United Health Group- Associate General Counsel- Litigation

31 Jan 2017 3:25 PM | Lariss Maldonado (Administrator)

Associate General Counsel-Job # 697377

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:

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

 Provide a full range of legal advice and services and may specialize in one of more areas such as mergers and acquisitions, transactional work, commercial law, contracts law, benefit law, insurance law, regulatory and compliance

 Manage all aspects of affirmative and defensive litigation and arbitrations involving the company; provide legal counsel in connection with internal investigations and responses to government inquiries; and provide legal advice on complex and sensitive matters regarding various laws applicable to health care

 This position reports directly to Senior Associate General Counsel


Required Qualifications:

Juris Doctorate degree


 Must have experience managing internal investigations and drafting complaints / demands in courts and arbitration forums

 Knowledge of U.S., state contract, corporate health care and regulatory law

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

 Understanding of health care benefit coverage and medical policy development

 Proven success in collaborating across a matrixed business and legal environment

 Demonstrated understanding of business problems related to assigned legal projects

 Well developed written and verbal communications skills

 Excellent presentation skills

 Ability to evaluate and determine appropriate legal course of action to meet business unit needs

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


Preferred Qualifications:

Significant trial, arbitration and negotiation experience

 Familiarity with False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and various other healthcare laws and regulations, as well as Medicare, Medicaid and commercial lines of business and HIPAA

 5+ years of legal experience; prior managed care legal experience

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


Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do 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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