The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is one of the nation's leading advocates for women's health care and reproductive rights. ACOG is a membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of people seeking obstetric and gynecologic care, their families, and communities and to furthering the professional and socioeconomic interests of our members through continuing medical education, practice, research and advocacy.
ACOG's General Counsel's Office provides strategic legal advice on a wide range of topics, including board governance, laws applicable to tax-exempt organizations, enterprise risk management, clinical guidance review, government grants and cooperative agreements, and publications, as well as impact litigation to protect access to safe and essential reproductive health care.
The General Counsel's Office is seeking to hire an Assistant General Counsel to assist with the full range of work done by the office. The position requires familiarity with privacy, employment, and intellectual property law, and an ability to analyze and draft complex contracts and other legal documents. The successful candidate will be expected to research and interpret existing laws and regulations and anticipate changes to laws to guide informed decisions and reduce risk as well as assist with compliance related to tax-exempt organizations, conflicts of interest, ethics, relationships with other medical societies or organizations, coalition building and amicus work and litigation strategy, among other topics.
As needed, the Assistant General Counsel represents the organization in litigation matters, negotiations, and other matters where legal counsel is required. The Assistant General Counsel may coordinate with internal and external counsel to address issues requiring specialized legal input. All work will be conducted under the supervision of the General Counsel or other senior attorneys in the Division.
Cover Letter Required.
Provide analysis, advice, and legal counsel to staff regarding all legal aspects of ACOG's operations and programs. Work closely with members of every department within ACOG to reduce risk while supporting ACOG's mission-driven business strategies. Advise ACOG on laws and regulations concerning privacy and data use. Review drafts of ACOG publications and communications as requested or required. Identify and mitigate risk areas.
Negotiate, draft, and/or review contracts with a wide range of complexity, including commercial leases, collaboration agreements, government contracts, subgrant agreements, construction contracts, intellectual property licenses, publishing contracts, information technology contracts, consultant agreements, and HIPAA business associate agreements.
Assist in the representation of ACOG on matters affecting ACOG's interests. Assist in the preparation of amicus curiae briefs in legal cases of importance to ACOG members and their patients, including cases involving restrictions on access to reproductive healthcare.
Serve as a legal resource for national staff, the districts and sections, Fellows, and the general public. Keep apprised of legal developments affecting the organization. Provide analysis, counsel and advice by interpreting laws, regulations, court decisions, and rules affecting the work of ACOG and the provision of women's healthcare.
Provide support and advice to ACOG's compliance team and national staff. Provide advice, management, and leadership on legal and compliance issues.
Assist in representing ACOG in defending litigation before administrative agencies, state and federal courts, and third-party subpoenas. Assist in representing ACOG in any governmental investigations.
Understand the laws and policies that affect ACOG's members and the patients they serve.
Perform other duties as assigned.
J.D. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law
Minimum of four years of experience in the practice of law
Experience working with health care organizations, non-profit law, data privacy, grants and/or contracts is a plus.
Ability to manage a wide range of legal issues and to learn new areas of law quickly and effectively. Experience with HHS regulations and practice a plus.
Personal commitment to and experience developing collaborative partnerships.
Positive attitude and commitment to being part of a collegial and close-knit team.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills and good judgment.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or other related software.