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  • 17 Jul 2018 11:28 AM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    Legal Education Manager 

    POSITION OVERVIEW 

    This is a full-time position responsible for all legal education at NJ LEEP. This position includes direct student engagement, program development, and administration. This position requires a Juris Doctor. 

    The Legal Education Manager oversees all aspects of NJ LEEP’s Legal Education Program, including Constitutional Law Debates, the Summer Law Institute and supporting with Attorney Mentor recruitment and management. Additionally, the Legal Education Manager will oversee NJ LEEP’s student judiciary body – Honor Council. NJ LEEP is seeking qualified candidates to make a significant impact in our community, as well as being capable of significant growth in the role and the organization. 

    PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    Debate Program 

    o Oversee all Legal Education programming and Legal Education events 

    o Teach Debate Review and Legal Writing four days per week, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM 

    o Create lesson plans and refine content for all Debate Review and Legal Writing classes 

    o Implement and refine Legal Education programmatic processes and procedures (e.g., Appellate brief grading and review, homework and quiz grading, etc.) 

    o Create and maintain a positive and energetic culture surrounding legal education among the NJ LEEP community 

    o Review and provide feedback on all student content – briefs, oral arguments, etc. – for the Legal Education Program 


    Student Engagement 

    o Actively build positive, supportive relationships with NJ LEEP students, particularly those enrolled in Law-Related Education programs 

    o Through relationships with students, actively seek to build strong academic and personal habits and skills 

    o Other programming duties as assigned 


    Attorney Mentor Program 

    o Support recruitment sessions and individual recruitment phone calls with Attorney Mentors 

    o Implement and refine training for Attorney Mentors 

    o Support the facilitation of mentor-mentee relationships 

    o Collaborate with NJ LEEP Development team to engage Mentors at and outside of NJ LEEP events 

    o Act as primary contact point with NJ LEEP Mentors on student-centered issues 


    Summer Law Institute 

    o Create entirely new curriculum for the 2019 Summer Law Institute (SLI) 

    o Administer all aspects of NJ LEEP’s Summer Law Institute, including instruction, conduct, and family communication 

    o Hire and train seasonal Summer Law Institute Coordinators and college interns 

    o Teach and support five week SLI course on criminal justice and criminal trials with a focus on trial advocacy and criminal procedure 

    o Lead the process for selecting students from Summer Law Institute to participate in the College Bound Program 

    o Support recruitment for Summer Law Institute on school visits, guest speaking at schools and other recruitment activities, in partnership with Program Coordinator 


    Academic Support and Honor Council 

    o Oversee execution of Honor Council – a student-led mechanism for enforcement of institutional values, expectations and culture 

    o Refine vision and process for Honor Council 

    o Work with other programming staff to identify students for participation on Honor Council, as well as helping to define student-referral process 

    o Manage the implementation of Personal Improvement Plans for students referred to Honor Council 


    SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS: 

    o Bachelors and JD required. 

    o Ability to build and maintain strong relationships 

    o An understanding of the obstacles faced by first-generation and low-income students while pursuing a college education across various types of higher learning institutions (private, public, community college) 

    o Experience in program initiation, management, execution and refinement 

    o Experience working in an urban education setting or community-based organization preferred 

    o Demonstrated ability to multitask effectively and expertly prioritize 

    o Strong attention to detail and organizational excellence and the willingness to take initiative in order to drive results 

    o Professional and positive attitude with a willingness to contribute to a positive staff dynamic 

    o Experience in educational program management; experience with program management at NJ LEEP preferred. 

    o Well-developed emotional intelligence skills and ability to build and maintain strong relationships. 

    o Excellent and nuanced communication skills. 

    Applicants should submit their resumes to Claire Dragon cdragon@njleep.org.

  • 29 Jun 2018 7:37 PM | Anonymous

     

    Our client, a large, non-profit organization focused on health, is seeking an Associate Counsel to join its team located in Central New Jersey.  Reporting to the Associate General Counsel and Chief Investment Counsel, the principal responsibilities of the Associate Counsel will be to assist in the legal review of (1) the organization’s investments and related matters and (2) other organization contracts and related matters, including agreements with administrative and programmatic consultants and vendors, in each instance in compliance with the organization’s policies and guidelines.

    The Associate Counsel reports directly to the Associate General Counsel and Chief Investment Counsel with a dotted line to the Senior Counsel.

