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Legal- Assistant General Counsel - Commercial Banking - VP

Chicago IL Legal- Assistant General Counsel - Commercial Banking - VP The candidate will support product strategy initiatives and the approval of new business initiatives. Support the negotiation and approval of Product related agreements including account documentation and responses to client Requests for Proposals. Provide direct legal support to implementation and service teams, and provide legal advice to such business units on their related control policies and procedures. Participate in various projects and forums to meet legal, regulatory or other goals including improving customer experience. Partner with Risk, Controls, and Compliance colleagues regarding operational and regulatory risk and control issues. Review internal and customer facing Product-related communications including product terms, marketing and training materials; disclosures; and incident response communications. Provide targeted training. Must be a licensed attorney in good standing in Illinois, or have the ability to obtain in-house bar membership in Illinois. Should have 5+ years of post-JD practicing experience with a law firm or in-house legal department at a financial institution, governmental body, consulting firm or other large corporation with demonstrated experience on increasingly complex matters. Must have understanding of core commercial banking products and services including treasury services contracts, credit card processing, funds transfer, credit card services and secured lending is preferred. JD degree or educational equivalent required. Attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including the requirements of the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment. Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2018-05-19

Junior Litigation Attorney

Chicago IL Junior Litigation Attorney The candidate will provide litigation support and guidance and participate on projects to improve of customer's infrastructure, workflow, and processes. Will work independently on assigned matters, work collaboratively with other members of the firm team and firm service lines, as well as the customer in-house team. Assisting with an on-going mass tort litigation docket and management of cases. Supporting all litigation activity for law department and law firm customers. Conducting legal research and drafting briefs. Drafting discovery, reviewing responses, preparing for and taking depositions. Making various court appearances as required in early stages of litigation.

The candidate must have Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in Illinois is essential. Must have 2-3 years' experience in general civil litigation. Products liability, mass tort or asbestos litigation experience a plus. Court experience is highly valued. Excellent writing skills, particularly depicting complex ideas clearly and concisely. Professionalism in both verbal and written work is essential.
Legal 2 - 3 Full-time 2018-05-19

Litigation Counsel

Chicago IL Litigation Counsel The candidate will be responsible for: Acting as Lead Trial Counsel for all litigation matters pending in Cook, DuPage and Kane County IL on behalf of the Company and its affiliated agents. Representing the Company and affiliated real estate agents in arbitration, mediation and regulatory proceedings. Investigating legal issues and interpreting/advising on laws and regulations involving varied substantive legal areas, including real estate brokerage, property management, contracts, regulatory compliance at the federal, state and local levels and licensing. Providing risk-management training and continuing education. Must have 5+ years of legal experience required, preferably either with similar in-house legal experience or law firm experience. Membership in the Illinois Bar; membership in other state bars identified above will be a positive consideration. Prior jury trial experience at either the state and/or federal level required. Should preferably have experience with and knowledge of real estate brokerage licensing statutes and regulations. Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2018-05-17

Litigation Attorney

Chicago IL Litigation Attorney The candidate will be a member of the Managed Contracts Services team. Will work closely with law firms and in-house legal departments and internal business clients. Provide litigation support and participate on projects to improve customer's infrastructure, workflow, and processes. Assist with on-going litigation and management of cases. Support all litigation activity for law department and law firm customers. Manage outside counsel. Create and ensure adherence to litigation budgets.

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Should be licensed to practice law in Illinois. Must have 5 years of experience in product liability, mass tort or toxic tort defense. Should also have experienced with asbestos litigation. Prior experience working with local counsel is needed. Business experience managing budgets is required. Trial experience is preferred.
Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2018-05-17

Temporary Corporate Counsel

Evanston IL Temporary Corporate Counsel The candidate will primarily support the firm Americas Sales team, negotiating data and software licensing agreements. Will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and advising on strategic technology service and licensing agreements with customers and partners. Typical transactions will range from standard contracts to complex, high-dollar-value strategic agreements. Participating in other firm legal matters, including managing legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries, as well as our day to day global business operations. Must be licensed attorney admitted to practice in IL (or have ability to waive into practice). Should have 3+ years post qualification experience. In house experience at a technology company or in a private practice technology group with a background in data and software licensing and associated service agreements is needed. Experience working in an international environment, preferably in or with a matrixed multi-national organization is must. Legal 6 - 0 Full-time 2018-05-17

