Virtua Health - Assistant General Counsel

NJ, Marlton

WittKieffer is assisting Virtua Health’s Office of the General Counsel in recruiting candidates for the role of Assistant General Counsel to join its growing in-house legal department. Virtua Health is one of New Jersey’s largest healthcare systems and is committed to helping the people of South Jersey be well, get well, and stay well by providing the complete spectrum of advanced, accessible, and trusted health care services. This position will be supporting the organization virtually working out of a home office environment in or near a community served by Virtua. 

Virtua Health’s corporate office is located in Marlton, NJ, 30 minutes from Philadelphia, less than two hours from NYC or Baltimore and is in close proximity to a number of art/culture venues, recreation destinations and excellent educational institutions. In addition to being a world class health system and employer, Virtua Health is ideally located to allow for the enjoyment of many wonderful sights, destinations and experiences. In addition to five hospitals, two satellite emergency departments, 25 ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care centers, and more than 280 other locations, Virtua brings health services directly into communities through home health, rehabilitation, and its paramedic program. Virtua also has important strategic affiliations, such as with Penn Medicine for cancer and neuroscience and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for pediatrics. 

The Assistant General Counsel is a highly strategic and proactive legal counsel who is well versed in the business dynamics and regulatory environment of the healthcare industry. This individual is innovative and someone who creates solutions that facilitate Virtua Health’s strategy to assure the success and growth of the organization. The Assistant General Counsel legal functions are organized to provide both subject matter specialization and specific business/clinical service line legal support to best meet the needs of this dynamic healthcare organization. 

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a high performing in-house legal team and work in a positive, open, and responsive team environment. It is important that the Assistant General Counsel is viewed as credible, visible, and accessible; someone who exhibits high integrity, a willingness to listen effectively, and work collaboratively. The Assistant General Counsel will serve as a strategic business partner of the organization and proactively provide counsel and training in subject matters related to the system as a whole. 

The successful candidate must have excellent academic credentials, a law degree from an ABA accredited school of law, membership in the State Bar of New Jersey, or eligibility for admission based on reciprocity, or in-house counsel is required, and an outstanding record of achievement with at least seven years of relevant experience as an attorney supporting hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers (five years of which were with a law firm and/or government agency). Prior experience with hospital-physician relationships, EMTALA, medical staff matters, clinical education, healthcare transactions and intellectual property/trademarks is preferred. Real estate law experience is a plus but not required. 

Recruiting is underway and will continue until the appointment is made. Interested parties can apply directly through the WittKieffer Candidate Portal, by using the buttons below,, or by sending resumes, nominations, and inquiries to Werner Boel and John Fazekas via email: jfazekas@wittkieffer.com or by phone at (781) 564-2633. 

Virtua Health Inc. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or sex. Virtua Health Inc. does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or sex.