Assistant General Counsel

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You have the natural ability to elicit the confidence of those on the receiving end of your legal advice and counsel. You are the perfect mix of lawyer and businessperson, who is eager take on the unique day to day challenges of an esteemed not-for-profit organization and its membership. You are flexible, open-minded and collaborative. Your versatility, resourcefulness and your positive attitude proceed your excellent reputation. Your proactive approach, coupled with your intellectual curiosity fuel passion for your profession.

If this sounds like you, read on!     

The Assistant General Counsel, under the direction of the General Counsel, provides corporate legal advice and review, research and analysis on wide variety of topics. With the General Counsel, administers the AAOS Professional Compliance Program (“Program”). Provides counsel for corporate legal matters. Reviews department contracts, manages the AAOS electronic contract management system and trains staff on its use.

Provide legal oversight and review for in-house corporate legal matters, including but not limited to intellectual property matters; leasing and tenant matters; insurance matters; state and local tax matters; and as determined, human resources legal matters. Work with various departments and business lines on corporate contract matters, including drafting, negotiating terms, tracking and monitoring contract terms. Process trademark and copyright requests. Prepare health care related agreements involving data protection under federal and state laws and regulations (e.g., HIPAA, HITECH).  

Administer the AAOS Professional Compliance Program (“Program”), including:  

Drafting, reviewing and revising reports and summaries for Committee on Professionalism (COP), Judiciary Committee and Board of Directors;

Overseeing the day-to-day work of the Professional Compliance Program Coordinator and the Litigation and Legal Assistant, including:

Conducting administrative review of all submitted grievances;

Responding to subpoenas for Program grievance material;

Developing, implementing and overseeing a comprehensive communications plan regarding the Program;

Reviewing COP, Judiciary Committee and Board of Directors materials for clarity, accuracy and confidentiality;

Planning, coordinating and conducting new COP and Judiciary Committee member orientations and trainings;

Coordinate with outside counsel regarding legal claims against AAOS resulting from Professional Compliance Program sanctions, including oversight of in-house e-discovery and document production, and management of insurance matters; and

Assisting the General Counsel in developing, tracking and maintaining an approved budget for the Program; assisting with annual budget process as requested. 

With General Counsel, oversee AAOS response to discovery requests and communications with outside counsel which are unrelated to Program.

Coordinate and oversee the AAOS Corporate Integrity  Reporting Program (CIRP) (fraud hotline).

Conduct legal research and draft memoranda regarding legal matters as assigned; prepare amicus curiae briefs as assigned and quarterly amicus updates for the Board of Directors.   

Assist General Counsel in writing and review of articles regarding the Program or other legal matters for AAOS or other publications.

Assist in handling legal questions and inquiries regarding the Program from staff, members, and the public. 

Provide legal education/information sessions for staff and others.


Approximately 18 days per year



  • Graduate degree:  J.D.
  • 3 - 5 year’s experience involving corporate legal work, contract review, and review of data privacy/security agreements


  • Association or other not-for-profit experience

If this describes YOU, please apply by sharing the following:   

-Clearly communicate why you are the ideal candidate for this role, providing specific examples and experiences as proof points.

-Resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter with salary expectations to be considered. 





Location: Rosemont, IL
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