Jay Warmuth partners with clients in complex legal and regulatory matters in the health care and insurance sectors and the intersection of the two, drawing from almost two decades of experience. He focuses on pharmacy benefit management services and health insurance matters, and he has a thorough background in federal and state health insurance regulation and insurance industry mergers and acquisitions.

In-House Counsel Experience

Before joining the firm, Jay was an executive at UnitedHealth Group, holding a variety of positions over his 13-year tenure, including:
  • General Counsel of OptumRx, providing pharmacy benefits management and pharmacy care services
  • General Counsel of UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, the company’s commercial health insurance business
  • Deputy General Counsel, UnitedHealthcare Mergers & Acquisitions, overseeing legal support for UnitedHealthcare’s M&A activity and other strategic transactions (joint ventures, affiliation agreements, etc.)
As in-house counsel at the nation’s largest health care services and health insurance company, Jay advised senior business leaders across a wide variety of complex matters in the pharmacy benefit management, health insurance and health care services industries, including:
  • Compliance program development and implementation
  • Customer and vendor contracts and negotiations
  • Government investigations
  • Litigation and pre-litigation strategies in both the private and government sectors
  • Strategic transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions
  • Privacy issues
  • State and federal regulatory matters

Jay has become a trusted advisor with in-house legal, compliance and regulatory leaders through his skill at identifying and implementing legal and business concepts — and his success as a collaborator focused on building and maintaining relationships.

Personal Interests

When not working or simply spending time with his wife and twin boys, Jay enjoys golfing, the outdoors, traveling and reading (usually science fiction or fantasy). One of Jay's favorite places to be is Scooty Lake in Northern Minnesota, where he celebrates the Fourth of July each year with 100 of his closest family members ... and no cell service.

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Drug Price Policy and Other Key Developments Affecting Drug Costs
    Co-Presenter, Health Law Institute, June, 2019
  • Pharmacy Issues on PBMs Radar: What Pharmacies can Do About PBM Contract Terminations
    Co-Presenter, American Society for Pharmacy Law, Developments in Pharmacy Law Seminar, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, November, 2018
  • Pharmacy Benefit Managers: What Is a PBM and What Do They Do?
    Co-Presenter, Minnesota State Bar Association, October, 2018
  • Drug Distribution and PBM Industry Transformation: What’s on the Horizon?
    Panelist, Health Law Institute, June, 2018
  • Pharmaceuticals and Pharmaceutical Benefit Management
    Blue Plan General Counsel Roundtable, Washington D.C. September 2017
  • High Cost Conundrum: Recent Issues and Developments in Prescription Drug Pricing and Rebates
    Co-presenter, Minnesota CLE 2017 Health Law Institute, June 2017
  • The Road to Replacing Obamacare
    Co-presenter, Practising Law Institute Briefing, May 2017
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