Outside Counsel Prog Coord

MedStar Health
Columbia, MD
Jan 18, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Job Summary Performs a variety of corporate duties to support management functions and contract management functions on behalf of the MedStar Legal Department. Develops, implements and maintains processes for MedStar#s#Outside Counsel Management Program, including but not limited to expense and budget management, data reporting functions, and coordination with law firms and vendors. Performs Legal Specialist duties to include legal reviews of vendor agreements, template development and management, as well as legal support for corporate transactions and litigation. Minimum Qualifications Education/Training: Bachelor#s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field or relevant experience. Experience: 5 years of corporate legal or equivalent experience. License/Cert/Reg: No special certification, registration or licensure required. Knowledge, Skills # Abilities: Verbal and written communication skills. Strong computer skills to include Office 365, Advanced Excel skills and good working knowledge of other Microsoft products. Primary Duties and Responsibilities 1. Coordinates with MedStar outside counsel program, including tracking and processing outside counsel invoices, coordinating approvals with MedStar attorneys, coordinating payments with Accounts Payable, and managing the Legal e-billing system. 2. Maintains relationships with outside counsel and billing coordinators to ensure prompt submission of new matters, timekeepers, and invoices. 3. Coordinates with Finance Department on accounts payable, expense and budget management, and accrual processes. 4. Prepares detailed, accurate-annual, quarterly and monthly outside counsel spend reports for the MedStar Legal Department. 5. Coordinates with Finance and Risk Management departments regarding outside counsel expenses for capital projects and insurance reimbursements. 6. Maintains and updates the MedStar Outside Counsel Guidelines. 7. Conducts review of business/commercial contracts and other agreements, including supply chain purchasing, IT contracts, and service contracts. 8. Supports corporate transactions and special projects, including participating in due diligence, managing documents, and supporting deal closings. 9. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously with professionalism, and attention to detail, meeting tight deadlines in a high-pressure, fast paced and collaborative environment. 10. Works with supporting departments at each MedStar entity involved in physician or vendor contracting including, but not limited to, Legal, Finance, Compliance, Audit, Human Resources, IT, Real Estate, Managed Care, Risk Management, Medical Staff Office, and Office of the Medical Affairs. 11. Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations. 12. Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and business unit in community outreach efforts. Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams and maintains effective working relationships with other departments. 13. Performs other duties as assigned.