Corporate Counsel – Compassus

Brentwood, TN

Position Summary

The Corporate Counsel is responsible for modeling the Compassus values of Compassion, Integrity, Excellence, Teamwork, and Innovation and for promoting the Compassus philosophy, using the 6 Pillars of Success as the foundation. S/he is responsible for upholding the Code of Ethical Conduct and for promoting positive working relationships within the company, among all departments, and all external stakeholders. The Corporate Counsel will provide legal advice and counsel to management and company personnel related to a wide variety of corporate, legal, healthcare regulatory and business issues. Under the direction of the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, the Corporate Counsel will provide legal advice and contracting services in support of company operations and its affiliated entities. This position will primarily focus on support for home office and enterprise matters, inclusive of growth, supply chain, various IT department agreements, HR, managed care, marketing and other enterprise led matters.

Position Specific Responsibilities

  • Provides legal advice and counsel to management and company personnel related to a wide variety of corporate and business issues.
  • Coordinates with the internal business clients to ensure proper legal documents are used.
  • Prepares, reviews, and negotiates contracts and documents for the company, incorporating state and federal health care regulatory requirements.
  • Negotiates and drafts vendor contracts, including software licensing, SAAS solutions, on-premise software, information security agreements and related and other services.
  • Assists in the drafting and implementation of policies regarding the contracting process and ethics and compliance matters.
  • Provides legal guidance on contract interpretation.
  • Assists with coordination of responses to subpoenas and government requests for information and documents.
  • Oversees and assist with due diligence and integration planning on proposed transactions.
  • Collaborates with other members of the legal department in connection to department work.
  • Develops strategies for handling complex legal issues under supervision of Deputy General Counsel.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

  • Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited law school is required.
  • Current license in good standing to practice law in one or more jurisdictions.
  • A minimum four (4) to six (6) years of experience in active practice of a healthcare operations law practice as well as a working knowledge of health care regulations, are strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience in a large law firm is required.
  • Experience with home-based care providers and physician groups preferred.

Skills

  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage.
  • Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from leaders, team members, investors, and external parties. Strong written and verbal communications.
  • Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to understand, read, write, and speak English. Articulates and embraces integrated healthcare at home philosophy.
  • Other Skills and Abilities: Can act as a trusted, integral member of cross-functional teams, providing both legal and strategic business advice to enable growth and success across the enterprise with risk mitigation appropriate to the circumstances. Liaises independently with corporate officers on matters of legal exposure to the organization. Able to effectively manage to a high volume of diverse requests. Demonstrates strong customer service orientation, meticulous attention to detail and initiative are essential for success in this role. Excellent project management skills, ability to execute on plan, deliver results and manage efficient use of resources. Exercises discretion in the professional handling sensitive and confidential matters

Certifications, Licenses, and Registrations

  • Current license in good standing to practice law in one or more jurisdictions.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: The demands of this role necessitate a team member to effectively perform essential functions. Adaptations can be made to accommodate team members with disabilities. Regular standing, walking, and manual dexterity are fundamental, along with the ability to lift and move objects up to 25 pounds. Visual acuity requirements include close and distance vision, color and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. This description provides a general overview and may vary by role and department, capturing the nuanced demands and conditions inherent to positions in our organization.

At Compassus, including all Compassus affiliates, diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our Pillars of Success. We are committed to creating a fair work environment where our team members feel welcomed, highly valued, and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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