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Director, Corporate Counsel

Job Description

Division: Home Office

Encompass Health’s home health & hospice services are now Enhabit Home Health & Hospice. We remain committed to delivering a better way to care for our patients and their loved ones, helping them achieve their specific care goals in the comfort and safety of their own homes. As one of the largest Medicare-certified home health and hospice providers in the nation, we continue to set the industry standard for superior home-based care.


Position Location: 6688 North Central Expwy, Dallas, TX 75206

 

The corporate counsel, director primarily provides legal advice and support to the human resources department and company operations management regarding employment matters, commercial contracts, and healthcare law issues.

Responsibilities

  • Provide legal support to Human Resources and management regarding labor and employment matters.
  • Draft, negotiate, and manage home health and hospice contracting.
  • Remain abreast of legal and regulatory developments related to labor and employment.
  • Provide legal counsel on issues from actual or anticipated lawsuits or administrative proceedings.
  • Represent the company in administrative and legal proceedings, including matters before the EEOC.
  • Conduct settlement negotiations.
  • Supervise and assist outside counsel related to their representation of the company.
  • Review and edit legal pleadings, motions, brief, settlements, etc. related to litigation.
  • Provide analysis and counsel on legal and policy issues.
  • Anticipate and guard against legal risks facing the company.
  • Develop and recommend company policy and position on legal issues.
  • Conduct and coordinate research into a variety of legal issues.
  • Write, review, and edit reports, press releases, opinions, correspondence, articles and other documents.
  • Maintain and improve legal skills and knowledge via coursework, periodicals, and other sources.
  • Complete special projects and other duties as requested to support needs of organization.

Qualifications

  • Must have a bachelor degree.
  • Must have a Juris Doctor degree from a top tier American Bar Association accredited law school with demonstrated excellent academic performance.
  • Must have a minimum of three years experience as a licensed, practicing attorney.
  • Must have a license / admission to a state bar with an active membership in good standing to practice in Texas, or another U.S. state with eligibility to work as in-house counsel in Texas.
  • Three to six years of experience as a licensed, practicing attorney, with employment law knowledge and commercial contracts, healthcare law, or mergers and acquisitions.
  • Texas bar admission is highly preferred.