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Senior Counsel Privacy Officer

Company name

Gateway Health Plan, Inc.

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Job Type


Valid Through

Nov 27,2019

Posted on

Aug 14,2019

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required


Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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Practice Area
Data Privacy >> Data Privacy
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Senior Counsel – Privacy Officer
The candidate will be responsible to communicate effectively by displaying effective oral and written communication skills. Provide regular legal support for one or more units of the Organization, and demonstrate increasing knowledge of the Organization’s business. Maintain positive and effective relations with other members of the Legal Department, as well as management and other staff of the Organization and outside counsel. 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 Organization functions. Apply sound business judgment to the provision of legal advice. Apply legal analysis to issues relating to Managed Care and Privacy. Manage litigation, transactions, or other matters or work cooperatively with outside legal counsel. 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. Must participate in any privacy or security committees or work groups and offering privacy compliance opinions to the committee/work group 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. Ensure compliance with state and federal privacy and breach of security laws and privacy provisions in government, customer, vendor and strategic partnership contracts; and analyzing any changes to federal and state privacy and breach of security laws to ensure compliance and minimize risk. Develop, maintain and communicate company privacy and CSI policies and procedures and any related employee education and training. Advise the business areas regarding privacy and security impacts to company business, projects, products and initiatives. Conduct audits and risk assessments of business areas for adherence to privacy-security policies and federal government contract requirements. Investigate, mitigate and provide corrective actions plans and tracking of privacy and security incidents and breaches. Manage and oversee the activities of the Privacy department. Review third party agreements including business associate agreements, strategic partnership agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements; and when necessary working with Legal in negotiating and executing the final agreement. Respond to inquiries relating to privacy from internal and external parties. Other duties as assigned or requested. Must be a Juris Doctorate. Legal experience in related disciplines, such as insurance regulation, Medicaid and Medicare managed care general corporate law, contracts, and privacy law is necessary. 3 years with contract drafting is critical. 2 years in Managed Care is essential. 2 years in a privacy position or with federal and state privacy laws is must. 7-10 years General Legal Experience is preferred. License to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or eligible for admission within one year of hire is desired. CIPP Certification is an asset.

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Job ID: J149986

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Gateway Health Plan, Inc.
600 Grant Street
41st Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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