SVP and Chief Legal Officer - General Counsel - Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian - Newport Beach, CA

Since 1952, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian has delivered a level of personalized care that is unsurpassed among Orange County’s health care providers. Renowned for its excellence, specialized health care services and exceptional physicians and staff, Hoag is admired as one of California’s leading health care organizations.
Hoag is one of the largest acute care hospitals in Orange County and one of the county’s largest employers, with more than 6,000 employees and 2,000 volunteers. Hoag has two main hospital campuses in Newport Beach and Irvine, 11 urgent care centers and eight health centers throughout the county. Hoag’s network of more than 1,700 physicians represents 52 different specialties.
Hoag was the highest-ranked hospital in Orange County in the 2019-2020 U.S. News & World Report.
This exciting new role reports directly to the President & Chief Executive Officer of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Our ideal Chief Legal Officer (CLO) candidate will be responsible for and oversee all legal matters related to Hoag, contributing to the fulfillment of Hoag’s mission by protecting the legal interest of the organization and its related businesses and entities.
The CLO provides legal advice to the full breadth of clients across the Hoag enterprise including research and draft agreements and legal memoranda, negotiate transactions and agreements, oversee the assignment of matters. In addition, they will be responsible for developing and overseeing the strategic and tactical planning of the legal department, implementation of legal department priorities, select and manage outside counsel, and establish and enforce legal department policies.
Essential Functions: Provides legal advice, guidance, and representation to Hoag and its related entities with respect to business, transactional, governance, regulatory, policy, advocacy, and compliance matters. Relevant areas of law including, but not limited to, corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, governance, joint ventures, regulatory matters, employment matters, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, provider-payor contracts, real estate matters, insurance-related matters, medical malpractice intellectual property, employment, and risk management issues. Provides business and legal perspective and advice on a wide range of strategic, tactical and operational issues to the Hoag enterprise. Advise and direct C-Suite and Board on healthcare regulatory matters that arise, not limited to fraud and abuse laws, HIPAA, HITECH, and licensure, to minimize risk and expense to the entities while meeting business objectives. Develops, maintains, and updates corporate documents, including articles, bylaws, policies, licenses, corporate minutes, regulatory filings, and contracts. Manages Hoag’s involvement in litigation or administrative proceedings as a party or amicus curiae. Draft, review and/or negotiate documents including filings, provider agreements, subscriber contracts, regulatory filings, applications, and correspondence
Requirements: Undergraduate degree and a law degree from nationally recognized and accredited institution; licensed to practice law in the state of California as well as admitted to practice in the federal courts Minimum of 10 years’ experience. Demonstrated outstanding judgment and a track record of serving as a key member of a complex organization; ability to influence major decisions having legal ramifications through reasoned analysis. Demonstrated superior legal talent with the ability to focus on and counsel senior leaders on the major issues facing a large and complex health care system Excellent speaking and writing skills, including the ability to clearly describe complex issues. Ability to exercise judgment and diplomacy while addressing sensitive or challenging issues with internal or external stakeholders. Ability to think creatively and strategically. Proven ability to work well with senior operating executives, leveraging strong intellectual, conceptual and analytical skills Models collegiality and collaboration; create a positive work environment where all members of the Legal Department feel highly valued Successful experience managing and motivating a team around an organization’s mission, goals, and vision Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion, including success in building a diverse team Ability to show respect for the problems and concerns of all clients no matter the place they occupy in the hierarchy.
Learn more about our people, culture, and history- https://www.hoag.org/media/History-of-Hoag-Legacy.mp4

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