Surescripts (or “the Company”) has exclusively retained Major, Lindsey & Africa to conduct a search for a Chief Legal Officer, to be located in its Arlington, VA headquarters. Surescripts is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates please submit your resume (in MS Word) to the recruiters managing this search at SurescriptsCLO@mlaglobal.com. Do not contact the Company directly; all resumes sent to Surescripts will be routed to MLA for handling and will create delays.
Company Overview: Surescripts was founded in 2001, when the pharmaceutical industry saw an urgent need to replace paper prescriptions. Pharmacy associations formed SureScript Systems to enable e-prescribing, and the three largest PBMs (pharmacy benefit managers) formed RxHub to connect payers and prescribers. In 2008, these competing organizations formed a historic alliance as Surescripts, with a goal of building a national network to deliver comprehensive patient information to the point of care, thus turning data into actionable intelligence. Today, Surescripts is the nation's largest health information network. The Surescripts Network Alliance unites virtually all electronic health records (EHR) vendors, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacies and clinicians, plus an increasing number of health plans, long-term and post-acute care organizations, specialty hubs and specialty pharmacy organizations.
Position Overview: Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Legal Officer is expected to be an expert in corporate and business law and serve as an in-house legal guide to prevent or limit legal risk while furthering the Company’s business interests. This position works with the Executive Team and/or Board of Directors on complex strategic initiatives and projects, providing appropriate legal options that may cut across a variety of legal and commercial areas.
Experience: 15+ years of relevant professional legal experience in a business environment, ideally with both in-house and large law firm experience. Significant healthcare and regulatory experience, including experience with Regulatory and Government Affairs. Substantial contracting experience, including reviewing, drafting and negotiating complex agreements and settlements. An MBA or other business-related degree is preferred.
Compensation: Competitive base, bonus and LTIP.
Location: Arlington, VA.
Relos: Yes. This is a national search.
Bar: Must be licensed to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction.
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
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