Senior Counsel Regulatory, Compliance, And Commercial Contracts

Deerfield IL Senior Counsel Regulatory, Compliance, and Commercial Contracts-Vice President The candidate provides expertise and management of the Company s product regulatory compliance activities. Provides overall management of the Company s trade compliance program, including ongoing oversight of the Company s import and export activities and review of self-audits as appropriate to assess compliance with law and internal policies and procedures. Works with Trade Compliance on prior disclosures and investigations of trade and product regulatory violations. Develops risk assessments and designs, implements and monitors risk compliance programs for trade, product regulatory, and other legal compliance. Creates, implements and facilitates necessary compliance training throughout the organization. Manages people, processes, budgets, performance management, compliance activities, and associate development as required by the job. Negotiates and drafts agreements with customers and suppliers and other transactional documents. Understands and demonstrates firm s Core Values. Performs other duties as assigned.

The candidate must have Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Admitted to the Illinois Bar is essential. Must have 10+ years prior working with regulatory compliance issues, including trade compliance and product regulatory laws, and negotiating and drafting commercial contracts. Prior in-house experience is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skill is essential. Knowledge of U.S. import and export regulations, including Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S. import regulations, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is essential. Knowledge of federal and state laws related to product labeling, sales, registration, transport, storage, recall, and toxicity, including OSHA, state and federal environmental laws, USDA, FDA, CPSA, CPLA, and California Proposition 65 is essential. Excellent project management skill is essential. Experience working directly with internal and external legal professionals and business partners is essential.
Legal 10 - 0 Full-time 2018-05-16

Corporate Counsel

Chicago IL Corporate Counsel The candidate will provide legal guidance to a leading consumer financial services company on projects in areas such as prepaid products, check cashing, money orders, insurance, collections, and government regulation. Advise on a variety of topics related to digital commerce, website development, and mobile application development. Review marketing materials, including social media and digital content. Review, draft and negotiate contracts for a wide variety of purposes. Monitor legislative and regulatory developments impacting financial services and products. Responsible for general legal work in areas such as corporate policies and procedures, training, real estate, governmental regulation and others, as dictated by business needs. Support the development and implementation by the legal team of processes, procedures, and metrics to increase the overall effectiveness of the legal services provided to the company. Should have JD degree from an accredited law school and admitted to practice law in Illinois. 4-8 years of practical hands-on experience in a law firm or in-house. Previous experience advising management on a wide variety of legal matters, working with outside counsel, and drafting and negotiating contracts is essential. Previous experience with consumer financial services or other highly regulated industry is a plus. Previous experience specifically related to marketing and advertising through digital marketing and social media is a plus. Legal 4 - 8 Full-time 2018-05-16

Assistant General Counsel - Government Programs

Chicago IL Assistant General Counsel - Government Programs The candidate will serve as a senior government programs (Medicare and Medicaid) lawyer for firm, and a primary legal advisor and counselor to business leadership on regulatory, strategic, operational and related policy matters affecting firm s Medicare and Medicaid lines of business. Will serve as a point of contact for our federal and state regulators, on government programs-related matters. Provide market-focused legal and related guidance to our business leaders, in support of the company s strategic initiatives and tactical activities in our Medicare and Medicaid business. Advise the company on government programs-related considerations in the context of larger, material administrative, transactional, operational, and compliance matters. Juris Doctor degree is essential. License to practice law in the state of Illinois, or the eligibility and ability to become licensed in Illinois (whether through examination, motion or the in-house counsel program) within 6+ months of employment. 7+ years experience as a lawyer in the health care/managed care legal space, with 4+ years experience providing legal and regulatory advice on Medicare. Material experience successfully advising executives on complex legal, regulatory and business matters is essential. Material experience successfully engaging with state or federal regulators on health care/managed care matters is essential. Expertise on the health care/managed care regulatory environment is essential. Expertise in Medicare programs and related laws, regulations and other standards is essential. Expertise in health care/managed care business operations is essential. Exceptional communication skills, leadership skills is essential. 3-5 years recent experience in health care law and/or insurance law is preferred. Legal 7 - 0 Full-time 2018-05-16

