Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel
The Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs (SVP, Legal Affairs) serves as General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer for Cedars-Sinai. S/he will oversee or handle major legal matters on behalf of Cedars Sinai . The SVP, Legal Affairs will be responsible for working collaboratively with other executives and clinical leaders across the organization to ensure that practices across the organization are fully compliant with all applicable laws and best practices.
The ideal candidate for the SVP, Legal Affairs role will have General Counsel experience or equivalent partner experience in a law firm healthcare practice and be a seasoned and sophisticated attorney. Demonstrated success managing in-house counsel in a large, complex, multi-site healthcare organization is preferred. The SVP will have a proven track record of working collaboratively across diverse constituencies and working well in collaboration with skilled outside counsel. S/he will understand and support the importance of the academic enterprise to the overall mission of Cedars-Sinai.
The SVP, Legal Affairs will have operational oversight of Cedars Sinai's Legal Affairs Department providing the highest ethical and quality legal services for Cedars Sinai.
Providing executive leadership on all matters relating to legal affairs.
Overseeing timely, efficient, responsive and professional legal services to Cedars-Sinai. Improving and enhancing
the delivery and management of legal services to Cedars-Sinai while maintaining high professional standards for such services.
Identifying all of the major legal subject matters applicable to Cedars -Sinai and delivering through the judicious
use of internal and external resources and services in each of these areas. Determining which core competencies are provided in-house and when to engage outside counsel. Partnering with outside counsel to provide the highest-quality of legal services to Cedars-Sinai.
Collaborating with other Executive/Senior Vice Presidents to provide legal services in a manner that supports the
business objectives of Cedars-Sinai. Conferring with Executive/Senior Vice Presidents within Cedars Sinai to improve the relationship with and service to each of these areas.
Applying current law and keeping abreast of new law and regulations and advising the President and Executive
leadership of the impact on the institution of such changes.
Preparing a legal services budget and being responsible for approving legal services expenditures, including
Serving as a resource to internal departments for legal guidance (e.g., Corporate Compliance, Risk Management,
Technology Transfer and Contracting).
Providing leadership, training, guidance and development as requested by executive leadership and/or the Board.
Establishing processes or practices which encourage the Legal Affairs Department attorneys and staff to continually
enhance operational efficiency and service delivery to internal customers.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical rese...arch and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.