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General Counsel

Company: Pinnacle Fertility, Inc.
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Job Description:

Pinnacle Fertility is the nation's fastest-growing physician-centric fertility care platform. Under a united mission of fulfilling dreams by building families, Pinnacle clinics offer innovative technology and processes, compassionate patient care, and comprehensive fertility treatment services, ensuring families receive a high-touch experience on their path to parenthood.Pinnacle's platform provides non-clinical business services through a collaborative approach that provides clinics the ability to maximize their business operations. Through advanced technologies and operations, clinics can scale for growth while focusing on improving outcomes for patients as well as creating a healthy and inclusive environment for team members.Pinnacle's network of high-performing clinics is building families nationwide and around the globe, serving 14 major metro areas with 37+ locations across the U.S. including Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Virginia, Manhattan, Atlanta, and Washington D.C.Pinnacle Fertility is seeking an experienced and highly motivated General Counsel to join our executive team. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that our operations comply with all relevant state and federal laws, regulations, and industry standards as they pertain to healthcare and business operations. The General Counsel is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the companys compliance and regulatory programs, policies, and procedures to mitigate risk and uphold the highest standards of ethical and legal conduct. This position will work closely with our medical directors, executive team, legal, and other key stakeholders to ensure that the company is following all applicable laws and regulations. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer and currently has two Associate General Counsels reporting into this role.The General Counsel is responsible for initiating, directing, and supervising all legal services provided to the organization by both in-house and outside counsel. The General Counsel will provide legal advice on a variety of matters including federal and state regulatory compliance, including healthcare regulatory matters, licensure, accreditation, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, patient care, clinical research, employment, leasing and acquisition of real estate, professional liability, insurance regulation, intellectual property, state and federal litigation, contracting, including payor contracting negotiations, and will draft or review key documents, present clear recommendations, and assure legal compliance.The General Counsel will also lead Pinnacle's compliance team, ensuring alignment with local and federal laws, regulations and its own related policies and interpreting complex legislation, in particular, those governing appropriate interactions and arrangements with healthcare professionals, ensuring Pinnacle has concise compliance policies and guidance, reviewing and managing contract administration, and providing guidance to senior management on compliance issues affecting the healthcare industry.Responsibilities:

  • Provide hands-on legal counsel and advice to all levels of executive staff and provide oversight and direction on matters pertaining to the legal activities of the corporation and all affiliate corporations.
  • Serve as Corporate Secretary, and the authority on all Board and governance matters. Responsible for material preparation for every Board meeting for the corporation and for all affiliate corporations by ensuring complete, timely and accurate Board and member communications prior to Board and Annual meetings.
  • Serve as the organization's Risk Officer and Privacy Officer, and actively leads the development of strategy around legal entities, contract negotiations, litigation, risk management, and privacy.
  • Provide legal counsel on the business and legal impact of company initiatives and offer guidance on opportunities for risk mitigation.
  • Oversee delivery of legal services and resources across the organization in line with corporate standards to accomplish business objectives.
  • Determine the appropriate balance of in-house and outside counsel, manage outside counsel relationships, and establish and maintain the legal department budget and related board approvals.
  • Develop and lead corporate legal strategy to promote and protect Pinnacle Fertility.
  • Partner with the board of directors, applicable stakeholders, and outside counsel, as appropriate, on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactional matters.
  • Play a key role in merger and acquisition activities, leading legal due diligence, negotiating transaction related agreements (e.g., letters of intent and definitive agreements), and overseeing the legal aspects of the integration process.
  • Define and manage the contract management and tracking system; establishes guidelines/checklists for individuals reviewing routine contracts; reviews and assists in negotiating selected contracts.
  • Attend meetings of the board of directors of Pinnacle Fertility, board subcommittee meetings (when applicable), and medical director leadership board.
  • Monitor state and federal legislation and regulations, and keep leadership apprised of new legislation or regulations which might impact the business in any way.
  • Lead compliance to deliver corporate goals related to corporate compliance guidelines, data privacy strategy and policies, and data governance strategies (i.e., charter, implement and lead data governance project team, draft and lead charter ratification and lead team in data mapping program).
  • Present critical, complex, cross-functional strategic plans to all levels of leadership that aid in executive team decision making for crucial organizational objectives (i.e., present data governance strategy).
  • Define system, policy, and process needs and manage change for strategic alignment with current and emerging regulatory guidelines.
  • Maintain further develop applicable Pinnacle Fertility legal and compliance policies.
  • Manage new and ongoing litigation and legal matters/proceedings and regularly update executive leadership on status and cost, partnering with and managing external counsel, as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Information Officer to ensure cybersecurity and IT threats are proactively prevented and/or managed.
  • Collaborate in the execution of audit strategies to monitor compliance to ensure implementation and maintenance of compliance and data protection processes and procedures, and provide training, awareness-raising, and assignment of related responsibilities.
  • Ensure response to compliance hotline reports and manage internal compliance investigations.
  • Support human resources with policy development compliant with federal labor and benefit requirements and other employment matters.
  • Partner with legal and compliance/risk teams across the PE sponsor portfolio, sharing and learning best practices and navigating complex relationships and regulations.Requirements
    • Juris Doctorate from accredited school of law
    • 10+ years of healthcare experience either in-house or with a leading law firm
    • Experience working with private equity investors
    • Multi-state experience preferred, particularly in California, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Virginia, and FloridaRequired Certifications, Registrations, Licenses
      • License to practice law in state of ArizonaKnowledge, Skills Or Abilities
        • Deep experience with health care regulatory and compliance matters
        • Experienced in Risk Management, Contract Administration, and Strategic Planning
        • Experience working with governing bodies in developing, reviewing, and modifying, when appropriate, corporate bylaws.
        • Experience working with boards/officers to develop agendas and provide advice to assist in resolving governance issues.
        • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
        • Thoughtful leader, able to think strategically but also get things done in an individual contributor capacity as well as delegate to others and hold them accountable.
        • Proven ability to lead in a complex environment.Benefits:
          • Competitive Medical, Dental, Life, and Vision Plans
          • Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Voluntary Short-Term Disability (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD)
          • Basic Life and AD&D
          • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off
          • 401k Match Program
          • Collaborative and family-like culture and fun teambuilding eventsDiversity & Inclusivity:At our company, we serve everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, or religion. Just as we acknowledge and value the diversity of our patients, we also actively celebrate diversity within our organization.We are an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to a safe and inclusive work environment for all. We recognize that diversity among our team allows us to not only more effectively serve our patients, but also to advance innovation and opportunity within our field. We encourage qualified applicants of every background, ability, and life experience to apply to our employment opportunities. J-18808-Ljbffr

Keywords: Pinnacle Fertility, Inc., Scottsdale , General Counsel, Accounting, Auditing , Scottsdale, Arizona

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