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Managing Associate General Counsel - Government Business

  • Job Family: LEG > Attorneys
  • Type: Full time
  • Date Posted:
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  • Reference: JR117939





Managing Associate General Counsel - Government Business

Location: This position will work in a hybrid model (virtual and office). The ideal candidate will live within 50 miles of one of our Elevance Health PulsePoint locations.

Elevance Health supports a hybrid workplace model with PulsePoint sites used for collaboration, community, and connection, with the minimum in-office commitment being 1-2 days in the office per week.

The Managing Associate General Counsel is responsible for directing the legal functions of assigned areas and managing a team of attorneys and/or paralegals who provide legal support for clients. Additionally, is responsible for providing legal advice and recommendations for actions. Develops and executes initiatives and projects in response to clients’ overall objectives and needs. Focus of work is on large scale and/or high financial level projects with broad department and/or organizational impact and moderate level of risk. Works as a strategic partner and decision maker with more senior leaders.

How you will make an impact:

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Accomplishes results through assigned legal staff.
  • Develops assigned staff to ensure their individual effectiveness.
  • Provides guidance and leadership on more complex legal issues in which the analysis of situations and/or facts require an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
  • Provides concise and timely briefings to senior level business and upper-level legal management. Manages the staff’s workload.
  • Applies knowledge of one or more legal specialties with sound business acumen and knowledge of the business goals and objectives as they relate to the legal matter at hand.
  • Determines overall methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate legal projects.
  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively assess and mitigate risk on all legal initiatives and projects of assigned staff.
  • Serves as a resource for other attorneys and paralegals as well as business clients instructing and advising on technical and tactical issues.
  • Sets objectives for assigned legal team that align with the clients and the company’s business strategy.
  • Provides strategic counsel and advice concerning compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations affecting Medicare Advantage, Medicaid managed care, D-SNP, and other government business (GB) plans, including preventative legal services and legal representation in monitoring and resolving disputes that may lead to litigation.
  • Assist Vice President - GB Legal in managing outside counsel for non-litigation matters and outside counsel budgets.
  • Maintains an appropriate framework for internal control to evaluate and protect the GBD’s legal interests and reduce its legal risks.
  • Serves as attorney to GB senior leaders in legal matters and communicates legal issues.
  • Attends and conducts a variety of meetings as assigned; establish and maintain relations/membership with local, State and Federal agencies and associations to remain current on programs and issues that affect legal service.
  • Hires, trains, coaches, counsels and evaluates the performance of direct reports.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Requires a JD, current license to practice law and minimum of 9 years specific industry and/or technical legal experience post licensure including experience in managing a staff, department budget and outside counsel; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

Preferred Skills, Capabilities and Experiences:

  • Substantial experience (9+ years) as a practicing attorney in a complex environment such as a large law firm, large business corporation or government agency.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with the healthcare industry, preferably direct experience with Medicaid and/or Medicare.
  • Significant experience managing the work of attorneys and other professionals and representing large complex and highly decentralized organizational clients with multiple stakeholder groups.
  • The ideal candidate will have:
    • maintained a high-level of respect within the bench and bar.
    • proven success in providing legal guidance in the context of complex, matrixed organizations and a deeply held commitment to, and belief in, the value of collaborative decision-making.
    • experience directly supporting leadership in managing controversial and high-profile issues.
    • demonstrated success in leading, empowering, and delegating effectively to a successful team.
    • the ability to work collaboratively, and to communicate effectively, with multiple and diverse constituencies, such as leadership, associates, matrixed partners, legislators, regulators, and community leaders.
    • demonstrated commitment and contribution to fostering and advancing diversity and inclusion.  
    • high ethical standards with a strong commitment to legal ethics exhibited in knowledge and practice, and professional responsibility.
    • Exceptional analytical, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills, as well as sound judgment and personal and professional integrity.

For candidates working in person or remotely in the below locations, the salary* range for this specific position is $147,300 to $353,520.

Locations:  California; Colorado; Hawaii; Nevada; New York; Washington State; Jersey City, NJ

In addition to your salary, Elevance Health offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). The salary offered for this specific position is based on a number of legitimate, non-discriminatory factors set by the company.  The company is fully committed to ensuring equal pay opportunities for equal work regardless of gender, race, or any other category protected by federal, state, and local pay equity laws.

*The salary range is the range Elevance Health in good faith believes is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. This range may be modified in the future and actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level. Even within the range, the actual compensation will vary depending on the above factors as well as market/business considerations. No amount is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable under the terms and conditions of the applicable policies and plans. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.


Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes for compensation from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Who We Are

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. We are a Fortune 25 company with a longstanding history in the healthcare industry, looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve.

How We Work

At Elevance Health, we are creating a culture that is designed to advance our strategy but will also lead to personal and professional growth for our associates. Our values and behaviors are the root of our culture. They are how we achieve our strategy, power our business outcomes and drive our shared success - for our consumers, our associates, our communities and our business.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Elevance Health operates in a Hybrid Workforce Strategy. Unless specified as primarily virtual by the hiring manager, associates are required to work at an Elevance Health location at least once per week, and potentially several times per week. Specific requirements and expectations for time onsite will be discussed as part of the hiring process. Candidates must reside within 50 miles or 1-hour commute each way of a relevant Elevance Health location.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates in certain patient/member-facing roles to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide an acceptable explanation. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact elevancehealthjobssupport@elevancehealth.comfor assistance.

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