Assistant General Counsel - Privacy Official

Chicago IL Assistant General Counsel - Privacy Official The candidate serves as the Privacy Official under HIPAA. Provides oversight, development guidance and directs the identification, administration and maintenance of organization information privacy process, policies and procedures in coordination with the Legal team, the Information Security team, Compliance, Commercial Markets, the Federal Employee Program, BCBS Plans and other relevant stakeholders. Works closely with senior management, business areas and the corporate compliance officer to monitor and revise as necessary an enterprise-wide approval, monitoring and reporting of the use and release of privacy data internally and externally. Design, develop, implement and provide leadership for implementation of an organization wide privacy program. Develop and oversee the implementation in collaboration with business units and business associate agreements, to ensure all privacy concerns, requirements and responsibilities are addressed and appropriate risk mitigation and corrective action plans are developed. Provide privacy counseling and guidance to firm staff and BCBS Plans. Develop, maintain, and update organization-wide privacy process, policies and procedures, including to:Notice of Policy Practice. Evaluate and ensure contract negotiation terms, compliance reviews and ongoing monitoring activities of all customers, vendors, partnerships and third party administrators are conducted as they relate to the use of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Protected Health Information. Revise and update the privacy program as necessary to comply with changes in the law, regulations, professional ethics, and firm requirements and as necessary due to changes in the technical, systems and or business environment. Collaborate with Legal and the business units in handling any federal or state government investigations of the organizations regarding privacy. Serve as a liaison to federal government, state law enforcement and regulatory officials, and international regulators on matters relating to privacy, including functioning as the data protection official under the EU GDPR. Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal, state and local privacy laws and regulations and accreditation standards, and monitor advancements in information privacy technologies, to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance. Oversee and conduct a technical and business privacy gap and risk analysis. Perform initial and periodic privacy and security risk assessments and conduct ongoing monitoring activities in coordination with Legal, Information Security, Compliance and audit functions. Work strategically across the firm enterprise and system leveraging resources to meet overriding Privacy goals and objectives working in concert with matrix support resources. Work with Privacy Officials at BCBS Plans to support system-wide privacy efforts. Establish the reporting and monitoring mechanism to track access to protected health information and personally identifiable information, within the purview of the organization and as required by law and to allow qualified individuals to review or receive a report on such activity. Oversee all access to PHI and PII data. Develop, review, approve and track all PHI information transmission requests. Produce regular PHI information transmission reports and monitor for approval and compliance. Ensure compliance with privacy practices and communicate failures to comply with privacy policies, procedures and processes for all individuals in firm s workforce, extended workforce and for all business associates, in cooperation with Human Resources staff, legal counsel or administrative authority. Oversee and perform internal investigations of breaches and make recommendations to senior management for corrective action. Serve as the enterprise Privacy Training Official, oversee, develop, direct and ensure delivery of privacy training and orientation to all senior management, employees, professional staff, Plans, contractors, business partners\associates and other appropriate third parties. Initiate and promote activities to foster privacy and security awareness and compliance within firm and Plans. Collaborate closely with Information Security counterparts to monitor the privacy environment to assure privacy data are secure and protected.

The candidate should have Law degree, admission to a state Bar; ability to obtain licensure in Illinois. Should have 5+ years practical legal/compliance experience with data privacy laws in healthcare within a law firm or in-house corporate setting. Experience developing and implementing enterprise-wide privacy policies, processes and procedures is essential. BS, MBA, or MS in Information Technology Management is preferred. A knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is preferred. A knowledge of other legislative mandates and requirements relating to protected health information and personally identifiable information is preferred. Expertise working in a matrix organization across many disciplines (legal, information security, finance, administration, operations, etc.) and levels of the organization (executive, senior management, senior staff, etc.) as well as with business partners, vendors and customers is preferred. Knowledge and experience in project management is preferred. Experience counseling senior management on developing and implementing crisis management strategies is preferred. Experience in health industry compliance is preferred. An awareness of the legal environment in which Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans and the Association operates is preferred. Knowledge of vendor management and contract administration is preferred. Privacy and or Security Certification is preferred.
Legal 5 - 0 Full-time 2018-05-16

