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American Heart Association Senior Attorney in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices will be reopening in October 2021; this position will resume to being based in the local office.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Attorney based out of our National Center office located in Dallas, TX!

Behind the amazing accomplishments of the Association are the amazing professionals who support the wide range of activities, from grants in and out to the creative efforts to raise money in a mobile, digital world. We make the complexities of non-profit federal, state and local regulatory compliance look easy!

  • Provide general legal support across a range of programs and departments

  • Research legal issues and prepare legal opinions

  • Build effective relationships with our key players in the business units

  • Attend strategic meetings, providing legal input and guidance to your Legal teammates on legal matters assigned to you related to a specific business area

  • Interpret, draft, revise, negotiate, and approve form contracts, leases, intellectual property licenses and other legally binding instruments

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Professional License/specialized Training - J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and a current license in good standing to practice law

  • Two (2) - Five (5) years of relevant experience

  • Five (5)+ years of related experience as an Attorney in contract drafting and negotiation with working knowledge of intellectual property law, regulatory compliance issues, employment law, technology security issues, and health law

  • Experience working as an Attorney with in a Corporate Legal Department

  • Analytical thinking and preparing clear and concise documents, and proven skill at legal research and drafting

  • Effective oral and written communications, negotiating, and interacting with persons at all levels in the AHA, business, government, and the public

  • Working with diverse clients and a substantial workload while providing timely and relevant legal support with the ability to meet established deadlines

  • Interact with internal and external legal customers positively and effectively

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with laws that regulate tax exempt organizations

  • Experience optimizing contract review processes

  • Strong understanding of data privacy, intellectual property rights and technology contracts

  • Experience with government contracts or high-volume procurement departments

  • Demonstrated experience working with fundraising staff of varying personalities

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 2 months ago (9/7/2021 2:45 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7474

Job Family Group Business Operations

Job Category Legal

Location: Dallas, TX