As a member of the Office of General Counsel, provides legal representation to DFCI, its executives, investigators, physicians, employees and the Board of Trustees on a broad range of legal matters.??
Position reports to the Deputy General Counsel or Associate General Counsel.?? Position includes extensive interaction with senior administrative, medical and support staff throughout the institution, trustees, outside companies and outside counsel.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
Advise on health care and medical research matters, which may include any of the following areas: patient care, faculty and professional staff, research, governance, finance, tax/nonprofit, philanthropy, real estate, labor and employment, privacy and security, and other legal matters
Advise on regulatory matters to ensure compliance with federal, state and local government laws and regulations
Draft, negotiate, interpret and advise clients on a wide range of health care, operational and transactional agreements, including subcontractor and supply chain arrangements
Draft and advise on Institute policies, procedures and other operational documents
Manage litigation, internal investigations, and responses to government inquiries
Stays informed of industry-specific regulations, standards and leading practices
Direct outside counsel and oversee their work
Juris Doctor from accredited law school with proven academic success
4+ years of experience in law firm, corporate legal department, and/or government agency required
Current Massachusetts bar admission or admission in another jurisdiction with the ability to become licensed to practice in Massachusetts required
Significant advisory experience
Experience managing the legal affairs of a substantial area of an organization
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Knowledge of industry-specific regulations, standards and leading practices
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong initiative and interpersonal skills
Effective management and leadership skills
Outstanding client management skills with an ability to inspire confidence and trust within a variety of clients.
Excellent presentation skills, including the ability to persuasively present cases to senior institute leaders
Advanced creative problem-solving and conflict resolution skills with the ability to consistently produce creative and constructive solutions under pressure and with minimal supervision
Superb analytical ability
Ability to interact with and effectively advise senior Institute leaders
Ability to build consensus with various stakeholders and third parties and form strong, collaborative working relationships
Ability to exercise strong and effective judgment
Ability to identify risks and propose alternative structures or scenarios to mitigate risks
Ability to successfully manage multiple complex legal projects simultaneously and to thrive in a dynamic and fast paced environment
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.