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Assistant General Counsel The candidate will provide support to company's Special Investigations Unit, Human Resources Department, Ethics and Compliance Team, and Customer Care Team. Will also manage outside legal counsel involved in litigation and subrogation matters. Job Accountabilities: Assist and support the Vice President & General Counsel in achieving corporate and divisional goals and in maintaining corporate compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations. Provide appropriate and timely legal opinions, or secure such opinions through management of outside legal counsel, regarding legal strategies and positions for Wellmark and communicating such opinions to management, General Counsel, and/or CEO. Provide legal advice regarding business strategy and corporate transactions; draft and analyze contracts and other legal documents; and provide legal advice to leadership, all in a manner that is prudent, compliant with laws and best serves the strategic interests of company and its members. Consistently anticipate, evaluate, develop mitigation strategies for, and advise management of, potential risks in contractual, regulatory, litigation, compliance, financial and reputational areas. Counsel and assist management regarding new or changing legal and regulatory requirements, and assist management with designing and implementing business policies and procedures to assure compliance with same. Conduct confidential and/or privileged corporate investigations. Obtain and maintain advanced knowledge of laws governing the conduct of the Company’s business, including, as applicable, Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, ERISA, and other state and federal laws. Review and approve corporate communications of all types, for legal sufficiency and accuracy. Prepare and review corporate and board of directors materials for legal sufficiency and accuracy. For all job accountabilities, meet performance standards and comply with other job requirements as established and communicated by Company and Divisional leadership. Other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have J.D. degree and current license in good standing to practice law (any state acceptable). No history of federal or state professional disciplinary proceedings or regulatory disqualifications. Continuing legal education must be current in accordance with state requirements for licensed attorneys. Should have 7+ years of experience practicing law in a corporate, governmental, judicial or private practice environment in the subject areas of health care, employee benefits, insurance, corporate and business transactions, administrative law, antitrust, finance, employment law, procurement and contracting, litigation and/or litigation management, or related area. Excellent research, analytical, and critical thinking skills. Strong understanding of applicable rules, regulations, and key interdependencies. Effectively build relationships across the organization that are supportive and collaborative. Advanced consulting and interpersonal skills. Ability to understand the needs of the business and develop legal advice that balances subject matter expertise with stakeholder needs. Viewed as a credible, trustworthy business partner. Comfortable with decision making ability in a complex, multi-dimensional team environment. Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively articulate and support complex information and decisions to varied audiences. Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion. Proactive self-starter with strong time management skills and the ability to balance competing priorities with flexibility. Ability to anticipate risks and take appropriate action. Travel may be required. Significant knowledge of insurance or health care industry. Current license in good standing to practice law in Iowa and/or South Dakota.
Job ID : 212832
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