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UnitedHealth Group Associate General Counsel - Remote in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

The Optum Legal, Compliance, and Regulatory Affairs (LCRA) department is seeking an Associate General Counsel to join its legal team to provide legal guidance and contracting support to Optum Frontier Therapies and to other Optum pharmacies as assigned.

The candidate will become part of an innovative and experienced team of attorneys and legal professionals that operates in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment. The candidate must be able to prioritize multiple competing priorities, communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, and customers, and have a desire to develop a deep knowledge of the business and operations of Optum Frontier Therapies and the other Optum pharmacies. Contract drafting experience and experience advising clients on health care regulatory matters (state and federal anti-kickback statutes and other fraud and abuse authorities) is necessary. Experience providing legal and regulatory support to specialty pharmacies is also strongly preferred.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the supervising Associate General Counsel and other members of the LCRA legal team to provide legal and regulatory support to business leaders of Optum Frontier Therapies and other Optum-owned pharmacies

  • Review, revise, and negotiate complex agreements with pharmaceutical manufacturers, payors, PBMs, network partners, vendors, customers, and other strategic partners

  • Counsel the business on compliance with state and federal fraud and abuse laws

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including privacy, finance, accounting, and compliance to advance business objectives and mitigate legal and regulatory risk

  • Communicate risks and explain contract language and terminology (e.g., limits of liability, indemnifications, audits, etc.) appropriately for a given audience

  • Manage multiple priorities (e.g., assigned contracts, projects, tasks)

  • Operate proficiently within a paperless contracting process/environment

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 and a bar admission in at least one (1) state

  • 5+ years of legal experience, with specific, documented experience in contract drafting and negotiation

  • Experience working on commercial agreements in the health care industry

  • Experience advising business partners on health care laws and regulations, including the Federal Anti-kickback Statute/Stark and the False Claims Act

  • Demonstrated solid transactional negotiation and drafting skills

  • Demonstrated solid business acumen

  • Demonstrated solid customer service and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates, and external company contacts, with demonstrated ability to lead and contribute to team effort

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a matrixed environment

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $104,700 to $190,400 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. 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.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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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