Associate General Counsel - Health Care/Hospital Transactional Attorney

Associate General Counsel - Health Care/Hospital Transactional Attorney

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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Posted Job Title
Associate General Counsel - Health Care/Hospital Transactional Attorney

Job Profile Title
Associate General Counsel

Job Description Summary
Provide legal support for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) and its components/departments as they relate to UPHS transactional matters, contracts, and corporate services. In particular, this attorney will handle transactions and other complex agreements, including physician practice purchases, joint ventures and other corporate affiliations, as well as the drafting and negotiation of contracts in the innovation and information systems areas.

Job Description

The Office of the General Counsel of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Health System seeks a health care transactional attorney.

This role is part of the Office of General Counsel (OGC). OGC represents the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine as a corporate entity in legal matters. The Office supports the mission of the University and Penn Medicine by handling all legal matters generated by the activities of the institution, including the schools, centers, departments, operating units and subsidiaries that comprise the University and its Health System.

The Office provides legal advice and counsel across the institution, represents the institution in litigation and other proceedings, and initiates action to protect the institution, and manage risks. All matters requiring legal advice or legal action should be referred to the Office of the General Counsel.

This is a unique opportunity for a self-starter to partner with our clinical and research enterprises to further the Penn Medicine mission. The position enjoys significant autonomy to design and negotiate creative business models that facilitate the continued growth of Penn Medicine at an extremely exciting and dynamic time in its history. The candidate would collaborate closely with our administrative and operational leaders, to find practical solutions that support our continued innovation and excellence. This position is part of a close knit office that promotes work/life balance and hybrid flexibility.

Provide legal support for the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) and its components/departments as they relate to UPHS transactional matters, contracts, and corporate services. In particular, this attorney will handle transactions and other complex agreements, including physician practice purchases, joint ventures and other corporate affiliations, as well as the drafting and negotiation of contracts in the innovation and information systems areas. Provide on-call attorney advice periodically to Penn Medicine clients.


Education: Graduation from a recognized college or university; graduation from an accredited law school with a J.D. degree.

Professional Experience: Minimum of three (3) to seven (7) years of transactional legal experience, health care, innovation or information systems experience preferred.

Bar Qualifications: Must be admitted and in good standing in Pennsylvania or other state bar; admission to Pennsylvania bar required within one (1) year of appointment. Admission to New Jersey bar desirable, but not required.

Other Requirements: This position requires a demonstrated capability for legal research, analysis and reasoning drafting, impeccable oral and written communication skills, an ability to identify and resolve complicated and sensitive problems creatively and with professional discretion and an ability to interact and function effectively in a clinical, academic and research environment.

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Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
President's Center

Pay Range
$110,850.00 - $174,270.66
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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