Chief Legal Officer

  • OU Health
  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA
  • Sep 15, 2022
Full time Executive Legal

Job Description

OU Health, headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK seeks a mission-driven, collaborative executive to serve as its next Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary. This is a transformative time for OU Health as the newly unified and rebranded organization embraces the responsibility and covenant as Oklahoma's flagship academic health system. OU Health is the destination of choice for people with severe and complex health problems and the clinical engine that supports the academic missions of the University of Oklahoma.

Reporting to Richard P. Lofgren, M.D., MPH, FACP, President and Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors of OU Health, the CLO and Corporate Secretary will serve as a legal advisor to OU Health's senior leadership team and Board of Directors. The CLO will advise the Board and CEO of corporate governance issues and administer corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives and support, as well as System's Law department, Contracts Administration department, and Ethics and Compliance (E&C) program. In addition, the CLO will oversee outside counsel and provide guidance on all legal initiatives, including advising on corporate and commercial transactions, litigation, employment, regulatory matters, intellectual property, and other system development and integration aspects.

The individual selected for this position will be a strategic, proactive attorney who is well-versed in the healthcare industry's business dynamics, corporate governance, and regulatory environment. In addition, they are politically astute, innovative, and someone who creates solutions that facilitate the health system strategy across the missions of research, education, and clinical care. The next CLO will be an actively engaged leader with mature interpersonal skills who adds a strong health law background to the team. The CLO must be a credible and visible leader who exhibits high integrity with a willingness to listen effectively and work collaboratively. More information can be found at

Please direct all inquiries, nominations and applications to Werner Boel, LL.M. and Tiffany Johnson through the WittKieffer Candidate Portal:
For additional information, please contact Tiffany Johnson via email at or 916.536.6888.
The OU Health values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.