Anthem Assoc General Counsel Sr PS8949 in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Assoc General Counsel Sr PS8949

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Field: Legal

Requisition #: PS8949

Post Date: Jul 28, 2018

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care .

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve atone of America's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Preferred locations: Atlanta, St Louis, Mason, or Virginia Beach.

The Associate General Counsel Senior will report directly to the Chief Legal Officer of IngenioRx and will provide legal support to Anthem’s PBM.

Responsible for leveraging in-depth knowledge of a legal specialty or area of law to provide advice and recommendations to executives and management on highly complex matters which have a broad organizational impact and high level of risk. Partners with clients to drive strategic outcomes and make complex decisions. Primary duties may include, but are not limited to: Carries out research of legal principles and precedents and consults with outside counsel on legal strategies on particular issues. Uses professional legal theories and best practices to contribute to development of company's concepts and principles and to achieve enterprise objectives in an original and highly effective way. This position is regarded as an expert in its area of expertise due to the combination of advanced legal and business knowledge. Provides general and detailed instructions for more junior members of the department and concise, timely briefings to senior level business and legal management. Confers with other senior leaders including ELT members. Works on extremely complex and multifaceted problems in which analysis of solutions and/or facts require an evaluation of intangible variables. Develops methods, approaches and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Provides ad hoc work direction and supervision to other legal staff regarding support on active cases, though such leadership is subordinate to the main technical focus of this role. Assesses and mitigates risk on even the most difficult and challenging issues. Manages high-level organizational risks.

Requires a JD; current license to practice law; 15 years of specific industry and/or technical legal experience post licensure including experience in managing outside counsel; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

Strongly preferred:

  • At least 5 years of relevant legal experience in the pharmacy and/or pharmacy benefit management industries. In-house experience preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of state and federal healthcare laws impacting Anthem’s regulated business, including Commercial, Exchange, Medicare Part D and Medicaid.

  • Understanding of the health care/managed care industry.

  • Experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements, amendments and other legal documentation.

  • Knowledge of provider contracting.

  • Knowledge of UM/UR issues.

  • Excellent communication skills, (i.e., presentation and written).

  • Strong analytical, organizational, planning, problem identification and resolution skills.

  • Ability to plan for and manage multiple tasks simultaneously as well as work independently with minimal direction.

  • Ability to work effectively within a fast-paced business environment.

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2018 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at

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