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Associate General Counsel, (Remote)

DaVita Kidney Care
$195,100- $286,600/ year
Posted Jul 02
Full Time
RemoteDenver, Colorado

2000 16th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202, United States of America

As a legal department, we are committed to cultivating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace in which all Teammates feel that they are treated with respect, are valued for the skills and qualities they contribute and belong. We also believe that diversity extends beyond traditional protected classes to the fullness of lived experiences and backgrounds. Our investment in Diversity & Belonging means that we are better able to harness the wide range of talents and perspectives among our teammates to develop collaborative, creative, and effective solutions to an array of business challenges; but most importantly, because it is simply the right thing to do.

No Brag, Just Fact!

Over the last decade, we set out to be the world's greatest dialysis company, and over the next decade, we're poised to build the greatest healthcare community the world has ever seen. When you join the DaVita Village, you're joining a winning team.

  • This role can be fully remote in a home office"


Attorneys successful in this position will provide legal guidance and support on contractual, regulatory, operations, and risk matters associated with DaVita’s business lines. This attorney’s primary focus will be working with and advising DaVita’s Payor Partnerships senior leadership and business team on issues related to contracts (fee-for-service and value-based), healthcare transactions, risk mitigation issues, and healthcare fraud, waste, and abuse laws and regulations; reviewing and drafting organizational, transactional and related agreements; and drafting all documents associated with DaVita’s payor contract portfolio. This teammate also will have oversight and mentoring responsibilities for junior members of the team.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities


  • Serve as a senior-level attorney on day-to-day and strategic legal matters and support lane lead in management of Payor Contracting Legal lane.
  • Manage complex projects involving diverse stakeholders and tight deadlines.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate plan and provider agreements and amendments.
  • Ability and confidence to sit work on complex projects and negotiations.
  • Actively participate in the development and implementation and revision of contract templates, playbooks, process and training designed to increase efficiency and decrease contract cycle times.
  • Thoughtfully lead and collaborate throughout the contracting and legal review processes by analyzing significant business, financial, and legal risks.
  • Develop and effectively articulate creative solutions and mitigation strategies for key negotiation points to achieve timely and beneficial results.
  • Cultivate and maintain key internal stakeholder relationships, analyze and revise contract language, resolve issues, coordinate with legal and non-legal teammates, and communicate regularly with peers and leadership.
  • Assist and collaborate with other DaVita attorneys, compliance teammates, privacy teammates, and business clients in identifying and resolving legal matters.
  • Advise on compliance with federal and state laws and regulations in relation to DaVita’s payor contracts.
  • Monitor state law and federal law changes in relevant legal areas (regulations, statutes, case law, enforcement) and provide education to clients and DaVita teammates on such changes.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Ten plus years of relevant law practice in the United States required. Large law firm or Fortune 500 in-house counsel experience preferred.
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction required with the ability to waive into Colorado, if needed.
  • Subject matter expert in health law and substantial experience in the healthcare/life sciences space.
  • Must have experience with Managed Care Contracting.
  • Lead role in matters (i.e. “1st chair”).
  • Advisor and strategic partner to the senior business leadership.
  • Assists in setting and achieving goals and budget for lane.
  • Ability to manage strategic initiatives/projects for JLD.
  • Ability to effectively manage outside counsel within budget.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • High degree of organization and efficiency with demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Strong management capabilities.
  • Ability to successfully manage and mentor junior attorneys.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage several matters simultaneously in a fast-paced workplace environment.
  • High degree of maturity and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated contributor to the culture of their current legal department.
  • Independently handle senior-level clients (e.g., Vice Presidents; COO; CFO; CEO).
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.



  • Commitment to DaVita’s values of Service Excellence, Integrity, Team, Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Fulfillment and Fun with ability to demonstrate those positively and proactively to patients, teammates, management, physicians, and/or vendors (Village Service Partners) in everyday performance and interactions.
  • Ability to distill and articulate complex legal concepts into clear and crisp “plain English” that clients can readily understand and apply.
  • Work with clients proactively to identify risks and ensure appropriate risk mitigation strategies are employed.
  • Provide valuable advice and counsel within the context of the broader business and enterprise level objectives.
  • Proactively communicate and manage expectations with multiple constituencies.
  • Demonstrated business acumen, including the ability to see the “big picture” as well as the relationship of very detailed and specific business issues.
  • Hands-on, efficient, and proven ability to “Get [a lot of] Stuff Done” with a basis for action and strong sense of ownership.
  • A commitment to personal and professional growth.
  • Candid and personally secure.
  • Ability and willingness to seek and receive feedback constructively as development opportunities.
  • Demonstrated time management skills and ability to handle multiple priorities with shifting time frames, and meet tight deadlines; self-starter with high degree of initiative, urgency, and follow-through.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently within scope of responsibilities and with minimal supervision and to foster a positive work environment.
  • Ability to be “second-in-command” to lane lead.
  • commitment to training, growth and quality, we consistently achieve superior clinical outcomes while giving teammates the opportunity to excel in an award-winning environment that enables them to thrive both professionally and personally.

Here is what you can expect when you join our Village:

  • A "community first, company second" culture based on Core Values that really matter.
  • Clinical outcomes consistently ranked above the national average.
  • Award-winning education and training across multiple career paths to help you reach your potential.
  • Performance-based rewards based on stellar individual and team contributions.
  • A comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance your health, your financial well-being and your future.
  • Dedication, above all, to caring for patients suffering from chronic kidney failure across the nation. Enter text here

Join us as we pursue our vision "To Build the Greatest Healthcare Community the World has Ever Seen."

Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today.

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What We’ll Provide:

More than just pay, our DaVita Rewards package connects teammates to what matters most. Teammates are eligible to begin receiving benefits on the first day of the month following or coinciding with one month of continuous employment. Below are some of our benefit offerings.

  • Comprehensive benefits: Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) match, paid time off, PTO cash out
  • Support for you and your family: Family resources, EAP counseling sessions, access Headspace®, backup child and elder care, maternity/paternity leave and more
  • Professional development programs: DaVita offers a variety of programs to help strong performers grow within their career and also offers on-demand virtual leadership and development courses through DaVita’s online training platform StarLearning.

At DaVita, we strive to be a community first and a company second. We want all teammates to experience DaVita as "a place where I belong." Our goal is to embed Diversity & Belonging into everything we do in our Village, so that it becomes part of who we are. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. As such, individuals are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Salary/ Wage Range

$195,100.00 - $286,600.00 / year

Compensation for the role will depend on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and experience and may fall outside of the range shown. DaVita offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Learn more at