Associate Counsel Level B; Office of Legal Affairs/Office of the General Counsel

Compensation

: $165,260.00 - $165,260.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Legal



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NYC Health + Hospitals ( the System ) is the largest public health care system in the United States. The System provides essential inpatient, outpatient, and home-based services to more than one million New Yorkers every year in more than 70 locations across the city s five boroughs.


The Office of Legal Affairs/Office of the General Counsel is responsible for the provision of legal services to the System and is generally organized by practice groups that are aligned with the business needs of the corporation. The attorneys in the Office of Legal Affairs/Office of the General Counsel provide legal counsel and representation to the System on a broad range of legal matters, including but not limited to, those pertaining to medical legal issues, employment and labor law, contracts and transactions, HIPAA and privacy, immigration, affiliate matters, conflicts of interest, corporate governance, Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) requests and other legal issues affecting patients, providers, and employees of the System.


Under the direction of the Senior Counsel with latitude for independent judgment and initiative, the Associate Counsel provides counsel and recommendations regarding legal aspects of the activities, contracts, policies, procedures, plans and objectives of the System, particularly focused on matters related to transactions and medical affiliation agreements. The Associate Counsel will provide legal advice to System personnel, as well as manage outside counsel on legal matters affecting the System. The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker, a stellar writer, and have several years of health care regulatory and/or transactional experience.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Senior Counsel, the responsibilities of the Associate Counsel include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assisting in substantively recrafting and renegotiating the System s numerous affiliation agreements in order to better meet the business needs of the System, which will require both substantive health care knowledge and highly effective writing.
  • Providing strategic legal counsel, advice and recommendations to senior leadership and other business partners on a wide variety of legal matters.
  • Identifying and assessing legal risks and opportunities and providing counsel as appropriate.
  • Actively managing the work and performance of outside counsel.
  • Drafting, reviewing and revising relevant policies and procedures.
  • Working closely and collaboratively with other attorneys in the Office of Legal Affairs/Office of the General Counsel to support the goals and objectives of the General Counsel.
  • Educating clients and stakeholders on legal matters, policies and procedures.
  • All other tasks as assigned by the General Counsel or her delegate.


Minimum Qualifications:

1. A baccalaureate degree or equivalent, and LLB or JD from an accredited School of Law; and admission to New York State Bar; and

2. Three (3) years of experience and background in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar in matters of litigation, negligence, corporate law, contracts, real estate, labor relations, labor law and employee relations, or

3. Two (2) years of experience and background in the practice of law subsequent to admission to the Bar in matters of litigation, negligence, corporate law, contracts, real estate, labor relations, employment law and employee relations, with two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in a professional or managerial capacity in respective fields applicable to the general body of law, specialties or practice.


Department Preferences:

  1. Significant legal transactional experience, preferably in not-for-profit law, health care, or a related field.
  2. Demonstrated stellar writing capabilities.
  3. Knowledge of federal and state health care law and regulations, including privacy, fraud, waste, and abuse and health care billing and reimbursement.
  4. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and oral and written communication skills.

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