Managing Counsel - Health Affairs & Technology (0203)
University of California Office of the President
July 24, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Managing Counsel - Health Affairs & Technology (0203)
University of California Office of the President
Requisition Number: 20180291
Appointment Type: Staff - Career
Personnel Program: MSP
Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Percentage of Time: 100
Organizational Area: Office of General Counsel
Location: Oakland, CA
Posting Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience
Position Summary: The University is one of the leading academic research organizations in the world and is a leader among universities receiving research awards from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies. See http://research.universityofcalifornia.edu/impact/ for details.
The University's academic medical centers form an $11.4 billion healthcare organization, operating premier quaternary medical centers throughout the State; its health sciences education system is the country's largest, with more than 14,000 students enrolled in 18 health professional schools and programs; and it is among the largest recipients of NIH research support in the United States. See http://health.universityofcalifornia.edu/ for details.
The Office of General Counsel (OGC) delivers ethical, timely, efficient and high quality legal services to the University of California ten campuses, five medical centers, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as well as to the Board of Regents, the President, the Chancellors and other officers of the University. Its services include prosecuting and defending litigation, drafting and negotiating agreements, providing advice, counsel and interpretation of laws, regulations and policies, and assisting with development of effective compliance and risk mitigation strategies to facilitate the University's complex operations.
Reporting to the Deputy General Counsel, Health Affairs & Technology Law, supervises Oakland-based attorneys, paraprofessionals, and staff supporting healthcare, research, and technology operations throughout the UC system. Advises UC Health, Office of the President, Faculty Senate, and local leaders on a broad range of health law matters affecting the University's academic medical centers, health sciences schools, and other clinical, research, and education operations, with particular focus on internal and external investigations, major strategic initiatives, and complex transactions in healthcare and related fields ranging from technology and cybersecurity to precision medicine and data privacy.
The Managing Counsel will: - Assist the Deputy General Counsel - Health Affairs & Technology Law - in the day to day operations of the practice group and the development of its strategic plans and budgets - Serve as a member of the OGC leadership team - Provide direct supervision over the lawyers and paraprofessionals working in the Oakland office and lead recruitment and retention efforts for the Oakland group - Have significant responsibility in the substantive legal areas described above - Support and lead development and implementation of the practice group's efforts to effectively manage use of legal resources, including oversight of outside counsel
Special Conditions of Employment: Overtime Travel Travel outside of normal business hours
Other Special Conditions of Employment: Successful completion of a background check is required for this critical position.
Job Close Date: 7-16-2018
Duty 1: Counsels and advises senior and executive management in health law and technology fields, with special emphasis on complex regulatory matters which may include internal and government investigations, cybersecurity, health information technology, and emerging opportunities and challenges in research and precision medicine. Serves as a trusted strategic partner with academic departments, faculty, and business units, providing practical advice and solutions to all University constituencies. Handles matters of the highest significance to the University.
Works with and leads across the University's academic, clinical, and research enterprises to resolve the most complex legal issues facing UC Health and University researchers and technology units, focusing on both strategic response to regulatory and related legal inquiries and investigations, as well as proactive compliance advice and thought leadership on core risk areas. Provides strategic support to UC Health, IT, Faculty Senate, and other leaders.
Directly negotiates matters on behalf of The Regents. May act as a liaison with outside counsel, and/or represent the University in connection with complex litigation. Manages outside counsel budget and cost containment initiatives.
Functions as lead and technical resource and provides guidance to UC Health, research, and technology attorneys systemwide on complex regulatory investigations, cybersecurity, health information technology, research, and related fields.
Supports DGC in managing legal costs borne by UC Health and other supported units. Function:Client Service Percent: 60
Duty 2: Supervises attorneys, paraprofessionals, and support staff resident in Oakland.
Develops objectives and ensures service according to established priorities.
Fosters an environment of individual growth and career development, recognizing and utilizing skills of others through clear, specific and timely performance feedback; recruits, mentors and retains talented managers and employees; provides clear expectations and effective coaching, delegates effectively and rewards superior performance.
Demonstrates an active and engaged commitment to diversity. Works to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for diversity of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or stats as a covered veteran in the University. Ensures equal opportunity in search and recruitment process by ensuring diverse representation on search committees, supplemental outreach efforts, etc. Promotes equity in advancements by describing review process for new staff and administrators, encouraging participation in career advising or mentoring programs, etc.
Practices OGC'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.
Understands that safety and environmental issues are essential elements of ensuring the continued success of UC and its employees. Maintains a safe, healthy and environmentally sound workplace. Function:Supervision & Leadership Percent: 20
Duty 3: Develops, initiates, and leads forward-looking strategic practice group initiatives designed to facilitate the University's compliance with its legal obligations and public mission and to contain expenditures on legal services delivered by or through the practice group.
Anticipates and proactively addresses challenges arising from the diverse roles and responsibilities of different stakeholders.
Handles all work flexibly, able to effectively juggle competing priorities and demands in an extremely busy practice. Function:Strategic Planning Percent: 20
Job Requirements J.D. from an accredited law school and a member, in good standing, of the California Bar Association OR eligible to sit for the California Bar and must pass within 12 months of employment. THE REGISTERED IN-HOUSE COUNSEL PROGRAM IS NOT AVAILABLE TO UC ATTORNEYS.
Typically requires a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in a law firm or academic or healthcare setting.
Outstanding skills in the ability to lead by influence and consensus. Demonstrated ability to make and communicate hard decisions; demonstrated credibility to win support for those decisions from diverse leaders.
Judgment, tact and diplomacy to partner with faculty members, researchers, physicians, and organizational executives to help them achieve their strategic objectives consistent with the University's public mission and its vision and values.
Outstanding interpersonal skills to interact effectively and develop and maintain productive working relationships with an array of diverse interests, individuals, and constituencies. Outstanding communication and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate clearly, logically, and persuasively during interactions and to utilize active listening skills. Outstanding written skills as defined by the ability to compose a variety of concise, informative written materials appropriate to a particular audience.
Exceptional ability to quickly draft accurate, complete and persuasive legal documents. Exceptional ability to represent institutional concerns persuasively to internal and external constituencies.
Willingness and demonstrated ability to network outside the organization through local, state, and/or national professional societies, trade associations, or other institutions to advance the University's interests.
Complies with University and OGC policies and protocols. Required
Advanced degree in cybersecurity and/or cybersecurity certification (e.g., CISSP, GIAC, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC) is preferred.
Demonstrated experience in change-oriented operational management and people leadership with the capacity to lead and motivate a professional team to meet high client service expectations in an extremely visible organization. Proven ability to effectively support professional development and job satisfaction among valued team members. Previous management or supervisory experience in a legal setting is a must.
Experience with cyber security law and government investigations and enforcement initiatives, particularly within the health care industry.
Strong working knowledge of California law, regulation, and policy; and of the University's relationship with the California executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Preferred
About us The University of California, one of the largest and most acclaimed institutions of higher learning in the world, is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and public service. The University of California Office of the President is the corporate headquarters to the ten campuses, five medical centers and three Department of Energy National Labs and enrolls premier students from California, the nation and the world.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.