Health Care Associate: Medicaid Regulatory and Policy Advising (Attorney)

Industry: Health Care Transactions
Office Location: New York
Job Req.#: 907

Times Square Tower
7 Times Square
New York NY 10036
Phone: 212.790.4500

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is seeking a highly qualified associate with two to four years of health care regulatory experience to join our growing team. Among other issues, this role will include a strong focus on regulatory analysis and policy advising related to the Medicaid program. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, top-tier health care practice renowned for its integrated professional services approach, which combines legal and consulting services. Manatt Health advises state governments on Medicaid program reform efforts. We also support a variety of other stakeholders to understand, comply with, and advocate for policy reforms at the federal and state levels.

We are looking for candidates who have a strong interest in and enthusiasm for complex regulatory and policy questions pertaining to the Medicaid program, as well as a passion for supporting projects that enhance access to affordable, high-quality health care services. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience in Medicaid issues, such as coverage, reimbursement, managed care delivery systems, or demonstration projects under section 1115 of the Social Security Act. Candidates without such experience are nonetheless encouraged to apply if they have a strong interest in and willingness to learn about Medicaid, particularly if they have experience with the federal Administrative Procedure Act.

In addition to working on Medicaid issues, this associate will have the opportunity to engage with all facets of our uniquely multidisciplinary practice. Our health care transactions and regulatory team assists with the structuring and negotiation of transactions, provides strategic advice on regulatory and compliance issues, implements a variety of contractual arrangements, and counsels clients on the full range of legal issues affecting the health care industry. The practice is fast-moving, cutting-edge and dynamic, with opportunities to develop close relationships with many of the most significant players in the health care industry.

We serve a wide range of clients that includes state governments; health care providers such as health systems, specialized hospitals, medical groups, pharmacy chains, and long-term and post-acute care providers; managed care plans and insurers; life sciences companies; regional health information organizations; telehealth and digital health companies; and labor unions representing health care workers.

Importantly, we are looking for attorneys who work well in a team setting. Manatt, and the Health Care practice specifically, values collaboration, sharing and teamwork. We are a close-knit group. Qualified candidates will share our values of collegiality, and because we will invest significant resources in your future, we are looking for people who are interested in establishing a career here.


  • Two to four years of health care regulatory experience, including with respect to coverage and reimbursement; preferred candidates will have experience with Medicaid regulatory and policy issues and/or complex questions of administrative law
  • Strong interest in and enthusiasm for issues involving Medicaid and expanding access to affordable, high-quality, health care services
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with respect to both regulatory analysis for a lawyer audience and high-level synthesis for a lay audience; preferred candidates will submit writing samples demonstrating one or both styles
  • Strong attention to detail; excellent legal research and analytical skills
  • Effective and efficient problem-solving capabilities with the ability to work independently and proactively and to develop creative solutions to meet client and team needs
  • Bar membership in good standing in the jurisdiction in which you plan to practice

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Fostering diversity, equity and inclusion is one of Manatt’s core values and is fundamental to our organization’s continued progression. We believe a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we live, work and serve enriches Manatt’s culture and enhances our ability to understand our clients’ needs and develop better, more impactful solutions. In collaboration with Firm leadership, our Diversity and Inclusion department drives the Firm’s efforts, engaging our legal, consulting, business, and administrative professionals to create and sustain a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. 

About Manatt Health

Manatt Health integrates legal and consulting expertise to better serve the complex needs of clients across the health care system. Combining legal excellence, firsthand experience in shaping public policy, sophisticated strategy insight and deep analytic capabilities, we provide uniquely valuable professional services to the full range of health industry players. Our diverse team of more than 160 attorneys and consultants from Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, and its consulting subsidiary, Manatt Health Strategies, LLC, is passionate about helping our clients advance their business interests, fulfill their missions and lead health care into the future. For more information, visit Manatt Health.

Join Us

If you can see yourself on the cutting edge of the issues and opportunities facing the health care sector, we strongly encourage you to apply. All applications must be made through our online application portal (apply here). As part of your application, you will be required to upload a cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample from your academic or work experience where you are the sole author (e.g., policy memo, briefing memo, issue brief, short research paper).

EEO/AA EMPLOYER/Veterans/Disabled

Manatt is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, physical or mental disability, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex or gender (including gender identity, gender expression, status as a transgender or transsexual individual, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age (over 40), genetic information, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, sexual orientation, political activity or affiliation, genetic or and any other protected classes or characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Consistent with the American Disabilities Act, applicants may request accommodations needed to participate in the application process.


The base annual pay range for this role is between $225,000- $295,000.  The base pay to be offered will vary and depend on skills and qualifications, experience, location and will also take into account internal equity.  Additional medical, financial and/or other benefits will be offered dependent on the position.

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