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.
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.