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Assist in the structuring, review, negotiation, and preparation of agreements and other documentation related to the organization’s investments, including, but not limited to, private equity investments, hedge fund investments, co-investments, and secondary purchases and sales, including managing outside counsel representing the organization as needed.
    • Assist in the legal review of post-investment matters, including, but not limited to, proxy voting, amendments, terminations, advisory committee participation, and sales of restricted securities distributed by private equity funds.
    • Attend and record minutes of the meetings of the Board’s Investment Committee.
    • Assist in structuring, review, negotiation, and preparation of agreements and other documentation related to the non-investment areas of the organization’s affairs, such as vendor agreements, licensing agreements, hotel agreements, nondisclosure agreements, collaboration agreements, etc.
    • Contribute to and participate in select internal committees of the organization and carry out other responsibilities as assigned by General Counsel’s office.

    Requirements:

    • JD degree, New Jersey license (or ability to obtain New Jersey license to practice as in-house counsel), and a minimum of 5+ years of related experience, working at a law firm, private foundation, university, or other non-profit.
    • Expertise in the legal issues related to private equity investments, other alternative investments, and general contract matters.
    • Possess or demonstrate the ability to quickly acquire familiarity with laws relating to investments by private foundations, such as unrelated business income tax, private foundation excise tax and the excess business holdings and self-dealing rules.
    • Successful experience fostering an inclusive environment working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.
    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills; collegial, energetic, able to develop productive relationships.
    • Experience handling multiple priorities and organizing time effectively.
    • Ability to provide sound legal judgment and demonstrate business acumen and integrity, in order to play a significant role in the organization.
    • Ability to develop creative and proactive solutions to complex legal problems.
    • Must have superior analytical, problem-solving and negotiating skills.
    • Commitment to the organization’s mission and core values.
    • Personal qualities of humility, capacity for self-reflection, and a sense of humor.
    • Discretion and ability to handle confidential matters.
    • Successful experience fostering an inclusive environment working as part of a multidisciplinary team and working effectively with persons from diverse cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.
    • Action-oriented self-starter who can work well independently and in teams.

     

     

     

    David S. Garber, Esq.
    President
    Princeton Legal Search Group, LLC

    609-730-8240
    dgarber@princetonlegal.com
    www.princetonlegal.com

     

  • 13 Jun 2018 9:40 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

     

    Recruitment/Posting Title

    Associate General Counsel

    Job Category

    Staff & Executive - Legal

    Department

    General Counsel

    Overview

    The Office of Senior Vice President and General Counsel comprises twenty-two attorney positions, three paralegals and a support staff of eleven. More information about the office can be found at our website: http://generalcounsel.rutgers.edu/.

    Chartered in 1766, Rutgers is New Jersey’s flagship public research and land-grant University with a budget of approximately $4 billion and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Rutgers joined the Big Ten Conference in 2013 and also integrated most of the units of the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey including two medical schools.

    Rutgers has a talented and diverse faculty and staff of more than 22,000 who work in its 30 schools and colleges and serves over 49,000 undergraduate and 19,000 graduate students on its three campuses in New Brunswick/Piscataway, Newark, and Camden.

    Posting Summary

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is seeking an Associate General Counsel for the Office of Senior Vice President and General Counsel. This position assists the University foundation on issues such as gift agreements, grants, donor requests, bequests and alumni programs; commercial transactions; contracting; procurement; intellectual property; technology licensing and commercialization; tax; corporate sponsorships; data privacy and protection; immigration and international matters.

    Among the key duties of this position are the following:
    • Provides legal representation and advice to the Rutgers University Foundation including the negotiation of gift agreements, advice in connection with gifts, review of donor requests and bequests, and consultation to foundation staff.
    • Reviews, negotiates and drafts all manner of commercial contracts in which Rutgers University will be a party for various units and divisions of the university.
    • Assists with real estate and construction contracts by drafting, negotiating and reviewing leases, purchase and sale agreements, construction contracts, architect agreements, owners representative agreements.
    • Assists with intellectual property, trademark and licensing and commercialization matters by reviewing agreements and providing advice to various units within the university which focus in this area.

