Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) has been exclusively retained by Advanced Recovery Systems (Company) to conduct a search for a General Counsel position.
Overview: ARS seeks to hire a General Counsel to be a key member of its executive team and take ownership of its legal and compliance strategy. In this role, the GC will report directly to the CEO, oversee the legal department and be responsible for providing legal advice to management. This will include execution of all processes, compliance and governance related to a growing company in the highly regulated behavioral healthcare environment. Expert legal advice will be expected to be provided related to care, payor, contracting, employment, regulatory and compliance issues that may arise in day-to-day business.
Company: Advanced Recovery Systems (https://www.advancedrecoverysystems.com) is an integrated behavioral healthcare company which owns and operates its own behavioral healthcare facilities across the U.S. Private equity-backed by Goldman Sachs, the Company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Experience: Candidates must have 15+ years of relevant legal experience including foundational training at a law firm and in-house experience serving as a General Counsel or Deputy General Counsel in a similarly-sized or larger company, preferably with experience in the healthcare industry on the provider side. Experience with corporate transactions, corporate governance and complex commercial transactions is required, as well as dispute management. The ideal candidate should have demonstrated experience in working in a fast-paced environment focused on accelerating the growth of the business. He or she must possess outstanding leadership skills, ideally with the demonstrated ability to successfully lead, mentor and manage legal staff. J.D. required and must be a member of the Florida bar or qualify for the “authorized house counsel” exception (member of the bar in good standing in at least one US jurisdiction).
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