Legal Counsel - Privacy

  • Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
  • Rochester, MN, USA
  • Sep 15, 2021
Full time Legal

Job Description

Mayo Clinic is the nation's best hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2021-2022) and ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. Our multi-disciplinary group practice focuses on providing high quality, compassionate medical care. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. Our commitment to diversity is woven into the fabric of Mayo Clinic — we embrace these values as we serve our patients, employees, students, suppliers, and communities.


This position is telework and may require intermittent time at one of our Mayo Clinic sites in Phoenix, AZ; Jacksonville, FL; Rochester, MN; or Eau Claire, WI.


Mayo Clinic has launched a bold new initiative to expand its reach and help more patients by creatively leveraging data analytics, digital platforms, business partnerships and international relationships. We are seeking an experienced, savvy, solution-oriented privacy attorney who will play a critical role in helping Mayo succeed in this endeavor. This Legal Counsel position will provide legal advice and counsel for a world-class, non-profit, academic medical center and affiliated health care system, joining an existing team specializing in this area. In-depth knowledge of U.S. and European privacy and data protection law is preferred in order to advise on patient privacy regulatory compliance, data privacy and security matters.


The ideal candidate will have substantive privacy experience, including experience providing transactional legal advice regarding privacy issues in health care, as well as an ability to compile and analyze regulatory and business information, assess risk strategically, and provide recommendations to help Mayo Clinic achieve its goals. Experience negotiating contracts with vendors, including data protection terms, is preferred. This Legal Counsel position will work collaboratively with sophisticated Risk, Compliance and Information Security Offices. This position will retain and manage outside counsel and lead and participate in teams. A strong academic background, as well as excellent communication and writing skills are required. The candidate must have the ability to manage multiple client relationships, with an understanding of, and willingness to meet, clients’ needs and business goals in a dynamic, team-based, multi-state, corporate legal department.


Requires completion of law school and a minimum of five years of experience advising healthcare clients on data privacy matters as described is preferred. Candidates should have sound legal project management skills and the ability to effectively lead teams, serve as a positive change agent, and delegate work in a fast-paced, team-based environment within a dynamic organization. Resumes must be submitted on-line with a cover letter. Requires a license to practice law in the state of residence. Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.