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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:
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.
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