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Vice President of Legal Affairs - Department of Legal Affairs

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University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, TX

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Min Qualifications

Juris Doctor degree from an American Bar Association accredited law school, active and unconditional license to practice law under the State Bar of Texas. Minimum of ten years of experience as a practicing attorney, including four years in a legal management capacity.


To provide advanced professional legal guidance, support, and assistance to UTMB departments. To provide leadership, supervision, and management over the legal and administrative staff in the Department of Legal Affairs.

Salary Range **

The salary range is commensurate with experience.

Specific Job Related Duties **

Provides accurate, knowledgeable and timely legal advice regarding legal and regulatory issues affecting an academic medical center and teaching hospital.

Actively organizes, plans, and reviews legal work products of supervised employees.

Ensures accuracy and thoroughness of legal research and analysis performed by supervised employees prior to dissemination to clients.

Prioritizes work effectively and completes work within designated time frame.

Assures that the General Counsel is apprised of project developments and activities as necessary.

Establishes and maintains positive and effective working relationships within the department, the institution, the University of Texas System, the Attorney General’s Office, outside counsel and the local community.

Maintains awareness of developments in areas of law affecting the institution by keeping current on legal literature, networking with other attorneys, and attending conferences and seminars.

Provides advice and counsel regarding medical malpractice incidents, claims and lawsuits; coordinates institutional response and strategy with counsel from UT System, AG’s office, and private firms, as applicable; attends mediations.

Advises and assists physicians with matters before the Texas Medical Board, including patient complaints and licensing issues.

Provides advice and counsel regarding complex transactional matters, including managed care agreements, physician service agreements, and clinical equipment and software agreements.

Serves as legal representative on various institutional committees as required.

Provides oversight to the International Affairs Office.

Maintains privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all times consistent with institutional and legal standards.

Desired knowledge, skills, and abilities, such as:

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a high degree of professionalism and competence in dealing with and building relationships with individuals at all levels of the institution.

Strong organizational and management skills.

Effective problem solving skills.

Ability to develop, organize, and accomplish goals.

Ability to analyze/evaluate information and make appropriate decisions/recommendations.

Knowledgeable in areas of the law affecting the institution.

Preferred Work Experience **

Thirteen years of experience as a practicing attorney. Internal appreciation and knowledge of a State of Texas institution, preferably one involving a state teaching hospital, and the various inter-workings and cross-functionalities of academic and clinical departments and divisions. Experience in health law, transactional law and/or with a private law firm. Basic knowledge of H1-B and J-1 visas.

Closing Statement **


Equal Employment Opportunity **

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Established in 1891 as the University of Texas Medical Department, UTMB has grown from one building, 23 students and 13 faculty members to a modern health science center with campuses in Galveston, League City and Angleton, more than 3,200 students and about 900 faculty. UTMB includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; three institutes for advanced study; a major medical library; a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care; and numerous research facilities. UTMB is a part of The University of Texas System and a member of the Texas Medical Center.

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