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Government and Government Relations Attorney in Oakland, CA

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Company name

Kaiser Permanente

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Practice Area

Government and Government Relations

Years of Experience

Min 4 yrs required


USA Oakland, CA

Date Last Verified

Jan 30,2018

Posted on

Jun 03,2017

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Counsel II-Government Relations Duties: Provides Government Relations counsel to management, senior leadership of the Government Relations Department and state and federal Government Relations professionals on complex and strategic public policy, regulatory and legislative issues, which have significant impact to the company. Requires in-depth knowledge and skillful insight into the political environment, critical business problems and emerging issues. At the direction of senior management, analyzes the impact of state and federal legislative and regulatory proposals on Kaiser Permanente. Provides policy, legal and strategic counsel to state and federal Government Relations professionals. Assists senior Government Relations management in the formulation of Kaiser Permanente's public policy positions. Provides advice, analysis and strategic direction on the legislative and regulatory environment relating to public policy issues impacting. Under guidance from senior management, convenes and leads working groups of experts on specific areas relating to health policy or operations in response to pending legislation, regulation or other health policy issues that may arise. Drafts proposed legislation, regulations and amendments thereto. Prepares arguments and testimony and other materials regarding legislation, regulations and public policy issues. Develops targeted, audience appropriate and persuasive arguments in support of position on health policy issues. Represents the Program in government and industry meetings and other public forums. Advocates for other stakeholders and constituencies in the industry to take positions consistent with policies, when appropriate. Provides research and recommendations to management regarding federal and state statutes, regulations, court opinions, administrative procedures and legal proposals which have a significant impact to the organization.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree required. Licensure to include Bar membership in a state where does business. 4+ years experience as an attorney in a law firm or company, or in government, in one or more legal specialties required. 2+ years directly related experience in legislative, regulatory, or government relations, either federal, or with a state in which Kaiser Permanente has a presence, analyzing and drafting legislation and amendments, or regulations required. Excellent written and verbal advocacy skills. Excellent analytical and interpretive skills. Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively provide strategic and tactical counsel to KP leadership. Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment. Preferred: In-depth knowledge of legislative or regulatory process. Expertise in managed care regulation, healthcare policy, and Medicaid. Knowledge of healthcare industry. Ability to understand the details of these issues and develop a strategic, politically sound organizational position that is supported by our internal experts.

Additional info

Job Number: 600407

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Kaiser Permanente
One Kaiser Plaza
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612