Senior Associate Attorney

Parkland Health, Dallas County’s nationally-recognized public health system, is seeking a Senior Associate Attorney to support its full-service Legal Affairs Department. The Senior Associate Attorney will have significant responsibility for legal review within Parkland Health’s commercial contracts and procurement program, lead Parkland’s response to subpoenas and Public Information Act requests, and support the Legal Affairs Department across operational, regulatory, labor/employment, and other matters.

The ideal candidate for the Senior Associate Attorney has four or more years’ experience practicing law, preferably with meaningful experience in one or more of the following areas: commercial contract review and negotiation, electronic discovery, procurement law, investigations and litigation, and/or hospital operations and risk management. Healthcare industry experience would be helpful but is not required for this position. Parkland Health’s legal team has substantial healthcare legal experience, and this position is an excellent opportunity for a motivated attorney to quickly develop subject matter expertise in the context of a dynamic academic medical center and public healthcare system.

Success in the Senior Associate Attorney position requires excellent judgment, pragmatic problem-solving skills, and the ability to quickly and accurately issue-spot across a broad spectrum of commercial and operational situations. Some legal research and writing may be required, but astute issue-spotting and practical problem-solving skills are more critical to success in this position.

This position involves direct support of stakeholders across Parkland Health, from bedside caregivers to senior leaders, and the ability to communicate in a manner that is clear, is succinct, and earns the trust of our internal clients is critical. The Legal Affairs Department is a collegial and collaborative team of attorneys and other professionals who share a commitment to Parkland’s core mission to advance wellness, relieve suffering, develop, and educate. Responsiveness and a desire to partner in Parkland Health’s efforts to serve the health care needs of Dallas County in innovative ways are crucial.

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About Parkland Health

Parkland Health first opened its doors in 1894. The system averages more than 60,000 hospital discharges and 1 million outpatient visits annually. Premier services include the Level I Rees-Jones Trauma Center, the only burn center in North Texas verified by the American Burn Association, a Level IV Maternal Care designation, and a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. The system also includes more than 20 community-based clinics and numerous outreach and education programs. Parkland is the primary teaching hospital for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Parkland’s more than 2.8-million-square-foot campus includes a state-of-the-art acute care hospital licensed for 870 beds, several outpatient centers, an ambulatory surgery center, a logistics building and a central utility plant. By cultivating its diversity, inclusion and health equity efforts, Parkland enriches the health and wellness of the communities it serves. For more information, visit