     

     

    Minimum Education and Experience

    • A law degree ( Juris Doctor, Master of Laws, Doctor of Juridical Science, etc.)
      Eight (8) years of experience in areas noted above and either be admitted to practice law in New Jersey or be admitted in another jurisdiction and be willing and able to become admitted in New Jersey as soon as practical.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Must have superior academic credentials
      Ability to work independently and also collaboratively in a large and complex organization
      A genuine desire to work in a higher education environment are essential.
      The University is looking for candidates who are energetic and bring a sense of urgency and passion for the importance of their work.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience representing public sector clients, or working as an attorney in the public sector a plus.
      Ten (10) years of relevant experience.

    Equipment Utilized

    • Worldox (electronic document management system) – creating, scanning, searching, and retrieving documents
      Microsoft World, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint
      e-Billing software – legal invoice review and approval of matters
      Westlaw – online legal research software

     

  • 16 May 2018 7:55 PM | Anonymous

    Please note that Sills, Cummis, & Gross has the following openings:

    Product Liability Associate 

    Sills Cummis & Gross, a full-service corporate law firm, with offices in New Jersey and New York, has the capabilities of a New York full-service law firm, but offers the economic benefits of a New Jersey-based headquarters. Our client roster ranges from Fortune 500 to emerging growth and foreign corporations doing business in the U.S. Our clients know that our goal is to be their advocate and to efficiently resolve the matters we are retained to handle. Given the current economic climate, we are mindful of budget constraints and effectively staff our matters so that we can work within our clients’ parameters. We are service providers and our greatest asset is our client base. To preserve that asset, we keep our clients informed every step of the way. This is why many of our clients have retained us for decades and continue to keep us on the top of their lists of service providers. 

    Requirements

    • 3-6 years of Litigation experience;
    • Strong writing skills necessary to draft complaints, answers, discovery requests and responses, motions and briefs;
    • Ability to take and defend depositions;
    • Ability to manage and direct cases from inception through trial or other resolution;
    • Experience defending complex product liability matters 

    Qualifications

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and the ability to manage multiple projects is critical;
    • Experience in handling highly confidential matters;
    • Excellent time management skills;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; researching/problem-solving skills;
    • Must be licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey and the District of New Jersey.  New York State license is a plus;
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact directly with clients and other counsel  

     

     

    Corporate Associate 

    Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., a full-service corporate law firm, with offices in New Jersey and New York, has the capabilities of a New York full-service law firm, but offers the economic benefits of a New Jersey-based headquarters. Our client roster ranges from Fortune 500 to emerging growth and foreign corporations doing business in the U.S. Our clients know that our goal is to be their advocate and to efficiently resolve the matters we are retained to handle. Given the current economic climate, we are mindful of budget constraints and effectively staff our matters so that we can work within our clients’ parameters. We are service providers and our greatest asset is our client base. To preserve that asset, we keep our clients informed every step of the way. This is why many of our clients have retained us for decades and continue to keep us on the top of their lists of service providers.

     

    The Firm’s highly credentialed and experienced corporate practice group attorneys handle a broad range of public and private transactional, compliance and corporate counsel assignments. Our clients are international and domestic investors, lenders, entrepreneurs and operating companies, from startups to small and midsized entities to Fortune 500 corporations. The Firm’s experience spans a diverse range of industries, including financial services, pharmaceutical and other life sciences, technology, insurance, real estate, construction, public utilities, health care, education, food and beverage, hospitality, media, consumer products and industrial manufacturing.

     

    Requirements

    • 2 – 4 years of corporate practice experience
    • Draft and negotiate key and ancillary documents for M&A, financing, joint venture, technology collaborations/licensing and other corporate and commercial transactions; and
    • Work closely with clients’ business and legal personnel in a variety of corporate matters

     

    Qualifications

    • Strong analytical, interpersonal, drafting, negotiation, written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills with high level of attention to detail and accuracy
    • Possess a JD from an accredited law school with a strong academic record
    • Licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey or New York State. Both are preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact directly with clients

     

     

    Senior Commercial Real Estate Attorney 

    Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., a full-service corporate law firm, with offices in New Jersey and New York, has the capabilities of a New York full-service law firm, but offers the economic benefits of a New Jersey-based headquarters. Our client roster ranges from Fortune 500 to emerging growth and foreign corporations doing business in the U.S. Our clients know that our goal is to be their advocate and to efficiently resolve the matters we are retained to handle. Given the current economic climate, we are mindful of budget constraints and effectively staff our matters so that we can work within our clients’ parameters. We are service providers and our greatest asset is our client base. To preserve that asset, we keep our clients informed every step of the way. This is why many of our clients have retained us for decades and continue to keep us on the top of their lists of service providers.

