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Job Summary

The Office of the Vice President and General Counsel at the University of Michigan (University or U-M) is conducting a search for an experienced health care transactional attorney to serve as an Associate General Counsel.  The successful candidate will provide counsel and support to the University’s academic medical center, Michigan Medicine, in its strategic affiliation and business transactions, and periodically will advise the University’s other schools, colleges, and administrative areas on transactional and contracting matters.  This attorney will be based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Michigan Medicine comprises the University’s Medical School and the University of Michigan Health System, which includes the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, University Hospital, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, and the Rogel Cancer Center. Michigan Medicine’s adult hospitals were ranked sixth in the nation in 2017.  The U-M Medical school ranked ninth in the nation in 2018. The Medical School has total annual research funding exceeding $470 million.      

Required Qualifications*

  • A minimum of five years’ transactional legal experience, with a strong preference for experience in health care transactions;
  • A commitment to the mission of academic medicine, higher education, and health care;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple, complex, often time-sensitive assignments simultaneously and with a high degree of organization and effectiveness;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders and clients, both internal and external;
  • Demonstrated ability to listen and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Excellent academic and professional credentials;
  • Excellent drafting and negotiating skills; 
  • Good judgment and creative problem-solving skills; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and sensitivity to diversity;
  • Collegiality and a willingness to support colleagues;
  • Commitment to expeditious, high-quality service to our clients and the dedication to work the hours it takes to meet those expectations;
  • Integrity and a strong moral and ethical compass;
  • Law degree from an accredited law school;
  • Admission to the State Bar of Michigan Bar or eligibility for immediate admission.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating transactional documents and commercial contracts, particularly those in the context of mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, contractual affiliations, and professional services arrangements;
  • Experience negotiating and executing physician practice acquisitions;
  • Experience managing cross-functional due diligence processes in connection with strategic transactions;
  • Experience developing and refining contracting processes and templates to enhance standardization and compliance; 
  • Familiarity with federal and state health care laws and regulations, including federal and state anti-kickback statutes, the Stark Law, HIPAA, the Civil Monetary Penalties Law, the Affordable Care Act, and Medicare Conditions of Participation;
  • Experience working with public entities, academic medical centers, and non-profit, tax-exempt entities;
  • Experience operationalizing strategic initiatives in developing areas, such as telemedicine;
  • Desire to participate in the Michigan Medicine “attorney on call” rotation and develop expertise in other emergent patient care issues;
  • Prior in-house experience.

Additional Information

Salary is commensurate with experience.

The University of Michigan is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and believes that diversity, broadly defined, is integral to institutional excellence. 

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.