Assistant General Counsel, Office of the President

UNLV   •  

Las Vegas, NV

Industry: Education


5 - 7 years

Posted 169 days ago

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UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


The position will assist UNLV General Counsel or designee in providing general legal services and counsel to the administration of the University, with a focus on the UNLV School of Dental Medicine ("SDM"), and well as the Schools of Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, Community Health Sciences and Student Wellness and Recreational Center ("Health Care Units"). The incumbent will meet regularly with the General Counsel or designee to insure consistent application of Nevada System of Higher Education and University policies and procedures and to inform the General Counsel or designee of any litigation or significant legal matters that arise. Scope of the role includes litigation, administrative and regulatory matters in the courts of both the State of Nevada and the United States and in all federal and state administrative agencies. The Assistant General Counsel will play a critical role in providing litigation and pre-litigation services, conducting legal research and advising the Health Care Unit leadership on matters pertaining to compliance with state and federal laws affecting those units with particular emphasis on litigation, contracts, business and healthcare law, tort law, employment law, conflicts of interest, research compliance, dispute resolution, student rights, and public/private partnerships. Concurrent private practice is prohibited.

The Office of General Counsel at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas seeks an Assistant General Counsel. Under the general direction and supervision of the General Counsel or designee, the Assistant General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and services in support of the operation of the Health Care Units. This position will:

  1. Provide legal services addressing a variety of healthcare-related matters, including federal and state legal and regulatory issues governing the provision of health care, privacy of medical information, risk management, health care staff issues, including Graduate Medical Education, and employment law for both faculty and staff, including Stark and Anti-Kickback, HIPAA, the federal and state False Claims Act, fraud and abuse laws, and laws related to Medicare/Medicaid.
  2. Negotiate, draft and implement a wide variety of complex, multi-party agreements, including agreements with hospitals, physicians, vendors, equipment manufacturers, software companies, managed care companies, third party payers and employees.
  3. Manage litigation and disputes, including professional liability, employment, general liability and tort cases; interact and coordinate with outside counsel, as appropriate. Coordinate responses to governmental compliance inquiries, charges and complaints; respond to audits and records requests in response to subpoenas, court orders, attorney requests and public records requests.
  4. Provide advice regarding enforcement of disciplinary standards and policies for faculty, staff and students, including: (a) recruitment, hiring and discharge of employees; licensing and credentialing of healthcare professionals; and matters of appointment, reappointment and tenure; (b) honor/conduct code and academic integrity matters involving students.
  5. Provide legal research and analysis relating to contracting and regulatory requirements related to basic, clinical and translational research, including conflicts of interest, export control, IRB, IACUC and research misconduct.
  6. Interpret state and federal laws and regulations; Board of Regents' Handbook; Nevada System of Higher Education Procedures & Guidelines Manual; and University, college and unit bylaws and polices, including those related to shared governance.
  7. Coordinate with other attorneys within the Office of General Counsel to provide legal advice and counsel to University and Health Care Unit administrators on strategic business matters, including issues relating to real estate matters, affiliations, service agreements, space and equipment leases and other corporate transactions.
  8. Stay abreast of legislation, trends, issues and best practices pertaining to assigned areas; review court decisions, proposed legislation and proposed programs/policies.

The position requires the ability to provide expert, comprehensive legal advice directly to University administrators without the need for close supervision and to work collaboratively in a small legal office, including skills that emphasize teamwork, communication, collegiality and flexibility.


  • J.D. degree with a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible legal experience.
  • Licensed to practice law in any jurisdiction in the United States, and admitted to practice law in Nevada within twelve (12) months of employment.

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience):

  • Preference will be given to candidates with seven (7) or more years of overall experience; candidates with relevant experience within a higher education institution or a Nevada public agency; and candidates with a minimum of five (5) years of experience practicing before state and/or federal courts and/or administrative bodies.
  • Preference will also be given to candidates with progressively responsibleexperience as a health care attorney in a health/dental care academic/research environment, health law practice group or a law firm.


The salary range for the position is $111,458 to $144,724


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferredqualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on June 15, 2018 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Ms. Sepi Sayedna, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application.


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, "R0109855" in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Job Category

Administrative Faculty

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted.