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Sr Counsel

HCA Healthcare
Posted Jun 25
Full Time
On Site
Nashville, Tennessee


This position is incentive eligible.


Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as a Sr Counsel Litigation? At HCA Healthcare, you come first. HCA Healthcare has committed up to $300 million in programs to support our incredible team members over the course of three years.


HCA Healthcare, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated Sr Counsel Litigation like you to be a part of our team.

Job Summary and Qualifications

As Sr. Litigation Counsel at HCA will actively manage civil litigation and arbitration proceedings as well as civil and criminal government investigations on behalf of HCA Healthcare and its affiliates. Conduct internal investigations in conjunction with outside counsel and/or internal business colleagues. You will analyze and advise clients on potential civil litigation and arbitration claims and disputes. Analyze and advise clients on various areas of substantive healthcare law, including the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark Law and the Controlled Substances Act. Supervise assigned staff, including contract attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants and legal secretaries.

General Responsibilities

Actively Manage Civil Litigation and Arbitration Proceedings

· Analyze and advise clients on all aspects of claims and defenses at issue in civil litigation and      arbitration proceedings, including the potential resolution of such proceedings;

· Select and manage outside counsel and other litigation and arbitration experts;

· Analyze and approve litigation and arbitration strategy of outside counsel, including the review and approval of significant correspondence, court filings and discovery responses, to ensure consistency with business objectives and interests;

· Assist outside counsel with all phases of fact and expert discovery, including e-discovery and depositions

· Advise and update Vice President-Litigation on pending and potential civil litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Actively Manage Civil and Criminal Investigations

· Analyze and advise clients on all aspects of civil and criminal investigations, including the potential resolution of such proceedings;

· Select and manage outside counsel and other investigation experts;

· Analyze and approve strategy of outside counsel, including the review and approval of significant correspondence and presentations, to ensure consistency with business objectives and interests;

· Assist outside counsel with all phases of investigations, including witness interviews and responses to information or testimony requests;

· Advise and update Vice President-Litigation on investigations.

Education & Requirements

10+ years of experience in Litigation

Juris Doctorate from accredited Law School

Active lawyer license

Experience in Healthcare industry and with working in a Law firm

Subject matter expert in the area of litigation, arbitration and/or government investigations

Working knowledge of healthcare industry

Strong written and oral communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills

· Strong personal and professional judgment

· Proficiency in Microsoft Word, proficiency or aptitude for learning PowerPoint, spreadsheet programs (Excel) and litigation computerized database.

HCA Healthcare (Corporate), based in Nashville, Tennessee, supports a variety of corporate roles from business operations to administrative positions. Like our colleagues in any HCA Healthcare hospital, our corporate campus employees enjoy unparalleled resources and opportunities to reach their potential as healthcare leaders and innovators. From market rate compensation to continuing education and career advancement opportunities, every person has a solid foundation for success. Nashville is also home to our Executive Development Program, where exceptional employees are groomed to take on CNO- and COO-level roles in our hospitals. This selective program focuses on ethics, leadership and the financial and clinical knowledge required of professionals at this level of the industry.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.