     

    The Sills Cummis & Gross Real Estate Department is an interdisciplinary team of approximately 30 attorneys providing a full range of legal and related services to participants in all areas of the real estate industry. The Department is ranked by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2018 edition) in “Band 1” in New Jersey.

     

    Requirements

    • 8+ years of commercial real estate experience
    • Experience handling a broad range of transactions for clients, including acquisitions, development, sale/leasebacks, office and retail leasing, traditional lending and corporate real estate advisory work
    • Strong transactional and analytical skills, including drafting and negotiating financing and organizational documents, leases, purchase and sale contracts and brokerage and property management agreements across various property types and jurisdictions
    • Draft and negotiate complex loan documents, perform due diligence, title and survey review, lease analysis and approved legal opinions
    • Possess a JD from an accredited law school with a strong academic record
    • Must be licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey and the District of New Jersey. New York State license is a plus
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact directly with clients

     

     

     

    Litigation Associate 

    Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., founded in Newark, New Jersey in 1971, is a full-service commercial law firm with offices in New Jersey and New York. As one of the largest law firms in New Jersey, Sills Cummis & Gross has established a national reputation in its handling of precedent setting issues. Our client roster ranges from Fortune 500 to emerging growth and foreign corporations doing business in the U.S. Our clients know that our goal is to be their advocate and to efficiently resolve the matters we are retained to handle. Given the current economic climate, we are mindful of budget constraints and effectively staff our matters so that we can work within our clients’ parameters. We are service providers and our greatest asset is our client base. To preserve that asset, we keep our clients informed every step of the way. This is why many of our clients have retained us for decades and continue to keep us on the top of their lists of service providers.

     

    Sills Cummis litigators represent multinational corporations, financial institutions and government bodies, often in complex and important matters. Our attorneys are active in pre-trial, trial and appellate matters in federal and state courts, as well as administrative litigation, grand jury investigations and arbitrations. Sills Cummis & Gross was named “New Jersey Litigation Firm of the Year” for 2018 by Benchmark Litigation. This is the second year in a row the Firm received this honor. The Benchmark Litigation awards in 2017 and 2018 come on the heels of Sills Cummis & Gross being named, in November 2016, “2016 General Litigation Department of the Year Winner, Midsized Firm” by the New Jersey Law Journal. The Department is also ranked by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2018 edition) in “Band 1” in New Jersey.

     

    Requirements

    • 1-4 years of commercial litigation experience
    • Strong writing skills necessary to draft complaints, answers, discovery requests and responses, motions, and briefs
    • Strong research skills and oral communication

       

      Qualifications
    • Possess a JD from an accredited law school with a strong academic record
    • Must be licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey and the District of New Jersey; New York State license is a plus
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to interact directly with clients
  • 05 Apr 2018 11:30 PM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has posted a vacancy notice for an Assistant Attorney General who will be responsible for the oversight and management of the Special Litigation Section. This section will focus on protecting New Jersey residents from illegal actions taken by the federal government. Additional details are available via the following: http://nj.gov/oag/job-postings/18-070_AAG_SpecialLitigationSection.pdf

  • 30 Mar 2018 11:37 AM | Arianna Moure (Administrator)

    DIRECTOR OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

    PARSIPPANY, NJ, STAMFORD, CT.

    OR HARTFORD, CT

    Day Pitney is an East Coast law firm with approximately 300 attorneys in eleven offices in

    Boston, Stamford and Hartford, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Washington,

    D.C. Day Pitney’s mission is to work collaboratively with our colleagues and clients to resolve

    complex legal challenges through sophisticated and innovative client solutions. Day Pitney's

    Corporate, Litigation, and Trusts and Estates attorneys represent a variety of clients from

    individuals to Fortune 50 companies. We are proud of our accomplishments in creating a work

    environment where all our professionals have the skills and support to perform their best, our

    sponsorship of bar associations that focus on creating opportunities for diverse attorneys and

    removing barriers to their success, and our internal programs and initiatives that have attracted

    and retained women and diverse attorneys throughout their legal careers.


    Position Summary:

    We are seeking an experienced D&I professional with a track record of accomplishment who is

    seeking an opportunity to take our firm to the next level in attracting, developing, sponsoring,

    and retaining diverse attorneys and women. This position can be located in either our

    Parsippany, NJ office, Stamford, CT office or Hartford, CT office. As our brand ambassador,

    this individual will continue the Firm’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive legal environment

    by providing visionary and strategic leadership to senior leaders and helping to enhance DP’s

    employment brand among diversity bars and other associations, potential recruits, and clients.

