Associate General Counsel - Eden Prairie, MN

    • Eden Prairie, MN

Position Description

Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work.(sm)

We are seeking a qualified attorney for a position in the Optum Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Department with primary responsibility for providing labor and employment law advice and support to Optum. The successful candidate will have 5+ years of labor and employment law experience. The position will be based at Optum's headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Advise on labor and employment matters to include hiring, terminations, discrimination, wage & hour issues, disability accommodation, state and federal compliance (e.g., ADA, ADEA, Title VII, FMLA, FLSA, OFCCP and WARN Act) and investigations
  • Manage employment arbitrations and litigation
  • Support resolution of attorney demand letters, and Federal, state and local agency claims and charges
  • Provide comprehensive employment law support for mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Prepare, negotiate and evaluate risks involved with complex employment and similar agreements, including those containing employee non-competes and other restrictive covenants
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of industry-leading practices and trends
  • Provide educational information and training on labor and employment matters
  • Occasional travel


You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • JD, with a minimum of 5+ years of legal experience focused on labor and employment matters with a law firm and/or in-house legal department
  • License to practice law in state of residence
  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws and related compliance issues
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, performance-driven culture
  • Experience with leadership, initiative, resilience and ability to embrace change
  • Experience collaborating and building relationships across a highly matrixed enterprise
  • Experience modeling corporate values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation and performance
  • Experience advising businesses having operations in multiple states


Preferred Qualifications:

  • License to practice law or ability to become licensed in MN
  • Experience with mergers and acquisitions
  • Health care industry experience
  • Some traditional Labor Law experience


Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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