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Associate General Counsel - Eden Prairie, MN, Washington, DC or Boston, MA

Position Description

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:

  • 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 the State Government business within UnitedHealth Group so as to best advise senior business leaders
  • This position will provides a full range of legal advice and services with an emphasis on providing support to Optum's state government business
  • Advise business units in various government contracting related issues and other public sector business matters
  • Draft and negotiate complex transaction agreements and associated documents with customers, vendors, subcontractors and strategic partners
  • Support day-to-day operation of Optum's state government business unit
  • Frequently interact with Optum senior leadership team and outside counsel on legal issues
  • Work with business clients to resolve legal issues with company-wide significance



Required Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • 5+ years of legal experience
  • 3+ years of government contracting experience
  • Experience providing advice to senior business leaders
  • Experience with state and/or federal procurements, including RFP review, proposal preparation and review, drafting and negotiating resulting prime and subcontracts and bid protests
  • Experience providing legal advice in a government contracting environment
  • Experience collaborating across a matrixed business and legal environment
  • Understanding of business problems related to assigned legal projects
  • Experience evaluating and determining appropriate legal course of action to meet business unit needs
  • Experience building and maintaining rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates, and external company contacts


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Health care legal experience and/or information technology legal experience
  • Strong understanding of health care and/or information technology industry
  • Experience with bid protests
  • Knowledge of legal principles underlying organizational conflicts of interest



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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Associate General Counsel - Eden Prairie, MN, Washington, DC or Boston, MA

Eden Prairie, MN
Full Time

Published on 06/15/2019