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Company: Acclaris

Location: Tampa, FL

Date Posted: August 21, 2014

Source: TheLadders.com

About Acclaris

 

Acclaris enables our clients to transform the way they offer and administer consumer-driven health (CDH) and reimbursement accounts, maximizing their revenue and profit opportunity. Our integrated end-to-end operations, consumer focus and true private label approach helps our clients increase revenue and lower costs, while delivering market-leading CDH products and services under their own brand.  Acclaris currently powers and serves many industry leaders (Financial Institutions, HROs, TPAs and Health Plans) in the CDH and reimbursement account space. Acclaris serves over 6,000 employers/groups, including over 40 of the Fortune 500, and processes more than 14.5 million transactions annually for more than 1.7 million active end user participants.

 

Acclaris offer a very competitive package that includes industry standard salaries and comprehensive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision plans, HSA, 401(k), Company paid life insurance and STD/LTD and Paid Days off.

 

Acclaris is a drug free workplace ...

About Acclaris

 

Acclaris enables our clients to transform the way they offer and administer consumer-driven health (CDH) and reimbursement accounts, maximizing their revenue and profit opportunity. Our integrated end-to-end operations, consumer focus and true private label approach helps our clients increase revenue and lower costs, while delivering market-leading CDH products and services under their own brand.  Acclaris currently powers and serves many industry leaders (Financial Institutions, HROs, TPAs and Health Plans) in the CDH and reimbursement account space. Acclaris serves over 6,000 employers/groups, including over 40 of the Fortune 500, and processes more than 14.5 million transactions annually for more than 1.7 million active end user participants.

 

Acclaris offer a very competitive package that includes industry standard salaries and comprehensive benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision plans, HSA, 401(k), Company paid life insurance and STD/LTD and Paid Days off.

 

Acclaris is a drug free workplace environment.

 

Position Purpose

The General Counsel of Acclaris will report to the company’s CFO. The responsibilities of this position will be leading corporate strategic and tactical legal initiatives. The General Counsel will provide senior management with effective advice on company strategies and their implementation, manage the legal function, and obtain and oversee the work of outside counsel. This individual will be directly involved in complex business transactions in negotiating critical contracts.

Responsibilities



  • Develop understanding of the Acclaim platform; a SaaS based end to end solution.  This solution was developed in-house and is designed to manage reimbursement administration for a multitude of different reimbursement plans including HSA (Health Savings Accounts), FSA (Flexible Spending Arrangement / Accounts), HRA (Health Reimbursement Arrangement) and other consumer driven healthcare reimbursement type accounts.
  • Negotiate, write, and execute agreements and contracts with potential clients, current clients and vendors; Ensure legal objectives are met; Explain legal language.
  • Offer advice on a variety of legal issues affecting health care and the financial services industries, including HIPAA, Gramm-Leach-Bliley, IRS Regulations, Information Security and state and federal Data Privacy laws.
  • Advise executives within the company and work alongside employees in Strategic Business Units, Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, and India.
  • Advise executives on contract status, legal risks and business terms of various deals.
  • Provide assistance with strategic partnership deals.
  • Leading and advising on privacy incident investigations and management; Advising on approaches to complex data privacy protection and needs within the company. 
  • Selection, retention, management and evaluation of all outside counsel.
  • Research unique legal issues impacting the organization by identifying applicable statutes, judicial decisions, regulations and codes; Keep abreast of legislative changes that may affect the company.
  • Perform pre-litigation work to minimize risks and maximize legal rights.
  • Review advertising and marketing materials to ensure compliance with legal requirements.
  • Develop solutions to complex legal questions.
  • Provide training to company on substantive legal topics.
  • Manage various projects and deadlines.

  

Minimum Qualifications



  • Law Degree from an accredited law school. Admitted to practice. Member of the Florida Bar.
  • 8 – 10 years of experience in the corporate environment in the health care or financial services industries.

  

Preferences



  • Ten years of experience as a corporate contract lawyer.
  • Broad, overview experience in intellectual property law including patent law, licensing of IP rights, and IP due diligence;
  • Exposure to and/or familiarity with the following areas of law: HIPAA, Data Privacy, IRS Regulations affecting Health Care, and financial services regulations.
  • Experience working on matters of corporate governance and with a board of directors is required.
  • Experience supervising support staff in a corporation is required as well as experience with cost effective management of outside legal resources.

 

This description is not intended to represent the full scope of tasks that may be assigned to this role.  However, it is intended to represent the broad array of tasks that the employee will be responsible for completing on a regular basis.

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