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Associate General Counsel The candidate will manage litigation risks independently and where appropriate, hire and manage outside counsel, including managing strategy, tasks, and costs. Will work to protect the organization's rights in litigation, settlements and contract negotiations. Support all firm West region lines of business on risk management, pre-litigation and litigation issues. Provide legal advice and services on complex and sensitive matters regarding various laws applicable to health care concerning the rights, obligations, risks and privileges of the organization. Manage litigation risks independently, and where appropriate, retain and manage outside counsel on all aspects of arbitration and litigation on behalf of firm. Provide legal advice and counsel and protect the organization's rights in litigation, settlements, and contract negotiations. Acquire deep knowledge of the industry and the specific business practices within firm Group so as to best advise senior business leaders.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have Juris Doctorate degree and admission to practice law in one State. CA or NV Bar Admission is preferred. Should have 7+ years of complex litigation experience. First-hand experience with pleadings, discovery, motion practice and trial preparation is required. Knowledge of U.S., state contract, corporate health care and regulatory law is needed. Experience with regulatory agencies and administrative experience with state insurance regulations is must. Understanding of health care benefit coverage and medical policy development is essential. First-hand complex litigation experience through arbitration hearing and/or state and/or federal court trial is desired. Prior managed care legal experience is a plus. Strong understanding of health insurance and / or managed care industry is helpful. Significant trial and / or arbitration experience in the state of California is preferred. Familiarity with California healthcare laws and regulations, including Knox Keene Act and MediCal as well as Medicare, commercial lines of business and HIPAA is an asset.
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