Senior Corporate Lawyer, Assistant General Counsel
Job Description

Seeking an Assistant General Counsel, Senior-Level Corporate and M&A to oversee the firm's Legal Department’s Business Group as well as provide support as needed to other departments on a wide variety of matters. The Assistant General Counsel reports to the General Counsel and  will be involved in the administration of the Legal Department, serving on the Department’s Leadership Team and supervising legal personnel.

As the senior legal resource for the Business Group, the Assistant General Counsel will be responsible for the Company’s books and records and provide advice on, and assistance in negotiating and documenting, all commercial relationships, as well as mergers & acquisition matters and all other matters relating to the success of the Business Unit.

The Assistant General Counsel will have primary responsibility for oversight of contract management and will collaborate regularly with other senior leaders in Finance and Strategy/Business Development/Mergers & Acquisition to draft, negotiate, and structure transactions. The Assistant General Counsel may also provide legal advice and support on business disputes, personnel matters, and real estate issues, as well as legal training for the business unit’s business development team.


  • J.D. from a nationally recognized accredited law school.
  • Member in good standing of the California Bar, or the ability to become Registered In-House Counsel in California.
  • A minimum of 15 years of general corporate, M&A, and corporate governance experience, preferably for a large, multi-faceted for-profit healthcare system, combined with extensive and sophisticated training and experience with a well-known law firm.
  • Strong leadership and management experience, along with extensive experience with healthcare/hospital operations, including managing relationships with a diverse group of senior executives, cross-functional teams and legal personnel in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and communications skills, including clear, concise and persuasive writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to see the "big picture" and yet be highly organized and efficient, with demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Sound, measured judgment, emotional maturity, integrity, confidentiality and discretion in communicating with all levels in the company.
  • Ability to respond effectively under pressure and successfully manage a diverse and demanding workload.
  • Strong work ethic and a high degree of perseverance and energy.
  • Problem-solver mentality. Ability to creatively come up with appropriate solutions.
  • Proactive and self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team in a busy, fast-paced environment.

 Legal Skills 

  • Significant mergers & acquisitions and deal-related experience with accountability for the deal cycle and negotiations on transactions of varying size and degrees of complexity.
  • Additional strong working knowledge in all other major substantive corporate areas, including general corporate, corporate finance, real estate, tax, private equity, asset purchases, stock purchases, joint ventures, and various vendor arrangements (including, but not limited to: information technology, multi-entity, human resources, revenue cycle, etc.).
  • Good understanding of transaction structuring, such as tax and accounting.
  • An effective and articulate negotiator who can distill the important aspects of any transaction.


  • Partner closely with finance and other core functions and executive staff.
  • Provide strategic guidance and support to senior leadership in connection with a variety of complex transactions and sensitive legal and business issues.
  • Optimize the value received by internal clients and minimize the company’s risk of exposure to liability by proactively partnering with business leaders.
  • Develop long and short-term solutions that take into account the current and future needs of the business.
  • Exercise sound business judgement to achieve a pragmatic balance between the legal function and the company’s strategic objectives.
  • Delegate, obtain resources, and/or take actions that move projects to closure while maximizing personnel and business unit effectiveness.
  • Effectively and cost efficiently select and direct outside counsel as needed to support execution of projects, transactions, or matters.
  • Provide training and guidance to other attorneys and support staff and to the business in the legal and regulatory regimes affecting the company.
  • Mentor team members and assist in their career development.

 Relocation will be considered.

Date Created:
18 Dec 2018
LA - Westside
Position Function:
In-House Counsel
Practice Area:
Tax - *general, Corporate - Governance, Corporate - *general, Corporate - Mergers & Acquisitions
Years of Experience:
18, 17, 16, 15