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VP And Assistant General Counsel

Company name

Kaiser Permanente

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Mar 13,2018

Posted on

Jul 21,2017
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Health Care >> Health Care
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VP and Assistant General Counsel The candidate will collaborate effectively with the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, other PGMs, and Regional Counsels to provide collective leadership of the Legal Department. Ensure horizontal and vertical communication and collaboration within the Department necessary to provide high quality, integrated legal services that protect the company, meet company's business objectives and achieve high levels of customer satisfaction. Promote proper organizational governance and management accountability by ensuring that senior leadership is well informed and escalating legal and risk management issues to the appropriate levels in the company. Define Legal Department goals and priorities that are aligned with company goals and priorities. Establish and maintain effective customer and interdepartmental relationships. Ensure the sufficiency, alignment, and efficient allocation of legal resources. Collectively manage the Legal Department's performance against metrics that the leadership may develop over time. Promote continuous quality improvement, leadership development, professional development, and succession planning. Promote a culture of excellence, accountability, learning, and collegiality. Handle the Legal Department's administrative, financial, and governance functions, including but not limited to budgets, reserves, approvals, reporting. Manage the work of the Health Care Business Law Practice Group, including: Cultivate highest and best use of legal professionals in accordance with Department model, which achieves high quality advice and service with lower cost by utilizing high-performing attorneys, and includes developing strategic role of lawyers. Promote the development, sharing, and replication of best practices for collaboration. Cultivate and manage relationships with customers, including agreements for the most efficient and valuable use of legal resources. Enhance motivation of legal professionals through maximization of skills, providing opportunities for recognition and participation in developing Department. Manage individual performance including performance appraisals and other human resources issues. Develop and deploy subject matter expertise relevant to the Practice Group. Ensure appropriate staffing and recruitment of legal professionals. Promote optimal use of information systems, technology, and communication methods. Promote systems and methods to capture, share, and leverage knowledge. Balance leadership and management responsibilities with the active legal practice of a highly effective senior lawyer. Bar membership required in the state where the attorney is situated. 10+ years of experience as a practicing attorney, primarily in health law required. Recognized (externally and/or internally) as an expert in one or more specialties within the health law area. Demonstrated excellent performance as a practicing attorney required. Experience: handling complicated legal issues with serious risks and with successful outcomes; in managing team-based projects, with documented (e.g., reviews) leadership success (i.e., providing clarity of direction, aligning organizational processes toward goals, and establishing commitment and partnership) required. Excellent: interpersonal skills with customers, colleagues, and subordinates; verbal and written communication skills required.

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Job Number: 616399

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Kaiser Permanente
One Kaiser Plaza
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

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