Resp & Qualifications
PURPOSE: This position provides a complete range of highly specialized legal services in support of the General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, Senior Director, managing Assistant General Counsel, and executive management in the Division(s) to which the Assistant General Counsel is assigned, and may represent CareFirst, Inc., its subsidiaries, and/or affiliates (“the Corporation”) in litigation brought by and or against it. This position also manages Associate General Counsel, Legal Assistants/Paralegals, and/or legal support staff in providing legal and litigation services to executive management.
Under the general direction of the Deputy General Counsel, Senior Director, or Assistant General Counsel III, the essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: This individual may supervise Associate General Counsel, Paralegals/Legal Assistants, Legal Secretaries and/or Administrative Assistants and may provide guidance to less experienced attorneys. This individual in addition will have matrix management responsibilities with respect to cross-functional projects and work performed by individuals employed in other areas.
SCOPE DATA: This position has overall responsibility for ensuring that timely and effective legal services are provided to senior executives in the Division(s) which the position supports, and that the Company is represented in litigation and/or complex matters which have a major impact on Company operations and involve substantial sums of money. This position will be responsible on a regular basis for direct interface with and providing advice to the most senior executive management, up to and including the Chief Executive Officer.
Required: Admission to the MD or DC Bar within one year of hire date. Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) is required, with at least 8 years’ experience as an attorney required and at least 3 years’ experience as a lawyer representing clients in health care, insurance, health related technology, information technology, government contracting, or related field.
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. Must be able to effectively work in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities, deadlines, and workloads that can be variable for long periods of time. Must be able to meet established deadlines and handle multiple customer service demands from internal and external customers, within set expectations for service excellence. Must be able to effectively communicate and provide positive customer service to every internal and external customer, including customers who may be demanding or otherwise challenging. Experience and knowledge in the areas to be supported is essential.
Preferred: At least 10 years’ experience as an attorney, Demonstrated expertise in advising clients in a complex regulatory environment. Demonstrated leadership within a legal department or organization. Prior experience managing other attorneys or legal support staff.
Office of Corporate Counsel II
Equal Employment Opportunity
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.
Hire Range Disclaimer
Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.
Where To Apply
Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers
Please apply before: 9/8/2019
Federal Disc/Physical Demand
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.
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 of up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position successfully. Requirements may be modified to accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Sponsorship in US
Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship