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Express Scripts Sr. Legal Counsel in St. Louis, Missouri

POSITION SUMMARY

This is a unique opportunity to join a highly engaged in-house team supporting our PBM Client Contracting function and providing legal advice and support to the Sales and Account Management organization. Our Sr. Legal Counsel role is a next-level development step for an experienced attorney – to apply their skills to help Cigna and Express Scripts accelerate a new, more sustainable model of health care on a global scale as one integrated, total health and well-being company. Reporting to the Assistant General Counsel - Client Contracting, the Sr. Legal Counsel position is an individual contributor role that is part of a dynamic team located in St. Louis. We are seeking a strategic and creative thinker who likes to “own” challenging projects end-to-end, thrives in a fast-paced environment, and is energized by working collaboratively to deliver the best practical solution to an issue.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Negotiate complex legal documents, including PBM client agreements, non-disclosure agreements, and data protection agreements directly with external clients and their counsel.
  • Provide day to day legal counseling on miscellaneous legal issues impacting our PBM business.
  • Provide legal support to the Sales and Account Management organization and other internal business partners supporting PBM clients (finance, audit, etc.).
  • Think strategically with partners from other areas of the business to advise on new business offerings, identify legal or regulatory challenges and present effective solutions.
  • Work with other internal legal counsel to identify legal issues with potential cross-functional impact.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with external clients and their counsel.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Law degree from an accredited school of law with a license to practice law.
  • At least 5 years of contracting experience; health care industry experience a plus.
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills; ability to think strategically and advise the company on new product offerings.
  • Superior writing and drafting skills is a must.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must produce top quality work product, have good attention to detail, the ability to work efficiently, prioritize workflow, meet demanding deadlines and manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Legal department is ultimately tasked with protecting the Express Scripts brand. Our teams of attorneys and legal professionals oversee contracting activities and licensing, ensure corporate and SEC compliance, and support merger and acquisition activity. Legal also drives the company’s public affairs efforts at the federal and state levels. When hiring for this team, we look for professionals with passion, enthusiasm and integrity to help us sustain the best-in-class service we provide to our clients every day.

ABOUT EXPRESS SCRIPTS

At Express Scripts, we dare to imagine a better health care system, and we’re driven to make it happen. Where some see obstacles, we see possibilities. We’re challengers, difference-makers and opportunity-seekers, united with our partners in pursuit of a simpler, more sustainable system and better health for all.

We have always acted first to take on the toughest challenges. We uniquely partner across the health care ecosystem to uncover opportunities, take action, advance health care and deliver better outcomes – like no one else can. We believe health care can do more. We are Champions For Better.

Express Scripts, part of Cigna Corporation, unlocks new value in pharmacy, medical and beyond to further total health for all.

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