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Procurement Counsel

Company name

Highmark Health

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

3-7 yrs required

Location

Pittsburgh, PA

Date Last Verified

Nov 29,2017

Posted on

Oct 03,2017
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Procurement Counsel The candidate will draft contracts to meet business objectives while ensuring compliance with legal obligations and vendor protecting the Corporation and its affiliates' (“Corporation”) legal interests. Counsel Procurement staff on proposed vendor changes to contracts. Negotiate with vendors and vendor counsel as to terms and conditions of contracts. Review and update vendor contracts as necessary to comply with new or revised legal and regulatory requirements. Train and advise Procurement staff on contract, regulatory and compliance issues. Investigate factual situations and present well-reasoned and creative solutions and alternatives based upon independent legal research and analysis of the facts and the law. Provide accurate legal advice and prepare effective documents based upon knowledge of federal, Pennsylvania and other applicable laws, and the regulatory environment in which the Corporation functions. Provide regular legal support for one or more discrete units of the Corporation and demonstrate increasing knowledge of the Corporation's business, while retaining the discipline of legal analysis. Work cooperatively with inside counsel and outside legal counsel as necessary. Communicate effectively by displaying effective oral and written communication skills. Provide regular legal support for one or more discrete units of the Corporation, and demonstrate increasing knowledge of the Corporation’s business, while retaining the discipline of legal analysis. Maintain positive and effective relations with other members of the Law Department, as well as management and other staff of the Corporation, and outside counsel. Perform legal research and investigate facts. Investigate situations and present well-reasoned and creative solutions and alternatives based upon independent legal research and analysis of the facts and the law. Prepare legal memoranda, contracts, pleadings, analyses, correspondences and other relevant documents. Provide legal advice to management and staff. Provide accurate legal advice and prepare effective documents based upon knowledge of federal, state and other applicable law, and the regulatory environment in which the Corporation functions. Provide results of analysis to other attorneys in the Law Department, or, under the direction of a managing attorney or other more experienced attorney, directly to appropriate management and staff of the Corporation. Apply sound business judgment to the provision of legal advice. Manage litigation, transactions or other matters or work cooperatively with outside legal counsel in accordance with the level guide. Assist and work cooperatively with outside legal counsel in litigation, transactions and other matters. Work with outside legal counsel in support of one or more projects. May direct the work of outside legal counsel or facilitate the work of outside counsel to address issues effectively and efficiently, including minimizing outside legal counsel fees and expenses, as appropriate. Negotiate with outside parties. Participate in any privacy or security committees or workgroups and offering privacy compliance opinions to the committee/workgroup as well as offering alternative approaches to processes which may create vulnerabilities for the company. Maintain and foster productive relationships between the Organization and group accounts, consultants, producers and other third-parties. Juris Doctorate and 3 - 5 years of related, progressive experience in one or more areas of relevant specialization required. Law experience in related disciplines, such as insurance regulation, health law, general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, antitrust, employee benefits, intellectual property and litigation required. 7+ years of experience in contract law preferred.

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