Position Overview:
The Chief Counsel serves as MetroPlusHealth's lead In-House Counsel, reporting jointly to the General Counsel of NYC Health + Hospitals and to the Chief Executive Officer of MetroPlusHealth. In that role, the Chief Counsel provides senior management with effective and actionable legal advice on corporate strategies and their implementation; manages the legal function including supervising other attorneys; and oversees the work of outside counsel. The Chief Counsel advises on complex business arrangements including value-based payment arrangements; drafts, negotiates and/or reviews critical contracts; provides guidance on governance and public authorities' requirements; and manages claims and litigation with the support of external resources.

Job Description:
  • Serve as in-house counsel for the Plan, overseeing day-to-day operations of the MetroPlusHealth Legal division
  • Supervise attorney and, as relevant, non-attorney staff in the MetroPlusHeatlh Legal Division.
  • Manage Plan's contracting process including advising on the contract process to assure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, organization's contractual guidelines, satisfaction of customer specifications, and adherence to organization policy as well as providing guidance on the implementation and ongoing development of the Contract Management System
  • Serve as attorney liaison between the organization and vendors, including participation in pre-contract discussions, contract negotiations and contract changes, in conjunction with the MetroPlusHealth's Procurement department
  • Draft, review, and negotiate agreements (provider agreements, vendor agreements, requests for proposals, statements of work, etc.).
  • Serve as counsel for MetroPlusHealth's Board of Directors; advise on corporate governance matters
  • Handle or coordinate resolution of legal and corporate matters by providing legal guidance or other legal assistance, as required, including as relates to issues and investigations (both internal and external) involving compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Coordinate litigation-related activities with H+H Office of Legal Affairs and outside counsel
  • Assist MetroPlusHealth Human Resources and H+H in responding to EEO filings and other personnel-related legal matters
  • Proactively communicate with internal divisions to become and remain educated about key legal issues affecting these areas. Be prepared to effectively represent these issues and potential solutions
  • Coach and mentor, as needed, staff and team members engaged in the development, drafting, negotiating, and modifying of contracts and agreements
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited institution
  • Minimum 10 years of experience as an attorney working in or with health care-related organization
  • Preferred candidate will possess:
  • Experience working with or for Managed Care plan/organization
  • Experience working on managed care issues in New York State
  • Experience working with public health insurance programs plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act Qualified Health Plans

  • License to Practice Law
  • Active NYS Bar Admission

Professional Competencies:
  • High-level of skill in leading interdepartmental and cross-functional strategy development; experience managing professional staff on multiple projects to ensure corporate deadlines and objectives are met
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Excellent drafting skills