This legal position within the Office of General Counsel will be responsible to provide legal and commercial counsel for a VSP line of business and/or staff group. This position will support a line of business and/or staff group and its respective senior management teams.
Evaluates and manages legal impact of LOB and/or staff group's major business and commercial decisions and/or plans.
Provides guidance on daily commercial legal matters relevant to the business and/or staff group.
Provides guidance and recommendations to business and/or staff partners on appropriate current and pending legislation.
Provide counsel on commercial-related disputes, including managing external counsel where appropriate and coordinating with appropriate internal teams to defend such matters.
Ensures the company's management policies and programs are consistently practiced.
Negotiate commercial contracts with external partner industry vendors to support the LOB and its business strategy.
Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school
Five to seven years legal experience in a corporate environment or equivalent, specializing in and general business matters and/or matters relevant to supported staff group
Current license to practice law in the State of California desirable, but ability to qualify for license under California's Registered In-House Counsel Program will be considered
Demonstrated ability to participate in high-level company-wide planning and strategy efforts
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent written, verbal, research and communication skills
Interpersonal and self-management skills to build and maintain strong relationships with relevant business and/or staff groups within the company
Ability to work with a team of diverse individuals; ability to work collaboratively
Excellent judgment and ability to assess risks; ability to protect the company's interests; keen business acumen
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and professionally with all levels of management regarding complex legal issues
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple priorities and deadlines and work with various stakeholders
Curiosity and learning agility
Strong negotiation skills
Strong quantitative skills and understanding of metrics driven performance management
Significant commercial transaction or technology licensing experience strongly preferred
Ability to deal well with ambiguity and complex situations
Functional knowledge or subject matter expertise in drafting and negotiating general commercial agreements and/or technology-related commercial transactions or the procurement of goods and professional services
General appreciation of HIPAA, HITECH, and PCI DSS, and other applicable laws and regulations
Strong program and project management experience preferred (though not necessarily as a formal 'project manager')
VSP Global is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.