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Associate Counsel

Sapphire Digital

Sapphire Digital

Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024

The Associate Counsel, Sales/Commercial Transactions will be part of the Zelis Sales Legal Team and responsible for providing legal support and advice to the Zelis Sales and Client Management team (Zelis Sales). The Associate Counsel will work closely with senior management and Zelis Sales to draft, review, negotiate and complete agreements with clients, such as health plans and self insured plans, and strategic partnerships that Zelis has with other organizations. This role will assist with a wide variety of sales transactional matters spanning a range of regulatory and policy areas, including, but not limited to federal and state regulation of health insurers, ERISA, and HIPAA privacy and security.

The Associate Counsel will report to the Vice President—Managing Counsel, Sales and work closely with fellow Sales Legal Team members and other members of the Zelis Enterprise Legal team to provide effective, efficient, and timely legal advice to the Zelis Sales.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serves as key lawyer/legal advisor on sales transactions for the company.

  • Draft, review, negotiate and complete sales contracts, including but not limited to Business Associate Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Statements of Work, amendments, Referral Agreements, and Reseller Agreement.

  • Analyze and advise on various contractual matters and issues.

  • Conduct research and analysis of legal issues.

  • Interpret laws, rulings, and regulations for individuals and business.

  • Advise on, handle and manage resolution of client disputes.

  • Coordinate with Sales and the business to ensure the company is transacting and conducting its business in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, such as HIPAA, ERISA and TCPA.

  • Collaborate within the Sales Legal Team on development and refinement process and procedures, including updates to contract forms and playbook.

  • Manage and prioritize workload to meet Sales and business timing objectives.

Requirements, Knowledge and Skills:

  • Graduate of an accredited law school. Active member of NJ, MA, NY, GA or FL bar.

  • 3+ years’ experience as a transactional attorney, with focus on drafting and negotiating agreements. Sales, Technology, Healthcare, Health plans and/or HIPAA experience is preferred.

  • In-house experience preferred, but not required.

  • Experience working with sales teams to close transactions.

  • Collaborative team player with a professional attitude and strong sense of discretion.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated accountability and keen ability to meet aggressive time frames.

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of business/commercial law.

  • Sound judgment and exceptional analytical and communication skills.

  • High degree of professional ethics and integrity.

  • Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies.

  • Handling disputes that may arise in existing commercial relationships.

  • Knowledge of MS Office suite.

  • Ability to make decisions and provide advice based on data, business needs, and the law and to explain the rationale for the decision to a curious and empowered team.

  • Ability to function in fast paced, dynamically evolving and rapidly growing start-up environment.

As a leading payments company in healthcare, we guide, price, explain, and pay for care on behalf of insurers and their members. We’re Zelis in our pursuit to align the interests of payers, providers, and consumers to deliver a better financial experience and more affordable, transparent care for all. We partner with more than 700 payers, including the top-5 national health plans, BCBS insurers, regional health plans, TPAs and self-insured employers, over 4 million providers, and 100 million members, enabling the healthcare industry to pay for care, with care. Zelis brings adaptive technology, a deeply ingrained service culture, and a comprehensive navigation through adjudication and payment platform to manage the complete payment process.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
At Zelis, we champion diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all aspects of our operations. We embrace the power of diversity and create an environment where people can bring their authentic and best selves to work. We know that a sense of belonging is key not only to your success at Zelis, but also to your ability to bring your best each day.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Zelis is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, even if you do not believe you 100% fit the qualifications of the position, including women, LGBTQIA people, people of color, and people with disabilities.

Accessibility Support

We are dedicated to ensuring our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and require a reasonable accommodation with any part of the application and/or interview process, please email TalentAcquisition@zelis.com

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