Senior Manager or Director-Life Sciences at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP in New York, NY

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Manatt Health integrates legal and consulting expertise to better serve the complex needs of clients across the healthcare system.

Combining legal excellence, first-hand 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 healthcare into the future. For more information, visit

Position Overview:

Manatt Health is seeking highly qualified senior managers or directors with substantive experience in life science market access, coverage and reimbursement strategies with proven Medicare (Part B & D) expertise. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of our nationally recognized healthcare practice.


This position is an important part of the Manatt Health team. Responsibilities include supervision of, responsibility and accountability for Medicare subject matter content area to both internal and external audiences to support both policy and market access projects; directing internal teams responsible for Medicare payment regulations and sub-regulatory guidance summaries; conducting in-depth qualitative research and analysis both individually and through supervision of team members; presentation development and delivery; leading client engagements through day-to-day interactions that identify needs and formulate solutions; strong project management through development and execution of detailed work plans across multiple project task components; business development of project proposals, client pitches or RFP responses from inception through closure; participating in training and mentoring of junior staff; and contributing to senior-level directed strategic planning. Deep Medicare subject matter expertise, prior experience in life sciences (within industry or consulting) and strong project management experience required.


  • Master's degree or equivalent experience in public health, business administration, public administration, public policy, health administration, or health care management from a leading institution
  • Eight (8) or more years of substantive experience with health care subject matter expertise, with a focus on life science market access, Medicare coverage and reimbursement strategies
  • Demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for health care issues and trends of interest to life sciences companies across all payer segments with a specific focus on Medicare
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills tailored to a variety of audiences
  • Strong and demonstrated computer skills, including expert-level knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Demonstrated client management, consulting, project management and supervisory experience required
  • A self-starter with the ability to juggle multiple, diverse projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, and develop creative solutions to meet client and team needs

All candidates must apply through our online application portal. Required application materials include a cover letter and writing sample (2–3 pages from your academic or work experience where you are the sole author—examples include a memo, PowerPoint deck, issue brief, or market/competitive analysis).

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Please contact Holly Brown at 310-231-5409 or with any questions

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