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Associate General Counsel - Commutable distance to any US UHG office

UHG - Connecticut, US

Posted: 11/3/2018

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)
The Associate General Counsel – Privacy and Data Protection, reports to the Chief Privacy Officer/Deputy General Counsel for UnitedHealthcare and provides legal counsel and privacy- by-design consultation on domestic and international consumer privacy issues with a focus on health information privacy.  This is a high visibility position in fast passed environment. 


Primary Responsibilities:
Provide expert counsel on HIPAA Privacy, Security and Marketing Rule considerations in health care Partner with Information Security, Sourcing and Vendor Management operations Perform/oversee legal and factual research to provide informed legal advice (e.g., regulatory/statutory, case law, contractual Provide legal advice/advocacy to support the client's business goals and ensure that the company's interests are protected at all times (e.g., proposed contracts/relationships/products/legislation/regulations) Provide legal guidance to support compliance efforts, in collaboration with Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Assess and communicate privacy and data protection legal risk, and assist the business in objectively assessing/balancing legal risk and business risk Participate in and lead or oversee investigations in privileged settings, advise clients on privileged matters and provide counsel regarding maintaining privilege Draft and implement policies and procedures for use by the Privacy Office and/or business segments Collaborate with applicable business partners to drive coordination within functional areas and/or across the business lines (e.g., facilitate multi-faceted responses)

Required Qualifications:
Requires a Juris Doctorate degree 5+ years of legal experience in a corporate and/or law firm setting 5+ years in working in Privacy, health law, IT Security or a related field with transferrable skills Proficiency with Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications:

Privacy and or IT Security Certifications (CIPP, CRISC, CISSP, etc.) Familiarity with data security standards and frameworks (NIST, FISMA, HIPAA and etc.) Strong understanding of the healthcare and public health sector, especially in health insurance and/or the managed care industry Knowledge of U.S. health care and regulatory law Experience with regulatory agencies and administrative experience with state insurance regulations Understanding of health care benefit coverage and medical policy development Proven success in collaborating across a complex, matrixed business environment Demonstrated understanding of business problems related to assigned legal projects Well-developed written and verbal communications skills Excellent verbal presentation skills, live and via WebEx Ability to evaluate and determine appropriate legal course of action to meet business needs Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates, and external company contacts Strong collaboration, communication and research and writing skills

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


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.


Job Keywords: Privacy, compliance, contract negotiations, settlements, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, commercial law, contracts law, benefits law, securities, tax law, regulatory and compliance, telecommute, telecommuter

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