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Assistant General Counsel - Lifeline

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Position Description

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. Through our 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. 

DaVita & Lifeline Overview:

DaVita Inc., a Fortune 200® company, is one of the largest health care providers in the country.  DaVita Kidney Care, an operating division of DaVita Inc., is a leading provider of dialysis services in the United States, treating patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease.  In addition, DaVita Kidney Care also has a number of subsidiaries and related entities including DaVita Rx, DaVita Labs, Lifeline Vascular Access, Nephrology Practice Solutions, Village Health, and DaVita Clinical Research (DCR). 

Lifeline Vascular Access (Lifeline) is a DaVita Strategic Business Initiative (SBI) dedicated to working with local physicians and surgeons to improve the delivery and outcomes of interventional vascular care through dedicated outpatient and ambulatory surgery centers. To learn more about Lifeline, click here.

DaVita's well-regarded law department counsels all businesses of the Company and provides legal support for all transactions.  The attorneys are viewed as strategic business partners and work closely with each other and with senior management on a daily basis.

The DaVita in-house team is known as the "Justice League or the JLD." The Justice League is comprised of around 300 attorneys, paralegals, and professionals.   The Justice League values diversity, support and respect for each other, analytical rigor, commitment to professional development, and a passion for excellence.

This position will be a member of “The Regulators,” the healthcare regulatory team within the Justice League.

Job Summary:

  • Individual will be part of the legal team responsible for providing legal support for all Lifeline day to day activities including operations and regulatory support
  • Position to be based at DaVita’s corporate headquarters in Denver, Colorado
  • Mentoring, leadership and involvement with the broader JLD team of attorneys
  • Exceptional opportunity for growth and experience in regulated industry with an entrepreneurial organization poised for growth


  • Contract drafting, review and negotiation with physicians groups, vendors, payers, etc.
  • Advise on healthcare regulatory and business issues related to Lifeline operations
  • Provide counsel on state and federal issues/questions related Lifeline operations
  • Assist internal and external litigation counsel in the management of Lifeline litigation matters
  • Establishing a rapport and working relationship with business managers in order to encourage and continue the proactive use of in-house legal counsel
  • Performing special assignments or projects as assigned by the Group General Counsel
  • Assist Group General Counsel in the management of Lifeline’s legal budget and coordination of outside counsel support
  • Support and collaborate with other areas of the Justice League and Compliance (known as “Team Quest”) as needed
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.    


  • J.D. Degree with at least 4 years of legal experience in healthcare regulatory and operations
  • Understanding of relevant health care compliance issues (i.e., Medicare, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark, Beneficiary Inducement, False Claims Act, OIG Guidance, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral

Candidate Characteristics:

  •  Unquestioned integrity
  • Pragmatic problem solver
  • Maturity and strong interpersonal skills; one whose counsel and judgment is sought
  • A keen understanding of business, the ability to diagnose legal problems, and present sensible solutions and alternatives
  • The ability to effectively manage time and resources to accomplish ambitious work volume and goals in budget
  • A bright individual who is a "quick study" and grasps issues quickly
  • Good stamina and humor; able to work well under pressure in a fast moving, dynamic company
  • A team participant who can move beyond being just the lawyer to the team 

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.
Go to http://careers.davita.com to learn more or apply. 
To learn more about our Village and the world of dialysis, click here.

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DaVita is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  As such, DaVita makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of qualifications and experience, and without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 



We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and background verification checks.


DaVita will consider qualified applicants who have criminal histories in a manner consistent with the law.

Position Summary

  • Job Title: Assistant General Counsel - Lifeline
  • Job Function: Compliance / Legal
  • Location: 2000 16th Street, Denver, Colorado