Tivity Health, Inc.

  • Deputy General Counsel

    Job Locations US-TN-Franklin
    Job ID
    2017-1395
  • Description/Responsibilities

    We enable older adults to live their best lives, with vitality, dignity and purpose. We are the leader in our space. We have also been through a lot of transformational change and the future is more exciting than ever. To help us forge that future, we need a Deputy General Counsel who is a curious, business attorney who flourishes in a dynamic, ever-changing environment. And we need that person in our Franklin, Tennessee corporate office.

     

    Can you can bring clarity and creative energy to ambiguous situations?

    Are you looking for challenges that will test your problem-solving skills?

    Do you love thinking strategically and executing quickly?

    If this excites you, then apply for this position and come see us.

     

    The Deputy General Counsel will be expected to quickly master and own their work at Tivity Health, operate independently, and create strategies and drive plans to provide legal support that is business-focused and user friendly. The Deputy General Counsel must have an understanding of what it means to work inside a public company and how best to support our internal business clients who have the day-to-day challenges, as well as the highs and lows of running our company. The Deputy General Counsel must form strong alliances with the business, will be expected to be resident in the company’s corporate offices in Franklin, Tennessee, and establish a regular presence at the company’s other offices in Chandler, Arizona and Ashburn, Virginia.

     

    We need a full-time Deputy General Counsel to provide legal support to colleagues across all of our functions and operations. This is an excellent opportunity for a nimble corporate generalist with experience in healthcare or life sciences and in-house legal operations. This position offers a successful candidate an unmatched view of the healthcare industry from the perspective of the nation’s leader in senior fitness. The Deputy General Counsel will be responsible for counseling internal clients and working directly with the business, serving as lead counsel on strategic deals, providing day-to-day advice, resolving issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries, and identifying opportunities for and implementing process improvements.

     

    The Deputy General Counsel will have diverse responsibilities, such as domestic operations, healthcare regulations (CMS, Medicare, Medicaid, ACA), complex customer service contracts, IP in- and out- licensing, corporate acquisitions, large strategic relationships, State and federal government contracting opportunities, technology and software in- and out- licensing, and actively managing all legal aspects of outsourced providers.

     

    The Deputy General Counsel will be a member of the Legal Department reporting directly to the Chief Legal Officer and will be expected to lead in a transformational way and execute exceptionally well transactionally, provide strategic leadership on various areas of law relating to our business. This position creates opportunity for the Deputy General Counsel to learn, grow and develop based on the amount and range of responsibility.

     

    The Deputy General Counsel must have a great attitude and a can-do frame of mind, be a mature team player who can handle multiple tasks and a heavy workload with grace and self-assurance, and a sense of humor. The Deputy General Counsel must be energized by the challenge of a high level of responsibility and visibility in an intimate work environment in a dynamic, publicly-traded company. The Deputy General Counsel must be someone who can give the Chief Legal Counsel bad news early, along with recommendations for the fix.

     

    The Deputy General Counsel will be required to be successful in a fluid, ever-changing environment with shifting priorities and demands; they will be expected to work on the go, be highly mobile and tech-savvy, and be available at all times via text, email, and telephone.

     

    The Deputy General Counsel should have a driving need to achieve perfection in their work product, be ever curious, and have great interpersonal skills.

     

    The Deputy General Counsel must be absolutely independent in using all office equipment and the Microsoft Office suite and fully comfortable with electronic documents, smart phones and devices, texting, and the online world.

    The Deputy General Counsel must be a master of communication, able to create precise presentations and be sharp, clear, and effective with all verbal and written communications; he/she must have a keen sensitivity to audience.

     

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Assist with company compliance with existing regulatory and contractual obligations

    • Consults on an ongoing basis on related issues with operations managers and executives regarding applicable laws and regulations, including, HIPAA, State privacy laws, State insurance laws, franchise rules, regulatory requirements for healthcare utilization management and claims processing, and be familiar with labor and employment issues

    • Provides support and counsel to the Tivity Health Privacy Officer on HIPAA compliance and other privacy matters

    • Identify, track, review and analyze enacted and proposed state and federal laws and regulations that affect Tivity Health, and advise executive management and colleagues of the implications of such laws and regulations

    • Draft, review, and negotiate vendor and customer contracts and licenses

    • Provide advice and assistance to other company departments regarding legal interpretation of contracts, proposed transactions, and personnel policies

    • Establish and implement regulatory program goals and responsibility for the overall compliance of program objectives

    • Work on special projects assigned by the Chief Legal Officer. This project work normally involves research and recommendations on matters having company-wide significance.

    • Plan strategies for solving various legal and business problems, as well as provide legal advice to management

    • Assist management in developing operational strategies and solutions relating to corporate policy

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required

    • J.D. required, preferably from a law school of recognized standing

    • 10-15 years post law school experience, with 5 years law firm experience

     

    Expectations

    • Strategic thinker with focus on practical client advice and the ability to advise on legal risks within a business context

    • Exceptional transactional work, excellent drafting skills, and exceptional written and verbal communications are necessary

    • Exceptional client-focused support and service are required

    • Experience with healthcare regulatory matters (including HIPAA), federal and state government contracting, PBMs and insurance companies, and utilization management/claims processing licensing are all helpful

    • Experience as an in-house corporate counsel is preferred

    • Experience planning, managing, and directing the development of regulations and operational policies, procedures, and guidance for the review of regulations associated with healthcare products and covered benefits, including privacy and security matters

    • Experience dealing with and negotiating with individuals representing other organizations such as health plans, PBMs, employers, and government agencies

    • Ability to work independently and as a team member, while using discretion in decision-making and sound judgment in problem-solving

    • Ability to gather and analyze information to quickly formulate a legal analysis and recommendation

    • Effective time management skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities

     

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