Associate General Counsel - Joint Ventures & Transactions

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Provides legal services, prepares and reviews legal documents, and provides in-service education on legal issues.



  1. Assists Chief Legal Officer and Chief Strategy Officer with corporate initiatives, legal aspects of business development and other projects as assigned, including strategic transactions (mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, etc.). Retains and coordinates the timely provision of legal services for projects that require outside legal consultation.

  2. Provides legal services and prepares documents as necessary for major transactions, including, but not limited to, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, collaborations with other health systems, and bond financings. Oversees general business/corporate law matters as member of the business development transition team.

  3. Collaborates with the Chief Legal Officer and the Chief Compliance Officer to ensure that SCLH has the appropriate controls, policies, procedures and systems in place to support its continued growth. Contributes actively to the evolution and execution of the organization's strategic and operational business plans.


  • Juris Doctorate degree (J.D.)


  • Admission or eligibility for admission to the Colorado State Bar
  • Active Bar license in at least one state


  • 7 years of experience in health care law, with emphasis in corporate transactions, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, either in private legal practice or as in-house counsel to a hospital or health system.
  • Experience with Stark Law, Anti-kickback Law, False Claims Act and related health care regulatory laws.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements list must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Expertise and the ability to provide advice and counsel on legal activities related to major business transactions including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, collaborations with other health systems, and bond financings.

  • Working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations affecting physician relationships (i.e., Medicare fraud & abuse, Stark, and private inurement), and restrictions on the activities of tax-exempt organizations.

  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills and the ability to relate directly and openly with diverse internal and external constituencies; strong negotiation skills; a committed listener.

  • Awareness and ability to implement the principles of process improvement.

  • Ability to balance operating requirements with compliance and regulatory issues.

  • Ability and desire to manage others effectively.

Organization: Corporate, Various Locations
Primary Location: CO-Denver/Boulder/Surrounding Areas-Broomfield
Department: SYS-Legal
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Shift
Job Posting: 10/6/2017 10:59:22 PM
FTE: 1.0
Job Number: 17008218
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