Associate General Counsel - Telecommute

Careers at UnitedHealth Group

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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, and risks 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 the U.S. 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 the Central and Eastern Time Zones


Preferred Qualifications:
  • License to practice law in a state in the Central or Eastern Time Zone.
  • Relevant legal experience in health law, commercial healthcare insurance, Medicaid managed care, Medicare Advantage, litigation, and/or healthcare provider legal support
  • Solid understanding of health insurance and/or the 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
  • Solid 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


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)

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

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $110,200 to $211,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

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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