Sr. Associate General Counsel - Minnetonka, MN, Hartford, CT or Cypres

United Health Group Inc.
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work.(sm)

Primary Responsibilities:

* Overseeing the delivery of legal services and risk mitigation guidance to UnitedHealthcare's Clinical Share Services organization, which supports the commercial, Medicare and Medicaid lines of business

* Managing and developing a team of legal professionals

* Collaborating with colleagues within UnitedHealthcare, and with the Optum and UnitedHealth Group legal departments

* Proactively identifying and resolving legal and related matters impacting clinical coverage issues under UnitedHealthcare's benefit policies

* Supporting quality improvement, affordability and growth initiatives

* Advising the business on state and federal legislation

* Developing best practices for addressing emerging legal and business risks

* Supporting the UnitedHealthcare lines of business in the development and delivery of new products

* Working in partnership with the UHC and Optum Compliance teams

* Counseling senior management on strategic business initiatives

* Managing outside counsel

* Fostering key regulatory relationships

Positions in this function provide legal advice and services on issues concerning the rights, obligations, and privileges of the organization. Protect the organization's rights in contract negotiations, settlements and litigation. Provides a full range of legal advice and services. Provides leadership to and is accountable for the performance and direction through multiple layers of management and senior level professional staff. The work most often impacts a large business unit, or multiple markets / sites.

Required Qualifications:

* Juris Doctorate degree

* 8 years of experience practicing law

* Knowledge of state and federal health care, insurance, privacy and related laws

* Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates and external company contacts

* A proven track record demonstrating the ability to independently make decisions regarding complex legal and corporate issues

Preferred Qualifications:

* 5 years of management experience

The successful candidate will possess strong verbal and written communication skills, sound judgment and business instincts. The ability to lead people and change is also critical. The ability to delegate work and operate in a matrixed environment will be important qualities for the successful candidate. Prior law firm and in-house experience are desired, as is prior experience managing legal professionals. Preference will be given to candidates that have experience advising health care companies.

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is your life's best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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