Associate General Counsel
New York, NY
Office of the General Counsel – Office of the SVP General Counsel
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the nation’s leading women’s health care provider, educator, and advocate, serving women, men, teens and families. For over 100 years, PPFA has done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible health care decisions.
The Associate General Counsel will work in partnership with the Senior Vice President and General Counsel and provide advice and counsel to business partners, including executive and senior leadership teams, as well as board committee members, regarding legal and not-for-profit governance matters. As the attorney principally charged with supporting PPFA’s Health Care Division, the Associate General Counsel shall have extensive subject matter expertise in the legal and regulatory issues pertaining to complex health care provider organizations, including: Stark Law; Anti-Kickback Statute; False Claims Act; the provision of clinical services; health facility operations, licensure, certification and accreditation requirements; health care professional licensing, scope of practice, credentialing and privileging; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement; and health care corporate compliance.
REQUIREMENTS / TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
- Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited law school.
- Bar Admission; must be admitted to practice and in good standing in New York.
- Seven or more years as a practicing attorney in the areas of business and health law, including primary and independent responsibility for significant business transactions, not-for-profit governance support and health law legal and regulatory analysis.
- Sophisticated and substantive experience advising complex health care clients, including hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers as in-house counsel and/or at a law firm.
- Substantive expertise in federal and state laws and regulations as they pertain to complex health care clients, including hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers.
- Extensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory issues pertaining to health care organizations, including: Stark Law; Anti-Kickback Statute; False Claims Act; the provision of clinical services; health facility operations, licensure, certification and accreditation requirements; health care professional licensing, scope of practice, credentialing and privileging; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement; and health care corporate compliance.
- Knowledge of tax-exempt laws, and general non-for-profit corporate and governance matters.
- Knowledge of corporate transaction and contracting processes, including drafting, reviewing, revising and negotiating complex agreements.
- Assessing, structuring and mitigating the risks of programs, projects and policy initiatives relating to the provision of clinical services.
PERSONAL QUALITIES / OTHER ATTRIBUTES
- Excellent judgment and proven experience analyzing risks and making risk determinations.
- Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically about both the creative and execution processes.
- Experience in positively and successfully managing relationships with a high energy, diverse group of stakeholders across organizational lines.
- Strong leadership, emotional intelligence, political savviness skills and ability to interface with tact and diplomacy at all levels of the organization.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to both partner with and provide guidance to business partners, including executive and senior leadership members, as well as board committee members, throughout the organization.
- A thoughtful, articulate and effective communicator who can distill and articulate the important aspects of any legal or regulatory issue to a wide audience.
- Demonstrated ability to operate in a complex and matrixed professional environment.
- Superior written and verbal communication skills.
- Seasoned facilitator with strong presentation skills.
- Ability to provide sound business advice as well as reliable legal counsel.
- Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced, highly innovative, rapidly changing environment.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.
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