Washington Health Law
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Assistant Attorney General - University of Washington Division (Healthcare Team)
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 05/15/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Salary: Depends on Qualifications
Job Type: Exempt
Location: King County - Seattle - University District, Washington
Department: Attorney General's Office
The Attorney General's Office (AGO) serves more than 230 state agencies, boards, commissions, colleges and
universities, as well as the Legislature and the Governor. The mission of the Office is to deliver the highest
quality professional legal services to officials, agencies, and citizens of the state of Washington. The Office is
comprised of over 500 attorneys and 600 professional staff.
The University of Washington (UW) Division of the Attorney General’s Office provides comprehensive legal
services to the University of Washington. Attorneys in the Division are divided into three small (4-6 attorney)
practice teams -- the Healthcare Practice Team, the General Practice Team, and the Employment Team.
Division Offices are located in the UW Tower, adjacent to the UW’s Seattle campus.
The Healthcare Practice Team currently has an opening for an attorney with a minimum of 6 years of
experience, preferably including significant experience advising clients on regulatory compliance and business
The attorney selected for the position will join the Healthcare Practice Team in providing advice to the
University of Washington on a broad range of legal issues arising from UW Medicine’s mission to improve
health through its educational, research and clinical care activities. The team’s clients include the UW Medical
Center (UWMC), Harborview Medical Center (HMC), the University of Washington School of Medicine
(UWSOM), Airlift Northwest and the University of Washington Health Sciences Office of Risk Management.
The incumbent’s responsibilities could include advising on complex and rapidly changing regulatory issues,
hospital and clinical healthcare delivery issues, business and finance matters, medical staff and faculty
employment matters, and/or issues pertaining to the UW’s graduate medical education and biomedical research
We seek applicants who possess demonstrated problem-solving skills, the ability to provide sophisticated and
practical client advice, and excellent analytical and advocacy skills. This position also requires excellent
interpersonal and team-building skills; the ability to develop productive working relationships with highly
sophisticated clients; and the ability to quickly learn new areas of law in a rapidly changing health care delivery
environment. Experience working with and overseeing outside counsel would be helpful. Higher education
and healthcare-related experience is a plus, as is experience working in the AGO as an Assistant Attorney
Applicants must have graduated from a law school accredited by the ABA or completed the WSBA’s Rule 6
Law Clerk Program and be licensed to practice law in Washington state. The AGO seeks applicants who are
committed to public service as demonstrated by an applicant's background, talents, attitude, and enthusiasm for
public law practice. We also seek applicants with a diverse background in education, previous work experience,
law school activities, extracurricular activities, community service and areas of interest that enhance our office.
The AGO greatly encourages, celebrates and values diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those
from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships
with the local community and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfill its mission of providing
excellent, independent and ethical legal services to the State of Washington and protect the rights of its people.
Salary is dependent upon experience and commensurate with comparable positions in the Attorney General’s
Office. A standard state benefits package is offered which includes a choice of medical/dental insurance plans,
retirement, life and basic long-term disability insurance.
Interested applicants must apply
In addition to the on-line application, one must upload:
- A letter of interest
- Law school transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable)
- Writing sample.
For information about the position, please contact Kate Battuello at
email@example.com. To ensure full
consideration, candidates submit the necessary application and upload the necessary supporting documents by
May 28, 2015. The position will remain open until filled.
This Office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status,
sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the
presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a
person with a disability. Persons requiring reasonable accommodation may contact Tracy Robinson at 360-586-
7693 or Washington Relay Service at 1-800-676-3777 or www.washingtonrelay.com