Associate Counsel at Cityblock Health

| Greater NYC Area
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Who we are

Cityblock Health is a new type of healthcare company, operating out of Brooklyn and backed by Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs, along with some of the top healthcare investors in the country

Our mission is to radically improve the health of urban communities, one block at a time. Importantly, our solutions are designed specifically for Medicaid and lower-income Medicare beneficiaries, and we bring the capability to deliver care in the home and neighborhood with our field-based teams.

In close collaboration with community-based organizations and a leading commercial partner, we are reorganizing the health system to focus on what matters to our members. We deliver personalized primary care, behavioral health, and social services through a network of neighborhood hubs with deep community-based partnerships and world-class technology. 

We partner with payers and at-risk providers, taking capitated financial risk to care for their most vulnerable, high- and rising-risk members. Additionally, we invest in strategic partnerships with community-based and social services organizations, in some instances bringing them into the value equation through sub-capitation and performance-based compensation. 

Over the next year we’ll grow quickly, including entering new markets, each with its own commercial relationships and field-based teams. This role will be a key contributor to the success of our business.

The role: 

The Associate Counsel will join Cityblock’s legal team at a critical point in the company’s growth trajectory, reporting directly to the Head of Legal. They will provide legal advice on a variety of legal matters, but they will be primarily focused on healthcare regulatory compliance and general contracting.

Your responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Advise on healthcare regulatory compliance and manage licensing and regulatory filings related to operating a risk-bearing, multi-state, physician group
  • Review, draft, and negotiate commercial agreements, including NDAs, LOIs, BAAs, and vendor agreements
  • Support the Head of Legal and Growth team in a wide variety of strategic, risk-based alliances and business development activities across all Cityblock markets and in the corporate headquarters, including drafting, editing, and negotiating risk-bearing provider contracts
  • Serve as a critical thought partner with the leadership team by translating complex legal topics into relevant, insightful explanations that inform strategic and operational decisions
  • Drive design of strategic and/or operational initiatives to satisfy regulatory concerns and/or comply with related requirements
  • Establish rapport and working relationships with business managers in order
    to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel
  • Resolve business disputes, and if necessary, manage litigation
  • Act as an internal subject matter expert on all relevant federal and state regulations that impact the business, including accountability for ensuring adherence to all such rules
  • Provide oversight for all compliance and compliance-related activities across the organization
  • Act as an internal subject matter expert on legal and capital structure of organization 

You’d be a good fit if:

  • You have a JD degree (required)
  • 6+ years of work experience
  • You have in-house experience 
  • Prior experience in an externally facing capacity; significant contracting experience with vendors, payers, provider groups, etc. 
  • Well-versed with healthcare compliance and regulations
  • Radical candor and comfortability working within an often ambiguous, high growth environment
  • Exceptional management and communication skills that are conducive
    to an environment where issues are identified and resolved
  • Mission driven to serve in an organization dedicated to bringing novel care delivery models to underserved populations 

You should include these in your application:

  • A resume and/or LinkedIn profile.
  • A 1-2 paragraph response indicating why this job is compelling to you.

Cityblock values diversity as a core tenet of the work we do and populations we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer, indiscriminate of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

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Location

We're in DUMBO, where toy elephants parachute from rooftops and Thursdays are for live music. Plus, Sweetgreen, Brooklyn Roasting Company, & Equinox!

An Insider's view of Cityblock Health

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The opportunity to collaborate directly with medical professionals, care providers, and engineers to build Commons is rare and huge. You're not just building features. You know the 'why' of what you're building and who it will help—and you can see the impact firsthand.

Sylvia

VP of Engineering

How does the company support your career growth?

This is my first role as a software engineer—my previous life was in fashion retail. Cityblock created a structure that enables me to master fundamental skills and empowers me to own projects that expose me gradually to more difficult concepts, like building our application’s notification center—with a supportive team backing me up.

Alicia

Software Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

In my clinical work, I've seen our health system moving away from relationships and toward increasingly complex frameworks. I joined Cityblock to challenge that trend. To make healthcare trustworthy again and to truly meet individuals where they are.

Toyin

Chief Health Officer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

My goal is to work with tech & clinical teams to build something useful yet simple. Sitting side-by-side we try to understand what our care teams and members need from our technology. Together, we're creating a world in which the product and tools become invisible, to enable our care teams to spend as much time as possible with our members.

Neves

Product Design Lead

What are Cityblock Health Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in Local Community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
Daily Stand-up
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Diversity
Documented Equal Pay Policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly-Diverse Management Team
Unconscious Bias Training
Diversity Manifesto
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and Learns
Promote from Within
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