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)
Primary Responsibilities:

  • (OI) and Optum Technology, Inc. (OTI)
  • Collaborating with colleagues across the Optum and UnitedHealth Group legal departments
  • Proactively identifying, resolving, and counseling internal clients on regulatory and related legal matters as well as disputes impacting the OI and OTI businesses
  • Participating in and leading resolution of various disputes, including corresponding and negotiating with opposing counsel
  • Assisting in the review, preparation and negotiation of complex commercial agreements and related documents associated with OI and OTI products and services
  • Participating in and leading negotiations and consultative discussions with key customers and vendors, including their legal counsel
  • Developing best practices, including policies and procedures, for addressing emerging legal and business risks
  • Supporting OI and OTI in the development and delivery of new products and services
  • Assisting in counseling business groups on strategic business initiatives
  • Assisting in the management of outside counsel
  • Providing leadership to and is accountable for the performance and direction through multiple layers of management and senior level professional staff

Required Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • Bar admission in the state of Minnesota
  • 5+ years law firm and/or in-house legal counsel experience
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively and independently resolve disputes and advise the business on pre-litigation matters
  • Ability to analyze and interpret health plan documents and complex contracts and apply various laws thereto
  • Ability to identify issues and offer proactive, timely advice and follow through to resolution
  • Ability to present risks in a balanced manner as an objective advisor to business and other lawyers
  • Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates and company contacts
  • Proven track record demonstrating the ability to independently make decisions regarding complex legal and corporate issues
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to operate in a matrix environment
  • Must be located in Minnesota – relocation not provided

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of federal health care, ERISA, Medicare, Medicaid, privacy and related laws, as well as various state laws, including those governing insurance

About UnitedHealth Group

Careers at UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. We all want to make a difference with the work we do. Sometimes we're presented with an opportunity to make a difference on a scale we couldn't imagine. Here, you get that opportunity every day. As a member of one of our elite teams, you'll provide the ideas and solutions that help nearly 25 million customers live healthier lives. You'll help write the next chapter in the history of health care. And you'll find a wealth of open doors and career paths that will take you as far as you want to go. Go further. This is your life's best work.(sm)

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