Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) — Wellesley, Massachusetts

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC) based in Wellesley, Massachusetts has retained Witt/Kieffer to assist in the recruitment efforts for a Chief Legal Officer (CLO).

HPHC is a full-service health benefits company serving employers throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine.  An independent, regional, not-for-profit health plan, HPHC provides a variety of healthcare benefit options for companies, families and individuals.  With a membership of more than one million members, the mission of Harvard Pilgrim is to improve the health of the people the organization serves and the health of society.  For more than 35 years, Harvard Pilgrim has built a reputation for exceptional clinical quality, preventive care, disease management and member satisfaction.  It has consistently been rated among the top plans in the country, and has been the US News and World Report’s #1 rated health plan in the United States for the past nine years.  Harvard Pilgrim has a growing network of over 135 hospitals and 28,000 doctors and clinicians with revenue premium income of $2.6 billion and net income of $22million for the year ending December 31, 2012.  For more information, please visit www.harvardpilgrim.org

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, Eric Schultz and working closely with senior leadership and HPHC’s Board of Directors, the CLO will develop and lead the organization’s corporate legal strategy to promote and protect matters and serve as a key member of the Leadership Team in establishing all aspects of the corporate business strategy.  The CLO will lead and manage a team of attorneys who are responsible for the delivery of all legal services in a wide range of areas, including but not limited to regulatory compliance, commercial transactions, provider contracting, risk management, employment, fraud prevention and recovery and litigation.  In addition, the CLO will have leadership responsibility for Internal Audit, Corporate Compliance including the Special Investigations Unit; Government Affairs and P&L responsibility for HPHC’s Senior Programs, including Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Supplemental Program.

The successful candidate must have excellent academic credentials, a law degree from an ABA accredited school of law, membership in the State Bar of Massachusetts or eligibility for admission based on reciprocity is required. Prior experience in the health insurance business is preferred, however broad business experience that aligns with the changing direction of HPHC will also be considered

Resumes and referrals should be directed by e-mail to the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care search team at HarvardPilgrimCLO@wittkieffer.com.  For additional information or to discuss this position further, please feel free to contact Steve Kratz at (404) 233-1370 or Werner Boel at (678) 302-1559.

On behalf of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, thank you in advance for your assistance with this important recruitment project.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Harvard Pilgrim supports individuals in reaching their full potential by supporting equal employment opportunities and an environment that actively values diversity. Harvard Pilgrim complies with all applicable laws concerning hiring and employment practices and is firmly committed to fostering and maintaining a workplace free from discrimination. We pledge to hire, train, and promote our employees without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.