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Sr. Associate General Counsel - Eden Prairie, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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750279 Sr Associate General Counsel Eden Prairie MN

Sr. Associate General Counsel - Eden Prairie, MN (750279)

Position Description

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 make the health care system work better for everyone as you do your life's best work.(sm)


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of affirmative and defensive litigation and arbitrations involving the company, including management of outside counsel
  • Provide legal counsel in connection with internal investigations, responses to government inquiries, and pre-litigation matters
  • Collaborating with colleagues across the UnitedHealth Group legal department
  • Proactively identify operational risks and develop best practices for addressing emerging legal and business risks
  • Provide legal advice on complex and sensitive matters regarding various laws applicable to health care, and on issues concerning the rights, obligations, risks and privileges of the organization
  • Protect the organization's rights in contract negotiations, M&A due diligence, settlements and litigation
  • Acquire and deepen knowledge of the health care 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 litigation and pre-litigation advice and services with the opportunity to develop expertise in a wide range of areas in health care
  • This position reports directly to Deputy General Counsel Manager, Litigation

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 a team of legal professionals. 

Required Qualifications:   

  • Juris Doctorate degree  
  • 8+ years of litigation experience at a law firm or in-house position
  • Proven success in effectively communicating and collaborating across a highly matrixed business and legal environment  
  • Demonstrated understanding of business problems related to assigned legal projects  
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills  
  • Ability to evaluate and determine appropriate legal course of action to meet business needs consistent with company mission and organizational values   
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with superiors, peers, subordinates, and external company contacts  
  • Ability to identify risk and opportunity, drive results, and communicate effectively with business leaders

Preferred Qualifications:   

  • Significant experience handling complex health care-related litigation matters
  • Significant trial, arbitration and negotiation experience  
  • Strong understanding of health insurance and/or managed care industry, including an understanding of health care benefit coverage and medical policy development  
  • Strong understanding of the pharmacy benefit management industry and data-driven technology solutions in the health care space
  • Experience with regulatory agencies and administrative experience with state insurance regulations  
  • Strong understanding of ERISA, False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and other healthcare laws and regulations, as well as Medicare, Medicaid and commercial lines of business and HIPAA   


Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to 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.


Job Keywords: Senior Associate General Counsel, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota, Juris Doctorate

Job Details

  • Contest Number750279
  • Job TitleSr. Associate General Counsel - Eden Prairie, MN
  • Job FamilyLegal
  • Business SegmentOptum Corporate

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 25 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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