Virtua Health - Assistant General Counsel

NJ, Marlton

The Virtua Health Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is seeking candidates for the role of Assistant General Counsel to join its in-house legal department. This position will be supporting the organization virtually, working out of a home office environment in or near a community served by Virtua Health and attending meetings at Virtua sites as required.

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. 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. In addition to five hospitals, two satellite emergency departments, 30 ambulatory surgery centers, 7 urgent care centers, and more than 400 other care 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. Virtua Health is an academic medical system affiliated with Rowan University, leading research, innovation, and immersive education at the Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences of Rowan University. A Magnet-recognized health system ranked by U.S. News and World Report, Virtua has received many awards for quality, safety, and its outstanding work environment.

Reporting to the SVP and Chief Legal Officer, the Assistant General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to support internal clients and serve as lead attorney in certain substantive legal areas, as assigned, including but not limited to healthcare regulatory/compliance, healthcare transactions (including overseeing due diligence, participation in negotiations, preparing and reviewing transaction documents), and experience working directly with clients. Academic-medical health system experience preferred. In addition, the Assistant General Counsel will have certain service line support duties serving as a strategic legal partner to clinical and operational leaders.

The Assistant General Counsel is a strategic and proactive legal counsel that is well-versed in the business dynamics and regulatory environment of the healthcare industry. This individual is innovative and someone who identifies solutions that facilitate Virtua Health’s strategy to assure the success and growth of the organization. The Assistant General Counsel’s 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 a leader who is credible, visible, and accessible; someone who exhibits high integrity, a willingness to listen effectively and work collaboratively.

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 a minimum of seven years’ relevant experience as an attorney supporting hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers (at least four years of which were with a law firm and/or government agency).

Inquiries and nominations are invited. This search will be conducted with respect to the confidentiality of candidates; references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of the candidate. The search process is underway and will continue until the position is filled. Interested parties can apply directly through the WittKieffer Candidate Portal using the buttons below or by sending resumes, nominations, and inquiries to Werner Boel and John Fazekas via email: 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, or sex. Virtua Health Inc. does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.