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Senior Corporate Counsel Job

Full Job Title: North Regional Corporate Counsel, Sr

Job Number: 1706201

Chicago, IL
Manhattan, NY
Newark, NJ
Lawrenceville, NJ

Date Posted: 2-28-2018

LOCATION: Chicago or New York

REPORTING TO: VP Asst General Counsel

This position serves as Regional Lead Attorney supporting state business operations in within an assigned WellCare's region. Responsible for providing a high level of strategic, general corporate advice regarding contracts, disputes, regulatory compliance, government programs (Medicare/Medicaid), regulations and other health care legal matters, as front-line business partner for each state in the region. Responsible for managing a range of issues in the markets and consulting with Legal subject matter experts and National Practice Group leads as necessary.

Essential Functions:

  • Supporting WellCare's regional businesses by integrating with local market leadership and delivering front-line legal advice on a variety of legal issues, including vendor and provider contracting, disputes, business expansion, strategic transactions, regulatory/ compliance issues and other legal matters
  • Building strong relationships as a trusted legal and business advisor with state leadership and functional business leads to stay apprised of business plans, risks and opportunities
  • Interfacing with local Compliance, Regulatory and Government Affairs' associates and collaborating on issues
  • Monitoring and reporting on local developments and trends and possible impact on other markets
  • Building strong relationships and engaging with subject matter expert attorneys/National Practice Group Leads within the Legal department to deliver outstanding work product
  • Possibly assuming responsibility for other states as Region grows
  • Other special projects as needed

Additional Responsibilities:


Candidate Education:
  • Required Other JD from nationally accredited law school
Candidate Experience:
  • Required 7 years of experience in Providing sophisticated legal and business advice to MCOs or similar clients
  • Required 4 years of experience in Front-line legal advisory role in multi-state company with a legal business partnering model
  • Required 4 years of experience in Health care law
Candidate Skills:
  • Advanced Ability to communicate and make recommendations to upper management
  • Advanced Ability to drive multiple projects
  • Advanced Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from peers and management
  • Advanced Ability to work as part of a team
  • Advanced Ability to work in a matrixed environment
  • Advanced Ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities
  • Advanced Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Advanced Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Advanced Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Advanced Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Advanced Demonstrated written communication skills
Licenses and Certifications:
A license in one of the following is required:
  • Required Other Licensed to practice law in state of office residence; ability to get licensed in other states
Technical Skills:
  • Required Advanced Microsoft Word
  • Preferred Intermediate Microsoft Excel
  • Preferred Intermediate Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Preferred Intermediate Microsoft Outlook

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