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General Counsel - Beacon

Location: Boston, MA
JobFamily: Legal
Req #: PS64205
Date Posted: Jan 19, 2022

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SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision.  At Beacon Health Options, a proud member of the Anthem, Inc. family of companies, it’s a powerful combination.  It’s the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

For more than 30 years, Beacon Health Options has changed the way people live with behavioral health conditions. Today, we are the undisputed leader in behavioral health management, serving 37 million people across all 50 states. At Beacon, our mission is to help people live their lives to the fullest potential. Beacon offers superior clinical mental health and substance use disorder management, a comprehensive employee assistance program, work/life support, specialty programs for autism and depression, and insightful analytics to improve the delivery of care.

This position will serve as General Counsel of the Behavioral Health division of Diversified Business Group (DBG), which operates under the name Beacon.  Beacon is a managed behavioral health organization that currently serves 42 million members across the country, has a network of more than 100,000 providers, and has $6 billion in annualized revenue.  This position will report directly to the General Counsel of DBG and will lead a team of attorneys and legal specialists.

Primary duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Beacon President, helping to implement his strategic vision
  • Assist the business leadership with formulating strategies for creating complex business arrangements to support growth and innovation efforts
  • Establish a proactive, engaged partnership with Beacon business leadership to prevent or reduce the unnecessary escalation of issues
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on legal issues specific to behavioral health organizations and help the business to focus their efforts based on the legal/regulatory landscape
  • Collaborate with DBG and Anthem senior business and legal leaders
  • Work on extremely complex and multifaceted problems in which analysis of solutions and/or facts require an evaluation of intangible variables
  • Develop methods, approaches, and evaluation criteria for advising the business on the level of risk
  • Manage multiple, high-profile, fast-moving projects in an organized manner, paying close attention to details
  • Be part of the DBG legal team helping to establish best practices across all the DBG legal entities
  • Responsible for managing a team of attorneys and/or paralegals who provide legal support for clients, including hiring, training, coaching, and evaluating direct reports
  • Provide concise and timely briefings to senior-level business and upper-level legal management
  • Lead legal projects which have a broad organizational impact and high level of risk


  • Requires a JD, current license to practice law and a minimum of 15 years of health care legal experience including in-house counsel experience managing a staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Behavioral health knowledge

Internal Title: Managing Assoc Gen Counsel Sr

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs, and financial education resources, to name a few.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide - and Anthem approves - a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Anthem is able to reasonably accommodate. Anthem will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.

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