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Senior Counsel

Delta Dental Ins.
$133,300- $260,000/ year
Posted Mar 22
Full Time
On Site
San Francisco, California

Job Description

The Senior Counsel is a vital member of the Legal Department and Legal Affairs Division, supporting the growth and operations of the company through legal expertise and advisement. This role acts as a subject matter expert, advising stakeholders on legal matters and regulatory or legal risks of relevance to the company.



  • Provide trusted legal advice and thought partnership to peers, practice group leaders, key clients, and divisional leadership.
  • Maintain expanded knowledge of trends, laws/regulations, and court decisions affecting the company and the industry.
  • Work in close partnership with functional leaders, leveraging legal knowledge and business perspective, to support legal and business outcomes within a functional or product area.
  • Provide business-oriented legal advice to enable risk-based decisions.
  • Develop, review, and negotiate complex, non-standard contracts.
  • Leverage legal expertise to lead or execute projects/initiatives under the direction of a practice group leader or other functional leadership.
  • Represent a practice group or project in internal and external meetings, and develop/deliver presentations on relevant topics including departmental activities and initiatives.
  • As appropriate, escalate and inform legal and risk management issues to practice group leaders.



  • 4+ w/Bachelor's degree
  • 7+ years in a regulatory, transaction, or specialized legal role in a law firm or in-house environment with law degree; Healthcare or benefits experience preferred.
  • Preference for Medicare, Medicaid, or state and federal government contracting.
  • Expertise in a legal practice area or business functional area.
  • Ability to educate with every communication, using written and verbal communication to bring clarity and insight to clients and translating complex legal matters into relatable terms.
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work independently while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Willingness to be adaptable and flexible in both thinking and work style.
  • Strong analytical, advocacy and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent listening and observational skills.
  • Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
  • Ability to exhibit leadership skills within the legal team.


  • Bar Admission. Upon Hire Req'

Base Pay Information

The national base pay range at the end is a good-faith estimate of what Delta Dental may pay for new hires. Actual pay may vary based on Delta Dental's assessment of the candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs), related experience, education, certifications and ability to meet required minimum job qualifications. Other factors impacting pay include prevailing wages in the work location and internal equity. $133,300 - $260,000

Additional Information

Rewards to make you smile! We don't just want to make our customers happy - we want to give our employees a reason to smile, too. Delta Dental's comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Generous paid time off plus 12 holidays and your birthday off!
  • Low-cost premium medical insurance options
  • 100% paid dental and vision insurance
  • Generous 401(k) matching and flat contribution
  • Social responsibility and volunteer opportunities, including 16 paid volunteer hours annually
  • Employee LiveWell program, focusing on overall employee well-being
  • Fertility and diabetes benefits
  • Employee discount program: AT&T/Verizon, entertainment, travel, and more!
  • Culture of learning: career development and tuition reimbursement
  • Career growth: we love promoting from within

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Please note, Delta Dental will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

About The Team

At Delta Dental, our success is only as strong as the people who execute it! We take enormous pride in being the nation's most recognized and widely-used provider of dental insurance - and we've come this far by living our core values of innovation, excellence, service and trust. Our vision is to motivate and empower every employee so that we're all inspired to take exceptional care of our customers, providers and ourselves. We believe in integrity, accountability, collaboration, and giving every employee equitable opportunity for their voice to be heard and development to be fostered.

If you're excited about the prospect of transforming the future of health care and growing in your career, join our smile revolution!

To see some of the smiling faces behind Delta Dental and to learn more about what our values and culture look like in action, connect with us on social media: Delta Dental Ins. on Facebook and Instagram, on Facebook and Instagram, Delta Dental Ins. on Twitter and Delta Dental Ins. on LinkedIn.

We are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a network of companies that provides dental coverage to 74 million people in the U.S. Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company, together with our affiliate companies, form one of the nation's largest dental benefits delivery systems, covering 33 million enrollees. All of our companies are members, or affiliates of members, of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a network of 39 Delta Dental companies throughout the country.

Delta Dental is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender or identity expression, age, disability, marital status, medical status, veteran status or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. In addition to federal law requirements, Delta Dental complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Unfortunately, our Delta Dental Enterprise is unable to hire individuals residing in Alaska, North Dakota, Nebraska, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Vermont, Maine, West Virginia, New Hampshire, Wyoming, Puerto Rico or other US Territories at this time.

Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be provided if selected for hire.

  • Delta Dental includes: Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, and Delta Dental of New York

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