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Staff Attorney (contracts)

Company name

American Heath Information Management Association

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Date Last Verified

Feb 10, 2020

Valid Through

May 25, 2020

Posted on

Oct 25, 2019

Years of Experience

6-10 yrs required


Chicago, IL, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Staff Attorney (Contracts)
Duties: Will provide legal guidance to business and licensing contracts, domestic and international. Will advise internal clients on legal and business issues and the implications of alternative positions to enable informed business decisions. Interprets, negotiates and drafts complex contracts and related documents to support internal business partners. Provide advice to stakeholders regarding changes in the law, contract or other legal issues that may involve the company’s short or long-term strategic operations. Interpreting, negotiating, and drafting complex contracts and related documents in support of AHIMA’s products and services – both as customer and buyer. Demonstrate ability to integrate and work well with legal, product management, marketing, sales management, IT and other internal business partners. Assist in the development and maintenance of legal resources that are required for our products and services, such as terms of use, privacy policies, and other similar policies and disclosures. Work cooperatively to provide quality service to clients. Engage with clients to work out any differences in a productive and timely manner. Services to be provided include legal research, drafting documents, Video/Skype and phone negotiations. Draft documents such as amendments to bylaws, affiliation agreements, ethics guidelines, and participation agreements. Ensure compliance with U.S. and international laws and regulations dealing with user privacy,intellectual property, consumer protection, publishing and advertising. Contribute to the development of projects such as the record retention plan, compliance programs, such as ADA compliance, and providing templates and legal resources for internal use. Assist with a variety of other Association legal matters as needed. Provide training programs to staff, Board, Foundation, Component State Association and other entities on topics such as conflicts of interest, financial best practices, copyrights and trademarks, recusals, antitrust, lobbying, etc. in writing, in person, through online sessions or conference calls.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Active license to practice law in Illinois. 6-10+ years of experience, with at least 3 years as an in-house attorney, preferably in a healthcare, consumer or content licensing business. Experience in a highly regulated environment preferred. Knowledge of issues relating to various areas of the law, including intellectual property, licensing, technology, data privacy, GDPR, commerce, antitrust, litigation, contracts,insurance, and regulatory compliance. Experience using contract management systems, using and developing templates. Ability to respond promptly to a wide range of legal requests, summarizing and communicating concepts that business partners can apply. Excellent business contract drafting and negotiation skills; works to get a reasonable business deal accomplished in a timely fashion. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams) and use of contract management software and/or CRM Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally with all levels of staff and management regarding legal issues. Process and quality improvement mindset.

Additional info

Requisition ID: 1094

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Heath Information Management Association
233 N. Michigan Avenue,
21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601-5800

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