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Jay A. Warmuth

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Jay Warmuth has been at the leading edge of complex legal and regulatory matters in the health care and insurance sectors — and the intersection of the two — for more than a decade. His experience includes deep expertise in pharmacy benefit management services, as well as a thorough background in the Affordable Care Act and insurance mergers and acquisitions.

Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, 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, celebrating the Fourth of July each year with 100 of his closest family members ... and no cell service.

Services & Industries

  • Insurance
    • Health Care Reform
    • Health Insurance Companies
    • Insurance Company Litigation
    • Insurance Industry Associations
    • Insurance Regulation
  • Health Care
    • Compliance
    • Health Care Transactions
    • HIPAA Privacy & Security
    • Health Plan Regulation
    • Reimbursement


University of Minnesota Law School J.D., cum laude (2000)Carleton College

B.A. in International Relations, cum laude (1997)

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