Counsel, Labor & Employment

Chicago IL Counsel, Labor & Employment The candidate will provide practical L&E legal advice and strategic litigation management across company s U.S. functions and business units. The position, located in downtown Chicago, will work closely with company s Human Resources partners to accomplish the Company s workforce objectives while minimizing risk across various personnel matters, including performance management, reductions in force, talent acquisition, labor relations, leaves of absence and accommodations, EEO/affirmative action, compensation and rewards, and learning and development, among other area. Will also be responsible for managing outside counsel retained to represent company in L&E litigation and providing L&E support on key business initiatives and human resource projects. This position requires in-depth knowledge of anti-discrimination/harassment/retaliation laws, leave of absence and accommodation obligations, wage and hour statutes and regulations and traditional labor laws (NLRB). This position also requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to impact and influence company s workforce development strategies. Human Resources Support: Counsel Human Resources on compliance with state and federal employment laws including Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA and FLSA; review and update employment policies, including employee handbooks, bonus plans, compensation guidelines and severance programs; train and advise HR on recent developments in employment law; support Labor Relations and factory HR partners in responding to union grievances and information requests, determining mandatory subjects of bargaining and implementing the Company s union avoidance strategy; conduct legal review (including adverse impact analyses and WARN assessments) of workforce reductions, consolidations and restructurings. Internal Dispute Resolution: Draft and submit position statements, responses to information requests and other responsive submissions in state and federal administrative agencies matters; represent company in mediations and negotiate and draft settlement and separation agreements; respond to and resolve pre-litigation demands. Outside Counsel Management: Oversee outside counsel in L&E matters, including establishing case strategy, reviewing and approving pleadings, discovery responses and dispositive motions and briefs, among other dispute management tasks; manage outside counsel spend to budget.

The candidate should have JD degree from an accredited law school; member of the Illinois State Bar in good standing. Should have 6 years of labor and employment experience; law firm experience required, prior in-house experience preferred. Should have excellent business judgment with the ability to provide sound legal advice which reflects an understanding of company s overall business objectives. Must have ability to effectively manage outside counsel. Should have exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize, coordinate and satisfy numerous competing demands. Must have strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to professionalism and integrity. Should have superior written and verbal communication skills.
Legal 6 - 0 Full-time 2018-05-16
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Corporate Counsel The Corporate Counsel will primarily support the firm's Americas Sales team, negotiating data and software licensing agreements. Will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and advising on strategic technology service and licensi... + read more

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Major Case Director - Claims The candidate role will be tasked with managing those claims that are most complex and have the greatest financial exposure under our commercial liability policies. Handles highly complex exposure claims based on Claim ... + read more

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Legal- Assistant General Counsel - Commercial Banking - VP
Refer job# RMLN139133
 
Legal- Assistant General Counsel - Commercial Banking - VP The candidate will support product strategy initiatives and the approval of new business initiatives. Support the negotiation and approval of Product related agreements including account documentation and responses to client Requests for Proposals. Provide direct legal support to implementation and service teams, and provide legal advice to such business units on their related control policies and procedures. Participate in various projects and forums to meet legal, regulatory or other goals including improving customer experience. Partner with Risk, Controls, and Compliance colleagues regarding operational and regulatory risk and control issues. Review internal and customer facing Product-related communications including product terms, marketing and training materials; disclosures; and incident response communications. Provide targeted training. Must be a licensed attorney in good standing in Illinois, or have the ability to obtain in-house bar membership in Illinois. Should have 5+ years of post-JD practicing experience with a law firm or in-house legal department at a financial institution, governmental body, consulting firm or other large corporation with demonstrated experience on increasingly complex matters. Must have understanding of core commercial banking products and services including treasury services contracts, credit card processing, funds transfer, credit card services and secured lending is preferred. JD degree or educational equivalent required. Attorney candidates must be in compliance with all relevant licensing requirements including the requirements of the jurisdiction where the role will be located prior to commencement of employment.
 
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Junior Litigation Attorney
Refer job# GLLX139136
 
Junior Litigation Attorney The candidate will provide litigation support and guidance and participate on projects to improve of customer's infrastructure, workflow, and processes. Will work independently on assigned matters, work collaboratively with other members of the firm team and firm service lines, as well as the customer in-house team. Assisting with an on-going mass tort litigation docket and management of cases. Supporting all litigation activity for law department and law firm customers. Conducting legal research and drafting briefs. Drafting discovery, reviewing responses, preparing for and taking depositions. Making various court appearances as required in early stages of litigation.

The candidate must have Juris Doctorate degree from accredited law school. Licensed to practice law in Illinois is essential. Must have 2-3 years' experience in general civil litigation. Products liability, mass tort or asbestos litigation experience a plus. Court experience is highly valued. Excellent writing skills, particularly depicting complex ideas clearly and concisely. Professionalism in both verbal and written work is essential.
 
