Description:
As a Corporate Counsel at Heartland Dental, you must be capable of handling a substantial amount of work in a fast-paced, dynamic in-house legal department. We are looking for a flexible team player who is professional and service-oriented at all times.

This Corporate Counsel position will play a critical role supporting the Legal Department’s work-flows and pro-active projects.

Heartland Dental proudly supports 900+ doctor-led dental offices and more than 14,000 team members across the country. We are hard-working, fun-loving and fast-growing – looking for our next perfect fit!

Below is an overview of duties and responsibilities associated with this position:
  • Management of malpractice matters relating to supported doctors
  • Provide day-to-day advice on pre-litigation matters
  • Respond to day-to-day inquiries from internal stake-holders on a wide-range of legal subjects, research, and consult with other in-house attorneys as needed
  • Interface with and supervise outside counsel as needed
  • Support with contract review and preparation as needed
  • Research specific issues to respond to internal legal questions
  • Participate in HIPAA compliance activities, implementation and training
  • Assist with development of scalability efforts and templates for Legal Team
  • Work on special projects to support the work of the Legal Team and the needs of the Company

Minimum Requirements:
  • J.D. from an accredited law school
  • Member in good standing of State Bar (Illinois or Missouri preferred)
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience (malpractice litigation) at a law firm
  • Must have a working knowledge of malpractice and litigation matters
  • Ability to collaborate well with attorneys and colleagues
  • Be fully accountable and able to exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to proactively identify and analyze potential legal issues, and to develop creative and business focused legal advice and solutions
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects at once, follow through and meet deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to travel within the U.S., as needed (occasional to moderate travel)

Desirable Qualifications:
  • Healthcare industry experience
  • Real estate experience
  • Contract experience

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