Apria Senior Corporate Counsel in Lake Forest, California

Job Summary

Apria Healthcare is one of nation’s leading providers of home healthcare products and services including respiratory therapy, sleep apnea therapy, non-invasive ventilation therapy, enteral nutrition therapy, negative pressure wound therapy and home medical equipment. Headquartered in Lake Forest, California, Apria owns and operates branch locations across the nation and serves more than 1.8 million patients each year. With over $1 Billion in annual revenues, Apria is one of the largest home healthcare companies in the United States. Apria was the first company of its type to obtain voluntary accreditation from The Joint Commission and has been continuously accredited for more than 25 years. For more information, visit.


The Sr Corporate Counsel is responsible for executing Apria’s legal program.


  • Executes the company's legal program.

  • Reviews and revises corporate policies and manuals.

  • Responsible for being aware of proposed and existing legislation affecting the company and working with others in the Legal Department to communicate new legal developments to appropriate company personnel.

  • Provides legal advice and assistance to field and corporate management staff on questions involving the more complex company legal issues in a specific area of expertise.

  • Prepares training materials and memoranda in a specific area of expertise.

  • Conducts presentations to and prepares educational materials for corporate and field personnel, including management and sales employees, regarding applicable laws and regulations in a specific area of expertise.

  • May conduct or participate in litigation and assist in the administration of outside counsel relationships.

  • Drafts the more complex agreements and documents, which may include revenue-producing contracts, stock or asset purchase agreements, real estate leases, equipment purchase or technology licensing agreements and other operational documents.

  • May assist with the preparation or review of SEC filings and documentation related to financial transactions and corporate governance documents.

  • Ensures project deadlines and performance standards are established and met.

  • Confirms that productivity standards are met.

  • May supervise Corporate Counsel.

  • Performs other duties as required.


  • May manage all middle management of the department and may be responsible for the performance management, hiring, and discipline of middle management within the department.

Minimum Required Qualifications


Education and/or Experience

  • Four-year college degree or equivalent experience is required.

  • J.D. (or equivalent) degree is required.

  • Eight years of related experience is required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Professional Designations

  • A law degree (Juris Doctor or equivalent) and admittance in good standing to a State Bar is required.

  • Must be entitled to practice law in the jurisdiction where employed.


  • Reliable, motivated and strong work ethic with proactive approach and flexibility.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, effectively communicating sound legal advice coupled with a strong understanding of business needs.

  • Detail-oriented and excellent organizational skills with strong attention to accuracy and follow-up.

  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously while maintaining high quality and performance under pressure.

  • Strong research skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as be a member of a project team, be self-motivated, manage high volume of work, prioritize effectively, meet numerous deadlines and repeatedly shift between assignments/projects.

  • Ability to manage direct reports with varying professional backgrounds in a manner that elicits strong performance results and increases efficiency.

  • Ability to problem solve and provide guidance to direct reports and other internal company clients.

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications and common computer equipment and office hardware.

  • Strong research skills using Lexis or Westlaw.

Language Skills

  • English (reading, writing, verbal).

Mathematical Skills

  • Should possess sufficient mathematical skills to support business-oriented legal work.

Other Skills

  • Specific experience and skills may be required in the context of specific legal specialties.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written (e-mails/letters/memos) and verbal (telephonic and in-person), are a must.

  • Interpersonal skills are critical – must be internal-customer oriented, a team player, and able to balance multiple projects and their respective deadlines.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (only include Preferred Qualifications if needed)

  • Previous healthcare or other related experience either at a law firm or corporate environment.


This is a stationary position that requires frequent sitting or standing, repetitive wrist motions, grasping, speaking, listening, close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus. It also may require occasional lifting, carrying, walking, climbing, kneeling, bending/stooping, twisting, pulling/pushing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching above the shoulder. Employees in this position must be physically able to efficiently perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to assist or enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position, upon request.


Work is performed in an office setting with exposure to moderate noise.


Occasional travel as required.


The essential duties and responsibilities, physical requirements, and work environment described above are representative of those typically required for this position but may vary depending on staffing and business needs at specific locations. The inclusion or omission of a specific duty or physical requirement is, therefore, not determinative of whether that function is essential to a specific individual’s position.

EEO Statement

As an EOE/AA employer, Apria Healthcare is committed to providing all applicants and employees with equal access to employment opportunities, regardless of sex, race, age, color, national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Apria Healthcare shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of protected veteran status or disability, and require affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. AA/EOE, M/F/Disability and Vet

Requisition ID 2017-1440

# of Openings 1

Category Legal/Compliance

Full/Part Time Full-time