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Associate General Counsel


McLean, VA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Legal
  • Industry: HealthCare Services
  • Post Date: 07/12/2024
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  • Company Address: 1861 International Dr, McLean, Virginia 22102, US

About Somatus

Somatus partners with leading health plans, health systems, nephrology and primary care groups to provide integrated care for patients with or at risk of developing kidney disease. As the market leader in value-based kidney care, Somatus’ vertically integrated clinical services and technology delay or prevent disease progression, decrease avoidable hospital utilization, improve quality and care coordination, and increase the use of home dialysis modalities and rates of kidney transplantation.

Job Description

As the largest and leading value-based kidney care company, Somatus is empowering patients across the country living with chronic kidney disease to experience more days out of the hospital and healthier at home. 


It takes a village of passionate and tenacious innovators to revolutionize an industry and support individuals living with a chronic disease to fulfill our purpose of creating More Lives, Better Lived. Does this sound like you?


Showing Up Somatus Strong

We foster an inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration and innovation at every level. Our values bring our mission to life and serve as the DNA for every decision we make:

  • Authenticity: We believe in real dialogue. In any interaction, with patients, partners, vendors, or our teammates, we are true to who we are, say what we mean, and mean what we say.
  • Collaboration: We appreciate what every person at Somatus brings to the table and believe that together we can do and achieve more.
  • Empowerment: We make sure every voice gets heard and all ideas are considered, especially when it comes to our patients’ lives or our partners’ best interests.
  • Innovation: We relentlessly look for ways to improve upon the status quo to continuously deliver new solutions. 
  • Tenacity: We see challenges as opportunities for growth and improvement — especially when new solutions will make a difference for our patients and partners.


Showing Up for You

We offer more than 25 Health, Growth, and Wealth Work Perks to help teammates learn, grow, and be the best version of themselves, including:

  • Subsidized, personal healthcare coverage (medical, dental vision)
  • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Professional Development, CEU, and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Curated Wellness Benefits supporting teammates physical and mental well-being
  • Community engagement opportunities
  • And more!

As an Associate General Counsel, you will play a key role in the continued growth of the company and support strategic initiatives. The Associate General Counsel will support others on the legal team and assist with the drafting, reviewing, and negotiating, of various corporate agreements and be responsible for improving the legal department’s processes.


This role requires you to be on-site at our headquarters in McLean,  VA.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide proactive strategic advice and guidance to internal teams regarding business and legal issues and risks;
  • Draft, analyze, and negotiate contracts involving vendors; represent the company with respect to vendor and client contracting;
  • Assist in implementing legal efficiencies to support the organization’s contract processes and operations;
  • Build and improve contract templates and provide internal training to teams contracting process;
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements and efficiencies and work with various business areas to strengthen and improve systems and processes;
  • Develop clear and accurate legal documents consistent with internal policies;
  • Able to address and advise on complex legal matters
  • Provide advice and counsel in the development of policy and strategy to address a wide range of issues related to health care administration, management and operations;
  • Stay up-to-date and keep functional teams advised on laws and regulations dealing with health care, employment, privacy, etc., in order to better support business operations.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.



  • A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school;
  • An active license to practice law in any state;
  • Minimum of 3 years of law firm or in-house experience;
  • Strong legal research, writing and editing skills;
  • Results-oriented, with a strong sense of urgency and good time- and people-management skills;
  • Flexible, able to handle, prioritize and follow through numerous projects simultaneously;
  • Ability to balance legal risk with business needs and convey legal advice clearly and effectively to non-legal colleagues;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to build trust and collaboration with team members and dedicated to producing high quality work;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing, fast-paced environment.


  • Broad experience with a variety of legal matters, including health care, corporate, commercial contract negotiation, employment, corporate governance, and/or intellectual property;
  • Experience with independently drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements; and
  • Experience working with physician groups or on merger, acquisition, and joint venture arrangements

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.   Our priority is the health and safety of our members, colleagues, partners, and community. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodations consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company. All requests for proof of vaccination or for exemptions from the vaccination requirement will be subject to any limitations stipulated by current state and/or federal laws.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Somatus, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.  Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.  Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated.

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