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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Associate Staff Counsel in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

We take great strides to ensure our employees have the resources to live well, be healthy, continue learning, develop skills, grow professionally and serve our local communities. We invite you to apply for a career with Blue Cross.

Residency in or relocation to Louisiana is preferred for all positions.


This position is responsible for providing legal services to all areas of the company (which includes Louisiana Health Service & Indemnity Company d/b/a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, HMO Louisiana, Inc., Southern National Life Insurance Company, Inc., and Southern National Marketing Company, Inc.), with responsibilities as assigned by legal department management according to the skills of the incumbent. This position will have a focus on corporate law matters, including, but not limited to, board governance, corporate and regulatory filings, mergers and acquisitions, etc.


  • This role does not manage people

  • This role reports to this job:Deputy General Counsel

  • Necessary Contacts: : In order to effectively fulfill this position, the incumbent will be in contact with: Senior management, officers of the company, fellow employees, outside counsel, professional associations, governmental entities, regulatory agencies, and consultants.



  • J.D. required

  • Admission to Louisiana Bar or limited admission to Louisiana Bar as in house counsel within twelve months of hire date required

Work Experience

  • 1 year of experience in the practice of law required

  • Experience in the insurance or healthcare industry strongly preferred, a judicial clerkship is acceptable substitute

  • Experience in corporate law, including, but not limited to, board governance, corporate and regulatory filings, mergers and acquisitions, preferred

  • Experience can run concurrently

Skills and Abilities

  • Must have broad legal knowledge, extending beyond the insurance legal and regulatory fields.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills.

  • Must have excellent organizational and oral and written communication skills.

  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to motivate others. Must have the ability to work with others. Ability and willingness to take actions necessary to improve departmental performance is necessary.

  • Must be willing to promote and support department and company projects and strategies.

Licenses and Certifications

  • None Required


  • Performs high level legal research and analysis in numerous areas of law and policy, often involving novel and complex issues, to provide a thorough legal analysis with regard to pending legal issues.

  • Draft pleadings and legal memos as required thereby, evaluate relevant law and regulations as impacting the Company. pleadings and legal memos as required thereby, evaluate relevant law and regulations as impacting the Company.

  • Advises senior management of the legal ramifications of proposed corporate strategies, resolution of corporate legal issues, and legislative and regulatory developments, to position the company as the preeminent health care company.

  • May participate as counsel or advisor in disputes with members or providers.

  • Drafts, edits and analyzes a wide variety of documents, such as legal memoranda, and actively participates in the state and federal regulatory processes to maximize the company’s strategic position in the marketplace.

Additional Accountabilities and Essential Functions

The Physical Demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Accountabilities and Essential Functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned, within your scope of responsibilities.

  • Job duties are performed in a normal and clean office environment with normal noise levels.

  • Work is predominately done while standing or sitting.

  • The ability to comprehend, document, calculate, visualize, and analyze are required.


An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Additional Information

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In support of our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians, Blue Cross encourages the good health of its employees and visitors. We want to ensure that our employees have a work environment that will optimize personal health and well-being. Due to the acknowledged hazards from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, and in order to promote good health, our company properties are smoke and tobacco free.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana performs background and pre-employment drug screening after an offer has been extended and prior to hire for all positions. As part of this process records may be verified and information checked with agencies including but not limited to the Social Security Administration, criminal courts, federal, state, and county repositories of criminal records, Department of Motor Vehicles and credit bureaus. Pursuant with sec 1033 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, individuals who have been convicted of a felony crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust are prohibited from working in the insurance industry unless they obtain written consent from their state insurance commissioner.

Additionally, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a Drug Free Workplace. A pre-employment drug screen will be required and any offer is contingent upon satisfactory drug testing results.

JOB CATEGORY: Legal, Compliance & Audit