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Litigation Counsel
Refer job# MMHR139095
 
Litigation Counsel The candidate will be responsible for: Acting as Lead Trial Counsel for all litigation matters pending in Cook, DuPage and Kane County IL on behalf of the Company and its affiliated agents. Representing the Company and affiliated real estate agents in arbitration, mediation and regulatory proceedings. Investigating legal issues and interpreting/advising on laws and regulations involving varied substantive legal areas, including real estate brokerage, property management, contracts, regulatory compliance at the federal, state and local levels and licensing. Providing risk-management training and continuing education. Must have 5+ years of legal experience required, preferably either with similar in-house legal experience or law firm experience. Membership in the Illinois Bar; membership in other state bars identified above will be a positive consideration. Prior jury trial experience at either the state and/or federal level required. Should preferably have experience with and knowledge of real estate brokerage licensing statutes and regulations.
 
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Litigation Attorney
Refer job# BZAB139103
 
Litigation Attorney The candidate will be a member of the Managed Contracts Services team. Will work closely with law firms and in-house legal departments and internal business clients. Provide litigation support and participate on projects to improve customer's infrastructure, workflow, and processes. Assist with on-going litigation and management of cases. Support all litigation activity for law department and law firm customers. Manage outside counsel. Create and ensure adherence to litigation budgets.

The candidate should have a J.D. degree from an accredited law school. Should be licensed to practice law in Illinois. Must have 5 years of experience in product liability, mass tort or toxic tort defense. Should also have experienced with asbestos litigation. Prior experience working with local counsel is needed. Business experience managing budgets is required. Trial experience is preferred.
 
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Temporary Corporate Counsel
Refer job# DTUM139116
 
Temporary Corporate Counsel The candidate will primarily support the firm Americas Sales team, negotiating data and software licensing agreements. Will be responsible for drafting, negotiating and advising on strategic technology service and licensing agreements with customers and partners. Typical transactions will range from standard contracts to complex, high-dollar-value strategic agreements. Participating in other firm legal matters, including managing legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships, handling pre-litigation legal disputes and inquiries, as well as our day to day global business operations. Must be licensed attorney admitted to practice in IL (or have ability to waive into practice). Should have 3+ years post qualification experience. In house experience at a technology company or in a private practice technology group with a background in data and software licensing and associated service agreements is needed. Experience working in an international environment, preferably in or with a matrixed multi-national organization is must.
 
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Senior Counsel Regulatory, Compliance, And Commercial Contracts
Refer job# WVCS139045
 
Senior Counsel Regulatory, Compliance, and Commercial Contracts-Vice President The candidate provides expertise and management of the Company s product regulatory compliance activities. Provides overall management of the Company s trade compliance program, including ongoing oversight of the Company s import and export activities and review of self-audits as appropriate to assess compliance with law and internal policies and procedures. Works with Trade Compliance on prior disclosures and investigations of trade and product regulatory violations. Develops risk assessments and designs, implements and monitors risk compliance programs for trade, product regulatory, and other legal compliance. Creates, implements and facilitates necessary compliance training throughout the organization. Manages people, processes, budgets, performance management, compliance activities, and associate development as required by the job. Negotiates and drafts agreements with customers and suppliers and other transactional documents. Understands and demonstrates firm s Core Values. Performs other duties as assigned.

The candidate must have Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Admitted to the Illinois Bar is essential. Must have 10+ years prior working with regulatory compliance issues, including trade compliance and product regulatory laws, and negotiating and drafting commercial contracts. Prior in-house experience is preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skill is essential. Knowledge of U.S. import and export regulations, including Export Administration Regulations (EAR), U.S. import regulations, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is essential. Knowledge of federal and state laws related to product labeling, sales, registration, transport, storage, recall, and toxicity, including OSHA, state and federal environmental laws, USDA, FDA, CPSA, CPLA, and California Proposition 65 is essential. Excellent project management skill is essential. Experience working directly with internal and external legal professionals and business partners is essential.
 
