Associate General Counsel

UnitedHealth Group
Full time
United States
Hiring from: Anywhere

Associate General Counsel – Telecommute

  • Requisition Number: 901021

  • Career Area: Corporate Services

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)

Positions in this function provide legal advice and services on issues concerning the rights, obligations, risks and privileges of the organization. Protect the organization’s rights in contract negotiations, settlements and litigation. Acquire deep knowledge of the industry and the specific business practices of this particular business within UnitedHealth Group so as to best advise senior business leaders.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute delivery of legal services and related support to Community and State’s Medicaid and Government Program’s business

  • Collaborate with colleagues across the UnitedHealth Group legal department

  • Proactively identifying and resolving legal and related matters

  • Assisting in the review, preparation and negotiation of various products, documents and contracts

  • Participating in and leading negotiations with key customers and vendors

  • Developing best practices for addressing emerging legal and business risks

  • Supporting the development and delivery of new products

  • Working in partnership with the Compliance team

  • Counseling senior management on strategic business initiatives

  • Managing outside counsel

  • Fostering key regulatory relationships

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate degree

  • 4+ years of legal experience

  • Expertise, judgement and presence to advise senior leadership on legal matters

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to provide timely and responsive legal support for business partners located in Pacific Time

If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders

Preferred Qualifications:

  • License to practice law in any of the following states: AZ, CA, CO, KS, NV or WA

  • Relevant legal experience in commercial insurance, Medicaid Managed Care, Dual Special Needs, Medicare, government bids, provider or health care legal support

  • Strong understanding of health insurance and/or managed care industry

  • Experience with regulatory agencies and administrative experience with state insurance regulations

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

  • Proven success in collaborating across a large, matrixed business and legal environment

  • Demonstrated understanding of business problems and ability to evaluate and determine appropriate legal course of action to meet business unit needs

  • Ability to drive results

  • Strong work ethic

  • Advanced negotiation skills

  • Ability to gain acceptance from others on a plan or idea and achieve bottom line results for the company

  • Ability to work effectively in an ambiguous environment

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented workplace

  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively under time constraints

  • Comfortable taking ownership and accountability for projects

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Requisition Number

    • 901021

  • Business Segment

    • UnitedHealthcare LCRA

  • Employee Status

    • Regular

  • Job Level

    • Director

  • Travel

    • No

  • Overtime Status

    • Exempt

  • Schedule

    • Full-time

  • Shift

    • Day Job

  • Telecommuter Position

    • Yes

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