General Counsel

General Counsel
New York, NY, US
Employment TypeRegular Full-time

Position Summary
The General Counsel (GC) willoversee and supervise all functions relating to legal affairs, compliance, riskmanagement and governance. The GeneralCounsel will supervise the director of compliance and risk management and othersupport staff. In carrying out duties,the GC will have access to the Executive Director and members of the Board of Directors.

Good Shepherd Services adheresto the highest standards of ethical conduct and conformity with governmentstatutes and regulations. It is the roleof the GC to ensure that GSS maintains these standards.

◾Servingas “secretariat” to the Board and its Executive and Governance Committees
◾Monitoringany changes in State or NYC statutory or regulatory environment and ensureGSS’s corporate documents and procedures are in compliance
◾Ensuringthat GSS operates in a manner such that GSS’s 501(c)(3) status is maintained

•General Business and Government Relations
◾Establishingstandards and protocols for all contracts, leases and other legal documents
◾Reviewingand approving “significant” contracts and leases and monitor implementation ofothers
◾Reviewinggovernment and foundation contracts in coordination with program staff
◾Advisingon legal aspects of business relationships
•Triage Outside Counsel Relationships
◾Providingadvice to administrative and program staff on matters that may require outsidecounsel
◾Monitoringand approving retention agreements with outside counsel
•Coordinate all compliance activities
◾Serving as the agency’s officer for HIPAA, OMIG compliance, coordinating and directing administrative and program staff as they implement GSS’s compliance plans in both areas
◾Provide counsel to Human Resources Department and program staff in relation to Justice Center matters and serving as the agency’s official liaison to the Justice Center with regard to reporting and pending investigations
◾Assessing GSS practices within its program and administrative departments to ensure that they meet both statutory and regulatory requirements
•Oversee risk management and insuranceactivities
•Coordinate with CFO on broker and insurancecarrier selection and policy renewal negotiations
•Other duties as assigned

•Juris Doctorate from an ABA accredited lawschool
•Admission to the State of New York Bar
•Must retain status as a member of the New YorkState Bar in good standing for the duration of employment
•Minimum of ten years’ of progressivelyresponsible legal experience with preference given to prior assignments in a relevantgovernment, non-profit, health care, or higher education setting or legal firmor advocacy organization experience with direct involvement in the issues thatface GSS
•Strong analytical, interpersonal and writingskills
•Experience with Medicaid, HIPAA, a plus

•Ability to frame legal issues in a manner thatserves to inform organizational decision-making to enhance services to clients whileat the same time mitigating risk
•Ability to work as an active member of thesenior management team in a highly collegial organization
•Capacity to set and advance organizational prioritiesin ways that support the agency’s goals and objectives and are consistent withthe highest ethical standards
•Highly skilled at articulating agency positionsto external constituencies


Allstaff are expected to be committed to the mission, vision and values of GoodShepherd Services, which includes involvement in quality improvement activitiesand a willingness to work within a culturally diverse environment.

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