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Pacific Dental Services (“PDS”) has engaged N2N Legal on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for its Corporate Counsel, to be located in its Irvine, California, corporate headquarters. Kindly submit all resumes and supporting documentation via the process outlined below.
Pacific Dental Services'® vision is to be The Greatest Dental Company in America. We provide supported owner dentists with a work/life balance that is rare for dentists who operate a business without support. Our PRIVATE PRACTICE +® business model is based on providing business support expertise so that supported dentists can pursue Clinical Excellence – they enjoy more time, more income and more resources, allowing them to simply concentrate on providing high-quality dental care. We call this Supported Autonomy. We currently assist more than 500 practices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington. Our goal is to support 60+ additional offices per year in these existing markets while continuing to open new markets.
At PDS®, we aim to be the very best at everything we do. Fortunately, that helps us attract the very best team members – and we hope you’ll be one of them.
Reports Primarily to: Vice President, Deputy General Counsel
Manager of People: No
Under general direction from the designated Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, this position will work closely with paralegals, business partners, operations leaders, dental professionals, administrative support staff and with other business functions in the organization, to provide legal and related support integral to the organization's operations.
A competitive package commensurate with experience. Local candidates preferred.
The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Manage and close transactions (which involve opening different dental offices in various jurisdictions) with coordination between operations partners and dental partners. Prepare, review and negotiate requisite legal documents in connection with such transactions/deals for review and approval by identifying forms and formats, producing text and proofreading. Maintain deadlines and generate status reports.
Draft, negotiate, manage and advise business teams with respect to complex services contracts, including software licensing, software as a service agreements, work orders, outsourcing arrangements, strategic alliances, vendor agreements and renewals, non-disclosure agreements, provider agreements, insurance contracts and other commercial agreements.
Key advisor to the organization's Human Resources, Recruiting and Benefits departments on legal initiatives and general compliance matters. Requires strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to spot issues that are important to the organization.
Partner with the operations and marketing teams to review and guide legal compliance for new initiatives and existing practices.
Manage various legal projects to successful completion. This includes large multiple transaction initiatives and implementation of broad new legal structures for the organization.
Formation and maintenance of legal entities, including all necessary annual and regular corporate filings and business licensing on behalf of a multi-jurisdictional company operating in various states.
Ability to analyze and guide the organization on regulations related to dentistry and healthcare.
Initiate, maintain and enforce the company’s IP Portfolio.
Provide legal guidance for the operation of the company’s non-profit charitable foundation.
Perform on-line research and conduct electronic filings on legal and business related matters.
Must be able to manage a high volume of ongoing projects in a timely manner to meet deadlines.
Handle confidential information with the highest degree of care.
Effectively interact and communicate with the organization’s management, including executives, other internal clients and outside counsel.
Other duties as assigned by management.
J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school with bar admission and strong academic record.
6+ years of large law firm, or combined large law firm and in-house experience in a sophisticated corporate setting.
Significant experience with corporate and transactional matters, corporate governance and commercial transactions.
Experience in drafting and reviewing corporate legal instruments, filing with state and federal agencies and with trademarks and licensing issues.
Experience working in a health care environment.
Exceptional organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple projects to meet deadlines and quality outcomes required.
Familiarity with Workshare Professional or similar legal document management systems.
KEY CHARACTERISTICS & ATTRIBUTES:
Terrific interpersonal skills, great judgment, a can-do attitude and a hunger to learn the business and develop as an in-house attorney.
Creative problem solver and practical business partner.
Self-motivated and reliable individual capable of working independently as well as part of a team.
Strong work ethic with ability to handle a high volume of transactions simultaneously with a “customer first” mentality.
Keen intellectual and analytical ability coupled with the ability to think and act confidently and with precision in a fast-paced environment.
Strong data/internet research and written and verbal communication skills.
Proficient understanding of or familiarity with corporate entities and partnership terminology and structure.
Effective prioritization skills and use time efficiently to develop realistic action plans.
Ability to establish rapport with employees and team members in order to create trusting relationships both within the organization and in government/regulatory agencies.
Display judgment by willingness to make timely and accurate recommendations based on available information. Must have the ability to exercise considerable judgment and discretion.
Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment (Outlook, Excel, Power Point, Access, etc.) as well as overall database management and record keeping.
Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and represent ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Must communicate clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations in group or one-on-one settings.
Please submit via email a resume in Microsoft Word format with a brief description of your interest addressed to:
PDS is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact the company directly; all resumes sent to PDS will be routed to N2N Legal for handling and will create delays.
You may be required to complete additional documents and will undergo an evaluation process to be considered for this position
Internal Number: 1004-4000 (Amended)
About Pacific Dental Services
N2N Legal is your "End-to-End" legal solution. We specialize in legal, compliance and regulatory services to assist clients ranging from Fortune 1000 to small and mid-sized companies with interim (project-based), interim-to-perm, and permanent positions for both attorneys and paralegals.