Title:  Associate Attorney

Division:  Office of General Counsel
Schedule:  Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Baylor Main Campus, Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $130,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  5696

Job Purpose

Assisting the General Counsel in managing the College’s legal risk in labor & employment matters and in other areas relevant to a health sciences university, including real estate, education, clinical, intellectual property, finance, corporate, and others.

Job Duties

  • Providing legal assistance in drafting and negotiating legal documents of all types.
  • Drafting, negotiating, reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting customer, vendor, and partner contracts.
  • Managing outside counsel in litigation matters and coordinating internal requirements in connection with litigation. 
  • Studying and interpreting laws, court decisions, ordinances, and other legal authorities, as needed, to deliver the foregoing services. 
  • Rendering legal advice to the General Counsel, other members of the college’s leadership/management group.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor degree (JD) from an accredited law school.
  • Five years of experience in a risk management office handling claims/litigation and five years of corporate or law firm experience as a licensed attorney.
  • Current licensure to practice law in the State of Texas.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in labor & employment matters, including employment disputes and general contractual matters (experience with employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, and non-disclosure agreements; experience with higher education matters).



  • Strong and persuasive communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively work as productive member of cross-functional teams.
  • Comfortable and confident providing risk-based guidance in fluid environment.
  • Organized/multi-tasker/attentive to details.
  • Able to maintain high volume, high quality workflow, even in peak periods.
  • Able to manage multiple client relationships.
  • Creative problem-solver substantively and with respect to work processes.
  • Self-starter with initiative and works well with minimal supervision.
  • Personally driven to deliver superior work product and results and exhibits highest ethical standards.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



Nearest Major Market: Houston