Interim General Counsel Fills Critical Gap During Government Audit

Client Challenge

A large healthcare organization undergoing a government audit and investigation was in need of an interim General Counsel. The client required immediate help and was unable to identify a full-time hire in an abbreviated time frame. Adding to the complexity, the healthcare organization was located in a small legal market, making it even more difficult to find candidates with the healthcare and compliance experience required. The organization needed a candidate with strong experience in hospital/physician contracting, including employment and practice acquisition, as well as expertise in Healthcare Fraud and Abuse laws, including Anti-kickback and Stark Laws.

 

Hire Counsel Solution

Using our vast candidate database and referral network, Hire Counsel quickly identified three qualified candidates with a high level of experience in the areas the client required for an in-house counsel in the healthcare field.  Each candidate was able to temporarily relocate on short notice to the client’s headquarters for the duration of the engagement allowing the attorney to work onsite with the client during this dynamic process.

 

Results

  • Access to Nationwide Talent: Through Hire Counsel the client was able to have access to several candidates nationwide who would not have been available to them in their local market.
  • Interim Solution Flexibility: By bringing a candidate on-board on an interim basis, the client was able to manage their government audit as well as help their legal department service and grow the organization.
  • Cost Savings: The client saved over 50% on billing rates from their outside counsel by using a well-qualified interim candidate in-house.
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