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HEALTH LAW FELLOWSHIP INTERN
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 for a recent law school graduate starting in September, 2014. 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 area. This attorney will generally be exposed to contract and deal negotiations, hearings and other litigation proceedings, such as depositions, arbitrations and trials.Qualifications Education: Graduation from a recognized college or university; graduation from an ABA accredited law school with a J.D. degree. Professional Experience: Minimum of one (1) or two (2) years of demonstrated experience. Experience in health law and/or regulatory background is highly preferred. Bar Qualifications: Must be admitted and in good standing in Pennsylvania or other state; admission to Pennsylvania bar is required within one (1) year of appointment. Admission to New Jersey bar desirable, 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 identify and resolve complicated and sensitive problems/issues creatively (and often very quickly) 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 excellent interpersonal skills. To apply, please click on the "Apply Now" button below and submit an online application and include a letter of interest, resume, law school transcript, and a legal writing sample no later than January 31, 2014.
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT ATTORNEY
The Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Medicine seeks a full-time Labor and Employment attorney to provide professional legal expertise in advising and representing the University of Pennsylvania & Penn Medicine in all aspects of human resources, employee relations, labor, & employment-related matters & activities. Must be thoroughly familiar with the requirements of, & have significant experience in advising management on issues related to all federal, state, & local laws, rules, & ordinances relating to labor & employment, including Title VII, ADEA, ADA, PHRA, PFPO, FMLA, FLSA, OSHA & NLRA. Must have significant experience representing management before the EEOC, PHRC, PCHR, DOL, OSHA, NLRB, & other federal, state, & local agencies. Should have significant experience & be thoroughly familiar with the requirements of, & issues related to, the National Labor Relations Act. Second or first chair experience in federal & state trial courts &/or experience before the National Labor Relations Board & in labor arbitrations &/or labor negotiations preferred. Experience in designing & conducting training seminars preferred. Experience in employee benefits law & other related human resources issues preferred. Experience in an academic &/or health care environment a plus. Qualifications: J.D. from ABA accredited law school required; minimum 5-8 years professional experience as a practicing labor & employment attorney. Must be admitted & in good standing in Pennsylvania or other state bar; admission to Pennsylvania bar required within one (1) year of appointment. The position requires a demonstrated capability for legal research, analysis & reasoning, impeccable oral & written communication skills, including demonstrated public-speaking aptitude, & an ability to identify & resolve complicated & sensitive problems creatively & with professional discretion & an ability to interact & function effectively in an academic & research environment.
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