Corporate Counsel - Higher Education
Adtalem Global Education

Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Education and Training

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Opportunity at a Glance

The Corporate Counsel for Higher Education will provide legal advice and service on a broad variety of subject matters arising from the operation of Title IV participating higher education institutions. S/he has a broad substantive skill-set, plus the interpersonal strengths, resourcefulness, and drive to handle directly the wide-ranging routine legal needs of the Company's institutions as well as the Company's home office functional departments. The Corporate Counsel will report to the Senior Corporate Counsel for Higher Education within the General Counsel's Office.

This is a remote position where you can work out of your home office, however, preference will be given to candidates in the Chicagoland area.


  • Provide legal support for five Title IV institutions located in the United States and the Caribbean.
  • Work collaboratively with appropriate institutional departments to provide legal research, writing, and analytical support, review domestic and international agreements, negotiate clinical affiliation agreements, and draft strategic partnerships agreements.
  • Advise on academic research, institutional contracting, regulatory compliance, and other matters related to higher education issues including nursing and medical programs, and veterinary medicine, and other for-profit higher education issues.
  • Review and draft policies, procedures, handbooks, catalogs, principles, and practices to support institutional goals, manage risk, and provide guidance on periodic updates to the same, including institutional policies related to Caribbean academic operations.
  • Provide guidance on student-related issues including immigration, student misconduct, academic dishonesty, disability accommodations, and academic policy requirements, and pre-litigation matters.
  • Review, draft and respond to student complaints with external agencies.
  • Coordinate and monitor issues related to FERPA, HIPAA, and student privacy issues, including subpoenas for education records.
  • Create and deliver training on substantive legal topics.
  • Must be able to work in the Central and Eastern Time Zones.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • J.D. from an accredited law school.
  • Must be licensed and an active member in good standing with a State bar within the United States.
  • At least 5 years prior experience as an attorney practicing in a law firm or corporate in-house legal setting with experience in higher education.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to quickly assess the potential for risk and opportunity, and identify alternative structures to minimize risk.
  • Exemplary analytical and interpretation skills; strong legal research, writing, negotiation, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with clients and business partners at all levels of the organization, including senior management.
  • Must be able to exercise sound judgment and work independently and efficiently under time pressures and deadlines in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail.
  • Possesses strong work ethic and customer service orientation and ability to prioritize conflicting demands from multiple business clients.


  • Experience negotiating agreements in an academic setting.
  • Experience providing legal counsel to clients on consumer protection laws.

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