Overview

POSITION SUMMARY

This is a unique opportunity to join a highly engaged in-house litigation team responsible for most significant healthcare and corporate disputes and investigations.  This is a next-level development step for an experienced litigator – to apply their skills to help Cigna and Express Scripts accelerate a new, more sustainable model of health care on a global scale as one integrated, total health and well-being company. This Sr. Legal Counsel II position is an individual contributor role that is part of a dynamic in-house litigation team.  The role reports to Associate Chief Counsel, Litigation, located in Philadelphia. This job is a good fit for a strategic and creative thinker who likes to “own” challenging projects end-to-end, who thrives in a fast-paced environment, and who is energized by working collaboratively to deliver the best practical solution to an issue.  Position can be located in Philadelphia, PA or St. Louis, MO.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Independently develop, lead, and execute all facets of litigation management strategy
  • Manage a litigation case load working collaboratively with the Legal, Compliance, Government Affairs colleagues, as well as the business stakeholders
  • Effectively direct, manage, and develop outside counsel
  • Provide proactive, solution-oriented advice and counseling to support and protect business goals and objectives, including litigation mitigation and avoidance
  • Employ highly polished and effective communication, listening, and writing skills, with a focus on interaction with and reporting to senior managers and executive leadership within a global and matrixed organization
  • Develop and refine a strong understanding of the key aspects of Cigna’s global strategy
  • Participate in and contribute positively to the Cigna Legal community

QUALIFICATIONS

  • J.D. degree and active Bar membership
  • Minimum of 8 years of litigation experience with the federal government, a top firm, and/or in-house, preferably in the healthcare field
  • Federal government litigation experience is required
  • A significant record of professional wins
  • Working knowledge of federal laws impacting the Cigna business
  • White collar experience, as well as experience with regulators, is a plus
  • Experience with the laws impacting Medicare Advantage Organizations is a plus
  • Strong people skills
  • Ability to present complex legal issues to non-lawyers
  • Demonstrated good judgment
  • Team focus
  • Learning agility and intellectual curiosity
  • Willingness to take on difficult projects
  • Willingness to travel occasionally

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