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Senior Attorney

Hybrid Remote | Eagan, Minnesota
Req ID: R0003978 Career Area: Legal Date Posted: 09/14/2023
About Blue Cross

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is one of the most recognized and trusted health care brands in the world with 2.5 million members. We’re committed to reinventing health care to improve health for our members and the community. We hope you'll join us.

How Is This Role Important to Our Work?

As a Senior Attorney, you will prepare and review contracts involving leases, licenses, purchases, sales, real estate, and other matters. Studies legal decisions and proposed and existing statutes and regulations affecting the organization and advises affected departments. Gives legal advice with respect to administration and prepares resolutions and forms. Reviews and approves correspondence and statements from a legal standpoint. Anticipates and guards against legal risks involving the organization. Participates in legal actions. Provides legal advice for a number of different areas of the organization.

We are the first in-house law department of any health care company in the United States to sign the well-being pledge for legal employers through the American Bar Association. We regularly and actively support attorneys and legal staff to take care of themselves and seek to improve their health and well-being. Some examples of this support include culture building activities and regular education and communication on well-being, mental health, and substance use disorders.

A Day in the Life:

  • Counsel management on the legal handling of business transactions such as leases and contracts.

  • Identify potential legal issues related to business practices and policies and advise client/management. Draft, and/or review contracts, endorsements, and agreements, restructuring where necessary to meet requirements.

  • Review and interpret legal decisions and proposed and existing statutes and regulations.

  • Develop and review corporate governance and compliance procedures.

  • Provides support for litigation, investigations, and trials. Interacts with internal and external legal counsel.

  • Interact with senior management on a variety of legal issues.

  • Provide legal advice on complex issues which require significant legal and business experience.

Nice to Have:

  • 5+ years of specialized legal experience in: Matters related to health insurance and health plan statutory and regulatory requirements in Minnesota (knowledge of other states helpful) and interaction with Federal law, Matters related to health care reform and Affordable Care Act compliance and requirements applicable to health plans and employers, including regulations and other guidance across all market segments, Matters related to public and private health insurance exchanges, Matters related to health plan operations including, for example, product planning, membership, COBRA and coordination of benefits, Matters related to Federal and state regulatory filings, such as health insurance contracts Drafting, negotiating and reviewing legal agreements, Preparing and communicating legal summaries of laws, regulations, and sub regulatory guidance, and assistance with implementing existing and new programs, policies and procedures.

Required Skills and Experiences:

  • Degree in law and admission to the MN state bar.

  • 5+ years of related professional experience. All relevant experience including work, education, transferable skills, and military experience will be considered.

  • In-house litigation experience

  • Proficiency and passion in process improvement

  • Ability to balance both strong legal consulting and business partner collaboration.

Make A Difference

Blue Cross is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected characteristic.

Reasonable Accommodation for Job Seekers with a Disability: If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to

All roles require a high school diploma (or equivalency) and legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Blue Cross® and Blue Shield® of Minnesota and Blue Plus® are nonprofit independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
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