The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) is the world's largest organization serving the professional and business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, nonprofits and other private-sector organizations around the globe.
This position is responsible for leading the Health Plan & Payor Operations Practice Group of the Legal Department. The Health Plan & Payor Operations Practice Group is composed of health law lawyers whose primary accountability is to provide legal services supporting Kaiser Permanente operations as an HMO, indemnity insurer, and administrative services organization in its non-governmental lines of business. This practice includes regulatory, compliance and business development dimensions. The PGM is also a member of the Legal Department’s leadership team and shares joint accountability for ensuring the Department’s provision of high-quality legal services, achievement of the highest levels of customer satisfaction, establishing and managing the Department budget, controlling costs, and assisting the Kaiser Permanente organization in achieving its charitable purposes.
Manages the work of the Health Plan & Payor Operations Practice Group, including:
Cultivates highest and best use of legal professionals in accordance with Department model, which achieves high quality advice and service with lower cost by utilizing high-performing attorneys.
Handles the HPPO Practice Group’s administrative, financial, and governance functions, including but not limited to budgets, reserves, approvals, reporting, recruiting, etc.
Develops inhouse lawyers’ technical and strategic skills and creates opportunities for them to achieve recognition and leadership.
Cultivates and manages relationships with customers, including reaching agreements for the most efficient use of legal resources.
Provides appropriate oversight and feedback to individuals, including formal and informal performance appraisals.
Escalates legal and risk management issues to the appropriate levels in Kaiser Permanente.
Promotes a culture of excellence, accountability, learning, and collegiality.
12+ years of experience as a practicing attorney, primarily in health law.
Recognized (externally and/or internally) as an expert in one or more specialties within the health law area. Excellent legal judgment.
Demonstrates leadership capability, including experience in managing change efforts designed to increase efficiency and quality within the legal function and the larger organization. Demonstrated experience in leading substantial team-based projects, with documented leadership success in driving outcomes that have material value to the organization.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated success in fostering collaboration, cooperation and collegiality between senior leadership and legal staff, and among lawyers from various practice groups.
Demonstrates modeling of open, courageous, objective and calm dialogue with leadership and colleagues. Actively discourages indirect or covert communications.
Demonstrates self-reflection and self-development. Seeks out opportunities for learning and ongoing professional development, particularly regarding learning about the broader health care industry and legal issues outside one’s area of expertise. Actively solicits and is receptive to feedback from others, demonstrating openness to viewpoints different from own.
Demonstrates a broad understanding of economic, social, and political trends and developments that may impact the business.
Demonstrates ongoing commitment to and promotion of diversity and inclusion in the organization and workplace.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
California State Bar license or willingness to obtain California State Bar license required.
Primary Location: Oakland, CA, Pasadena, CA, or Rockville, MD
Internal Number: 104425
About Major, Lindsey & Africa
Founded in 1982, Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA) is the world's largest and most experienced legal search firm. Combining local market knowledge and a global recruiting network, MLA has earned recognition for its track record of successful General Counsel, Corporate Counsel, Partner, Associate and Law Firm Management placements. MLA also provides law firms and companies with highly-specialized legal professionals on project, interim and temporary-to-permanent hire basis. Committed to providing full service in response to the talent needs of its clients, MLA also provides executive search services through its affiliate, Allegis Partners. With offices throughout the U.S., Hong Kong, London, and Tokyo, MLA recruiters are dedicated to understanding and meeting client and candidate needs while maintaining the highest degree of professionalism and confidentiality. MLA considers every search a diversity search and has been committed to diversity in the law since its inception. For these reasons, MLA was voted "Best Legal Recruiter" by readers of The National Law Journal. To learn more about MLA, visit www.mlaglobal.com.
ACC is committed to compliance with all applicable equal employment laws. ACC In-house Jobline listings may not explicitly or implicitly discriminate on the basis of any prohibited factor.
Listings on the ACC In-house Jobline are for in-house attorney positions only. While we do not accept non-attorney corporate job listings, if you are hiring a corporate legal operations professional, contact LawDepartmentOps@ACC.com. By posting a job on the ACC In-house Jobline or using the service as a job seeker, you are agreeing to comply with our Terms and Conditions, including those relating to discrimination. The system administrator may delete postings, which do not comply. Employer postings removed by ACC are not subject to refund.
We are very interested in your thoughts as we continue to develop the ACC In-House Jobline to better serve your needs. If you have questions about ACC In-house Jobline, please call our helpdesk at: 1-888-491-8833 Ext. 1125 (Extension Required).