General Counsel

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1 month ago(4/18/2022 8:47 PM)


Company Summary

If you are searching for a fulfilling place to develop your career and an opportunity to make a difference in helping others, then keep reading on. Here at AAC, we have a progressive culture; we listen to your ideas, value a work/life balance, invest in education, and we foster trust and respect for all individuals. Our exceptional comp and strong benefits include company matching 401K, medical, dental, vision and life insurance. We are looking for our future leaders, who are not only going to fill the qualifications for this job description, but who are going to exceed expectations. Be a part of a team whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate, and innovative care to adults struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our purpose and passion are to empower patients, their families, and our communities by helping individuals achieve recovery and optimal wellness of the mind, body, and spirit.


Job Summary

As General Counsel, you will work closely with the CEO, department, and facility leaders to advise the organization on a wide range of legal and business issues, including policy management, entity management, healthcare regulation, labor & employment, and litigation.  You will manage the Legal Department and its staff and oversee the Company’s Director of Risk Management.  The work is fast-paced and varied.  You will have an opportunity to steer the organization, improve clients’ lives, and further the Company’s mission.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partners with Chief Executive Officer and Executive Management Team to oversee legal matters and acts as the Company’s legal representative
  • Provides legal advice to senior management, board members and other executives on various matters and ensures compliance with current corporate laws
  • Attends to needs of appropriate clients and stakeholders and advises in the decision-making process
  • Serves on various committees to drive improvement of service, quality, and outcomes for internal and external clients
  • Maintains corporate governance policies and practices
  • Analyzes legal risks and opportunities to company considering evolving and dynamic regulatory and competitive environments
  • Is trusted with maintaining legal documents and private company information
  • Counsels the Company in response to data breaches, government audits, and investigations
  • Leads the Legal Department staff and risk management personnel
  • Prepares materials and minutes for the Board of Directors
  • Provides guidance on managed care matters and compliance with payors’ guidelines
  • Develops and maintains the Legal Department budget
  • Manages outside counsel as needed
  • Collaborates and provides guidance to the Chief Compliance Officer, when appropriate
  • Manages, drafts, reviews, and negotiates Company’s regulatory filings.
  • Furnishes legal, regulatory, commercial, and compliance support to our facilities
  • Identifies issues in regulatory areas such as HIPAA, the Stark Law, fee-splitting, and the Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Creates and maintains corporate entities and oversees maintenance of the company’s intellectual property



  • Juris Doctorate
  • Active law license in good standing in one or more states
  • 8+ years of healthcare / behavioral health / addiction / or reputable law firm experience with expertise in healthcare regulatory, merger and acquisition, general corporate, intellectual property, and compliance
  • Leadership experience managing legal staff
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to analyze legal issues, anticipate risks, and develop mitigation strategies
  • Ability to recognize when to elevate matters to the attention of the Chief Executive Officer
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on a broad variety of legal matters
  • Be comfortable in a fast -paced environment, work under tight timelines, and manage several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to react quickly to change yet remain compliant in a heavily regulated industry
  • Positive attitude, service-minded, and team-oriented

Physical Requirements

AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees.  The Company will provide reasonable accommodations necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws.


Prolonged sitting at a desk

Must be able to lift 15 pounds at a time


Supervisory Responsibility


May be required to supervise attorneys, paralegals, and other staff.


Other Work Requirements:


Travel Percentage: less than 15%

Expected Hours of work: Variable, but typically 8:30 am – 5:30 pm


American Addiction Centers is an equal opportunity employer:

American Addiction Centers prohibits employment practices that discriminate against individuals or groups of employees based on age, color disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other category deemed protected by state and/or federal law.


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