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Senior Counsel - Litigation/Real Estate

Texas Children's Hospital
Posted Nov 19
Full Time
Austin, Texas

Job Description

We are searching for a Senior Counsel – Litigation/Real Estate and someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this role, you will support the Director in providing legal counsel and guidance to Texas Children's and its affiliated entities; interact with state and federal agencies as appropriate; provide counsel regarding real estate issues and related contractual arrangements; work with and serve as a liaison to outside counsel regarding corporate litigation and disputes; participate in meetings and serve on committees as appropriate; be a trusted resource for Texas Children’s leaders and operations in Austin on all legal-related issues; and lead and support on other matters as assigned by the Director. This role will report up through the Office of the General Counsel.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

  • Juris Doctor Degree (JD) required
  • License to practice law in the State of Texas is required.
    • If candidate does not have a Texas law license, must have and maintain a license to practice law in another state and get licensed in the State of Texas within 18 months of hire.
  • Knowledge of applicable areas of law and proven ability to provide practical legal advice that protects the assets and standing of the organization.
  • 2 years’ experience as a licensed Attorney required
  • 5 years’ experience as a licensed Attorney with a focus on corporate litigation and/or real estate law, either in a law firm or corporate setting preferred


  • Provide legal counsel and guidance, including written legal opinions and memoranda, to Texas Children’s management and staff, under the direction of the Director.
  • Act as a trusted advisor and liaison to Texas Children’s Real Estate department and other areas regarding leases, purchases, acquisitions, and other related issues across the organization.
  • With assistance of outside counsel, assist with strategy and representation of Texas Children’s in commercial disputes and formal corporate litigation.
  • As a legal presence at Texas Children’s new hospital in Austin, act as a trusted front-line resource to leaders and departments on a wide variety of issues.
  • Interact and assist with investigations and responses to inquiries from various state and federal agencies.
  • Draft, review, and revise employment and other contractual agreements entered into by Texas Children’s and its affiliated entities.
  • Provide assistance and work with other attorneys in the department on various projects.