Senior Legal Counsel II-002197
Company: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Posted on: April 9, 2021
Under the general direction of Assigned Management, acts to protect
the legal interests of Lifetime Healthcare, Inc. and its
subsidiaries, affiliates, and any joint ventures (collectively, the
"Corporations"). In the absence of more senior Corp Legal
Department leadership, has the authority, where necessary, to
manage daily operations of the Legal Department. Acts in a lead
capacity for specific legal areas and is responsible for handling
matters within those areas. May manage assigned staff. Assigns work
to, and monitors the activities of, internal and external
Represents the Corporations for the purpose of protecting the
Corporations' assets, operations, and public image. Coordinates and
implements strategy in furtherance of that purpose.
Acting under the general direction of Assigned Management, provides
and coordinates a full range of legal services within assigned
legal areas for operations and activities enterprise-wide. Advises
management of legal considerations, implications, and alternatives
for business decisions.
May represent the Corp Legal Department in meetings with Senior
Management. Represents the Corp Legal Department at committee and
task force levels within the Corporations, and in external
meetings, negotiations, regulatory interactions, and proceedings of
a legal nature within assigned legal areas and with or on behalf of
assigned internal clients.
May attend regional board meetings, subsidiary board or committee
meetings, and subsidiary annual meetings; may support the regional
or subsidiary presidents.
May manage assigned staff. If managing staff, with full regard for
the Corporate Affirmative Action Program, provides supervisory
services to assigned staff. Supervisory services include, but are
not limited to, selection, placement, training and development,
performance appraisal, counseling, enforcement of rules and
regulations, application of approved discipline, monitoring of
punctuality and attendance, and provision of recommendations
concerning changes in status.
In the absence of more senior Corp Legal Department leadership, has
the authority, where necessary, to manage daily operations of the
Corp Legal Department.
Has lead responsibility for specific legal areas and specific
internal clients, as assigned by the SVP and General Counsel, and,
in that capacity, is directly responsible for the management and
completion of specific tasks and obligations with only broad
oversight by Assigned Management. Is responsible for developing,
coordinating with other members of the Corp Legal Department, and
implementing strategy for managing and resolving legal issues
within those legal areas and/or affecting those internal
When appropriate, coordinates activities with outside counsel and
monitors outside counsel activities on behalf of the Corporations.
Provides and assists in the preparation of information and
materials required by outside counsel.
Provides advice to management and staff regarding inquiries from
accounts, providers, members, representatives, legislators, and
governmental agencies that require legal interpretation. Reviews
written responses to inquiries; may respond directly to inquiries,
as the situation warrants.
Reviews relevant developments in the law, proposed legislation, and
regulations and advises management and staff regarding the impact
of such developments on business operations.
Keeps abreast of developments germane to the function by
participation or attendance at seminars, workshops and professional
society meetings, perusal of publications, satisfaction of CLE
obligations, and, as necessary, independent study.
Consistently demonstrates high standards of integrity by supporting
the Lifetime Healthcare Companies' mission and values and adhering
to the Corporate Code of Conduct. Maintains high regard for member
privacy in accordance with the corporate privacy policies and
Maintains knowledge of all relevant legislative and regulatory
mandates and ensures that all activities are in compliance with
Conducts periodic staff meetings to include timely distribution and
education related to departmental and Ethics/Compliance
Regular reliable attendance is expected and required.
Performs other functions as assigned by management.
We include multiple levels of classification differentiated by
demonstrated knowledge, skills, and the ability to manage
increasingly independent and/or complex assignments, broader
responsibility, additional decision making, and in some cases,
becoming a resource to others. In addition to using this
differentiated approach to place new hires, it also provides
guideposts for employee development and promotional
--- Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree and admission to the New York State
--- A minimum of seven years as a practicing attorney in the health
care and/or health insurance industry or relevant and equivalent
legal experience; experience in contract negotiation and
--- Extensive knowledge of state and federal law and regulation
governing the health care and/or health insurance industry.
--- Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with the
ability to work independently and as a team lead or member, as
The Lifetime Healthcare Companies aim to attract the best talent
from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and experiential backgrounds,
to diversify our workforce and best reflect the communities we
Our mission is to foster an environment where diversity and
inclusion are explicitly recognized as fundamental parts of our
organizational culture. We believe that diversity of thought and
background drives innovation which enables us to provide
leading-edge healthcare insurance and services. With that mission
in mind, we recruit the best candidates from all communities, to
diversify and strengthen our workforce.
OUR COMPANY CULTURE:
Employees are united by our Lifetime Way Values & Behaviors that
include compassion, pride, excellence, innovation and having fun!
We aim to be an employer of choice by valuing workforce diversity,
innovative thinking, employee development, and by offering
competitive compensation and benefits.
In support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job
description lists only those responsibilities and qualifications
deemed essential to the position.
Equal Opportunity Employer Qualifications Education Preferred
Doctorate or better in Juris Doctor. Licenses & Certifications
Preferred Attorney at Law Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected
Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not
discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or
applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or
disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or
applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation
information of other employees or applicants as a part of their
essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees
or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to
compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response
to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an
investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an
investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the
contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR
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