General Counsel

  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Oct 27, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) seeks an experienced, collaborative, mission-driven legal executive to serve as its next Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Board of Trustees (GC).
Located in Milwaukee, WI, MCW provides excellence in training and education for physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health professionals including graduate and undergraduate medical education programs, basic and translational research initiatives and overall clinical excellence. MCW is a major national research center ranking in the top third of U.S. medical schools in NIH funding, and is Wisconsin’s largest private research institution and the cornerstone of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus.
Reporting directly to the President and CEO of MCW, the GC will serve as the chief legal advisor to the institution, senior leadership, Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and students. As a highly visible and engaged member of the senior leadership team, this executive will provide legal insight with respect to the strategic direction of MCW and participate in a wide range of projects where legal and regulatory knowledge is needed. The GC will lead a high performing, mature team ensuring their accountability while also effectively mentoring this group and building a positive, open and responsive team environment.
The GC will play an instrumental role with MCW's major affiliate partners, Froedtert Health and Children's Wisconsin, as well as Milwaukee Regional Medical Center and Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin. As MCW's relationships continue to evolve with these organizations, the GC will be critical in the implementation and negotiation of new definitive agreements with its affiliate partners. The GC will also play a key role in the Land Bank, a shared entity between Children's and Froedtert to develop 80+ acres on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus. The GC will serve as a business partner to the executive leadership team and Board of Trustees providing legal counsel in support of MCW's strategic goals and priorities. The GC will be expected to develop collaborative relationships with the legal teams of MCW's affiliate partners.
The ideal candidate will be a highly engaged and visible executive with a strong health law background. Candidates should possess a law degree from an ABA accredited school of law and have membership or be eligible for membership in the State Bar of Wisconsin. Candidates should have a strong track record of success supporting academic medical centers and/or integrated health care delivery systems.
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