Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

The Senior Legal and Risk Specialist is an individual contributor reporting to the Director of Legal Affairs.  This role assists with developing, coordinating and organization of risk management, including oversight and administration of the enterprise risk management function, the day-to-day administration of risk management activities, coordination of insurance coverages and claims management, and assessing compliance with regulatory agency laws and rules.

Major Challenges

  • Collaborating and negotiating with multiple individuals and departments
  • Managing multiple priorities and organizing work to optimize time
  • Adapting to a variety of needs, styles, and challenges


Primary Focus Areas:

  • Provides risk management interpretation, advice, and representation to Gillette and its affiliate organizations.
  • Administers Gillette’s Enterprise Risk Management Function
  • Responsible for review, analysis, and ongoing administrative management of Gillette’s corporate insurance program.
  • Assist with legal oversight of the Workers’ Compensation Program for the organization.
  • Educates staff through client conferences, training sessions and oral presentations




  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree required.
  • Minimum of two years' experience working with healthcare risk management required (in private practice setting or in-house).
  • Experience with general insurance claims management required.
  • Experience with managing litigation and attorney requests preferred.


  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to assess situations, consider alternatives and recommend appropriate courses of action in a proactive manner.
  • Financial acumen.
  • Ability to work is stressful situations.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Must be able to analyze data, draw conclusions and make recommendations based on data.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Designated as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM), Associate in Risk Management (ARM) or Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (FASHRM) is required within one year of hire.