Associate General Counsel Telecommute US

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The Optum Legal, Compliance, and Regulatory Affairs department is seeking an Associate General Counsel (AGC) to join its Growth Legal Team to provide contracting and transactional support to the Optum Growth and Customer office. The position will primarily provide legal guidance and contracting services to OptumInsight sales leaders.

The AGC will become part of an innovative and experienced team of attorneys and legal professionals that operate in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment. The candidate must be able to prioritize multiple competing priorities, communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, and customers, and have desire to develop a deep knowledge of Optum product offerings. Significant contracting drafting experience is a requirement, and experience working in an in-house environment will be strongly considered. The AGC will be expected to handle contracting matters from beginning to end with minimal supervision, participate in team-wide process improvement initiatives, and provide guidance and oversight to non-attorneys and attorneys.

You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Eden Prairie, MN strongly preferred.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide transactional support for the Optum Specialty team to offer legal support and guidance to leadership team and the contracting team in addition to being a key drafter and negotiator of complex legal commercial contracts with payers and providers, specifically supporting commercial contracts with Covered Entities under the 340B pricing program
  • Review contract language to ensure consistency/eliminate conflicts (e.g., in terminology/language)
  • Draft/update standard language for contract templates
  • Draft non-standard contract language based on negotiations
  • Review counterparty (e.g., client, vendor, provider) forms/contract templates to ensure inclusion of necessary terms and conditions for the transaction
  • Identify issues in contracts/proposals/documents that require escalation and engage leadership as appropriate
  • Communicate risks and explain contract language and terminology (e.g., limits of liability, indemnifications, audits, etc.) appropriately for a given audience
  • Defend the company's position and rationale on contract terms
  • Meet with appropriate areas (e.g., internal/external parties, vendors, outside counsel) to discuss and negotiate non-standard terms
  • Identify/recommend/engage relevant internal/external parties to involve in the contract process to resolve issues and approve non-standard terms
  • Manage multiple contract priorities (e.g., assigned cases/accounts, projects, tasks) and remain focused on key/appropriate priorities in the contracting process
  • Identify/participate in projects to suggest contract process or customer service improvements
  • Search and maintain contract records and data
  • Operate proficiently within a paperless contracting process/environment

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 and a bar admission in at least one (1) state
  • 5+ years of legal experience, with specific, documented experience in contracting drafting and negotiation
  • Experience working on commercial agreements in the health care industry
  • Experience working in a matrixed environment
  • Solid transactional negotiation and drafting skills
  • Solid business acumen

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates, and external company contacts, with demonstrated ability to lead and contribute to team effort
  • Solid customer service and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience with health care laws and regulations, including the 340B Pricing Program; False Claims Act; the Federal Anti-kickback Statute/Stark

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

Colorado Residents Only: The salary/hourly range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. 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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