    This senior management team member will be the internal thought leader on D&I and provide

    strategic best practices recommendations from both within and outside the legal industry.

    Additionally, this individual will collaborate with internal teams such as Human Resources and

    Marketing, as well as our Attorneys of Color, LGBT, and Women’s employee resource groups,

    to implement strategies that attract and retain the best diverse talent.


    Reporting to the Chief Talent Officer of the Firm, with dotted line reporting to both the

    Managing Partner and Chair of the D&I Committee, this individual should be a seasoned D&I

    professional able to work independently, as well as part of an integrated Human Resources team.

    Essential Position Responsibilities:

    Be the Firm’s strategic thought leader, ambassador and advocate on diversity, inclusion,

    and equity initiatives and issues. This role is expected to be client facing.

    Collaborate with the Firm's Executive Committee, Chief Talent Officer, D&I Committee,

    and Hiring Committee on developing and executing the Strategic D&I Plan, and ensuring

    that fostering diversity and inclusion remains a core value and key firm imperative.

    Strengthen close recruiting relationships with law schools through participation in

    interviews on campus and other recruiting events.

    Actively work with DP employee resource group members to ensure their professional

    development, advancement and promotion within the firm.

    Consult and provide input on compensation and promotion decisions related to employee

    resource group members

    Support client development by assisting in preparing responses to client RFPs and

    industry surveys

    Participate in client pitches as a critical and vocal pitch team member.

    Create and deliver on holistic D&I branding strategy for both internal and external

    audiences.

    Collaborate with Chief Talent Officer to integrate a D&I lens into all people processes

    including recruiting, performance management, promotions, and leadership development.

    Serve as a key member of the Firm's senior administrative team focusing on ensuring that

    policies and practices continue to enable a diverse and inclusive environment.

    Maintain knowledge of legal and non-legal industry trends and best practices in

    attracting, developing and retaining diverse and women attorneys.

    Translate data into meaningful and actionable executive reporting and initiatives.

    Forge strong relationships internally to ensure effective execution of diversity and

    inclusion strategies and programs.

    Manage the development and communication of information related to diversity and

    inclusion in the workplace, including training, educational programs, and cultural

    heritage celebrations. Collaborate with Marketing to publicize DP’s successful efforts.

    Collaborate with the Firm’s DP’s Attorney of Color (DPAC), DP Alliance (LGBT) and

    Women Working Together (WWT) employee resource groups, attend meetings, and

    coordinate their activities with other Firm D&I initiatives.

    Represent the Firm and develop strong relationships at bar association events sponsored

    by the Firm. Participate with others from the Firm as representatives at various diversity

    and inclusion functions. Present at and attend conferences as DP spokesperson.

    Help identify and engage speakers with diverse backgrounds for internal diversity and

    inclusion programs.

    Develop, evaluate, and manage a D&I sponsorship strategy. Ensure effective use of D&I

    funding.


    The Ideal Candidate (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

    Minimum five to ten years of relevant D&I experience in a professional, legal, or

    corporate setting is required; large law firm and management of D&I at firm or divisional

    level is preferred

    Demonstrated success in building relationships throughout the organization and in

    working with senior leaders, including firm leadership, to make recommendations and

    execute strategies

    Experience as a change agent who is able to mobilize and influence key stakeholders

    Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in building external relationships

    and networks

    Experience training and presenting to groups

    The ability to interact credibly and diplomatically with all levels within the organization

    and in the outside community, tailoring communications effectively for different groups

    and stakeholders

    Ability to travel regularly is required (including to Firm offices and for purposes of acting

    as the Firm ambassador at diversity and inclusion and recruiting events)

    Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution; a J.D. or advanced degree in

    organizational development, human resources, or advanced studies related to D&I would

    be helpful

  • 21 Mar 2018 9:25 PM | Stephanie Brown

    We are currently recruiting for a commercial finance attorney to perform work under the corporate and public finance departments. This is a mid to senior level position which requires a minimum of 5 years of experience related to commercial lending, finance, loan document preparation and review, including acquisition financings, structured debt financings, asset-based loans, and secured credit facilities. 

    We are also looking for a real estate attorney with a minimum of 4 years experience handling commercial real estate transactions including purchase, sale, leasing and financing.  

