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Description Cigna (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. We trace our roots back more than 200 years, but we became the company you know today in 1982 with the merger of INA Corporation and Connecticut General Corporation. Ever since, we’ve continued to innovate and expand around the world. We have sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and more than 90 million customer relationships throughout the world. Our more than 39,000 employees serve customers just about everywhere.
Senior Counsel, Litigation Unit; Healthcare and Special Investigations:
As a Senior member of the U.S. Healthcare and Litigation team, and serving as the primary legal advisor to the Company’s Special Investigations Unit –
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Lead the development and implementation of comprehensive, coordinated company-wide legal strategies, policies and procedures to deter health care fraud and abuse and to recover losses related to health care fraud and abuse.
Interface with key external constituents including state Attorneys General, and relevant state and federal regulators.
Conduct internal investigations and advise clients in connection with internal audits and investigations
Manage complex litigation disputes; negotiate (together with appropriate business persons and other lawyers), draft and/or approve settlement agreements relating to litigation, dispute resolution, regulatory disputes and commercial claims.
Maintain an up-to-date understanding of, and proactively counsel the business on all significant legal and business external developments potentially affecting the Company's legal, regulatory and reputational risks and relevant court filings and decisions.
Manage outside counsel effectively and efficiently, and consistent with applicable budgets. Share knowledge and skills in areas of subject matter expertise with other Cigna legal counsel, and key business partners in keeping with the legal department’s collegial atmosphere.
Manage other corporate or class action litigation matters as appropriate.
Cigna is seeking an experienced litigation attorney with the requisite legal background in fraud and abuse-type civil or criminal cases. The following background is strongly preferred:
Juris Doctorate Degree from an accredited law school and minimum of 15 years’ experience in litigation in the public or private sector (ideally within a complex, regulated industry). Must have current license to practice law.
Prior government agency experience preferred (DOJ, Health and Human Services, US Attorney’s Office, etc.).
Broad experience in subject matters such as civil fraud, public corruption, white collar crime, and healthcare.
Proven ability to identify and mitigate legal and business risks
Demonstrated track record of establishing client confidence and personal credibility
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to influence and negotiate successfully.
Demonstrated track record in establishing client confidence and personal credibility.
Desire to learn new areas of practice and develop subject matter expertise in areas of law relevant to Cigna's industry.
Strong business knowledge and acumen demonstrated via prior roles. Ability to operate with an enthusiasm to learn the business.
Experience interacting/interfacing across a broad array of stakeholders in a complex organizational structure.
Critical Competencies for Success
Legal experience: A highly trained lawyer with strong litigation experience; a lawyer who is high-energy, engaged and has demonstrated that he or she is a hands-on attorney, proactive and innovative in litigation strategy, settlement matters as well as effectively supervising outside counsel. The successful candidate must have a proven track record of accomplishment as a lawyer with great intellect and strong technical legal expertise.
Influencing/Interpersonal skills: The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, proactive and able to anticipate problems and find solutions; he or she must be able to work independently and be able to establish direction and obtain commitment from the group he or she is advising; the successful candidate will have exceptional communication, interpersonal, negotiating and consensus building skills with the ability to work effectively across Cigna.
Business acumen: The successful candidate knows how businesses work; is knowledgeable of practices, policies and trends that may influence or impact the industry; operates with an appreciation for internal and external as well as technical and business perspectives.
US Candidates Only: Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status. If you require a special accommodation, please visit our Careers website or contact us at SeeYourself@cigna.com.
CIGNA, a global health service company, is dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and security. CIGNA Corporation's operating subsidiaries provide an integrated suite of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance, to more than 46 million people throughout the United States and around the world. To learn more about CIGNA, visit www.cigna.com.
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