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The Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine is offering a full-time, one year fellowship, starting in September 2018, for a recent law school graduate. The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) represents the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine in all legal matters and will provide a new attorney with exposure to unique legal issues involved in hospital and health care administration. This role will provide legal support and advice for the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine along with its departments/divisions in connection with transactional matters, contracts, corporate services, and litigation, across a variety of legal practice areas, including healthcare, real estate, labor and employment, tax, and intellectual property. This attorney will primarily support OGC’s healthcare regulatory and transactional attorneys by: performing legal research; writing memoranda, briefs, presentations; reviewing, revising, and drafting contracts in a variety of areas that affect clients’ business operations; and assisting with all aspects of transactions, including the purchase of physician practices and corporate affiliations. This attorney will also support OGC’s University attorneys with their practice areas. This attorney will generally be exposed to contract and deal negotiations, hearings and other litigation proceedings, such as depositions, arbitrations and trials.
To apply, please click on the following link: http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/31334 to submit an online application, and please also include a letter of interest, resume, law school transcript, and a legal writing sample.
Qualifications: Graduation from a recognized college or university and graduation (prior to starting the fellowship) from an ABA accredited law school with a J.D. degree. Experience: 2018 law school graduates are preferred, although attorneys who graduated law school in 2016 or 2017 will also be considered. Demonstrated interest or experience in health law/health regulation is highly preferred.
Bar Qualifications: Must be admitted and in good standing in Pennsylvania or other state bar prior to or shortly after starting the position; admission to Pennsylvania bar expected within one (1) year of beginning the fellowship. Admission to New Jersey bar desired but not required.
Other Requirements: This position requires a demonstrated capability for legal research, analysis and reasoning; impeccable oral and written communication skills; an ability to promptly identify and resolve complicated and sensitive problems/issues creatively and with professional discretion; and an ability to interact and function effectively in a competitive, professional healthcare, academic and research environment. Additionally, applicants must have excellent academic credentials, a strong work ethic, and strong interpersonal skills.
About The University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influ...enced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
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