University Counsel Health Care Employment

Stanford University
July 30, 2022
Palo Alto, CA
Job Type


University Counsel Health Care Employment

Office of the General Counsel, Stanford, California, United States

Compliance Legal

Post Date Feb 02, 2022

Requisition # 91111

Immediate opening for a full-time employment law attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at Stanford University. This is a University Counsel position, reporting directly to the General Counsel. The attorney will primarily support activities of Stanford Health Care, Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital, ValleyCare, and the Hospitals physician foundations and receive day-to-day direction from Senior University Counsel. The position requires excellent judgment, discretion, flexibility, and ability to understand and manage projects with competing interests in a highly demanding environment. Must be able to work independently, while also partnering and working with outside counsel and other staff attorneys. The attorney should have broad experience in employment-related matters and have an interest in exploring other areas of law relevant to a healthcare environment. In this role, the attorney can expect to:


  • Work closely with hospital Human Resources management to support business objectives.

  • Collaborate with all hospital colleagues to manage risks in a variety of areas, with a focus on wage and hour law-related risks.

  • Utilize expertise and current knowledge of changing federal, California, and local laws relating to employment matters to advise management specifically on wage/hour matters, and related policy decisions or other matters of strategic importance.

  • Assist in managing employment-related investigations, claims and litigation, including representing the hospitals in agency matters and mediations, and engaging and overseeing outside counsel as needed.

  • Advise on and develop policies, guidelines, and training materials in partnership with Human Resources and other hospital departments, with a focus on wage and hour auditing and compliance.

  • Conduct training on regular basis on variety of employment law topics at the hospitals.

  • Develop and implement strategies for providing accurate and timely guidance on a wide range of employment-related issues.

  • Advise Office of Graduate Medical Education and Program Directors on employment matters involving medical residents and fellows.

The ideal candidate would have knowledge of a broad range of employment-related legal issues, with demonstrated expertise in the following areas:

  • Wage and hour

  • Pay equity

  • Disability accommodations and leave management

  • Title VII, FEHA and similar harassment, discrimination and retaliation laws

  • OFCCP and other regulatory obligations for government contractor/employers

  • Deep knowledge of California employment laws and experience applying them.

  • Experience in managing litigation and disputes in various types of employment matters, specifically wage/hour class actions.

  • Experience in conducting training sessions and creating effective presentation materials.

  • Experience in conducting and overseeing all aspects of workplace investigations from initiation through to completion.

  • Preferred experience in advising directors of residency and fellowship training programs and familiarity with ACGME Policies and Procedures.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • A law degree from an accredited law school and a minimum of six years of relevant experience.

  • Must be registered with or a member of the California State Bar.

  • Excellence in academic credentials, judgment, writing, analytical and communication skills

  • Proficiencywith technology, committed to teamwork, responsive, proven track record of providing the highest quality client service.

  • Experience in mediations, litigation, and arbitration

  • General working knowledge of California and Federal courts.

  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the Universitys research, teaching and clinical missions.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Code: 3076

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Grade: N

  • Requisition ID: 91111

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