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.


  • 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


  • 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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