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VP, Deputy General Counsel (Operations & Litigation)

Posted May 24
Full Time
Atlanta, Georgia

Overview

Are you passionate about making a difference in people's lives through superior home healthcare? Look no further! Aveanna Healthcare is seeking dedicated individuals to join our compassionate and purpose-driven team.

About Aveanna: At Aveanna, we are more than just a healthcare company; we are a community of compassionate individuals committed to providing exceptional care to those we serve. Our mission is to bring new possibilities and hope to patients and families in the comfort of their own homes.

Why Work with Us?

  • Compassion in Action: Aveanna is built on the foundation of empathy and genuine care. We believe that providing care in the comfort of home creates a more personal and meaningful connection with our patients.
  • Experienced Leadership: Our leadership team brings over 40 years of expertise in building successful home healthcare companies, creating a dynamic environment for growth and development.
  • Recognized for Career Growth: Aveanna has been honored by Comparably as one of the Best Companies for Career Growth in 2023. We champion the countless team members who have advanced their careers here, with the support of our leaders, mentors, and our tuition reimbursement program.
  • Celebrating Diversity: Aveanna has been recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity in 2023. We embrace and celebrate the unique perspectives and backgrounds of our team members, fostering an inclusive and welcoming work environment.
  • Recognized for Excellence: We are honored to be recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Greatest Workplaces in 2023. At Aveanna, we are proud to have a strong team of clinicians, caregivers, and support staff that works hard every day to make a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve.

Current Opportunities

The Vice President/Deputy General Counsel is responsible for the overall management of legal affairs, with responsibilities that include overseeing operations, compliance, risk, SEC filings, litigation activities, and investor relations.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for leading and motivating a team of professionals to excel and embrace a culture of continuous improvement driven by organizational core values and operating principles.
  • Serves as legal advisor to senior leadership and operations teams in the support of achieving Company strategies and objectives.
  • Represents corporation in litigation and other legal proceedings.
  • Reviews, analyzes and interprets statutes, regulations, policies, decisions, and administrative or judicial opinions of or relating to regulatory and quasi-regulatory bodies and determines their potential impact on the Company.
  • Manages and develops law department in-house counsel and staff.
  • Supervises the department’s administrative activities.
  • Interacts with internal clients on department’s behalf.
  • Manages and creates processes to enhance the efficiency and cost effectiveness of legal functions.
  • Oversees the law department’s relationships with outside counsel, including developing the department’s outside counsel retention, management, and billing policies and practices.
  • Designs, implements, and leverages process improvements and new technology tools, such as matter management, e-billing, and corporate entity management systems.
  • Reviews, analyzes and interprets statutes, and judicial opinions for their potential impact on the Company.
  • Examines and analyzes relevant information to determine appropriate actions to take in defending or prosecuting claims and/or lawsuits.
  • Oversees management of an enterprise-wide records management system.
  • Acts as agent of corporation in negotiating and memorializing non-acquisition related business transactions and provides counsel and advice regarding what is in the best interest of the Company.
  • Prepares business contracts and administers other legal matters.
  • Assists or supports the Company in achieving an unqualified SOX 404 attestation annually.
  • Evaluates data, reports, feedback, observations and other information in determining priorities.
  • Uses prior knowledge and industry specific, historical experiences in resolving problems.
  • Conducts all assignments as a professional and role model with a sense of urgency.
  • Uses professional communication and conflict resolution techniques as required.
  • References and reflects upon the Company mission, values, and strategic imperatives in completing and/or assigning all work.
  • Engages in professional networking with colleagues in similar roles at other organizations to share best practices and industry insights.

Requirements

  • Juris Doctor Degree.
  • Eight to ten years of legal experience, with a demonstrated track record of increasing responsibility and experience.
  • Strong litigation and matter management experience.
  • Senior Management skills and experience to include a broad participation in key strategic issues.

Preferences

  • Healthcare/Regulatory knowledge and experience