Associate General Counsel _ Strategy and Procurement

Surescripts, LLC
Jan 21, 2023
Jan 30, 2023
Contract Type
Surescripts serves the nation through simpler, trusted health intelligence sharing, in order to increase patient safety, lower costs and ensure quality care. We deliver insights at critical points of care for better decisions – from streamlining prior authorizations to delivering comprehensive medication histories to facilitating messages between providers.

Job Summary:

The Associate General Counsel, Strategy and Procurement (the "AGC") leads the Strategy and Procurement vertical within the Commercial Legal Team. The AGC provides support for the corporate strategy, corporate development, and business development teams and oversees Commercial Legal Team members who lead other legal areas for the Company. Counsels cross–functional leaders on complex legal issues that may affect multiple business lines, drawing on and involving subject matter experts from other parts of the department as appropriate.


Lead the Strategy and Procurement vertical within the Commercial Legal Team that counsels, drafts, and assists in the negotiation of procurement, corporate strategy, corporate development and business development matters, including, but not limited to, strategic partnerships, collaboration agreements, joint development agreements, and all ancillary documentation to support these agreements to include NDAs.

Oversee, train, hire, develop, and coach team of attorneys, contracts specialists, or other legal professionals to drive outcomes and behaviors consistent with the Department's purpose and service delivery model.

Assign responsibilities to team, delegate, and manage team to ensure appropriate coverage and back–up support to meet enterprise needs.

Serve as a senior leader on the Commercial Legal Team to develop, implement, and execute strategic vision, including overseeing team meetings, brainstorming sessions, trainings, and team building activities.

Independently review, draft, and negotiate highly complex acquisition agreements, strategic partnership agreements and other legal documentation with partners, customers, suppliers, and other parties, including, but not limited to, data use agreements, technology licensing agreements, joint research projects, and contracts with partners and vendors supplying products, services, data, or other intellectual property to Surescripts.

In collaboration with Strategy, manage, organize, and oversee the due diligence process to include educating internal stakeholders as to key issues of concern. Compile and assess feedback from the diligence process and interpret it into contractual protections or obligations.

Manage complex projects as assigned on behalf of Surescripts' business groups.

Oversee and support team members in the ideation phase of new products or product improvements for their assigned products and in analyzing and advising on Surescripts' products/services in conceptual, development phases.

Partner with and advise Strategy, Marketing, Product Innovation, and Customer Group regarding product strategy and development, data sourcing, and other matters requiring cross–product and market segment knowledge.

Partner with subject matter experts in the Department on areas such as antitrust, privacy, litigation, information access, intellectual property, etc. and ensure that the team acts accordingly.

Act in accordance with the Department's service delivery model.

Recommend operational strategies and plans to senior management and leadership regarding the achievement of terms with partners necessary to the Company's goals for product deployment, revenue, and/or strategic initiatives.

Partner cross–functionally and proactively to continuously improve upon existing processes and procedures to make corporate strategy, corporate development, and business development transactions more efficient and achieve greater speed to value.

Drive a process and approach that ensures relevant facts are requested and legal considerations are assembled, assessed and accurate before transaction or partnership documents are presented for execution.

Basic Requirements:

Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA–accredited law school and good standing member of the bar in at least one state.

10+ years of experience as a practicing attorney drafting asset or stock purchase agreements and strategic partnership agreements to include negotiating them to successful conclusion.

5+ years of experience as an in–house attorney supporting multiple departments of an organization with legal and business advice and influencing decision–making.

7+ years of experience drafting and negotiating contracts related to data rights/license agreements and other intellectual property.

3+ years of experience successfully training/onboarding junior attorneys and legal support staff to speed their ability to bring value to an organization.

Strong ability to balance risk and opportunity. Excellent communication skills to present and explain complex deals to executive and senior leadership.

Ability to draft contracts and other documentation "from scratch" in support of novel and innovative projects.

Demonstrates experience in corporate matters of diverse scope, requiring in–depth evaluation and interpretation.

Works independently, demonstrating significant subject matter experience and excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

3+ years of experience providing legal services to companies in the healthcare industry.

Knowledge of privacy and data security matters in the healthcare sector.

Proactive, practical, solution–oriented approach.

Strong cross–functional partnering skills.

3+ years of people management experience or experience in roles showing progressive leadership.

Surescripts embraces flexibility through its Flexible Hybrid Work model for most positions. This model allows employees to work virtually while still utilizing our offices as collaboration centers. With alignment and agreement from your leadership, you can come and go from the office as needed .

What You're Like

You have never met a problem you did not want to try to solve. You are creative and practical. With your ability to drive to results, cut through the fog, and help others see multiple perspectives, you save the day on a semi–regular basis.

What We're Like

We learn from each other and help one another. We don't waste energy competing with one another, stirring up drama, or plotting revenge. We're too busy for that. Plus, we actually like each other. We get work done, ask how we can get better, and generally enjoy ourselves along the way.

What the Work is Like

While we have in mind the "worst case scenarios" as we advise on risks, we help our business partners identify and pursue opportunities. It's a balancing act. It's good that we are flexible and nimble as we operate in an ever–evolving landscape. We see how our work protects and advances our interests and helps build a secure, connected, and effective healthcare system.

Why Wait? Apply Now

We're a midsize company. This means you're not just another employee ID number. Here, you can build real relationships and feel supported by truly awesome people with diverse backgrounds and talents in an innovative and collaborative work culture. We strive to create an environment where you can be yourself, share your ideas and work your way. We offer opportunities for employee development, as well as competitive compensation packages and extensive benefits.

Benefits include, but are not limited to, comprehensive healthcare (including infertility coverage), generous paid time off including paid childbirth and parental leave and mental health days, pet insurance, and 401(k) with company match and immediate vesting. To learn more, review the Keep You and Yours Healthy, Balancing Work and Life, and Where Talent Takes Shape links under the Better Benefits. Better Work. Better Life section of our careers site.

Physical and Mental Requirements

While performing duties of this job, an employee may be required to perform any, or all of the following: attend meetings in and out of the office, travel, communicate effectively (both orally and in writing), and be able to effectively use computers and other electronic and standard office equipment with, or without, a reasonable accommodation. Additionally, this job requires certain mental demands, including the ability to use judgement, withstand moderate amounts of stress and maintain attention to detail with, or without, a reasonable accommodation.

Surescripts is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.