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Cedars-Sinai Corporate Counsel in Los Angeles, California

Align with an organization that has a reputation for excellence! Cedars Sinai was awarded the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award 19 years in a row for providing the highest-quality medical care in Los Angeles. We also were awarded the Advisory Board Company’s Workplace of the Year. This recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. We provide an amazing benefit package, along with competitive compensation. Join us! Discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals.

Tell me about the role:

Corporate Counsel is responsible, under the guidance of the Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel ("GC"), the Vice President, Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel ("DGC "), and other senior lawyers in the organization, for providing legal services and advice on a wide range of matters for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Health System, and other affiliates (collectively, Cedars-Sinai). Corporate Counsel has a degree of independence in performing the duties and responsibilities of the position, which vary depending on the relative complexity of the project. You will analyze and interpret relevant law, develop, draft and negotiate a wide range of business agreements, advise on strategic, operational and policy matters, and participate in management of lawsuits, arbitrations, and investigations. You will develop an understanding of trends and forces shaping the health care industry in the context of legal requirements.

In addition you may serve as the legal representative for Cedars-Sinai initiatives, committees and task forces.

You will develop and maintains subject matter expertise in one or more substantive areas of law that routinely or materially affect Cedars-Sinai operations and strategy.

Our Legal Affairs attorneys foster and maintain a team-focused approach to the delivery of legal services for Cedars-Sinai that includes working with leaders in other departments which share responsibility for enterprise risk management. In this role, you will:

  • Provide legal advice, consultation, and policy analysis and interpretations of various areas of law and policy, and provide counsel and recommendations based on appropriate research and analysis, with a focus on responsiveness to clients, providing practical advice on complex legal issues

  • Provide research, technical support, analysis and interpretation to address a wide range of legal and regulatory questions and issues

  • Prepare written guidance for executives

  • Draft, revise, reviews and, as appropriate, negotiate, contracts, governance documents, templates, policies and communications

  • Develop and maintain a solid understanding of health care regulatory matters, such as Medicare reimbursement, Stark, and HIPAA, and California law regarding medical practice foundation and the corporate practice of medicine

  • Assist in the supervision and oversight of outside counsel, exercising good stewardship over legal fees and expenses

  • Provide timely legal information as a continuing education resource for Cedars-Sinai, such as development of presentation materials and written summaries of legal/regulatory changes affecting Cedars-Sinai operations and strategy

  • Work closely with and provide legal support to Cedar-Sinai Corporate Integrity Department and other compliance functions

  • Serve as supporting counsel on strategic and operational initiatives

Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate, Graduate of ABA accredited law school.

  • Current CA State Bar Membership

  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience practicing law, working as an in house or government lawyer, or any combination of the foregoing. Relevant experience includes at least two of the following substantive legal areas, preferably for clients in the health care industry:

  • Health care Law (includes any of the following: regulatory, compliance, provider operations, physician contracting, medical practice foundations, payor relations, medical staff, licensure & certification, clinical trials, medical research and development/technology transfer):

  • Corporate/Governance

  • Real Estate

  • Tax-Exemption/Nonprofit Organizations

  • Technology/Technology Contracting

  • Strategic Transactions (e.g., mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures)

Experience/Skills sought:

Experience negotiating and drafting and business agreements

Exposure to health law or compliance

Why work here?

Beyond outstanding benefits, competitive salaries and health and dental insurance, we take pride in hiring the best, most passionate employees. Our staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of patient care we strive for.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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