Corporate Counsel

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POST DATE 8/10/2016
END DATE 11/18/2016

NetSmart Technologies Overland Park, KS

Overland Park, KS
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Doctoral Degree


Netsmart Technologies is seeking a highly qualified legal professional to join us in a Corporate Counsel position. This role will be located in our Overland Park, KS offices. The successful candidate will enjoy being part of a fast-paced, growth minded, and innovative environment. We value integrity, ingenuity, and people with a drive to contribute in a high performing team setting. We are proud to offer an excellent compensation package, which includes a complete suite of industry leading benefits.

Netsmart Technologies is an established, leading supplier of enterprise-wide software solutions for health and human services providers. Netsmart s clients include health and human services organizations: public health agencies, mental health and substance abuse clinics, psychiatric hospitals, and managed care organizations.

Position Overview

The Corporate Counsel position will report to the General Counsel. Principal duties of the position include structuring, drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, most of which involve software licensing, support and cloud hosting agreements, advising on health care privacy issues as they affect the operation of the business and software development, and professional services agreements.

The successful candidate will also have an ability to contribute to the overall success of the organization in other areas which include but are not limited to:


Handling and resolving pre-litigation legal disputes and managing outside counsel on litigation matters

Providing strategic legal guidance on major projects, such as mergers, acquisitions and strategic partnerships

Identifying opportunities for process improvement

Developing and implement compliance policies and programs

Providing first line legal support for human resources and employment matters

Assisting the corporate secretary in corporate governance matters

The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, enjoy managing a variety of legal projects, and welcome challenges that expand professional perspective and skills. You will be expected to provide practical advice in ambiguous situations using logical analysis of risks and benefits of various options available.

Base Qualifications


Minimum of 8 years of legal experience, with a combination of law firm and an in-house transactional background preferred. Familiarity with securities laws and regulations is a plus, but not required.

A thorough understanding of software licensing and commercial transactions, and familiarity with HIPAA compliance

Working knowledge of laws and regulations governing the employer employee relations is desirable

Proven ability to provide clear advice through logical analysis of ambiguous situations

Strong negotiating skills that lead to collaborative solutions

A track record reflecting a pattern of great judgment, and the ability to view problems as opportunities, to be creative and contribute to the success of the enterprise

Juris Doctor and membership in good standing in at least one state bar is required.

Netsmart is committed to helping health and human services providers deliver effective, recovery-based care