    Referrals should be sent to www.parkermccay.com/careers-attorneys to apply. 


  • 21 Mar 2018 9:24 PM | Stephanie Brown
    Employer: University of Mississippi Medical Center
    Title: Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
    Job Location: Jackson, MS
    Job URL: http://www.umc.edu
    Job Description: The University of Mississippi Medical Center seeks an experienced leader for the position of Chief Legal Officer. The Chief Legal Officer is responsible for the legal affairs of UMMC and provides legal counsel across a broad range of legal areas including university and academic governance, intellectual property, employment, philanthropy, real estate, contracts, public-private partnerships, compliance, procurement and risk management.



    Ideal candidates will be collaborative leaders who possess strong senior administrative experience, and superb communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to manage the challenges facing institutions of higher education and academic medical centers is considered critical. 



    Nominees and applicants must hold a Juris Doctorate from a school or college of law accredited by the American Bar Association. At least 15 years of experience in practice or as house counsel, including experience in leading other attorneys and clients in dealing with material complex matters.





    To Apply:

    Qualified candidates should confidentially submit their current resume along with a supporting cover letter of interest electronically c/o: Perry Sansing, Associate General Counsel and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Government Affairs; psansing@olemiss.edu
    Ideal candidates for UMMC’s Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel will be collaborative leaders who embrace UMMC’s mission and culture, possess strong senior administrative experience, and superb communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to deal with and manage the challenges facing institutions of higher education and particularly academic medical centers is considered critical to the success of an individual in this role. In addition, candidates must have proven leadership ability, preferably within an environment similar in size, scope, and complexity to UMMC. 
    Experience: At least 15 years of experience in practice or as house counsel, including experience in leading other attorneys and clients in dealing with material complex matters.
    Salary: Competitive and commensrate with experience and responsibilities.
    Contact Information
    Primary Contact
    Perry Sansing, Associate General Counsel and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Government Affairs
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    2500 North State Street
    Jackson, MS 39216


  • 21 Mar 2018 9:23 PM | Stephanie Brown
    Employer: Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    Title: Industry Guidance Branch Attorney Position
    Job Location: Washington, DC
    Job URL: https://oig.hhs.gov/about-oig/careers/ocig.asp#igb-0418
    Job Description: The Office of Counsel to the Inspector General seeks an experienced health care attorney for its Industry Guidance Branch to prepare advisory opinions, regulations, and guidance documents that address the lawfulness of cutting-edge health care transactions and arrangements under OIG authorities. Potential candidates must have experience with: the anti-kickback statute and other Federal fraud and abuse laws; evolving alternative payment models; complex health care business transactions; and the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Knowledge and experience litigating criminal, civil, or administrative cases, including cases involving OIG’s administrative sanction authorities also will be considered. The position requires excellent written and oral communication skills. The attorney’s duties would include:

    • Reviewing and analyzing advisory opinion requests and drafting advisory opinions.
    • Drafting safe harbor regulations, compliance program guidance, fraud alerts, and special advisory bulletins.
    • Working in coordination with CMS to draft waivers of certain fraud and abuse laws for various alternative payment models.
    • Developing and promoting OIG policies and guidance regarding the anti-kickback statute.
    • Advising OIG staff and other government officials on the application of the fraud and abuse laws.
    • Responding to questions and issues from industry representatives regarding compliance with the Federal fraud and abuse laws.

    The attorney may also be called upon to perform other duties, including assisting with the investigation and litigation of cases involving allegations of false claims, kickbacks, and Stark law violations.

    Candidates must have at least 3-5 years of health law experience, with at least 3 years of experience with the Federal anti-kickback statute. The position is located in Washington, DC. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

    Submit a resume and writing sample (preferably analyzing Federal health care fraud and abuse laws or addressing related compliance matters) by April 2, 2018 to: IGB.Resumes@oig.hhs.gov. To the extent that a writing sample does not represent solely the work product of the applicant, the specific contributions of others should be identified.

