Associate General Counsel (Healthcare)

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1 month ago(4/19/2022 6:49 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

The Associate General Counsel works independently under limited direction of the General Counsel of the Company to oversee and direct litigation, compliance and risk management needs of the company. This position will also support the Human Resources department in the management and handling of all labor and employment matters for the Company.  This is an executive management position exempt from overtime.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Researches and ensures compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies
  • Reviews, negotiates, drafts and revises vendor contracts
  • Provides legal counsel on labor and employment related matters, including without limitation human resources issues, wage and hour law, workers’ compensation, unemployment and other state agency claims, labor relations, employee benefits, FMLA matters, employment related litigation, and company policies and procedures related to hiring and employment
  • Provides counsel regarding record requests and confidentiality requirements of, and compliance with, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and federal regulations governing Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records (42 C.F.R. Part 2)
  • Assists the Director of Risk Management in supervising and managing outside counsel on matters of litigation and risk management, including budget considerations
  • Ensures compliance with managed care guidelines, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark and related laws
  • Attends to needs of and participates in the decision-making process with appropriate clients and stakeholders



  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited institution
  • Active law license in good standing in one or more states
  • At least 5 years in-house or comparable experience at a law firm
  • Requires the highest degree of professional ethics and integrity
  • Requires attention to detail
  • Requires outstanding judgment, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Positive attitude, service-minded, and team-oriented
  • Ability to use a computer and office software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to anticipate legal issues and risks and develop mitigation strategies
  • Ability to recognize when to elevate matters to the attention of the General Counsel

Physical Requirements

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


Supervisory Responsibility

May be required to supervise paralegals and staff.


Other Work Requirements:

Travel Percentage: less than 5%

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 on the basis of 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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