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Associate General Counsel - Eden Prairie, MN

UHG - Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Posted: 11/28/2018

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)

Positions in this function provide legal advice and services on issues concerning the rights, obligations, and privileges of the organization. The position will protect the organization's rights in contract negotiations, settlements and litigation. In this role you will provide a full range of legal advice and services and may specialize in one of more areas such as mergers and acquisitions, commercial law, contracts law, benefit law, securities, anti-trust investigations, tax law, regulatory and compliance. Generally work is self-directed and not prescribed. This position requires a J.D.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with less structured, more complex issues
  • Serve as a resource to others
  • Support the Optum Behavioral Health provider network business unit
  • Interact with internal business units and network providers
  • Advise internal clients on legal issues
  • Coordinate network issues with the Compliance, Privacy, and Regulatory legal teams
  • Develop streamlined, innovative contracting procedures, including provider agreement management systems
  • Continuous process improvement of provider agreement templates, including initiating updates based on business and regulatory needs
  • Advise on and oversee regulatory filing of provider network agreement templates

Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) degree
  • 5+ years of experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating contracts
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven success in collaborating across a matrixed business and legal environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of business problems related to assigned legal projects
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to evaluate and determine appropriate legal course of action to meet business unit needs
  • Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates, and external company contacts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Healthcare experience
  • Behavioral Health experience
  • Experience advising companies in negotiation and drafting of complex professional services agreements in the healthcare industry
  • Exposure to / experience with data privacy 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)


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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