Associate General Counsel

Eden Prairie, MN

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)


The Associate General Counsel plays a key role within Optum Corporate and will be supporting our Optum Virtual Care and Urgent Care business lines. Optum is a fast-paced, high growth, exciting organization. This is a key position that supports a burgeoning business, its strategic initiatives, and provides legal advice and insight to business leaders.


You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides general legal business guidance and legal support to Optum Virtual Care and Urgent Care business lines
  • Drafts and negotiates contracts
  • Performs regulatory research and analysis on a variety of healthcare and related regulatory topics
  • Expected to grow with acquisitions and business growth objectives


You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:        

  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • 2+ years of professional legal experience either in a law firm or corporate environment
  • Health Care Regulatory experience 
  • Experience evaluating and determining appropriate legal course of action to meet business or product needs


Preferred Qualifications:        

  • Telehealth and/or Urgent Care experience 
  • Background in a wide variety of regulatory matters impacting health care providers
  • Background in state and/or federal privacy issues/matters impacting the health care industry
  • Understanding of business considerations related to topics specified above
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, performance-driven culture
  • Ability to collaborate and build relationships across a highly matrixed enterprise
  • Leadership, initiative, resilience, and ability to embrace change
  • Clear and concise communications skills
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

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