EMAIL TO COLLEAGUE  PERMALINK
 
 
Corporate Counsel
Refer job# HYBO139055
 
Corporate Counsel The candidate will provide legal guidance to a leading consumer financial services company on projects in areas such as prepaid products, check cashing, money orders, insurance, collections, and government regulation. Advise on a variety of topics related to digital commerce, website development, and mobile application development. Review marketing materials, including social media and digital content. Review, draft and negotiate contracts for a wide variety of purposes. Monitor legislative and regulatory developments impacting financial services and products. Responsible for general legal work in areas such as corporate policies and procedures, training, real estate, governmental regulation and others, as dictated by business needs. Support the development and implementation by the legal team of processes, procedures, and metrics to increase the overall effectiveness of the legal services provided to the company. Should have JD degree from an accredited law school and admitted to practice law in Illinois. 4-8 years of practical hands-on experience in a law firm or in-house. Previous experience advising management on a wide variety of legal matters, working with outside counsel, and drafting and negotiating contracts is essential. Previous experience with consumer financial services or other highly regulated industry is a plus. Previous experience specifically related to marketing and advertising through digital marketing and social media is a plus.
 
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Assistant General Counsel - Government Programs
Refer job# IWZQ139062
 
Assistant General Counsel - Government Programs The candidate will serve as a senior government programs (Medicare and Medicaid) lawyer for firm, and a primary legal advisor and counselor to business leadership on regulatory, strategic, operational and related policy matters affecting firm s Medicare and Medicaid lines of business. Will serve as a point of contact for our federal and state regulators, on government programs-related matters. Provide market-focused legal and related guidance to our business leaders, in support of the company s strategic initiatives and tactical activities in our Medicare and Medicaid business. Advise the company on government programs-related considerations in the context of larger, material administrative, transactional, operational, and compliance matters. Juris Doctor degree is essential. License to practice law in the state of Illinois, or the eligibility and ability to become licensed in Illinois (whether through examination, motion or the in-house counsel program) within 6+ months of employment. 7+ years experience as a lawyer in the health care/managed care legal space, with 4+ years experience providing legal and regulatory advice on Medicare. Material experience successfully advising executives on complex legal, regulatory and business matters is essential. Material experience successfully engaging with state or federal regulators on health care/managed care matters is essential. Expertise on the health care/managed care regulatory environment is essential. Expertise in Medicare programs and related laws, regulations and other standards is essential. Expertise in health care/managed care business operations is essential. Exceptional communication skills, leadership skills is essential. 3-5 years recent experience in health care law and/or insurance law is preferred.
 
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Assistant General Counsel - Privacy Official
Refer job# NBJT139083
 
Assistant General Counsel - Privacy Official The candidate serves as the Privacy Official under HIPAA. Provides oversight, development guidance and directs the identification, administration and maintenance of organization information privacy process, policies and procedures in coordination with the Legal team, the Information Security team, Compliance, Commercial Markets, the Federal Employee Program, BCBS Plans and other relevant stakeholders. Works closely with senior management, business areas and the corporate compliance officer to monitor and revise as necessary an enterprise-wide approval, monitoring and reporting of the use and release of privacy data internally and externally. Design, develop, implement and provide leadership for implementation of an organization wide privacy program. Develop and oversee the implementation in collaboration with business units and business associate agreements, to ensure all privacy concerns, requirements and responsibilities are addressed and appropriate risk mitigation and corrective action plans are developed. Provide privacy counseling and guidance to firm staff and BCBS Plans. Develop, maintain, and update organization-wide privacy process, policies and procedures, including to:Notice of Policy Practice. Evaluate and ensure contract negotiation terms, compliance reviews and ongoing monitoring activities of all customers, vendors, partnerships and third party administrators are conducted as they relate to the use of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Protected Health Information. Revise and update the privacy program as necessary to comply with changes in the law, regulations, professional ethics, and firm requirements and as necessary due to changes in the technical, systems and or business environment. Collaborate with Legal and the business units in handling any federal or state government investigations of the organizations regarding privacy. Serve as a liaison to federal government, state law enforcement and regulatory officials, and international regulators on matters relating to privacy, including functioning as the data protection official under the EU GDPR. Maintain current knowledge of applicable federal, state and local privacy laws and regulations and accreditation standards, and monitor advancements in information privacy technologies, to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance. Oversee and conduct a technical and business privacy gap and risk analysis. Perform initial and periodic privacy and security risk assessments and conduct ongoing monitoring activities in coordination with Legal, Information Security, Compliance and audit functions. Work strategically across the firm enterprise and system leveraging resources to meet overriding Privacy goals and objectives working in concert with matrix support resources. Work with Privacy Officials at BCBS Plans to support system-wide privacy efforts. Establish the reporting and monitoring mechanism to track access to protected health information and personally identifiable information, within the purview of the organization and as required by law and to allow qualified individuals to review or receive a report on such activity. Oversee all access to PHI and PII data. Develop, review, approve and track all PHI information transmission requests. Produce regular PHI information transmission reports and monitor for approval and compliance. Ensure compliance with privacy practices and communicate failures to comply with privacy policies, procedures and processes for all individuals in firm s workforce, extended workforce and for all business associates, in cooperation with Human Resources staff, legal counsel or administrative authority. Oversee and perform internal investigations of breaches and make recommendations to senior management for corrective action. Serve as the enterprise Privacy Training Official, oversee, develop, direct and ensure delivery of privacy training and orientation to all senior management, employees, professional staff, Plans, contractors, business partners\associates and other appropriate third parties. Initiate and promote activities to foster privacy and security awareness and compliance within firm and Plans. Collaborate closely with Information Security counterparts to monitor the privacy environment to assure privacy data are secure and protected.

