• Associate General Counsel - CA, CT, or MN

    UnitedHealth Group Minnetonka, MN 55345

    Job #2152846400

  • UnitedHealthcare is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

    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.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • 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 UnitedHealth Group so as to best advise senior business leaders

    • Manage all aspects of affirmative and defensive litigation and arbitrations involving the company; provide legal counsel in connection with internal investigations and responses to government inquiries; provide legal advice on complex and sensitive matters regarding various laws and regulations applicable to health care; help establish and implement creative and strategic initiatives that support the company's internal and external stakeholders

    • This position reports directly to Deputy General Counsel

    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 with a law firm, in-house legal department, judicial clerkship and/or government office

    • Experience managing investigations and drafting complaints / demands in courts and arbitration forums

    • Experience with complex civil cases for plaintiffs and defendants in Federal District Courts, including class action matters

    • Well-developed written and verbal communications skills

    • Excellent presentation skills

    • Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates, and external company contacts

    • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience interacting with regulatory and law enforcement agencies

    • Significant trial, arbitration and negotiation experience

    • Knowledge of health care and/or regulatory law

    • Familiarity with False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, state consumer protection and deceptive trade practices laws, Stark Law, HIPAA, ERISA, and various other healthcare laws and regulations, as well as Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurance plans

    • Understanding of health care benefit coverage and medical policy development

    • Solid understanding of health insurance and/or managed care industry

    • Solid understanding of business, accounting and finance topics

    • Proven success in collaborating across a matrixed business and legal environment

    • Ability to evaluate and determine appropriate legal course of action to meet business unit needs

    To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.

    Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 5 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)

    Connecticut Residents Only: The salary range for Connecticut residents is $113,500 to $218,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

    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.