Legal Counsel - Enterprise Contracting (hybrid)

Newtown Square
Feb 01, 2023
Feb 10, 2023
Contract Type
Job Brief

This is a hybrid role and requires onsite presence 3 days/week at our Newtown Square, PA location.

Your career starts now. We're looking for the next generation of health care leaders.

At AmeriHealth Caritas, we're passionate about helping people get care, stay well and build healthy communities. As one of the nation's leaders in health care solutions, we offer our associates the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people through our national footprint of products, services and award–winning programs. AmeriHealth Caritas is seeking talented, passionate individuals to join our team. Together we can build healthier communities. If you want to make a difference, we'd like to hear from you.

Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission–driven organization with more than 30 years of experience. We deliver comprehensive, outcomes–driven care to those who need it most. We offer integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Discover more about us at .

This position is an in–house Counsel position that will assist in advancing the important business objectives, interests and image of the company through various activities, with a focus on vendor/supplier contracting. The ideal candidate will have Medicaid and/or Medicare managed care subject matter knowledge and an ability to develop an understanding of the business and operational goals of assigned internal clients, proactively advise business partners on a wide variety of matters, and work collaboratively with other attorneys on matters related to legal and regulatory compliance.

The position will be primarily responsible for:
  • Providing contracting support to various business units, including health plans and/or corporate shared services, including assisting in the negotiation of complex business arrangements.
  • Strong and proven negotiation skills working on vendor and other third–party agreements supporting a company's Corporate Sourcing / Procurement department. Background in managing high risk, complex, high dollar value transactions of critical importance to the company.
  • Complex commercial real estate leasing negotiation experience required, including experience handling SNDA and Estoppel documents.
  • Managing a trademark portfolio and coordinating trademark application and search matters with outside counsel. Strong understanding of intellectual property law (especially copyrights, trademarks and licensing) preferred.
  • Knowledge of record retention / information management related legal issues.
  • General understanding of HIPAA and data privacy issues preferred.
  • Identifying business and legal risks and working with the business to provide solutions that balance legal issues and business objectives. Demonstrated ability to think strategically when balancing business need with legal risks while delivering high quality and timely legal services.
  • Operating with a high degree of integrity, in alignment with company mission and culture.
  • Strong attention to detail, as well as effective communication, listening and drafting skills are critical for this role.
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one state.
  • Pennsylvania In–House Counsel License if licensed outside of Pennsylvania
  • 5 + years of experience in the legal field as an attorney.
  • Experience as an in–house counsel in the health care industry preferred.
  • Prior managed care experience would be a plus.
  • Experience managing outside counsel preferred.
Other Skills:
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and strong legal project management and facilitation skills.
  • Strong ability to provide risk assessment/risk mitigation support and strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, provide leadership, influence organization behavior and create alignment across organizational lines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the personal presence, credibility, and the professional demeanor necessary to interact with company management, regulatory bodies, and business units with persuasiveness and confidence.
  • Collaborative team player with an ability to effectively manage competing priorities.
  • Ready, willing and able to assist with new needs and comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity.
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to prioritize and make difficult decisions quickly.

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