The candidate should have Law degree, admission to a state Bar; ability to obtain licensure in Illinois. Should have 5+ years practical legal/compliance experience with data privacy laws in healthcare within a law firm or in-house corporate setting. Experience developing and implementing enterprise-wide privacy policies, processes and procedures is essential. BS, MBA, or MS in Information Technology Management is preferred. A knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is preferred. A knowledge of other legislative mandates and requirements relating to protected health information and personally identifiable information is preferred. Expertise working in a matrix organization across many disciplines (legal, information security, finance, administration, operations, etc.) and levels of the organization (executive, senior management, senior staff, etc.) as well as with business partners, vendors and customers is preferred. Knowledge and experience in project management is preferred. Experience counseling senior management on developing and implementing crisis management strategies is preferred. Experience in health industry compliance is preferred. An awareness of the legal environment in which Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans and the Association operates is preferred. Knowledge of vendor management and contract administration is preferred. Privacy and or Security Certification is preferred.
 
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Counsel, Labor & Employment
Refer job# SIPZ139085
 
Counsel, Labor & Employment The candidate will provide practical L&E legal advice and strategic litigation management across company s U.S. functions and business units. The position, located in downtown Chicago, will work closely with company s Human Resources partners to accomplish the Company s workforce objectives while minimizing risk across various personnel matters, including performance management, reductions in force, talent acquisition, labor relations, leaves of absence and accommodations, EEO/affirmative action, compensation and rewards, and learning and development, among other area. Will also be responsible for managing outside counsel retained to represent company in L&E litigation and providing L&E support on key business initiatives and human resource projects. This position requires in-depth knowledge of anti-discrimination/harassment/retaliation laws, leave of absence and accommodation obligations, wage and hour statutes and regulations and traditional labor laws (NLRB). This position also requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to impact and influence company s workforce development strategies. Human Resources Support: Counsel Human Resources on compliance with state and federal employment laws including Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA and FLSA; review and update employment policies, including employee handbooks, bonus plans, compensation guidelines and severance programs; train and advise HR on recent developments in employment law; support Labor Relations and factory HR partners in responding to union grievances and information requests, determining mandatory subjects of bargaining and implementing the Company s union avoidance strategy; conduct legal review (including adverse impact analyses and WARN assessments) of workforce reductions, consolidations and restructurings. Internal Dispute Resolution: Draft and submit position statements, responses to information requests and other responsive submissions in state and federal administrative agencies matters; represent company in mediations and negotiate and draft settlement and separation agreements; respond to and resolve pre-litigation demands. Outside Counsel Management: Oversee outside counsel in L&E matters, including establishing case strategy, reviewing and approving pleadings, discovery responses and dispositive motions and briefs, among other dispute management tasks; manage outside counsel spend to budget.

The candidate should have JD degree from an accredited law school; member of the Illinois State Bar in good standing. Should have 6 years of labor and employment experience; law firm experience required, prior in-house experience preferred. Should have excellent business judgment with the ability to provide sound legal advice which reflects an understanding of company s overall business objectives. Must have ability to effectively manage outside counsel. Should have exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize, coordinate and satisfy numerous competing demands. Must have strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to professionalism and integrity. Should have superior written and verbal communication skills.
 
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