EVP Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

The MetroHealth System | Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: March 14, 2024
Opportunity Code: 33958


The Opportunity

The MetroHealth System has partnered with AMN Leadership Solutions in a search for a new Chief Legal Officer. The Chief Legal Officer is responsible for planning, directing, and managing all legal services for The MetroHealth System and affiliated entities to assure corporate and regulatory compliance, while serving as the primary legal advisor to the President and Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Trustees. This is an outstanding opportunity to assume a leadership position with the region’s healthcare leader.

The Organization

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.

The Position

Reporting directly to the System Chief Executive Officer & President, the EVP/Chief Legal Officer (CLO) & Corporate Secretary leads and directs all aspects of the system’s legal affairs, including but not limited to Corporate Governance, Strategic Transactions and Financings, Regulatory Compliance, Contracting Process, Litigation and Claims, Risk Management and Insurance (captive), Safety and Loss Control, Labor Relations, Employment Practices, Partnerships and Corporate structures, and External Counsel relationships. Serves as the Chief Legal Executive responsible for overseeing the delivery of all legal services and resources to accomplish corporate goals, strategies, and priorities, including keeping leadership informed of new or changing laws, consulting CEO and board on legal advice and educating employees on legal issues. Appointed to govern and manage the legal department, lead in-house attorneys and legal department to provide direction on major legal and regulatory issues, and work to minimize legal risks. Responsible for overseeing legal matters pertaining to employment and labor in conjunction with the Chief People & Administrative Officer. Sets the strategic vision and direction for the Legal Services team and ensure execution in mission critical subject matter. 

The EVP/CLO simultaneously serves as Corporate Secretary and advises the CEO, Board of Trustees and other senior executives on corporate governance requirements and key legal matters. Advise both the CEO and the Board of Trustees on corporate governance-related matters and best practices, bylaws and maintenance of corporate records. The EVP/CLO is a trusted expert and leader who helps minimize legal risks by advising the Executive Team and Board of Trustees on any major legal and regulatory issues, such as litigation risks. Manages legal affairs for multiple legal entities and instrumental in developing strategies for additional future entities, for its current entities, and affiliate corporations. Contributes to the fulfillment of The MetroHealth System’s mission and vision by developing and maintaining the legal capacities of the organization through the oversight of the legal department and the evaluation and supervision of all legal resources.


  • Juris Doctor Degree and ten (10) or more years of executive leadership experience in a legal context
  • Admission (or eligibility for admission) to the Ohio Bar
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding in trends in health care, especially legal and compliance trends.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills required in order to initiate and develop productive working partnerships with all levels of management/ leadership and staff.
  • Ability to influence results, garner support and tactfully manage complex relationships and influences within and across the organization.
  • Demonstrates customer service orientation and seeks to understand customer requirements and exercising judgment in meeting their expectations, particularly when there are differences of opinions on needs and services, unanticipated contingencies or a divergence of ideas/perspectives.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication, persuasion, consulting, team building and negotiation skills.
  • Must be able to clearly articulate and demonstrate commitment to high quality and patient safety.
  • Must be comfortable operating in a collaborative, shared leadership environment.
  • Must possess a personal presence that is characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals and values of the The MetroHealth System.

The Community

Greater Cleveland ranked as the 32nd largest metropolitan area in the United States, with 2,055,612 people in 2016. Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, approximately 60 miles (100 kilometers) west of the Pennsylvania border. It was founded in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River and became a manufacturing center owing to its location on the lakeshore, as well as being connected to numerous canals and railroad lines. Cleveland's economy has diversified sectors that include manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedical. Cleveland is home to 3 major league sports teams: Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians. Recognized as a city with a heart: according to Charity Navigator, Cleveland is the 10th most philanthropic city in the nation.


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