Innovation Law Attorney

60062, Northbrook
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Nov 09, 2020
Jan 08, 2021
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The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. As a leader in a corporation with 83,000 employees and agency force members, you’ll have a hand in transforming not only Allstate but a dynamic industry. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Job Description

The Innovation Attorney Lead Consultant provides legal advice on intermediate level legal matters for the Innovation Law group and business clients.  The employee in this job exhibits a strong understanding of core business processes and areas of emerging law, and supports matters across the enterprise relating to technology, cybersecurity, privacy, data management, international, and/or intellectual property.          

Job Description

  • Provide advice and/or legal approval related to company documents, policy, practices, and procedures
  • Gather facts from client to understand goals and objectives client intends to achieve from intended action
  • Draft, review and / or negotiate basic matters and agreements
  • Perform due diligence
  • Research and determine applicable and pertinent laws, statutes, regulations, rules, and other legal authority
  • Proactively provide advice and counsel to business unit on the impact of new laws on business
  • Draft and/or review routine correspondence and communications
  • Monitor and review new laws, regulations, and case law, participating in relevant industry groups
  • Manage moderately-complex projects including development of meeting materials, and coordination with senior management

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience 

  • Juris doctorate
  • 5+ years related legal experience in a law firm or an in-house legal department for a mid- to large-sized company typical
  • Experience in the following areas:  privacy, cybersecurity, technology, international, intellectual property, M&A, strategy, commercial, data, and/or highly regulated sectors
  • Experience operating within a parent company and its family of companies
  • Business and work experience outside legal context

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • License to practice law in Illinois (and/or other states as required)

Functional Skills

  • Fundamental knowledge of insurance products, distribution systems, and claims processes
  • Basic understanding of insurance accounting principles
  • Fundamental knowledge of the political nature of the regulatory environment and the litigious nature of insurance
  • Familiarity with FTC and NAD advertising standards
  • Computer skills, including MS Office suite, used in or related to the tasks performed
  • Ability to influence or persuade others
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
  • Business acumen with ability to quantify return on investments (create and contribute to business cases and risk evaluations)


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.


Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.


As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.


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