The Senior Associate Attorney is responsible for accurately and efficiently reviewing contracts, researching healthcare provider claims, thoroughly documenting investigation results, and identifying and implementing timely resolution strategies resulting in maximum recovery percentage rates and a minimal average lifecycle for all matters. This role involves handling complex legal matters related to healthcare billing, reimbursement, compliance, and revenue recovery.

The Senior Associate Attorney at An Innovative Legal Resource Center plays a crucial role in facilitating the timely and efficient resolution of cases.

The Senior Associate Attorney is responsible for oversight, management, and success of a team. It is expected that the Senior Associate Attorney will help lead the legal department and act as a point of contact for the firm's clients with respect to the legal needs, matter status and outcomes.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Lead and manage complex healthcare revenue cycle litigation cases, including disputes with payers, regulatory agencies, and vendors
  • Draft and file legal documents, such as complaints, motions, and responses, and represent clients in court proceedings
  • Coordinate with outside counsel and experts as needed for specialized areas of litigation.
  • Assist in negotiation and settlement processes
  • Attend court hearings, depositions, and meetings as necessary
  • Stay up to date with healthcare laws, regulations, and industry standards to ensure clients' compliance with billing and reimbursement requirements
  • Advise clients on regulatory matters, including Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and HIPAA compliance
  • Review, draft, vet and negotiate contracts related to healthcare revenue cycle services, including billing agreements, reimbursement contracts, and vendor agreements
  • Ensure that contracts align with legal and regulatory requirements and protect the client's interests
  • Helping to draft, vet and negotiate contracts
  • Provide legal advice and guidance to healthcare organizations on revenue cycle management best practices, including optimizing billing processes, charge capture, and claims processing
  • Maintain accurate records and documentation related to litigation cases, contracts, and compliance efforts
  • Prepare and review legal documents, including demand letters, settlement agreements, and legal opinions
  • Explore and engage in alternative dispute resolution methods, such as arbitration and mediation, to resolve legal issues more efficiently
  • Strong negotiation skills and expertise in case management
  • Supervise, direct, manage, and collaborate with paralegals, executive assistants, and other Legal Team support staff, as applicable

Education and Experience Required:
  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) in the United States
  • Licensed in California and in good standing
  • 10+ years Litigation/Dispute Resolution experience
  • 5+ years working in Managed Care, Revenue Cycle Hospital Operational experience (preferred)
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills