American Heart Association Senior Attorney in Dallas, Texas

Senior Attorney

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Job Description

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Attorney in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX . Our attorneys are Jack/Jill of all “legal” trades by providing sound legal advice, opinions, services, and documents to support the decisions, plans and activities of National Center staff and departments.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide legal support for our mission-related programs and business units

  • Research legal issues and prepare legal opinions, including regulatory compliance obligations

  • Manage work by outside counsel at times to achieve optimal outcomes with contained costs

  • Develop and maintain general knowledge on relevant legal and regulatory risks, particularly in health information technology and

  • Build effective relationships with our key players in the business units

  • Attend strategic meetings, providing legal input and guidance to your Legal teammates on intakes received related to a specific business area

  • Interpret, draft, revise, negotiate, and approve form contracts, leases, intellectual property licenses and other agreements

  • Conducts risk analysis and strategic planning to identify lower-risk alternatives as needed

  • Assist with all aspects of company transactions including due diligence

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

Required Experience

  • J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and a current license in good standing to practice law.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of related experience as an Attorney in contract drafting and negotiation.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working as an Attorney with in a Corporate Legal Department.

  • Analytical thinking with the ability to preparing clear and concise documents.

  • Proven legal research and drafting skills.

  • Effective oral and written communications, negotiating, and interacting with persons at all levels in the AHA, business, government and the public.

  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse clients and a substantial workload while providing timely and relevant legal support with the ability to meet established deadlines.

  • Must be able to interact with internal and external legal customers positively and effectively.

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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Job Location

Dallas, Texas, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Legal

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