The Vice President, Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel ("DGC ") is responsible for assisting the Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel ("GC"), in effectively and efficiently providing, managing and coordinating the legal activities and affairs for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Cedars -Sinai Health System, Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation, and other identified affiliates (collectively, "Cedars-Sinai") with the ultimate objective of optimal legal and strategic advantage for Cedars-Sinai. The DGC guides management and leadership in the interpretation of relevant law, advises on strategic, operational and policy matters, guides enterprise risk management, manages lawsuits, arbitrations and similar proceedings, and maintains an understanding of trends and forces shaping the health care industry in the context of legal requirements.
DGC assists the GC with the day-to-day management and operations within the Department of Legal Affairs ("DLA"), including supervising and directing/ coordinating the work assignments of (a) Associate General Counsel, Senior Corporate Counsel, Corporate Counsel, other more junior attorneys, paralegals and support staff, in the DLA, and (b) outside counsel.
DGC is a legal executive with significant expertise and is responsible for matters of substantial importance. The DGC operates with a significant degree of independence, and routinely retains and interacts with outside legal counsel, experts, and consultants as needed. The DGC strives to carry out the position responsibilities in a timely manner in response to client needs and expectations.
The DGC serves as the DLA representative for Cedars-Sinai initiatives, committees, and task forces as requested by the GC.
DGC maintains subject matter expertise in two or more substantive areas of law that routinely or materially affect Cedars-Sinai operations or strategy, and mentors junior lawyers in the areas.
DGC 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.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.