The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. With more than 25,000 employees, USC is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. The university is comprised of twenty one different schools and academic units that serve more than 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Since 2009, the university has operated an academic health system known as Keck Medicine of USC, which includes three university-owned hospitals, numerous outpatient and satellite clinics and more than 900 faculty physicians practicing in USC Care Medical Group. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.
The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) provides legal services to USC and its subsidiaries and certain affiliates. The mission of the Office of the General Counsel is to assist USC through its various schools and departments with legal issues and transactions, to educate USC’s administrators and faculty with regard to the laws applicable to USC’s operations, to defend the university against litigation, to provide advice to assist the university administration and faculty to pursue their objectives and goals, with an overall objective of protecting USC from liability. The OGC is responsible for addressing all of the legal issues arising out of the activities of USC, its various schools and departments, and Keck Medicine of USC. OGC is comprised of eleven attorneys, including the General Counsel, each with different areas of expertise.
This position serves as a litigation management attorney in the OGC, and will manage civil litigation assigned to outside counsel, including student, employment, dental and medical malpractice, and personal injury litigation for the university and Keck Medicine of USC. This position reports to the Associate General Counsel, Litigation. The position will be located at the University Park Campus. Prior in-house experience is preferred.
Supervise outside counsel and manage cases as assigned, including general civil, student, employment, dental and medical malpractice, and personal injury litigation for the university and Keck Medicine of USC.
Provide legal advice regarding and assist with the university’s response to subpoenas for documents and testimony, and requests for documents and information from law enforcement agencies.
Provide legal advice with regard to pre-litigation dispute resolution.
Draft, review and negotiate settlement agreements and other litigation-related agreements.
Establish a rapport and working relationship with employees at all levels in order to act as a trusted advisor and encourage the proactive use of in-house legal counsel as a preventative measure.
Perform other tasks as assigned by Associate General Counsel, Litigation or her designee.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
Minimum Education: JD
Minimum Experience: 5 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: J.D. and member of California Bar. General business law with litigation experience.
REQ20040569 Posted Date: 02/16/2017 - Thru date - 4/28/2017 Apply Share this Job Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Email
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