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Chief Compliance Officer

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Law Firm

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Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Birmingham, AL

Date Last Verified

Sep 19,2017

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Aug 31,2017
Practice Area
Government and Government Relations >> Government and Government Relations
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Chief Compliance Officer Responsibilities: Administer and maintain an effective and broad-based compliance program designed to monitor, detect and prevent areas of non-compliance including written policies, procedures and standards of conduct as well as a system of education and training to proactively promote full compliance. Lead efforts to identify and prioritize potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk. Recommend corrective actions to include changes in policy and/or procedures when deficiencies are discovered and confirmed. Develop an internal network of subject matter experts and work collaboratively with them to maintain an effective compliance program. Collaborate with practice groups, sections and administrative departments to direct compliance issues to appropriate channels for investigation and resolution. Consult with general counsel as needed to resolve legal compliance issues. Investigate all issues or violations of significance that are reported or which arise through other proactive compliance checks, internal or external audits, or other means. Develop a system for uniform handling of such violations. Ensure proper reporting of violations or potential violations to authorized individuals as appropriate and/or required. Institute and maintain an effective communication program throughout the Firm raising overall awareness of compliance, compliance issues and applicable policies and procedures. Serve as the HIPAA Privacy Officer including developing and maintaining policies and procedures, monitoring program compliance, investigating and tracking of incidents and breaches and insuring patients’ rights in compliance with federal and state laws. Report regularly to the Executive Committee concerning the Firm’s compliance health.

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Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; JD Degree highly desired. 5+ years of experience in a professional services environment. 5+ years professional experience in a senior level compliance related role. Knowledge of operational, financial and human resource procedures and regulations. Proven track record of effectively leading, directing, and managing others. Broad working knowledge of auditing standards and risk assessment approaches. Knowledge and experience in the review of business processes, process reengineering, business risk assessments and development and execution of mitigation plans. High level of integrity and professionalism. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, for varied audiences. Ability to assess potential compliance issues and the impact within the legal landscape. Ability to solve problems; think strategically and act tactically. Strong influencing and relationship building skills to foster an environment of collaboration.

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