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Senior Associate General Counsel

Company name

Western Connecticut Health Network

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Jul 07, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 20, 2020

Posted on

Apr 30, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 12 yrs required


Danbury, CT, United States

Employment Type



Practice Area
Labor & Employment >> Labor & Employment
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Senior Associate General Counsel
The candidate will be reporting to the General Counsel ("GC"), the Senior Counsel - Employment & Labor ("Senior Counsel") is responsible for representing the company and providing legal advice and counsel to internal clients regarding all aspects of employment law and regulation, including labor and employment relations, performance management, labor and employment policies, and employment litigation; labor disputes; employee benefits and compensation; providing training to all levels of the organization on employment and labor law matters; federal contractor compliance with OFCCP regulations; EEOC and CHRO matters and charges; diversity and inclusion initiatives; labor and bargaining initiatives and strategies, including significant union negotiations; and immigration matters. Will also have responsibilities related to certain healthcare matters including contract negotiations; transactions; medical staff issues; employment and labor related matters concerning patient care issues and health care compliance and regulatory compliance matters. Will perform legal analysis and provide legal timely, effective and practical guidance in a fast-paced in- house setting under the direction of the General Counsel. Responsibilities: Provide legal strategy and direction for employment and labor issues for Nuvance Health, including day-to-day advice and counsel to management, HR Business Partners and C-suite clients, litigation, arbitration and administrative action oversight, labor disputes, negotiation of all collective bargaining agreements (7 hospitals). Advise clients about the impact of recent regulatory and legislative changes and guidance. Maintain current knowledge of federal and state health care law, with a particular emphasis on Stark Fraud and Abuse and Civil Monetary Penalty compliance. Provide guidance and counsel to network executives to mitigate risk in these areas. Collaborate on transactional matters, particularly physician acquisitions, including advising on employment agreements. Acts as a consultant to medical staff regarding legal issues and concerns involving patients. Participate in committees and oversee the development of Nuvance Health policies and procedures that raise employment, labor and health law issues. Support the Corporate Compliance and Risk Management programs and provide legal advice related to compliance risk management issues. Lead multi-disciplinary teams on matters of significance with network-wide impact. Oversee or lead complex compliance, Code of Conduct and/or employee relations investigations. Negotiate employee, executive and physician Separation Agreements and advise on contractual matters relating to physician terminations. Oversee the immigration function for the network. Attend mediations and negotiate cost-effect resolutions to administrative charges and litigation matters. Make presentations both inside and outside Nuvance Health and conducting teaching sessions for medical and professional staffs and other employees regarding relevant legal issues. Work directly with outside counsel on issues requiring specialized legal consultation and serves as liaison with outside counsel on referred legal matters. Engage, oversee and evaluate outside counsel on issues requiring specialized legal consultation, negotiate and control legal fees and serve as liaison with outside counsel on referred legal matters. Supervise paralegal and administrative staff assigned. Perform other duties as assigned consistent with a lawyer with more than seven years’ experience in healthcare or related law. Fulfills all compliance responsibilities related to the position. Demonstrated and specialized subject matter expertise in employment and labor law. 12 years of experience in employment and labor law or other applicable legal discipline. Juris Doctorate. License, Registration, or Certification Requirements: Admission to either the Connecticut or New York Bar (both preferred), or a willingness to become admitted.

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Job ID: 3415.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Western Connecticut Health Network
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810