This position will be a legal advisor and counsel to Moffitt management and staff regarding business transactions and contracting, including technology contracts, consulting agreements, health care contracting, procurement and related regulatory compliance. The Assistant General Counsel I will be responsible for, but not limited, to the following:
· Draft, present, negotiate, and finalize contracts and agreements for various departments.
· Directly support members of management to ensure that all vendors and Business Associates utilized by the varying departments at the Institution have an appropriately reviewed and executed agreement on file.
· Assist to protect Moffitt’s legal interests and maintain its contracting operations in compliance with applicable law.
· Where appropriate, develop and monitor the use of template contracts and other agreements.
· Provide hands-on legal counsel to all levels of management.
· Identify and analyze legal issues, draft key documents, present clear recommendations to key stakeholders, and assure legal compliance within the Institution as related to contracting practices.
· Keep current on new and emerging laws and policy developments impacting Moffitt’s business and contracting operations.
· Draft institutional policies in accordance with best practices and within the bounds of applicable laws and regulations.
· Direct and participate in the research of state and federal legislation and administrative and court decisions; investigate legal problems and make recommendations.
· Provide other legal support as directed or as circumstances may require supporting management and protecting Moffitt’s legal interests.
· Supervise and manage the legal work of in-house paralegals and support staff, as well as outside counsel, as necessary in support of the OGC’s legal and administrative functions.
· Coordinate and assist in leading the management and staff in support of the centralization of the institution’s contracting processes and aid in the central storing of agreements in the contract management system currently under development.
· Educate management on the processes of effectively using the contract management system and help each department transition to the new system when implemented.
· Supervise and manage the work of designated support staff and outside counsel responsible for supporting contracting functions.
The Ideal Candidate
· Candidate should possess excellent research, written and verbal communications skills. Needs to have positive attitude at all times, robust attention to detail, strong work ethic and ability to maintain confidentiality.
· Prepare, review and negotiate contracts and other business transactions.
· Provide legal advice and identify risks and benefits on business transactions and contracting, including related regulatory compliance.
· Identify and analyze legal issues, draft key documents, present clear recommendations, and assure adherence to legal compliance.
· Support the contract management efforts of the Contracts Manager, VP/ Deputy General Counsel, and EVP/ General Counsel.
· Initiate routine meetings with departmental leaders to provide legal advice, recommend updates to practices and procedures in order to effectuate contract negotiation(s) and related regulatory compliance.
· Conduct research and complete special projects as assigned by the VP/ Deputy General Counsel and EVP/ General Counsel.
Credentials and Qualifications:
· Juris Doctorate required.
· Must possess State Bar Certification; however it does not have to be a Florida Bar board Certificate.
· This individual must be authorized to practice law in the State of Florida and have at least eight (8) years’ experience practicing law.
· Excellent negotiating, interpersonal, business, contract drafting, and writing skills are required with a minimum of six (6) years of related contracting and transactional experience. Candidate should be able to display excellent organization, problem-solving and computer skills. Candidate should possess excellent research, written and verbal communications skills. Needs to have positive attitude at all times, robust attention to detail, strong work ethic and ability to maintain confidentiality.
· Significant experience supervising and managing paralegals and support staff for maximum efficiency is preferred.
· Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business contracts professional agreements, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, faculty, customers and the general public.
· Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measurement, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rates, ratios, and percentages and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
· Reasoning Ability: Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
· Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of the Internet and Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook software. The best candidate will also have in depth administrator level experience with contract management systems.
· Florida Bar Board Certificate