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Senior Legal Counsel- Health Clinical Effectiveness

Posted Apr 18
Full Time
RemoteWaltham, Massachusetts

The Health Division of Wolters Kluwer is a fast-growing and innovation-driven healthcare information technology company working on the front lines of clinical care. Our talented team of clinicians, technologists, and product visionaries collaborate to provide advanced solutions that tackle some of the most challenging problems in our healthcare system.

The Health Division’s Clinical Effectiveness (CE) organization is a fast-growing and innovation-driven healthcare information technology (HIT) and content provider working on the front lines of clinical care. Our market-leading brands include UpToDate, Lexicomp, Medi-Span and Emmi.  Our talented team of physician and pharmacist editors, technologists, and product visionaries collaborate to provide advanced clinical decision support, medication decision support, drug information and patient engagement solutions that measurably improve clinical effectiveness by helping healthcare professionals provide optimal care for their patients.

The Senior Legal Counsel role is critical to the continued growth and evolution of the CE organization. 

Position Location:

The Senior Legal Counsel position will be based in our Waltham, MA office or remotely. Please note that first preference will be for this position to sit in our Waltham, MA office.

Basic Functions and Principal Responsibilities:

The Senior Counsel will provide legal advice and guidance to CE on commercial, contractual and general legal matters, with a particular focus on CE’s patient and member engagement business.  In addition to handling general commercial, licensing and other contractual and corporate matters, this position will be responsible for the provision of legal advice on regulatory compliance and dispute matters. 

Specific responsibilities will include the following:

  • Provide hands-on legal assistance in structuring, drafting, negotiating, interpreting and enforcing contracts for material and high-value commercial transactions, including (i) customer offerings and arrangements (including preparation of Software as a Service (“SaaS”), licensing, subscription and/or implementation or services agreements covering offerings or services from a single or multiple CE businesses), (ii)  hosting, technical development or outsourcing services arrangements with supporting third party vendors, (iii) business rules, content or data procurement (via inbound licenses or purchases), software procurement and development, and other types of  inbound  licensing or purchase agreements from third party providers, as well as outbound customer licensing and services agreements, and (iv) HIPAA business associate agreements.
  • Work closely with CE management on contractual and regulatory exposures and risks related to (i) development of new customer offerings or services and related customer agreement terms, (ii) existing enterprise and individual sales activities, and (iii) promotional and marketing activities.
  • Provide legal counseling on a broad variety of corporate, regulatory compliance and intellectual property matters impacting CE, including legal trends and issues related to HIPAA/HITECH Act compliance, TCPA compliance, HIT developments and regulatory initiatives, and general federal and state healthcare regulatory schemes. 
  • Develop a strong rapport and working relationship with CE stakeholders to help drive the delivery of effective and high-quality legal services that support the needs of the business.   

Education and Experience:

  • Candidates are required to have both a bachelor’s degree and law degree (J.D. or L.L.B.)
  • Five (5) or more years of progressively responsible corporate/commercial legal experience, preferably with a law firm and an established corporate law department.
  • Experience working on a variety of sophisticated domestic and international commercial contracts in the health industry (including those documenting intellectual property-intensive transactions), from structuring, negotiating and documenting appropriate contractual arrangements to advising on their implementation and post-signing management and interpretation.    
  • Strong working knowledge of, and experience, with key health information technology and intellectual property legal concepts, including those relating to SaaS subscriptions, software licensing, and e-commerce transactions.
  • Strong understanding of HIT concepts, software licensing and SaaS subscription and other arrangements, as well as HIPAA/HITECH Act compliance.
  • Experience with TCPA is preferred but not required.
  • Experience within the healthcare payer segment is preferred but not required.

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