The Office of Legal Affairs, under the direction of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, provides legal representation and advice to the University and all of its constituent parts, including the Board of Trustees, the President, Provost, faculty and academic departments, the Office of Research, Student Life, Athletics, the Department of Public Safety, the Office of Business and Finance, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and James Cancer Hospital, among many others.
As one of the largest universities in the nation, Ohio State is a multifaceted institution, with a sophisticated and leading-edge legal practice that touches nearly every area of law, including litigation, labor and employment, public contracting, intellectual property, research and technology transfer, business transactions, taxation and benefits, administrative law, health care law, public safety and criminal law matters, federal and state constitutional and public law issues, and more.
The Associate General Counsel will provide legal advice and services to University leadership, with a particular client focus on the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, as well as the University's Comprehensive Cancer Center related to general business practices, special research and commercialization projects, and regulatory matters. The Associate General Counsel will negotiate, draft, review, amend, and provide legal advice on a number of contracts including but not limited to: physician agreements, services agreements, business associate agreements, research agreements, purchasing contracts, and material transfer agreements. These agreements will address a wide range of topics including physician employment, physician services, licensing, technology, services, confidentiality, and inter-institutional collaborations. The Associate General Counsel will also act as a point of contact and facilitator on behalf of the James in the provision of legal services to the client by colleagues in the Office of Legal Affairs. Responsibilities will also include conducting legal research and analysis, and the implementation of other duties and special projects, as assigned by leadership in the Office of Legal Affairs.
The successful candidate must have graduated from an accredited law school and be a member of the Ohio bar or eligible to practice law in the State of Ohio within one year or less. A minimum of five years of legal practice is required.
Significant previous experience with health law, medical contracting, including an understanding of HIPAA, Stark, and Anti-Kickback laws, is highly desired. Previous experience with government or public law issues (including public records law, ethics laws, and federal and state constitutional issues) is also desired. All University attorneys are expected to work at the highest professional level with integrity, excellent judgment, attention to detail, and discretion, and to demonstrate the highest personal and leadership characteristics of teamwork, inclusiveness, calmness, and adaptability to a broad range of issues, people, and situations.
Target Salary: $120,000.00 - $140,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Cente...r, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.