CareFirst–Assistant General Counsel II

Job Title:  Counsel, Assistant General II

Location: Washington DC/Union Center Plaza

Career Band: Band C

Job ID #: 9100

PURPOSE:   This position  manages Associate General Counsel, Legal Assistants/Paralegals, and/or legal support staff in handling litigation brought by and against the corporations and in providing a range of highly specialized legal services in support of the Deputy General Counsel and executive management in the Division(s) to which the Assistant General Counsel is assigned.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Under the general direction of the Deputy General Counsel, the essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provides advice and counsel directly to executive management and/or their designees on all legal issues affecting the    Division(s) to which assigned.  Manages Associate General Counsel and/or legal support staff at one or more sites in addressing the needs of the Division(s) and/or in representing the corporations in legal proceedings brought by and against CareFirst, Inc., its subsidiaries and/or affiliates.  Provides strategic direction and guidance to Associate General Counsel and legal support staff based on corporate initiatives and allocates resources based on established priorities.  Renders legal guidance to counsel supporting other Divisions in specialized areas of expertise.

Manages the operations of the area(s) of the Legal Department assigned, including supervising attorneys and/or support staff, conducting performance evaluations and resolving personnel related issues, and directing internal/external customers to appropriate areas of the company and/or legal department, as appropriate.

Provides advice and counsel directly to executive management and/or their designees in complex and rapidly evolving areas of the law; evaluates divisional initiatives and represents the corporation’s legal interests on intercompany management/executive committees; analyzes and provides legal guidance on a wide range of regulatory, contractual and operational matters, including the interpretation and implementation of legislation; represents the corporations’ legal interests by interfacing with opposing counsel and regulatory agencies on issues having significant impact on company operations and/or finances.

Provides advice and counsel to executive management and/or their designees on contractual matters, including issues arising from alliances and partnerships with, and investments in, start-up and established companies; drafts, analyzes, and negotiates contracts and complex agreements involving multiple companies and significant financial resources with outside vendors.

Provides legal guidance to executive management regarding corporate governance issues and performs corporate secretarial duties for subsidiary board(s), as appropriate; provides legal guidance on mergers and acquisitions, and other corporate transactional matters.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Required:  Admission to the MD or DC Bar within one year of hire date and Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) required.  8-10+ years as an attorney required.

Abilities/Skills:  This position demands strong analytical, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills.  This individual must have the ability to follow instructions, to be flexible/versatile, and to work independently.  Experience and knowledge in the areas to be supported is essential.

Preferred:  Must be able to lead, anticipate and drive solutions for diverse legal and business issues in a time pressured and changing environment. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience structuring, analyzing and negotiating a wide range of complex contracts, including consulting services, software licenses, hardware acquisitions, SaaS and outsourcing agreements. A minimum of 4-6 years in a law firm or as in-house counsel dealing with federal contracting requirements and the sale or procurement of IT products and services is desirable.  A thorough knowledge of federal procurement and cost accounting requirements, HIPAA privacy and security issues, and intellectual property matters associated with new business opportunities, is preferred.

Department:  Office of Corporate Counsel

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Please apply before:  10/13/2016

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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