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Cedars-Sinai Corporate Counsel in Los Angeles, California

Job Description

Align yourself 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 were also awarded the Advisory Board Company’s Workplace of the Year. We offer an extraordinary benefits' package, including healthcare, paid time off and a 403(b). Join us! Discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals.

What you will be doing in this role:

Corporate Counsel is a member of the Department of Legal Affairs (DLA) and responsible, under the guidance of the Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, the Vice President, Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel, Associate General Counsel, and/or Senior Corporate Counsel, for providing legal services and advice on a wide range of matters for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cedars -Sinai Health System, and other identified affiliates (collectively, Cedars-Sinai), with the ultimate objective of optimal legal and strategic advantage for Cedars-Sinai, and for specific projects as assigned. Corporate Counsel has a degree of independence in performing the duties and responsibilities of the position, which will vary depending on the relative complexity of the project. Corporate counsel analyzes and interprets relevant law, advises on strategic, operational and policy matters, participates in enterprise risk management, participates in management of lawsuits, arbitrations and similar proceedings, and develops an understanding of trends and forces shaping the health care industry in the context of legal requirements.

This particular role be focused on real estate and corporate transactions – real estate acquisitions and sales, advising on commercial lease transactions, corporate transactions (asset acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, and complex contractual relationships).

Corporate Counsel may serve as the DLA's representative for Cedars-Sinai initiatives, committees and task forces, based on proficiency or experience, as assigned.

Corporate Counsel develops and maintains subject matter expertise in one or more substantive areas of law that routinely or materially affect Cedars-Sinai operations and strategy.

Corporate Counsel routinely interacts with and supervises outside legal counsel, consultants and experts.

Corporate Counsel strives to carry out the essential position accountabilities in a timely manner in response to client needs and expectations.

The Corporate Counsel performs all duties in a manner that promotes Cedars-Sinai mission, values, and philosophy and serves as a role model for the values and mission of the organization.

Corporate Counsel works to foster and maintain a team-focused approach to the delivery of legal services for Cedars-Sinai with other members of the DLA and with members of other departments which share responsibility for enterprise risk management. Corporate Counsel reports to an Associate General Counsel. Corporate Counsel must establish and maintain effective working relationships with management and staff at all levels in Cedars-Sinai, as well as with outside counsel, consultants, vendors, agents, and others.

  • Provides legal advice, consultation, and policy analysis and interpretations of various areas of law and policy, and provides counsel and recommendations based on appropriate research and analysis, with a focus on responsiveness to client needs and providing practical advice on complex legal issues.

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

  • Prepares written guidance for executives and other internal clients.

  • Drafts, revises, reviews and, as appropriate, negotiates contracts, governance documents, standard forms used to support DLA or general operations, policies, and communications.

  • Develops and maintains a working knowledge of health care regulatory matters, such as Medicare reimbursement, Stark, and HIPAA, and California law regarding medical practice foundations and the corporate practice of medicine.

  • Assists in the management of lawsuits, judicial proceedings, arbitrations, and responses to subpoenas.

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

  • Provides 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.

  • Works closely with and provides legal support to Cedar-Sinai Corporate Integrity Department and other compliance functions.

  • Participates in the implementation of DLA initiatives and work plans, assumes leadership in development and implementation as requested.

  • Completes special projects as assigned by the Chief Legal Officer, Deputy General Counsel, or an Associate General Counsel.

  • Serves as supporting counsel on strategic and operational initiatives.

In this role you will:

Establish effective working relationships with cross-functional team(s)

Share knowledge, time and proficiency to assist other members of the team and members of Cedars-Sinai management.

Cultivate and maintains strong customer relationships and rapport with partners and client groups.

Work with and supervise outside counsel.

Act as a team lead to include coordinating the work of others, assigning or allocating work to team, and ensuring tasks are completed according to timeline and quality standards.



  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Juris Doctorate, Graduate of ABA accredited law school required.

  • Current CA State Bar Membership required.

  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience that includes practicing law, working as an in house or government lawyer, or other relevant experience in the healthcare industry (e.g., working for a provider or health plan, negotiating or administering contracts) or any combination of the foregoing. Must have understanding of at least one of the following substantive legal areas :

  • Transactions (real estate, leasing, acquisitions, mergers) involving health care

  • Physician or health plan relations and contracting

  • California's medical practice foundation model and medical groups

  • Provider operations (e.g., licensure and certification for healthcare providers, consent, privacy)

  • Clinical trials, medical research and development

  • Technology/information system contracting.

  • Curiosity about learning new areas of the law.

Experience/Skills Sought:

Experience negotiating and drafting for commercial business agreements, including real estate arrangements.

Exposure to health law or compliance.

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : HRC1451507

Working Title : Corporate Counsel

Department : Legal Services

Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category : Legal

Job Specialty : Legal

Overtime Status : EXEMPT

Primary Shift : Day

Shift Duration : 8 hour

Base Pay : $128,200.00 - $224,200.00

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.