Counsel - Contracts

Job Location: United States : New York : New York  Alternate Job Location : United States : Maryland : Baltimore  


Role Value Proposition: 

We are seeking a highly-motivated, versatile Corporate Counsel with a broad range of experience in commercial contracts to join the company’s legal department.  The Corporate Counsel will provide legal advice and guidance to the procurement department and other business units regarding contractual matters and contractual risks applicable Versant Health, a national managed vision care company.



Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft and negotiate a variety of vendor and third party agreements, including Master Service Agreements and Statements of Work, IT hardware and software, business process outsourcing, consultant, data security, business associate agreements, and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Update vendor contract templates based on changes to laws and regulations.
  • Deliver practical, business-oriented advice with a focus on meeting the Company’s goals in a legally compliant manner
  • Act as a strategic partner on matters of importance to the Company by providing thoughtful legal advice
  • Other duties as assigned



Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Law degree (J.D. or equivalent) and bar admission required with a minimum of 4 years of relevant legal experience with a national law firm.
  • Significant experience drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial contracts.
  • Ability to handle complex legal matters with minimal oversight while escalating significant issues in a timely fashion.
  • Sound judgement, a high degree of professionalism, and an ability to prioritize and adhere to deadlines
  • Communicates clearly, concisely and persuasively with a variety of internal stakeholders (corporate business partners, team members, functional colleagues, etc.), works collaboratively and builds effective partnerships.


  • Prior experience advising managed care, health care or insurance carriers.
  • Experience with process improvement in the design and implementation of contract lifecycle management.



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Baltimore, MD 21236, US