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Employment Opportunities

STAFF ATTORNEY: Minnesota Department of Commerce. Position Description: To provide legal assistance to the staff of the Commerce Department, regulated industries and the general public regarding application of the statutes and rules under Commerce jurisdiction. To provide technical and interpretative assistance relating to contracts and development of statutory programming within Commerce. To work with attorneys in the Attorney General's office on hearings and other proceedings affecting Commerce. To act as Data Practices Liaison relating to information requests made pursuant to the Minnesota Data Practices Act.

ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL: Fargo, ND. AgCountry Farm Credit Services is seeking an Assistant General Counsel who is a licensed attorney and has 3 or more years of private practice and/or corporate legal experience with significant background and experience in agricultural and commercial lending transactions. This position will provide legal counsel, advice, analysis and support on a wide range of legal matters in a team environment as assigned by the VP-General Counsel.  Candidates should have experience with secured lending (real and personal property collateral); corporate/banking law; North Dakota and Minnesota mortgage law; UCC law; business transactions; loan workouts and restructures; foreclosures and collection actions; civil litigation; bankruptcy (creditor representation).  May consider a flexible or part-time schedule for a seasoned legal practitioner. Closing Date:  May 16, 2014. For full details and to submit your resume, please visit our website at: www.agcountry.com/employment (MAY ISSUE)

ASSOCIATE: Tired of riding in the back seat? Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., a national intellectual property trial firm, seeks associates with one to six years of litigation experience willing to take control of their careers within its Minneapolis office. You bring the drive, we’ll provide the opportunities for substantive case work including depositions, motion practice and trial. We’ll also provide the training to help you become a premier trial lawyer. Strong writing and speaking skills are a must. Degree in engineering or the sciences a plus. Grab the keys and chart a course with a firm dedicated to seeing you personally succeed. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. Apply on-line at http://www.rkmc.com/careers/associates Contact: Martha Capper Recruiting Administrator MGCapper@rkmc.com 612.349.0620

LITIGATION DIRECTOR, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, Minneapolis.  Responsibilities include  teaching full range of litigation skills; mentoring attorneys in developing litigation skills; developing litigation training; assisting in identifying systemic changes susceptible to negotiation, litigation, and/or policy advocacy; leading litigation as first chair as needed;  participation on Legal Aid’s management team; special projects.  Qualifications:  Minimum of 7 years’ litigation experience.  Licensed in MN or eligible for admission by reciprocity.  Strong litigation skills with first-chair trial and appellate experience; demonstrated teaching/mentoring experience; strong teamwork and communication skills; demonstrated ability to work across multiple substantive areas of law; ability to identify systemic legal issues and creative solutions to multi-faceted legal problems; willingness to travel in MN; proficiency using technology in litigation.  Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in and commitment to the needs of clients with low incomes and disabilities.  For more info and to apply go to http://bit.ly/100PDwU. (MAY ISSUE)

ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL: The Assistant General Counsel will be a key member of the Legal Department and will provide legal support for senior executives, potentially including the Chief Operations Officer, the Chief Information Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, the Chief Marketing Officer and their respective organizations.  The position reports to the General Counsel and may, depending on significant demonstrated capabilities over time in a corporate legal setting, have management responsibility for non-lawyer and lawyer professionals within the Legal Department. Responsibilities: Contributes to the strategic direction of the Legal Department;  Develops and manages the annual department budget (a several-million dollar budget); Retains and manages outside counsel and related policies; In assigned areas, participates regularly and actively on functional management teams (e.g. might include the functional management teams of the COO, CIO, CFO and CMO).; Provides legal counsel and advice to Prime’s executive leadership, senior leadership, senior management and other staff on a wide variety of legal matters and projects throughout the organization; Negotiates sophisticated healthcare-related and commercial agreements; Assists or oversees other Prime counsel in managing disputes and litigation involving a variety of issues across the organization; Develops and reviews policies and operating procedures to ensure on-going compliance with relevant laws and regulations as well as ensure consistency across the organization; Works with Prime’s attorneys (currently seven, not including the GC) on escalated issues; Oversees the Company’s enterprise content management function; Manages cross functional projects; Participates in the Company’s senior leadership team; Depending on qualifications as described elsewhere in this job description, might initially, or over time, manage department lawyers, Records and Information Management staff  or Legal Team staff assistants or other support staff; Contributes to the  career development and overall development of departmental capabilities, and; Other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: 18 or more years of legal experience advising healthcare companies, with a focus on state and federal health care laws impacting health plans, PBMs and pharmacies including those relating to PBM regulation, health insurance, pharmacies, HMOs, HIPAA/privacy, the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and other laws related to PBM operations, e.g. employment laws.  A mix of law firm and in-house experience, as well as PBM or insurance company, managed care industry experience, with the most recent experience being in a health care company, is strongly preferred; 5+ years of experience with dispute resolution, handling government audits/investigations, and managing litigation matters of varying complexity, including vendor disputes; matters involving IT and licensing agreements, customer agreements, pharmacy disputes, and other commercial agreements and disputes; and employment-related claims; 5+ years of experience handling complex PBM customer, pharmacy, vendor or similar agreements, and various related licensing agreements, and; J.D. degree and current state attorney’s license and willingness to secure a Minnesota license within six months if a Minnesota license is not currently maintained; Excellent organization and analytical skills and strong legal project management and facilitation skills (i.e. the ability to lead the work of other lawyers and legal professionals); Strong interpersonal skills, sound judgment, excellent oral and written communication skills, and an adaptable, cooperative and persuasive approach; Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively, provide leadership, influence organizational behavior, and create alignment across disparate groups; Strong work ethic and the ability to manage multiple tasks at once in a fast-paced, performance-driven culture;Ability to effectively provide practical and sound advice to executives and other business clients on legal issues related to business objectives. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated ability, in a health care legal team, to lead and/or manage/mentor Legal Team members to help them develop professionally and advance in their careers. Apply at www.primetherapeutics.com (MAY ISSUE)

