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Corporate Counsel

Posted Nov 18
Full Time
Bowie, Maryland

Inovalon was founded in 1998 on the belief that technology, and data specifically, would empower the transformation of the entire healthcare ecosystem for the better, improving both outcomes and economics. At Inovalon, we believe that when our customers are successful in their missions, healthcare improves. Therefore, we focus on empowering them with data-driven solutions. And the momentum is building.

Together, as ONE Inovalon, we are a united force delivering solutions that address healthcare’s greatest needs. Through our mission-based culture of inclusion and innovation, our organization brings value not just to our customers, but to the millions of patients and members they serve.


Inovalon is seeking a business-minded attorney who will be responsible for a broad array of corporate, transactional and regulatory matters and work closely with internal business clients. This individual will also structure, review, negotiate and advise on a variety of commercial agreements and vendor contracts. In addition, this role will provide legal advice and counsel relating to healthcare regulatory and compliance matters, data privacy, and commercial business transactions and drive various aspects of data use compliance. The incumbent will further act as a resource to others in the Legal and Compliance Department and work closely with internal business clients on regulatory and contractual matters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice and counsel on a variety of business topics to include healthcare regulatory, data privacy, intellectual property, de-identified datasets, de-identification processes (e.g., Safe Harbor and expert determination methods under HIPAA), compliance and conduct related research;
  • Work cross-functionally with business leaders to ensure that contractual terms are compliant with legal and regulatory requirements and company policies;
  • Draft, negotiate and advise on a variety of commercial contracts to include master service agreements and related documents (e.g., statements of work, amendments, addenda), software-as-a-service, license agreements, information technology agreements, vendor agreements, non-disclosure agreements and other transactional matters that implicate data privacy and compliance considerations;
  • Develop and implement a compliance/audit program related to the use of de-identified data and PHI including policies and procedures, monitoring, controls, risk mitigation planning, workforce training and other program activities;
  • Review and recommend approaches to resolve the privacy aspects of commercial transactions;
  • Coordinate and assist with privacy-related compliance activities, risk assessment, incident response and related requirements;
  • Provide strategic guidance to assess and mitigate legal and business risk;
  • Serve as a Legal Department representative for various corporate initiatives, executive-sponsored special projects and on cross-functional teams;
  • Maintain compliance with Inovalon’s policies, procedures and mission statement;
  • Adhere to all confidentiality and HIPAA requirements as outlined within Inovalon’s Operating Policies and Procedures in all ways and at all times with respect to any aspect of the data handled or services rendered in the undertaking of the position; and
  • Fulfill those responsibilities and/or duties that may be reasonably provided by Inovalon for the purpose of achieving operational and financial success of Employer.

Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a practicing attorney with at least two (2) years of experience working at a law firm, corporate legal department, or federal healthcare agency.
  • Tangible experience in commercial contracting, including drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising business partners on complex agreements. Experience with license rights, use cases for PHI and de-identified data, business associate agreements, SaaS and technology contracts is a plus.
  • At least three years of HIPAA and privacy experience and experience in a risk or compliance role.
  • Substantive knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations related to health care information security and privacy.
  • Experience with a healthcare company or companies within another regulated industry is preferred but not required.
  • A self-starter who is detail oriented and able to work independently on novel issues in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment with minimal supervision.
  • Must have strong analytical, communication, and collaboration skills and the ability to effectively communicate with senior management.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and professionally in writing and verbally.


  • JD. from an accredited law school and licensed to practice law in any US state or the District of Columbia.
  • Privacy certification preferred but not required.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Sedentary work (i.e., sitting for long periods of time). Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force;
  • Frequently or constantly to lift, carry push, pull or otherwise move objects and repetitive motions;
  • Subject to inside environmental conditions; and
  • Up to approximately 10% travel may be required.

_The actual base pay offered may vary depending on multiple factors including, but not limited to, job-related knowledge/skills, experience, business needs, geographical location, and internal equity. At Inovalon, it is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top end of the range for their role, and compensation decisions are dependent upon the facts and circumstances of each position and candidate.

_ Base Compensation Range

$126,411—$158,000 USD

_Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications listed in a job description. If you don’t meet every qualification listed but are excited about our mission and the work described, we encourage you to apply regardless. Inovalon is most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and you may be just the right person for this or other roles.

_ _By embracing diversity, equity and inclusion we enhance our work environment and drive business success. Inovalon strives to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate and of our clients and everyone whom we serve. We endeavor to create a culture of inclusion in which our associates feel empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work and pursue their professional goals in an equitable setting. We understand that by fostering this type of culture, and welcoming different perspectives, we generate innovation and growth.

_ _Inovalon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirement.

_ _The Company maintains a drug free work environment for all of its associates, which includes employees, contractors and vendors. It is unlawful for associates to manufacture, sell, distribute, dispense, possess or use any controlled substance or marijuana in the workplace and doing so will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or the contracted relationship.

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