Vice President, Associate General Counsel - Head of Litigation
July 24, 2018
Commensurate with Experience
Full Time - Experienced
10+ years experience
Government, Healthcare, Litigation
No Brag, Just Fact!
Over the last decade, we set out to be the world's greatest dialysis company, and over the next decade, we are poised to build the greatest healthcare community the world has ever seen. When you join the DaVita Village, you're joining a winning team. Through our commitment to training, growth and quality, we consistently achieve superior clinical outcomes while giving teammates the opportunity to excel in an award-winning environment that enables them to thrive both professionally and personally.
The DaVita in-house legal team is known as the “Justice League.” The Justice League comprises over 250 attorneys, paralegals, and professionals. The Justice League counsels all businesses of DaVita and provides legal support for all transactions. DaVita’s attorneys are viewed as strategic business partners and work closely with each other and senior management on a daily basis.
The Justice League values diversity, support and respect for each other, analytical rigor, commitment to professional development, and a passion for excellence.
Reporting into DaVita’s Chief Legal Officer, the Head of Litigation (VP, Associate General Counsel) is responsible for all non-employment litigation for DaVita’s operations in the United States, including Commercial litigation, General and Professional Liability litigation, Government investigations and internal investigations. This is a full-time position based at DaVita’s worldwide headquarters in Denver, Colorado.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage a complex, diverse portfolio of litigation and investigation matters.
Provide leadership and supervisory responsibility for a large group of high-performing attorneys and legal professionals.
Manage budget preparation, budget management, setting team goals, and planning for future support needs.
Consult with and advise the Chief Legal Officer of DaVita and senior management, maintaining oversight responsibility in law-related areas of significant company-wide impact, as well as direct involvement in policy matters.
Juggle and successfully prioritize competing work streams.
Lead special projects or initiatives as assigned by the Chief Legal Officer.
Coordinate with other legal groups on regulatory, compliance and operational issues.
Manage outside counsel, including leading fee negotiations and developing and managing budget.
Work collaboratively with a broad range of people to develop and maintain strong working relationships between legal, finance, people services, operations and business development teams and facilitate a team based approach.
Live, uphold and model Company’s core values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun with the ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively in daily performance and communication.
Experience & Education:
J.D. Degree with a minimum of fifteen plus (15+) years of relevant work experience with a portion of this time spent in a law firm, government office, or in the healthcare, medical device or pharmaceutical industries.
Preference for experience with government experience such as Department of Justice.
Proven track record of working with diverse client groups and teams to achieve desired outcome.
State Bar Admission and good standing.
Ability to interact effectively with employees at all levels in all businesses and the ability to deliver presentations to large and small groups of people.
Highest ethical standards.
Substantial knowledge and experience in health care, and preferably integrated care.
Strong research and analytical skills.
Ability to manage several matters simultaneously in a fast-paced workplace environment.
High degree of maturity and professionalism.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Commitment to Company’s core values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun with ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively in daily performance and communication.
Demonstrated ability to function as a strong member of a highly-motivated team.
Ability to supervise and develop other lawyers, both on-site and remotely
Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with an acute ability to listen attentively and to communicate effectively throughout all levels of the organization.
Professional demeanor and ability to interact at senior executive level with persuasiveness and confidence.
Demonstrated relationship-building skills and ability to be “other-oriented”; ability to appreciate people with different backgrounds and points of view and create an inclusive environment.
Personal integrity, judgment and the ability to make decisions quickly.
Adaptable, comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity; accustomed to charting own/new course.
Hands on, efficient and proven ability to “Get [a lot of] Stuff Done” with a bias for action and strong sense of ownership.
A commitment to personal and professional growth.
Candid and personally secure. Ability and willingness to seek and receive feedback constructively as development opportunities.
Ability to work independently, shift focus, adapt to changing priorities, maintain patience in high pressure situations and take initiative where appropriate.
Possesses good stamina and humor; able to work well under pressure in a fast moving, dynamic company.
Internal Number: R0045636
About DaVita, Inc.
DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of December 31, 2017, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,510 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 198,000 patients. The company also operated 237 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. DaVita Kidney Care supports numerous programs dedicated to creating positive, sustainable change in communities around the world. The company's leadership development initiatives and social responsibility efforts have been recognized by Fortune, Modern Healthcare, Newsweek and WorldBlu.