thorough understanding of and familiarity with the Company's business, its people, markets, facilities, customers and competitors in order to identify trends and formulate appropriate legal advice, structures and strategies. Establish a rapport and working relationship with business managers in order to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel. Perform special assignments as needed. Support and collaborate with other areas of the JLD and compliance, as needed. Assist in process improvement and establishment of best demonstrated practices for all aspects of legal operations. Lead a team of people including managing paralegals and support staff. Minimal travel is required as operational leaders are based in Orange County, California and legal leaders also based in Denver, Colorado, El Segundo, California, and Nashville, Tennessee.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have J.D. degree and 5+ years (with 7+ years preferable) of legal experience in a mix of operations, corporate law and health care law; state bar passage and good standing. Must possess in-house and/or law firm experience representing business clients. General understanding of relevant health care compliance issues (i.e., Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark, HIPAA). Understanding of Medicare certification, provider conditions and state licensing matters is a plus. Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Outstanding written and oral communication skills. A keen understanding of business and commerce, and the ability to diagnose legal problems and present positive, creative solutions and alternatives for management.
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