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Associate Counsel Level A, Legal Affairs/Claims and Litigation

NYC Health + Hospitals
Posted May 14
Full Time
On Site
Manhattan, New York

About NYC Health + Hospitals

Empower Every New Yorker — Without Exception — to Live the Healthiest Life Possible

NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the United States. We provide essential outpatient, inpatient and home-based services to more than one million New Yorkers every year across the city’s five boroughs. Our large health system consists of ambulatory centers, acute care centers, post-acute care/long-term care, rehabilitation programs, Home Care, and Correctional Health Services. Our diverse workforce is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible.

At NYC Health + Hospitals, our mission is to deliver high quality care health services, without exception. Every employee takes a person-centered approach that exemplifies the ICARE values (Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, and Excellence) through empathic communication and partnerships between all persons.

Job Description


Attorney will be assigned to the Claims and Litigation Division of the Office of Legal Affairs. The chosen candidate will be an integral part of a team of litigation associates who manage and handle a case load of complex medical malpractice claims filed against the largest municipal health care system in the country.

General Tasks And Responsibilities Will Include


  • General tasks and responsibilities will work under the supervision of the managing attorney and be expected to handle complex medical malpractice claims from inception through final resolution, including trials.
  • Strong medical-legal analytical skills are required.
  • This is a litigating position that will require handling a case load, developing defense strategies, recommending and working with medical experts, assessing potential exposure of claims, preparing treating physicians and other medical care providers for depositions and/or trial, and drafting substantive motions.
  • Additional responsibilities of this position may include presenting cases to facilities and senior executives of the Hospital System and working with Risk Management on issues that have the potential for litigation.
  • Performs other tasks and duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications


  • A baccalaureate degree or equivalent, and LLB or JD from an accredited School of

Law; and admission to New York State Bar; and

  • Three (3) years of experience and background in the practice of law subsequent to

admission to the Bar in matters of litigation, negligence, corporate law, contracts,

real estate, labor relations, labor law and employee relations, or

  • Two (2) years of experience and background in the practice of law subsequent to

admission to the Bar in matters of litigation, negligence, corporate law, contracts,

real estate, labor relations, employment law and employee relations, with two (2)

years of progressively responsible experience in a professional or managerial

capacity in respective fields applicable to the general body of law, specialties or


Department Preferences


  • Certification(S)/NYS License(S): NYS Attorney Registration
  • Educational Level :Juris Doctor
  • Knowledgeable in: Municipal Law
  • Three to five medical malpractice defense
  • Strong motion writing and advocacy skills

How To Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please apply online by clicking the "Apply Now" button.

_If applying online, please include your cover letter in the same file attachment with your uploaded resume.

_ NYC Health and Hospitals offers a competitive benefits package that includes:

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits for employees hired to work 20+ hrs. per week
  • Retirement Savings and Pension Plans
  • Loan Forgiveness Programs for eligible employees
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation in accordance with employees' Collectively bargained contracts
  • College tuition discounts and professional development opportunities
  • Multiple employee discounts programs