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Senior Legal Officer, Health Care Transactions

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140217 Requisition #
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SUMMARY

The Senior Legal Officer, Health Care Transactions serves as a senior health care and business transactions attorney within the Legal Services Department assigned to the General Business Section.  The Senior Legal Officer will provide advanced legal counsel, assistance, analysis, and guidance to MD Anderson departments conducting health care and business transactions, with a particular emphasis on the review, evaluation and negotiation of major institutional and commercial business contracts such as inter-institutional collaboration agreements, procurement agreements, services agreements, innovation and technology contracts, special projects, and miscellaneous complex matters. 

The Senior Legal Officer will also handle other general legal inquiries involving business, regulatory, and transactional matters and provide timely advice consistent with state and federal laws and institutional policy.  The Senior Legal Officer:

  • Drafts and negotiates various agreements relevant to the health care industry with a strong understanding of applicable state and federal health care laws, rules and regulations.
  • Drafts and reviews, and supervises the drafting and reviewing of, standard and nonstandard contracts and assures that contractual language complies with applicable state and federal laws, UT System and Board of  Regents rules and institutional standards, and ensures that contracts are executed in accordance with UT System and institutional requirements and procedures.  Assists with the review of institutional policies and procedures as required.  Assists in the development, preparation and provision of training programs for MD Anderson’s workforce regarding procedures for processing contracts, drafting and negotiating favorable contract terms, institutional policies, and any other pertinent issues. 
  • Represents MD Anderson as legal counsel in contract negotiations and meetings.
  • Works as requested or necessary with MD Anderson workforce members, Office of General Counsel attorneys and other personnel from UT System, and attorneys from the private sector and state and federal agencies, and maintains a professional rapport between these various groups and the Legal Services Department.  Works with and manages outside counsel, as necessary, for assigned matters

REQUIREMENTS

  • Six years as an attorney in a law firm, health system, academic medical center, and/or corporate business legal department
  • Significant health care regulatory and transactional experience
  • Juris Doctor (JD)
  • Must be currently licensed by the State Bar of Texas or another state with acquisition of Texas license within one year of date of employment.

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