ASSOCIATE LEGAL COUNSEL: The main focus of this position will be to provide legal analysis on a wide range of healthcare topics including advice and support for Prime Therapeutics government programs, commercial PBM services contracting efforts, PBM operations, new product offerings, and related efforts.  This attorney will also provide legal advice regarding managed care, pharmacy and related laws and regulations that impact PBM operations generally.  This attorney may also be expected to assist Prime’s employment lawyer and provide legal advice and support to Prime’s Human Resources department. Responsibilities: Research and analyze legal issues impacting PBMs and their vendors and customers, which may include regulatory compliance and other matters of corporate policy.  Advise and make recommendations to internal clients; Provide research and analysis in a wide variety of healthcare subject areas including anti-kickback/false claims, antitrust, HIPAA, ERISA, Third Party Administrator and pharmacy licensing, and insurance; Draft and negotiate a variety of contracts relating to PBM operations identifying potential legal risks, recommending solutions and helping facilitate company business objectives;  Potentially assist lead Prime attorney in providing employment law advice and benefits advice, including advice, counsel, and training to Human Resources personnel and other staff in managing employee absences, accommodations, workers’ compensation matters, terminations, layoffs, discipline issues, diversity issues and benefits matters.  Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of Prime’s business and operational goals; Develop and maintain positive relationships with internal clients; Other duties as assigned; Basic Qualifications Juris Doctor and current Minnesota license; 3+ years of legal experience; Preferred Qualifications Experience with, and thorough knowledge of, the managed care industry; Employment as counsel for, or outside counsel to, a healthcare company; Experience as employment law and/or benefits counsel; Strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to manage multiple priorities and maintain appropriate prioritization and productivity; Sound judgment, leadership skills and the ability to influence management on legal and business issues; Ability to work independently ; Strong work ethic. Apply at www.primetherapeutics.com (MAY ISSUE)

FAMILY LAW ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY: Family Law Associate Attorney position available for an attorney with at least a minimum of three years family law experience.  It is a full-time attorney position.  This attorney position is available at a well-respected, well-known downtown mid-sized St. Paul law firm.  It would be a plus for the Applicant to have additional knowledge of other areas of law, but Applicants should have at least three years relevant experience, including significant experience in preparing all family law documents, conducting depositions, preparing motions, performing research, and client contact.  Applicants should also have strong verbal and written communication skills, and be prepared to handle a caseload of files, including a great deal of client contact.  We practice in the Metropolitan area and Minnesota.  The firm is seeking a smart, confident, well-rounded individual that is motivated, has experience, common sense, professionalism, good critical/analytical skills, and someone that can multi-task.  Paid parking and benefits. Send resume to josephj.dudley@gmail.com. [MAY ISSUE)

MID-SIZED TRIAL FIRM SEEKS LITIGATION ATTORNEY: Mid-sized trial firm seeks professional, complex litigation-focused 5-9 year attorney.  Experience should include substantive work in one or more of the following areas:  construction litigation, education law, products liability, and insurance coverage.  Qualified attorney will take a lead role in developing and implementing case strategy, conducting discovery, motion practice, trial and trial preparation tasks, supervising team attorneys and staff, and client communication.  Superior legal research and writing skills mandatory. Please send inquires, resume and two writing samples to: Shamus P. O’Meara, Managing Shareholder, O’Meara Leer Wagner & Kohl, P.ASPOMeara@OLWKlaw.com

Rental Opportunities

MINNEAPOLIS DOWNTOWN OFFICE SPACE: Available for sublease having six to eight outside offices, three to four interior offices and four work stations on an upper floor of a A- rated building.  This is newly renovated space. Shared use of large break room, copy room and large and small conference rooms can be provided. An optional separate entry is available. The building is on the skyway system with access to indoor and outdoor parking ramps.  For further details and inquiries call 612-330-0498. (MAY ISSUE)

LARGE WINDOW OFFICE DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS: Available 4/1/2014 in downtown Minneapolis.  Beautiful large window office and interior office in historic building.   Located near courts, jail, and City Hall.  Ample parking, near light rail.  Free phone / copies / fax / scanning / internet, conference room, and other amenities included.  Skyway connected.  Call 612-746-6160 to arrange viewing.  (MAY ISSUE)

DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS OFFICES – Large beautiful windowed offices (2) available for solo practitioner or small firm in historic Flour Exchange Building adjacent to federal courthouse. Convenient access to skyway, Hennepin County Government Center and parking ramp. Practice with congenial group of business, employment and criminal defense attorneys.  Includes shared use of common areas (lobby, fax/copy room, kitchenette) and local telephone, full-time receptionist, and internet service. Office machines (copier, scanner, mail meter) and shared paralegal / associate attorney help can be negotiated. Flexible lease terms. Contact Jim MacGillis at jmacgillis@trepanierlaw.com.  Firm information at www.trepanierlaw.com. (MAY ISSUE)

 

                                                

Legal Services / Other Opportunities

COACHING: Attorney coach/consultant Roy S. Ginsburg provides marketing, practice management and strategic planning services to individual lawyers and firms. www.royginsburg.com, roy@royginsburg.com, 612-812-4500. (MAY ISSUE)

  

QUALIFY FOR THE RULE 114 ROSTER OF NEUTRALS: Certified Civil Mediation Training - The Transformative Approach, June 27 - 30, Saint Paul.  30 CLE’s, including 3 ethics and 2 elimination of bias.  Highly-rated course and instructor.  twincitiesmediation.com  and call Dan Simon 651-699-5000. (MAY ISSUE)


 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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