- Cover letter
- Law school transcript
**To be considered, please submit all requested materials.**
About this Position:
Jackson LLP is a boutique healthcare firm with a client-centered ethos and friendly work environment. The firm’s work is 75% regulatory or transactional, and 25% litigation. We seek a full-time associate attorney for our Evanston office. The associate must be barred in Illinois and should have 1-3 years of healthcare law experience.
The ideal candidate is attracted to Jackson LLP’s entrepreneurial culture and has a deep commitment to excellence in their work. They understand and appreciate the role of healthcare in societal and community health, including a recognition of healthcare as a human right, a thriving employer of millions, and a burgeoning area of law. Their interest in law is genuine, curious, and enthusiastic. They must understand the framework of the CFRs and the regulatory scheme that underscores much of the work of a regulatory healthcare attorney. Crucially, they must have an exceptional attention to detail.
Jackson LLP’s offices are located in the collaborative, modern Industrious coworking space in Evanston. The associate must be comfortable working in an atmosphere that is heavily interactive, and where they will share an office with a senior attorney. On rare occasions, the associate will be required to attend court appearances in downtown Chicago.
The associate will be expected to meet a reasonable billable hours requirement. The firm offers a generous benefits package, including paid time off and bonuses.
The associate’s responsibilities include the following:
- Provide legal support to clients including medical professionals, small- to mid-sized healthcare practices, and mHealth companies on licensure, scope of practice, regulatory compliance, and day-to-day business issues
- Attend professional and networking events at the direction of the firm’s managing partner to support the firm’s name recognition and broaden its professional networks
- Draft blog posts and online articles on topics of interest to the firm’s clients
- Assist the firm’s senior attorneys with other projects as assigned, including occasional clerical or “menial” tasks as required of all members of a small firm
- Actively engage in continuing education about healthcare topics, including reading healthcare legal news, staying apprised of current events, and monitoring courts for health-related decisions impacting the firm’s clients
- Review employment contracts and negotiate contract terms on behalf of individual (and often early career) medical professionals
- Draft employment, independent contractor, collaborative, and other contracts which comply with all applicable healthcare laws, fee-splitting provisions, and professional scopes of practice
- Draft pleadings, discovery requests and responses, research memoranda, and correspondence to clients in litigation; attend court status calls and hearings; engage in negotiations with opposing counsel
- Create HIPAA policies and procedures manuals, and advise clients on topics relating to HIPAA compliance
- Advise clients as to the Anti-Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, Stark Law, and state equivalents
- Open new practices and businesses, including preparing corporate formation and governance documents
- Once trained and familiar with the firm’s work: conduct potential client complimentary consultations as required, prepare retainer agreements for client review and signature, prepare written quotes for services requested by potential clients
- Qualified candidates must possess knowledge of health law matters including federal and state laws, hospital and health care regulations, and knowledge of legal aspects of contract agreement negotiations, practices, and structures