Associate General Counsel Minnetonka MN

Company: UnitedHealth Group ( Learn More )

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Job 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)

As part of a corporate legal team, this attorney will be expected to independently drive sophisticated projects to completion while operating within a team-oriented, results-driven practice group which works collaboratively with its clients on complex legal matters.   

Primary Responsibilities:   

  • Provide legal support for UnitedHealth Group enterprise sourcing & procurement transactions in a wide range of categories, including information technology / licensing, transactional intellectual property, international services, treasury services, clinical, and business process outsourcing

  • Negotiate and draft complex and sophisticated agreements, including master services agreement, equipment purchase and lease agreements, software license agreements, software as a service / cloud computing agreements, data licenses, clinical trial / pilot agreements, and other similar agreements for IT and non-IT procurement commodities

  • Successfully negotiate favorable terms and liability profiles consistent with enterprise standards

  • Provide intellectual property and information technology diligence support and deal document negotiation for mergers & acquisitions transactions

  • Create and maintain template agreements and related negotiation support tools, such as playbooks and checklists

  • Develop and deliver training and support on current legal issues and developments

  • Manage and resolve disputes with vendors

  • Required Qualifications:                         

  • Juris Doctorate degree

  • 5 or more years of sophisticated commercial / transactional legal experience

  • 5 or more years of relevant experience including, negotiation and drafting of sophisticated vendor / supplier contracts, transactional intellectual property negotiations, information technology / licensing negotiations, clinical procurement, pilot / proof of concept agreements and other commercial ad hoc agreements as the need arises

  • Intermediate or better with Microsoft Office suite of tools including PowerPoint and Excel

  • Current admission to a U.S. state bar and admission to the Minnesota bar within one year of accepting offer of employment

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Major law firm experience

  • Experience doing complex legal work within the health care or similar highly regulated industry

  • Soft Skills:

  • Excellent presentation skills including creation of documents and delivery skills

  • Ability to independently manage and prioritize multiple projects while driving same to successful resolution in a timely and effective manner

  • Proven ability to meet client needs and build trust and confidence across broad client base

  • Ability to effectively advocate / problem-solve in real time while negotiating with sophisticated Vendors / opposing counsel as necessary to obtain desired outcomes and meet regulatory requirements

  • Ability to work independently yet collaboratively in a team setting with other attorneys, subject matter experts and business partners of all levels

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills

  • Poise and confidence necessary to deal with senior lawyers, opposing counsel and business leaders of complex organizations

  • Proven ability to work in a matrixed environment

  • Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the 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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