University Counsel, Stanford School of Medicine

$200,000 - $250,000 yearly
  • Another Source
  • Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Aug 06, 2021
Full time Education Executive Legal

Job Description

Another Source’s client, Stanford University, has an immediate opening for a University Counsel to support the Stanford School of Medicine. 


A leader in the biomedical revolution, Stanford Medicine has a long tradition of leadership in pioneering research, creative teaching protocols and effective clinical therapies. 


Stanford Medicine is the proud home of world-renowned faculty and administration: 

  • 7 current Nobel Prize winners 
  • 37 members of the National Academy of Sciences 
  • 49 members of the National Academy of Medicine 
  • 4 MacArthur Foundation "geniuses" 
  • 15 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators 
  • 1 in 11 of the NIH Director's Pioneer Awards awarded to our faculty since the awards were established in 2004 
  • 26 NIH Innovator and Young Innovator Awards 


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This is a University Counsel position and reports to the Deputy General Counsel for Research and Medicine.  This attorney is primarily responsible for providing legal counsel to the Stanford University School of Medicine (SOM), but may also provide advice across the University. 


The attorney must have experience with one or more of the following:  complex agreements in a highly regulated environment, sophisticated business transactions, litigation, investigations, and student and faculty matters.  Other preferred areas of expertise include experience working with universities or academic medical centers, medical education and physician services agreements and advice, and animal research. 

The position requires excellent client management skills and the ability to juggle competing interests.  It also requires discretion, flexibility, excellent judgment, collaboration and the ability to understand and manage a broad range of client needs in a constantly changing, cutting-edge academic and medical center environment. The attorney must be able to work independently, while also partnering and working collaboratively with outside counsel and other staff attorneys. 



Applicants should have a law degree from an accredited law school and a minimum of six years of relevant experience, and be a member of the California Bar or able to become one shortly. Requirements include excellence in academic credentials, writing, analytical and communication skills as well as good judgment and a practical approach to solving legal problems. Applicants must be comfortable with technology, committed to teamwork, responsive and have a proven record of providing the highest quality client service. 


***The final candidate will need to successfully pass a background check to be considered for this position. 


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 University’s research, teaching and clinical missions. 


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 the job. 


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