Senior Associate General Counsel Telecommute at UnitedHealth Group in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted in Legal 8 days ago.

Type: Full-time





Job 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)

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the delivery of legal services and related support to OptumHealth Financial Services, including its wholly owned subsidiary Optum Bank (Optum)
  • Collaborating with colleagues across the UnitedHealth Group legal department
  • Proactively identifying and resolving legal and related matters impacting Optum
  • Assisting in the review, preparation and negotiation of various products, documents and contracts associated with the financial services businesses
  • 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 Optum Compliance team
  • Counseling senior management on strategic business initiatives
  • Managing outside counsel
  • Fostering key regulatory relationships
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.

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 required
  • 8+ years' experience in payments and payment systems, including open and closed loop card networks, negotiating network sponsorship and other related agreements, network operating rules and electronic funds transfers
  • Knowledge of consumer driven health care products, including related state and federal health care banking laws and regulations
  • Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates and external company contacts
  • A proven track record demonstrating the ability to independently make decisions regarding complex legal and corporate issues

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)

*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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