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Opening for Associate General Counsel

Posted on: 3 Jun 2019 254 views
: Associate General Counsel
: UnitedHealthcare Group
: JD
: 5

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 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. Provides 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. 


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Provide legal support for UHC’s third party administrative services businesses, including National Accounts and Enterprise Strategic Account teams.  This role requires a high level of interaction with internal business units, external customers and their counsel and consultants, vendors and strategic partners and requires timely counsel on a myriad of legal issues.  
  • Provide a full range of legal advice and services in areas including employee benefits, ERISA, ERISA Plan terms, Accountable Care Act, Mental Health Parity, private exchanges, associations, as well as regulatory requirements and compliance and contractual terms and obligations.
  • Acquire deep knowledge of the industry and specific business practices to best advise  business leaders and help deliver solutions.
  • Assess legal risks and work with business and operational teams to mitigate and address.
  • Provide business leaders with insights and guidance on complex legal issues and their commercial implications.
  • Protect the organization’s rights in contract negotiations.

Required Qualifications:


  • Juris Doctorate (JD) degree;
  • 5 + years of experience providing counsel, preferably in the field of healthcare;
  • Excellent legal research, writing and communication skills;
  • Proven skills in managing multiple and competing priorities;
  • Experience collaborating across a matrixed business and legal environment. 


Location: Wausau, WI 54401

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

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