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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, N Sr Associate General Counsel - Litigation in Chicago, Illinois


BASIC FUNCTION:As a member of the Enterprise Litigation Team handling litigation across the country, significant focus will be on Texas litigation. Experience managing other attorneys or paralegals and legal assistants (i.e. either directly in reporting structure or through law firm or other litigation team management experience) is preferred. Preferred location will be based in Richardson, Texas but will consider candidates located in Chicago, Illinois.

HCSC’s litigators are actively involved in setting and leading litigation strategy, counseling clients proactively on disputes, pre-litigation matters and legal risk assessment, and working with paraprofessional and operations legal staff to drive successful outcomes and an efficient litigation process. The successful candidate must have extensive experience in all aspects of the lifecycle of litigated matters – especially complex litigation. Candidate must be a creative, strategic thinker with excellent judgment and substantive experience in all aspects of the life cycle of litigated matters. The candidate must also have demonstrated eDiscovery experience. Candidate must be comfortable overseeing multiple projects & cross-functional programs with a strong executive presence.

Ideal candidate will be expected to work not only on litigation but also significant regulatory examinations and investigations so experience handling government or regulatory examinations or investigations and/or health care experience is preferred.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: * Law degree from accredited law school * At least 10 years’ experience as a practicing litigation attorney at a law firm or government agency (or comparable in-house experience) with substantive experience leading complex civil litigation and arbitration and developing proactive strategies over the entire lifecycle of a litigation matter, including preservation, early case assessment, budgeting, motion practice, eDiscovery, trial, ADR, appeals and case resolution strategy * Experience in managing client relations/communications, including communications with executive-level clients, so as to motivate multiple business divisions to meaningfully engage in responding to litigation needs or similar matters * Experience with early case assessment models and with developing and executing case strategy * Demonstrated ability to think strategically and to drive results while minimizing cost and burden on the company * Commitment to delivering quality and timely legal services, plus a committed solutions-oriented approach * Hands-on, hard-working, “roll up your sleeves” style, with both business partners and Legal teammates; * Demonstrated business and strategic acumen and ongoing commitment to business partnering * Demonstrated ability to function as a self-starter and value-add contributor in a fast-paced practice * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Demonstrated commitment to operating in a strong team environment * Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment while effectively managing multiple projects and competing priorities

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS: * Experience in health care, pharmacy, and/or life, health, and disability insurance, including experience litigating class actions, ERISA cases, prompt pay, antitrust and state and federal insurance regulations * Experience handling antitrust issues/litigation, regulatory inquiries, investigations and subpoenas * Trial experience, preferably with some first or second chair responsibility * If in-house, experience directly managing outside counsel and budgets * Admittance to the Texas bar


Location: IL - Chicago, TX - Richardson

Activation Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Expiration Date: Saturday, October 3, 2020

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