The Office of General Counsel and Legal Affairs (Legal) provides legal advice, counsel and representation for matters involving PHS, its senior leadership team, Board, and employees. Legal issues arise in the context of PHS’ operations, administration, programs, and services. We work with all PHS departments to ensure understanding of, and compliance with, federal, state, and local laws and rules, and contractual requirements. Our approach is hands-on and proactive engaging as partners with our colleagues to get in front of legal issues. We regularly draft guidance and policies to ensure PHS’ compliance with legal requirements. Our broad portfolio includes procurement, contracting and transactions, and third-party risk; employment and labor matters, including pension and investments; real estate issues; Board of Directors’ matters; regulatory compliance; and oversight of litigation and investigations.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a Staff Attorney to support the Office of General Counsel. Under the supervision of the Assistant General Counsels, the Attorney will provide legal support on contractual and compliance issues.

Specifically, the Staff Attorney will:

Conduct regulatory research and draft legal memoranda.
Review, redline, and negotiate commercial contracts.
Provide legal advice and develop materials for non-lawyer staff summarizing laws/regulatory requirements.
Stay abreast of regulatory changes at the City, State, and Federal level that will impact PHS.
Address ad hoc legal issues. Other duties, relevant to the position, shall be assigned as required.

Qualifications and Experience:

J.D. from an accredited law school.
Bar Admission, New York preferred.
2-5 years’ in-house, law firm, or governmental experience.
Demonstrated exceptional organizational, analytical, facilitation, written and oral communication, and training and presentation skills.

Additional Preferred Skills:

Demonstrates skills in collaboration, teamwork, inclusive leadership, and problem-solving to achieve goals.
Demonstrates ability to communicate complex information clearly and persuasively to create engagement and support across multiple levels within the organization.
A high level of integrity and trust.
Demonstrates capacity to work independently with strong follow-through skills.
Strong attention to detail.
NOTE:  All applicants must comply with PHS’ vaccination policy.  Effective October 1, 2021, employees will be required to provide verification that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with an FDA-authorized vaccine).

PHS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, and veterans.

About Public Health Solutions

Health disparities among New Yorkers are large, persistent and increasing. Public Health Solutions (PHS) exists to change that trajectory and support vulnerable New York City families in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential.

As the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City, we improve health outcomes and help communities thrive by providing services directly to vulnerable low-income families, supporting community-based organizations through our long-standing public-private partnerships, and bridging the gap between healthcare and community services. We focus on a wide range of public health issues including food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS. To learn more about our work, please visit healthsolutions.org.