National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

About NBME

NBME is an independent, mission-driven organization that provides high-quality assessments for the health professions. We serve the health of the public through state-of-the art assessment of health professionals, and we are committed to research and development in evaluation and measurement.

The NBME delivers valid information about health care knowledge and skills to score recipients to support important inferences and decisions. We develop the three-step United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE), which provides a common evaluation system and established minimum standards for all doctors of medicine seeking an initial license to practice medicine in the United States. The USMLE is a joint Program of the NBME and the Federation of State Medical Boards.  Results of the USMLE are reported to all licensing authorities in the United States and its territories for use in granting the initial license to practice medicine.

With over 100 years of expertise in assessment for medical licensing, NBME continues its pursuit of new and reliable approaches to advance the standard of care. Our global offerings encompass the spectrum of health professionals along the continuum of education, training, and certification, and practice. Learn more at

This is an outstanding opportunity for a self-motivated and practical transactional attorney who desires to work in-house for a mission-driven organization on a diversified portfolio of legal matters including strategic transactions, contract review and drafting, and intellectual property. The attorney who joins NBME's small, nimble legal team must be comfortable working both as an individual contributor and a team player. The attorney will report to the General Counsel.  

 Qualities to succeed in this role include...

  • The ability to be proactive and take ownership,
  • Be business-oriented,
  • Think independently and creatively,
  • Manage multiple matters,
  • Develop relationships across the organization, and
  • Possess the willingness and desire to continuously build industry and technical knowledge.


  • Interpreting commercial contract requirements based on information provided by business partners
  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of contracts and other legal agreements
  • Advising on and assisting in the structuring of transactions, drafting and negotiating necessary agreements, and performing due diligence activities
  • Assisting NBME in protecting its intellectual property assets
  • Proactively counselling business partners in assigned departments/units on day-to-day operations and helping manage risk by providing practical legal and business-oriented solutions to complex issues
  • Conducting legal research, as needed
  • Building close cross-functional relationships with employees throughout NBME and obtaining and maintaining a solid knowledge of products, services, and business objectives
  • Representing and encouraging a culture focused on integrity, respect, and inclusion
  • Collaborating with colleagues in Legal Services and throughout the organization on strategic initiatives/projects


  • Solid transactional background, including interpreting, drafting and negotiating contracts, letters of agreement, NDAs, and other documents related to a variety of commercial, financial, and operational matters
  • Knowledge of intellectual property law
  • Strong strategic thinking skills, with a track record of delivering pragmatic solutions to complex business issues
  • Proven track record of interpreting federal, state and local laws and regulations and applying them to complex organizational issues
  • Experience working collaboratively with business partners to assess and manage organizational risk
  • Experience collaborating on operational efficiency initiatives and creating and executing process improvements
  • Agility and ability to quickly assess business challenges and make timely recommendations
  • Experience interacting with non-lawyer, business and technical clients
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • Exceptional judgment and impeccable integrity
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff
  • Easy going, down to earth style
  • Commitment to continuous learning


  • A minimum of five years' experience practicing law
  • Previous experience working in a medium to large law firm or corporation
  • Experience in commercial transactions, contract drafting, and intellectual property


  • Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited U.S. law school
  • Admitted to practice law and in good standing in Pennsylvania or another State


NBME offers a rewarding work environment, a competitive salary, and outstanding benefits. Please submit an application that includes your resume and cover letter.


NBME is an EEO employer as defined by the EEOC.

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