The Senior Counsel provides legal advice and service in the areas of healthcare, employee benefits, insurance, and related regulatory law, and corporate non-profit and association issues. The position provides operational legal support to department and support functions within AHIP. Responsibilities will include supervision of outside counsel, working with policy and legal specialists inside and outside of AHIP and the timely and effective provision of legal and policy advice and services to senior executives.
The Compliance Officer reviews and evaluates compliance issues/concerns within AHIP. The position ensures that appropriate mechanisms are in place to enable the Board of Directors, management, and AHIP’s employees to be in compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, that AHIP policies and procedures are being followed, and that behavior in the organization meets the AHIP’s policies and procedures.
Provides advice on corporate issues and governance.
Reviews and drafts business contracts, sponsorship contracts, surveys, consultants’ studies, advertising and similar external materials. Negotiates legal provisions as needed.
Provides primary legal support for various departments' activities, including IT, non-dues revenue, and education.
Responsible for agreements with Federal government and other partners and collaborators relating to data use and grants and funding awards
Provides legal research and analysis on topics as needed by AHIP staff.
Supports state and federal advocacy teams by identifying legal and policy issues.
Provides training and information on legal issues.
Responsible for copyright, trademark, IT work, web-based policies, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Designs, develops, and directs AHIP’s internal compliance activities.
Identifies and monitors potential areas of compliance vulnerability and risk; develops/implements corrective action plans for resolution of problematic issues.
Oversees, develops content and logistics for AHIP staff educational programs and delivers compliance training on various compliance topics.
Provides reports on a regular basis to AHIP’s President and CEO, the Board, the General Counsel, and others as needed or requested regarding compliance efforts.
Interacts with managers and employees to direct compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution.
Oversees, delegates, and/or performs required filings and/or reports to federal agencies.
Acts as a primary lead with federal and state officials, particularly for compliance reviews or regulatory audits.
Expert level of knowledge of corporate legal issues.
Expert level of knowledge of regulatory environments, health care operations and compliance challenges and requirements in the health care/insurance industry.
Effective relationship building skills, working with internal staff, member health plans, and external leaders.
Excellent legal writing skills, oral communication skills and strong project management skills.
Ability to manage and resolve complex legal and regulatory matters and to clearly and effectively communicate these matters to others internally and externally as needed.
Ability to influence key internal and external decision makers on key policy issues
Ability to simultaneously handle multiple tasks, work efficiently and quickly, and meet deadlines under pressure.
Manages conflicts in a professional and diplomatic demeanor.
Minimum ten years of experience as an in-house attorney or in a healthcare, public policy and/or regulatory environment.
Experience in contracts required.
Governance and/or compliance expertise preferred.
Experience in compliance relating to Federal grants preferred.
Experience resolving conflict and establishing priorities.
Ability to effectively communicate advocacy and policy positions.
Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school.
If not a member of the District of Columbia Bar, admission to the District of Columbia Bar is required within one year of hire.
Physical Work Activities & Conditions:
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8-hour day.
Keyboard use of greater or equal to 50% of the workday.
Percent of Travel: 0 - 20 %.
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Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a protected veteran
Interested candidates must send resume, references and a cover letter that includes salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
ATTN: HR Dept/LSCCO
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
South Building, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing the health insurance community. AHIP’s members provide health and supplemental benefits through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for public policies that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality, and innovation.