Assistant Counsel
bluecross-blueshield-north-carolina
Durham
6d ago

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Job Description

Assistant Counsel provides legal services and counsel to the Company on various legal matters including interpretation & application of laws and regulations, as well as contractual relations and liability matters.

  • Advises and counsels middle and senior levels of management on diverse issues of law that arise in the Company’s business operations;
  • researches and prepares legal memoranda and opinions to apply technical legal knowledge to varying business situations and personnel issues;
  • assists Company management with risk identification and management.

  • Drafts, negotiates, and reviews legal agreements. Drafts and reviews significant correspondence and other documents on behalf of the Company.
  • Provides legal advice and assistance to Company subsidiaries.
  • Represents the Company before federal and state regulatory authorities with jurisdiction over the Company. Assists the Company with assuring compliance with all law and regulations governing its business, including preparation and timely submission of mandated regulatory filings.
  • Provides client training on timely and relevant legal issues.
  • Researches, interprets, and advises on statutory and case law, administrative rules, and regulations. Monitors legislative and regulatory proposals, evaluates such proposals, and assists Company management with formulating the Company’s position of these matters.
  • Responds to administrative complaints and information requests and represents the Company in such matters. Negotiates settlements of disputes and administrative complaints.
  • Researches and prepares legal memoranda or otherwise provides legal advice concerning unusual questions having limited precedent and involving developing areas of the law or novel questions.
  • Prepares reasoned opinions on moderately complex legal questions, prepares or advises on unusual contracts or filings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • This role will support HR in addition to other corporate functions.
  • Hiring Requirements

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited law school
  • 3 years of general legal experience or, in the alternative, 3 years of related experience in the Company or a similar setting
  • Licensed to practice law in North Carolina or must obtain License within 1 year of employment
  • Hiring Preferences

  • Experience in health care industry is preferred
  • Effective oral and written communication; strong problem solving skills; possesses knowledge of health care industry; ability to work well individually and as a team member
  • LifeAtBlueCrossNC

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