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BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina Associate Counsel, Corporate and M&A in Durham, North Carolina

The majority of our roles will be work from home until the end of June 2021. We are evaluating when it is safe to begin working in the office again. Please talk with your Talent Advisor during the interview process for more information.

Additional Locations:Telework - North Carolina

Job Description

The Office of General Counsel is a dedicated team with a skillful grasp on emerging issues that affect Blue Cross NC, our members, and the doctors and hospitals we work with. Our work touches multiple groups, so the solutions you seek will have a broad impact. It’s a tall order, a rewarding challenge that takes grit! We speak the truth and own it, celebrate our varied strengths, and stretch our intellectual curiosity – as we transform health care.

We are currently searching for an Associate Counsel provides legal services and counsel to the Company and its subsidiaries on a variety of legal matters, with a particular focus on corporate law and transactions, including M&A, joint venture, and private equity investment transactions. Reporting to the Managing Counsel, this role closely supports and advises the Company’s corporate development, alliance management, and internal consulting groups on a broad diversity of projects and business arrangements.

Job Description

  • Advises and counsels on diverse issues of laws that arise in the Company’s business operations; researches corporate legal and regulatory issues and applies technical legal knowledge to advise clients in complex business situations; assists clients with risk identification and management.

  • Plans, negotiates and executes all legal aspects of corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, and private equity investments; supports transactions which involve the development or procurement of new or expanded products, services, and business relationships in pursuit of strategic initiatives.

  • Provides corporate governance support to the Company and its subsidiaries, including board support and support with corporate filings, consents, resolutions, and conflict of interest matters.

  • Drafts, negotiates, and reviews legal agreements. Drafts and reviews significant corporate and transactional documents on behalf of the Company and its subsidiaries.

  • Advises and updates business clients on timely and relevant legal issues.

  • Assists the Company and its subsidiaries with assuring compliance with all law and regulations governing its business, including preparation and timely submission of mandated regulatory filings.

  • Researches, interprets, and advises on statutory and case law, administrative rules, and regulations.

  • Participates in development of, interprets, and improves Company policies. Assists the Company with implementing existing and new programs, policies, and procedures.

Hiring Requirements

  • Graduate of an accredited law school.

  • 6 years of professional legal experience in private or in-house law practice.

  • Licensed to practice law in North Carolina or must obtain License within 2 years of employment.

Hiring Preferences

  • 3 or more years’ experience in M&A/corporate department of well-established law firm is preferred.

  • Experience in healthcare matters, including transactions involving payers and/or providers, is preferred.

  • Effective oral and written communication; strong problem solving and prevention skills; possesses competence and experience in area(s) of law relevant to his/her position; ability to work well individually and as a team member.

It's an exciting time to work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Health care is changing, and we're leading the way. We offer more than health insurance our customers can count on. We’re committed to better health and better health care − in our communities and beyond. Our employees bring energy and creativity to the workplace, and it shows in our innovative approach to improving the health and well-being of North Carolinians.

Our company is a not-for-profit with headquarters in Durham and major operations in Winston-Salem and Fayetteville. In all we employ more than 4,900 North Carolinians and serve more than 3.9 million customers.

Help us lead the charge for better health care by joining our award-winning team. Discover tremendous opportunities with us to do challenging and rewarding work. Opportunities that can lead you to a fulfilling career, work that can help others lead healthier, happier lives.

Third Party Staffing Agencies

Blue Cross NC does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. For the protection of all parties involved in the recruiting process, resumes will only be accepted from recruiters/agencies if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specific position. Unsolicited resumes sent to Blue Cross NC from recruiters/agencies do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter/agency and Blue Cross NC and do not obligate Blue Cross NC to pay fees if we hire from those resumes.