Senior Counsel, Litigation - Special Investigations Unit

Oct 09, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time

Cigna seeks to hire a Senior Counsel focused on managingcomplex healthcare litigation and protecting our customers, plans and healthcare professionals from fraud and abuse\. The Senior Counsel will be a key contributor to both the U\.S\. healthcareand litigation teams and will also serve as the primary legal advisor to theCompany's Special Investigations Unit\.

Major Responsibilities

+ Manage complex litigation disputes; negotiate \(togetherwith appropriate business persons and other lawyers\), draft and/or approvesettlement agreements relating to litigation, dispute resolution, regulatorydisputes and commercial claims\.
+ Develop and implement comprehensive, coordinatedcompany\-wide legal strategies, policies and procedures to avoid and recoverlosses related to health care fraud and abuse\.
+ Leadthe development and implementation ofcomprehensive, coordinated company\-wide legal strategies, policies andprocedures to deter health care fraud and abuse and to recover losses relatedto health care fraud and abuse\.
+ Conductinternalinvestigations and advise clients in connection with internal audits andinvestigations
+ Maintain an up\-to\-date understandingof, and proactively counsel the business on all significant legal and businessexternal developments potentially affecting the Company's legal, regulatory andreputational risks and relevant court filings and decisions\.
+ Manage outside counsel effectively and efficiently,and consistent with applicable budgets\. Work creatively with outside counsel tominimize fees and costs\.
+ Interface with key external constituents includingstate Attorneys General, and relevant state and federal regulators\.
+ Manage other corporate or class action litigationmatters as appropriate\.


**US** **Candidates Only** : Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status\. If you require a special accommodation, please visit our Careers website or contact us \.com\.

The new Senior Counsel must be an experienced litigation attorney withthe requisite legal background in fraud and abuse\-type civil or criminalcases\. The following background isstrongly preferred:

+ JD Minimum of 10 years' experience in litigation inthe public or private sector \(ideally within a complex, regulated industry\)\. Current License to practice law\.

+ Broad experience in subject matters such as civilfraud, public corruption, white collar crime, and healthcare\.

+ Strong business knowledge and acumen demonstratedvia prior roles\.Operate with anenthusiasm to learn the business\.

+ Experience interacting/interfacing across a broadarray of stakeholders in a complex organizational structure\.

**CriticalCompetencies for Success**

+ _Legal experience_ :Ahighly trained lawyer with strong litigation experience; a lawyer who ishigh\-energy, engaged and has demonstrated that he or she is a hands\-onattorney, proactive and innovative in litigation strategy, settlement mattersas well as effectively supervising outside counsel\.The successful candidate must have a proventrack record of accomplishment as a lawyer with great intellect and strongtechnical legal expertise\.

+ _Influencing/Interpersonalskills_ :The successful candidate will be astrategic thinker, proactive and able to anticipate problems and findsolutions; he or she must be able to work independently and be able toestablish direction and obtain commitment from the group he or she is advising;the successful candidate will have exceptional communication, interpersonal,negotiating and consensus building skills with the ability to work effectivelyacross Cigna\.

+ _Businessacumen:_ The successfulcandidate knows how businesses work; is knowledgeable of practices, policiesand trends that may influence or impact the industry; operates with anappreciation for internal and external as well as technical and businessperspectives\.

**Primary Location:** Bloomfield\-Connecticut

**Work Locations:** 900 Cottage Grove Road Wilde Bloomfield 06152

**Job:** Legal\-\-Counsel

**Schedule:** Regular

**Shift:** Standard

**Employee Status:** Individual Contributor

**Job Type:** Full\-time

**Job Level:** Day Job


**Job Posting:** Oct 6, 2016, 11:47:26 AM a6dcb199194f4b648bebe321e2cae2a3