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UC Legal - Office of the General Counsel (UCL) provides legal services to the university, including representation, advice, research and training. We also provide legal opinions to the Board of Regents, administration, faculty, staff and others acting on the university's behalf. We report jointly to the Board of Regents and the president.
Reporting to the Managing Counsel, Health Affairs & Technology Law, the Senior or Principal Counsel - Health Transactions provides primary legal support to the University's medical centers and health sciences schools on complex and high impact healthcare business transactions. Work includes advising clients on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and other affiliations with healthcare facilities, physician organizations and other providers as well as managed care entities; drafting and negotiating related agreements and corporate documents; and advising and counseling on associated legal and regulatory issues including fraud and abuse, antitrust, real estate, governance and tax laws, as well as UC policies pertaining to healthcare transactions. The position also advises UC Health, Office of the President, Faculty Senate, and campus stakeholders on a broad range of healthcare legal issues.
The Senior or Principal Counsel - Health Transactions should be a strategic thinker, an approachable adviser, and a strong relationship builder who thrives in a challenging environment and is clearly aligned with the University's and UC Legal's values.
Supports the UC Legal Health Affairs & Technology Law Group's coordination efforts to facilitate more efficient, effective, and consistent delivery of health law services system-wide.
Provides substantial expertise within the University in the Health Law field, particularly in complex and high impact healthcare transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other business arrangements with healthcare facilities, physician organizations and other providers as well as managed care entities; and on healthcare and related regulatory and policy issues including but not limited to fraud and abuse, real estate, antitrust, tax and governance.
Under general direction handles independently a full range of legal matters and projects, to include those of high complexity and of substantial importance and impact. Regularly counsels and advises senior management in the UC health enterprise, often on issues that can have significance across the system.
Provides high-level strategic advice to University business units, including practical advice and alternative solutions to business concerns.
Collaborates to achieve solutions on the most complex legal issues in area of specialty, providing strategic direction with high level stakeholders such as the medical center CEOs, and senior administrators at Office of the President and/or across UC locations.
Provides actionable and practical advice based on sophisticated interpretation of facts and law in areas of ambiguity.
Identifies and frames systemic legal issues, and formulates and proposes strategic approaches to address them which can have broad impact across the UC system.
Participates on external committees to provide input on issues that affect state and/or federal policy.
Keeps informed on changing legislation and case law developments affecting overall operations of the University as they relate to health care transactions.
Provides training as well as client advisories and tools related to such developments.
Directly negotiates matters on behalf of The Regents.
Acts as a liaison with outside counsel.
May provide strategic support and expertise on litigation matters in areas of expertise.
Recognizes strategic needs of organization and proactively builds relationships with appropriate stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes.
Establishes effective relationships with key internal and external constituencies.
Mentors law clerks, fellows, and other learners.
Functions as lead and technical resource and provides functional advice, training and/or guidance to clients or to less-experienced attorneys.
Develops objectives and ensures service according to established priorities.
Ensures accurate record keeping in compliance with UC Legal data quality protocols.
Practices UC Legal's established Values for Principles of Community: collaborative, supportive, respectful of differences, and committed to fairness and diversity in all interactions, both within and outside the team.
Supports UC Legal's commitment to diversity efforts - ensures equal opportunity in recruitment process by ensuring diverse representation on search committees and outreach efforts.
Promotes equity in advancements and encourages participation in career advising or mentoring programs.
Must have at least 7 years of progressively responsible experience advising clients on high-level and complex transactions.
Experience gained in a law firm, or in-house counsel for an academic institution, corporation or other entity.
Significant experience advising executives on sophisticated and often highly complex transactional matters with minimal preparation time.
Requires health law expertise including a sufficient understanding of applicable laws, industry practices, and enforcement trends to identify, assess, mitigate and resolve legal risks associated with Medical Center and Medical School activities, or a willingness to develop such expertise.
In depth abilities in collaboration, facilitation, and strategic and creative thinking.
In-depth understanding of highly complex legal issues and ability to foresee implications of different approaches or actions, even when ambiguous or hidden.
Advanced interpersonal communication skills, including proven ability to actively listen, negotiate, persuade and educate.
Skills to gain trust and build credibility with a broad group of colleagues and clients, to include senior leaders.
Advanced written communication skills and ability to create and deliver effective materials and/or presentations appropriate to a particular audience.
Advanced research skills; ability to readily identify critical legislative changes in area of specialty.
In depth decision making ability, even when unpopular, earning credibility and support from colleagues.
Advanced skills in project management, and facilitating policy review and changes.
Relied on to represent institutional concerns persuasively to internal and external parties.
Developing ability to mentor and coach all levels of staff; provide for succession planning in area of specialty.
Proven ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and tact when handling sensitive or potentially sensitive issues.
Demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards.
Expertise in complex and high impact health care transactions for hospitals and health sciences school clients. Expertise in such transactions for managed care clients, physician group clients or device or drug manufacturer clients is also a positive consideration.
Advanced degree in a related field.
Must be in good standing in the California State Bar or admitted within one year of employment. CURRENT ADMISSION IS STRONGLY PREFERRED. California's Registered In-House Counsel program is NOT available to University of California attorneys.
The person hired will be required to reside in California and report to work on-site at UC's Office of the President (UCOP) located in Oakland, CA on a regular basis. Current policy requires that a new employee work on-site at least two days a week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays ('anchor days'). In exceptional circumstances, approved by the General Counsel, candidates residing in or willing to relocate to Califronia may be considered for a fully remote work arrangement.
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