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Senior Attorney- AMAI (Hybrid)

American Medical Association
United States, Illinois, Chicago
330 North Wabash Avenue (Show on map)
May 06, 2024
Senior Attorney

Chicago, IL (Hybrid)

The American Medical Association (AMA) is the nation's largest professional Association of physicians and a non-profit organization. We are a unifying voice and powerful ally for America's physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation. To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

We continuously work to embed equity in our internal practices and are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff across all levels of the organization. We intentionally work to create the right conditions to enable our employees to feel that they can be their authentic selves and fully participate in the life of the enterprise.

We encourage and support professional development for our employees, and we are dedicated to social responsibility. We invite you to learn more about us and we look forward to getting to know you.

We have an opportunity at our corporate offices in Chicago for a Senior Attorney on our AMA Insurance team. This is a hybrid position reporting into our Chicago, IL office, requiring 2 days a week in the office.

As a Senior Attorney, you will provides legal counsel to the AMA Insurance
business unit as assigned. Prepares and negotiates legal documents, including
appropriate agreements and related documentation. Assures that AMA Insurance
complies with insurance, privacy, and other applicable statutes and regulations
so that AMA Insurance meets legal requirements.


Provide legal counsel to the AMA Insurance business unit

  • * Support the General Counsel to provide legal counsel to the AMA Insurance business unit on a variety of legal issues, including:
  • o legal research
  • o drafting and reviewing a wide variety of business agreements and related documentation supporting the AMA Insurance's activities
  • o audits and regulatory filings
  • o disputes and litigation pleadings
  • * Contribute to the assessment of legal and business risk of various courses of action to support AMA Insurance initiatives, policies, and procedures.
  • * Provide assistance to General Counsel on complex legal issues requested.

Provide attorney support for AMA Insurance marketing, licensing, administrative operations (including claims), and privacy activities

  • Serve as legal counsel by providing objective, thorough, timely and well-researched legal advice to management on complex legal issues.
  • Negotiate, draft and finalize contracts.

May include other responsibilities as assigned


1. J.D. from an accredited law school.

2. Licensed to practice law in Illinois (or the ability to receive an Illinois bar license under Rule 705 or Rule 716 within 6 months of hire).

3. Minimum 5 years of experience as an attorney, preferably 2 years' experience in a large firm

4. Broad experience in all of the following areas or extensive experience in one or two of the areas: contracts, litigation, privacy, and insurance.

5. Outstanding analytical and critical thinking skills with a focus on practical outcomes.

6. Superior interpersonal skills including demonstrated ability to collaborate well with members of the team and interact well with clients to build trusting relationships.

7. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to communicate confidently and navigate conflicts in a constructive manner.

8. Strong research skills, and the ability to identify proactively legal issues impacting the Company.

9. The ability to think creatively and where applicable the ability to present multiple solutions with varying degrees of risk to a given legal problem and to succinctly explain each solution and the corresponding risk mitigation the solution provides.

10. Some travel may be required.

The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.


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