Sonic Healthcare USA

  • General Counsel

    Job Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 5 days ago(11/11/2018 9:29 AM)
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    First shift
  • Overview

    The General Counsel is responsible for leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The General Counsel provides senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manages the legal function, and obtains and oversees the work of outside counsel. The General Counsel is directly involved in complex business transactions in negotiating critical contracts, joint ventures and acquisitions.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Functions:

    • Participates in the definition and development of corporate policies, procedures and programs and provides continuing counsel and guidance on legal matters and on legal implications of all matters.
    • Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on all major business transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.
    • Judges the merits of major court cases filed against or on behalf of the company, works with the appropriate executive(s) to define a strategic defense and approves settlements of disputes where warranted.
    • Assumes ultimate responsibility for ensuring that the company conducts its business in compliance with applicable et al. laws and regulations.
    • Structures and manages the company’s internal legal function and staff.
    • Oversees the selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel.
    • Advises on legal aspects of the company’s financing, including assessing and advising on current and future business structures and legal entities.

     

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Customer/Client Focus
    • Collaboration Skills
    • Communication Proficiency
    • Leadership
    • Problem Solving/Analysis
    • Thoroughness
    • Time Management

     

    Other Functions:

    • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

     

    Qualifications

    Education

    Required:

    • Juris Doctor Degree

     

    Experience

    Required:

    • General Law experience which would include: Healthcare law Employment Law, Labor Relations, Contracting, Corporate Governance, Guardianship, Real Estate, etc.
    • Minimum of six years’ experience in corporate healthcare or related law firm environment.
    • Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a board of directors.
    • Experience managing other attorneys and supervising support staff in a corporation; experience with cost-effective management of outside legal resources.
    • Knowledge of Federal/State regulations
    • The ability to interface with the executive team and company leaders at multiple sites.

     

    Preferred:

    • Admitted to the State bar
    • Experience in Healthcare (Laboratory/Hospital)
    • Experience with the Texas Department of Public Health
    • Knowledge of Health Care Compliance with experience in Corporate Compliance Programs: e.g. HIPAA Privacy, Medicaid, Medicare, Fraud and Abuse.

    Additional Information

    Travel
    - Ability to travel up to 25%.
     
    License Certification:
    - Licensed to practice in the state of Texas.

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