In this role, you would advise on State and Federal laws and regulations related to the privacy of personal health information and sensitive personal information, such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, and assist in the drafting, review, and revision of HIPAA and Ethics policies and procedures, and related trainings. We are looking for a candidate who works well with others, demonstrates critical inquiry when investigating, adapts quickly to changing goals and demands, and can interact with outside counsel, internal personnel, and vendors in support of compliance with state and federal data privacy laws. You must possess a thorough knowledge and experience with the laws and rules that apply to HIPAA and HITECH. Ideally, you can translate data privacy legal and regulatory obligations into system and process requirements. The Compliance Attorney performs highly advanced (senior-level) legal work. Work involves providing counsel and related services primarily related to the security of Texas public school employees’ and retirees’ personal data; providing general legal counsel and representation to the Board of Trustees (Board) of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), management, and staff; and providing research and other legal support. This attorney works under minimal supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. State Classification: 3523/General Counsel III/B29
WHAT YOU WILL BRING:
• Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law school.
• Six (6) years of full-time experience in legal or compliance monitoring, HIPAA compliance, auditing, or law firm or in-house legal experience.• Two (2) years of experience drafting and interpreting laws, rules, and regulations and preparing written communications.• Experience may be concurrent.
Registration, Certification, or Licensure:• Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas; or hold a valid, active law license issued by another state and be eligible for Texas licensure under Board of Law Examiners Rule XIII: Attorneys From Other Jurisdictions (candidate must obtain Texas license within eight months of hire date).