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The Office of the General Counsel at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, is accepting applications for up to 2 available Associate General Counsel positions. The Office of the General Counsel represents and advises the University of Arizona and the Arizona Board of Regents on a broad range of legal matters and complex issues. The selected attorneys will advise and represent University administrators and provide advice and counsel on matters including:
Clinical research undertaken at both of the University’s academic medical centers and affiliated teaching hospitals; college of medicine accreditation by the LCME; undergraduate and graduate medical education, including teaching affiliations; ACGME requirements for residency and fellowship programs; and HIPAA and its implementing regulations, including Privacy and Security Rules
Research compliance and informed consent to participate in research issues, including human subject protection and IRB matters; conflicts of interest and commitment; and research funded by NIH or Public Health Service, including research grant preparation, implementation, and compliance
Student-related matters, policies, and procedures; student conduct hearings; Title IX; Constitutional and legislative matters; shared governance; administrative law matters; FERPA; and public records
Litigation strategy and management, including close coordination with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office; selection of outside counsel if necessary; and litigation practice, including advocacy, court appearances, and drafting pleadings, motions, briefs, and discovery
• J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school • Licensed in the State of Arizona, in good standing, with a minimum of five years of substantial and progressively responsible legal experience practicing law, including experience in some or all of the key primary practice areas as described above; applicants not licensed in Arizona must be licensed and in good standing in another state and must become a member in good standing of the State Bar of Arizona within one year of hire
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
• Superior interpersonal skills to effectively interact and maintain productive, cooperative, and mutually supportive working relationships with a wide range of individuals, departments, and constituents • Superior legal research abilities and analytical skills with an ability to identify and frame complex legal issues and convey advice clearly and effectively to non-lawyers • Intellectual acumen coupled with creative thinking and commitment to inspire confidence with all constituents • Excellent active listening skills • Excellent verbal communication and presentation skills • Excellent written communication skills and impeccable attention to detail, including exceptional ability to draft accurate, complete, and persuasive legal documents • Strong work ethic and demonstrated commitment to teamwork, inclusiveness, and respect • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, complex, team-oriented environment, working efficiently and independently on multiple time-sensitive matters, and to prioritize effectively • Ability to work collegially, professionally, compassionately, and in a tactful manner with diverse individuals • Consistent and demonstrated professional, positive, and enthusiastic attitude and demeanor • Ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential matters with the highest degree of professionalism • Ability to demonstrate considerable discretion and impeccable judgment in decision-making and advising, including adhering to the highest standards of confidentiality • Demonstrated commitment to providing responsive, timely, and excellent legal services to University clients • Demonstrated leadership and strong organizational, planning, coordinating, and problem-solving skills • Strong technology fluency and capabilities • Keen understanding of crisis management and the role of legal counsel in circumstances where urgent safety, operational, or crisis situations may arise
Internal Number: A22353
About The University of Arizona
Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state's super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606 million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.