Health Care Transactional Associate (Attorney)

Industry: Manatt Health
Office Location: San Diego
Job Req.#: 897

2049 Century Park East
Suite 1700
Los Angeles CA 90067
Phone: 310.312.4000

Position Description

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, is seeking a highly qualified associate with at least six years of strong health care transactional experience to join our growing team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, top-tier health care practice renowned for its integrated professional services approach. Manatt Health is ranked nationally in Chambers, with Band 1 and Band 2 rankings in New York and California, and additional Tier 1 and Tier 2 rankings in the Legal 500. Our health care transactions and regulatory team has been directly involved in many of the largest and most sophisticated health care transactions, involving a wide variety of deal structures and participants across the industry.

We are looking for candidates who have a strong interest in and enthusiasm for health care issues and trends. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated experience in health care transactional matters, including provider and health plan mergers and acquisitions, affiliations, joint venture transactions, and private equity deals. Experience with health industry contracting, state licensure and corporate governance is preferred. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated regulatory experience in the areas of fraud and abuse, state licensure, corporate practice of medicine/fee splitting rules, managed care, and health care antitrust.

Our Health Care practice is uniquely multidisciplinary, bringing a wide range of legal, policy, advocacy and strategic advisory skills to our clients’ transactions. 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 hospitals and health systems; medical groups and independent physician associations; long-term and post-acute care providers; health centers; managed care plans and insurers; integrated, risk-bearing platforms; life sciences companies; medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers; pharmacy chains; nursing homes; regional health information organizations; telehealth and digital health companies; other health care technology providers; and a variety of health care industry vendors.

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.


  • At least six years of strong health care transactional experience, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and joint ventures for health care stakeholders
  • Strong interest in and enthusiasm for health care issues and trends and a strong health care regulatory background
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 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
  • California Bar membership in good standing

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Fostering diversity, equity and inclusion is a Manatt core value and fundamental to our organizational identity. We believe that 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. Manatt’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee drives the firm’s efforts, working with firm leadership and engaging our legal, consulting and business 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 $370,000 – $415,000.  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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