    * * *

    There is no formal rating system for applying veterans' preference to attorney appointments in the excepted service; however, OIG considers veterans' preference eligibility as a positive factor in attorney hiring. Applicants eligible for veterans' preference must indicate their preference in their cover letter or resume, and they must submit supporting documentation (e.g., DD 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, and other supporting documentation) that verifies their eligibility for preference. Although the "point" system is not used, per se, applicants eligible to claim 10-point preference must submit Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and submit the supporting documentation required for the specific type of preference claimed (visit the OPM website, https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf for a copy of SF 15, which lists the types of 10-point preferences and the required supporting document(s)). Applicants should note that SF 15 requires supporting documentation associated with service-connected disabilities or receipt of non-service connected disability pensions to be dated 1991 or later except in the case of service members submitting official statements or retirement orders from a branch of the Armed Forces showing that his or her retirement was due to a permanent service-connected disability or that he/she was transferred to the permanent disability retired list (the statement or retirement orders must indicate that the disability is 10% or more).
    Experience: 3-5 of health law experience and at least 3 years of experience working with the Federal anti-kickback statute
    Salary: The position is at a grade GS-12/13, commensurate with experience.


  • 21 Mar 2018 9:21 PM | Stephanie Brown

                                                                          

    Novartis 

    Job Title:

    Director, Legal Counsel, Novartis Technical Operations

    Job Grade:

    GJFA 3

    Department: 

    Legal (NTO)

    Reports to:

    Executive Director, Legal NTO Region Americas

    Job Purpose  

    To provide counsel to management and other key decision makers by staying abreast of latest development in key areas of expertise (e.g. complex manufacturing supply agreements) that have an impact on current and long term profitability of the company. 

    Major Accountabilities 

    • Contract Review/Counsel – Structure, manage, negotiate and execute complex 3rd party supply and procurement agreements. Provide legal and risk management counsel to senior leaders. Influence and guide business decisions
    • Legal Counsel/Leadership – Act as counsel for assigned clients on broad range of legal matters. Proactively manage legal issues via coordination with Legal Centers of Excellence, Legal management and other functions, as appropriate. Lead legal review of plans, presentations, communications and other materials from BU Leadership team.
    • Risk Management/Compliance - Make appropriate judgment calls during times of ambiguity and can lead team through new legal territory. Pursue calculated risk-taking in an unpredictable environment with appropriate contingency planning and continually challenge status quo
    • Ensure compliance with all government regulations and mandates. Contribute to investigations as needed to address potential compliance concerns.
    • Innovation – Drive innovation and actively contribute to new strategies supporting business goals. Identify and develop “best practices” in support of key projects and initiatives.   Create and deliver training to clients
    • Functional Leadership – Actively contribute to Legal Function though participating in initiatives to build departmental knowledge and capabilities by sharing best practices. Partners with colleagues to contribute expertise as needed.

    Key Performance Indicators 

    • Trusted credible partner of senior leadership
    • Collaboration across legal function and broader organization
    • Providing sound legal advice by balancing risk and potential opportunities
    • Contribution to NTO Legal Department and development of high performing team culture.


    Job Dimensions 

    Number of associates:    

    No Direct Reports/Matrix management

    Impact on the organization:        

    Medium/High – Provides legal counsel to senior management in Novartis Technical Operations

    Ideal Background 

    Education (minimum/desirable):

    ·       Juris Doctor or equivalent degree and prior Bachelors or equivalent 4-Year university degree required.

    Languages:         

    ·       Fluent English

    Experience required

    ·       > 5 Years’ experience in legal counseling role in pharma/biotech industry or major law firm

    Technical Knowledge/Skills

    • ·       Strong knowledge and key expertise in multiple areas of law, including: contracts, procurement, pharmaceuticals/healthcare, labor and employment, regulatory,  transactions
    • ·       Significant experience drafting and negotiating complex contracts including manufacturing & supply agreements

    ·       Strong business acumen with deep understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing and related legal issues

    Leadership/Organizational Behaviors

    ·       Excellent collaboration, communication, interpersonal and presentation skills - Ability to adapt style, simplify and communicate complex issues to all levels of the organization

    ·       Proactive, entrepreneurial approach to recognizing business needs, anticipating  issues, and developing solutions

    ·       Strong negotiation and conflict management skills

    ·       Good project management skills

    ·       Strong analytical and organizational skills

    ·       Demonstrated ability to lead and drive organizational change to ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws, regulations and requirements.

    ·       Ability to manage and influence across a cross-functional matrix organization

    ·       Ability to manage high volume of work in fast paced environment

    Travel

    ·       Up to 10-20% travel required

                                                                                          


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November 18, 2015

Rutgers University is conducting a search for Senior Vice President and General Counsel.  Information about the position can be found here:

http://www.academic-search.com/data/files/rutgersgcad.pdf  

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