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Associate Counsel

  • Job ID: 064523525
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Management
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Legal
  • Department: Corporate Legal
  • Location: 1426 N Third Street, Harrisburg PA 17102
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour


Our UPMC Corporate Legal team is searching for an Associate Counsel to join the UPMC Pinnacle team! 

As the Associate Counsel, you will provide effective general legal counsel to a large, diverse health care financing and delivery system by supporting regulatory matters, interacting with various governing entities including the department of state and licensing board, the department of health, and local law enforcement. You will also support patient issues and answer questions about consent and subpoenas.

The ideal candidate is versatile with regulatory compliance and has experience interacting with multiple entities and handling and defending investigations.  Additionally, they are proactive and thrive in a fast-paced work environment.  If this sounds like a fit for you, apply online today!


  • Subject to the responsibility, authority, and oversight of the Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, independently, and with minimal general supervision and oversight, provide legal counsel and legal services as identified below to UPMC's corporate departments and to those UPMC hospitals, divisions and business units to which the Associate Counsel is assigned, which shall include interaction on a regular basis with senior leadership of such areas.

  • Apply general legal knowledge in the following areas, among others: federal and state health care laws and regulations (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, licensure, accreditation, malpractice liability, medical staff, medical research regulation, patient care law, behavioral health, guardianships, etc.), corporate law, taxation, real estate, antitrust, insurance, intellectual property, commercial and finance; and apply specialized legal knowledge in many such areas.

  • Provide counsel to senior leadership, managers, and staff throughout UPMC and address and resolve legal issues as they arise on a daily basis, such as in the areas of regulatory and patient care law. Conduct legal research and perform legal analysis.

  • Apply legal knowledge, analysis and judgment to identify alternative approaches and their relative merits and recommend solutions to legal problems, including highly complex issues.

  • Responsible for one or more of the following: Serving independently, and with minimal general supervision and oversight, as primary legal counsel for one or more corporate departments or business units within the organization; independently, and with minimal general supervision and oversight, handling significant and complex business transactions, such as corporate, finance and/or real estate transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, mergers and joint ventures, including structuring and negotiating the transaction and preparing legal documents; independently representing UPMC business units in complex and significant legal proceedings before arbitrators, administrative agencies, magistrates, state and federal courts and/or in regulatory and legal investigative proceedings; providing assistance, guidance and learning opportunities for less senior UPMC attorneys.

  • Provide guidance with respect to contractual arrangements and prepare contractual and other legal documentation including without limitation for UPMC Supply Chain Management Department.

  • Review and recommend changes to corporate policy to ensure compliance with legal requirements.



  • J.D. Degree required.
  • Minimum 8 years experience as a practicing attorney, including significant experience and expertise in health law or another relevant specialty, such as employment law or litigation.
  • Must demonstrate strong legal analytical skills, communication skills, solid legal writing skills, and problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Must demonstrate ability to independently handle unique, sensitive and complex legal matters, without supervision and oversight.
  • Pennsylvania license or obtain such license within six (6) months of date-of-hire required

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
PA Attorneys License within 6 months from date of hire is required.

  • Pennsylvania Attorneys License
  • Act 33
  • Act 34
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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Our Values

At UPMC, we’re driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.

   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct