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UnitedHealth Group

Associate General Counsel - Telecommute (112219997)

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Associate

Yearly

No

Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing legal support and guidance related to behavioral health and substance use disorder benefit offerings
  • Collaborating across all functions to deliver sound and actionable legal advice to effectively achieve business objectives while protecting the company’s interests
  • Proactively identifying, managing, and resolving legal issues in a manner consistent with business philosophy, mission and strategy, and in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Researching and assessing legal and regulatory matters, preparing internal written positions, advising decision makers on risk, options and recommending courses of action
  • Assisting in the review, preparation and negotiation of various products, documents and contracts associated with Optum business
  • Participating in and leading negotiations with key customers and vendors
  • Developing best practices for addressing emerging legal and business risks
  • Supporting Optum in the development and delivery of new products
  • Working in partnership with the Compliance team
  • Counseling senior management on strategic business initiatives
  • Overseeing external law firms as needed
  • Fostering key regulatory relationships

The successful candidate will possess strong verbal and written communication skills, sound judgment and business instincts. The ability to collaborate 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 leadership experience.


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 from an accredited law school; admitted to at least one state bar in the U.S.
  • 5+ years of work experience as a lawyer
  • Experience successfully handling complex business and legal issues in a fast-paced, matrixed, evolving business environment
  • Proficient with technology

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in health care law, including experience with administration of behavioral health and substance use disorder benefits.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements related to behavioral health and substance use disorder benefits
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Successful leadership skills with strong ownership mentality, able to effectively collaborate with legal and business colleagues and efficiently drive work to completion
  • Sound, practical legal judgment, intellectual creativity, and problem-solving skills
  • High EQ and exceptional organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to devise business-friendly, pragmatic business solutions with effective presentation of risks and anticipated outcomes
  • Ability to prioritize work with a sense of urgency, pivot seamlessly as needed, and work with agility to deliver high quality, timely work product
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation


To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

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)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $113,500 to $218,100. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $113,500 to $218,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.


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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