Counsel, Insurance Operations Law (Remote)

Location
Work From Home
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 18, 2021
Closes
Jan 17, 2022
Ref
95881669#GIJ--Allstate.1
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified

The world isnt standing still, and neither is Allstate. Were moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers evolving needs. Thats why now is an exciting time to join our team. Youll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

Youll 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.Plus, Allstate is changing how, when, and where we work-to lead us boldly into our future. We're empowering our employees to create better ways of working through more intentional use of communication and collaboration practices, processes and tools.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from lifes uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years weve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatevers 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. Weve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We dont follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary


Provides legal advice and counsel on behalf of the Insurance Operations group related to moderately complex/moderately sensitive issues. Collaborates and aligns on strategy, action planning, and communication with client, business units, and other areas of Law and Regulation (L&R).

Proactively counsels clients on emerging legal issues and risk. Counsels clients on strategic initiatives, and serves on project teams as needed to provide legal advice. Reviews and delegates appropriate new matters. Provides project management, coordination, and collaboration between legal teams within L&R and with business clients. Conducts research, substantive drafting, reviewing, advising, and negotiating for moderately complex matters.

Key Responsibilities

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


Legal Advice and Counseling
o Perform due diligence; gather all relevant facts and documents; play a lead role in work with Law Clerks, Paralegals and/or other Attorneys in due diligence
o Conduct complex research and determine applicable and pertinent laws, statutes, regulations, rules, and other legal authority; identify legal issues and make strategic recommendations
o Monitor and review new laws, regulations, and case law; identify and summarize relevant issues; Collaborate with other areas of L&R department; Proactively provide advice and counsel to business unit on the impact of new laws on business
o Provide advice and/or legal approval related to company documents, policy, practices, and procedures
o Provide advice and counsel clients on emerging legal issues and risk
o Counsel clients on strategic initiatives and serve on project teams as needed to provide legal advice


Drafting and Negotiation
o Draft, review, and / or negotiate moderately complex matters and agreements
o Draft and / or review non-routine correspondence and communications
o Review and revise business cases and supporting documentation


Business Knowledge and Acumen
o Gather facts from client to understand strategic goals and objectives client intends to achieve from intended actiono Work with business colleagues to develop and implement change
o Determine if/how business processes / practices need to be modified and play a lead role with client to implement change
o Determine extent of other Area of Responsibility (AOR) involvement; Understand integration points and play a lead role with other areas of responsibility that may be impacted to manage change
o Recommend and obtain appropriate approval for resolution, if warranted
o Play a key role in strategy determination, action planning, and communication with client, business units, and other areas of L&R, as appropriate


Project Management
o Lead project management initiatives for complex projects, including coordination, and collaboration between legal teams within L&R and with business clients, as appropriate
o Retain, supervise, manage, and coordinate work with Outside Counsel, if applicable


Interpersonal/Communication
o Participate in and prepare for meetings with external parties
o Participate in meetings with senior management team
o Participate in relevant external industry groups

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience


o Possesses a juris doctorate and alicense to practice law in state of residence (and/or other states as required)
o 7+ years related experience typical
o Computer skills, including MS Office suite, used in or related to the tasks performed
o Exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information
o Demonstrates ethics and integrity
o Has relevant experience within a reputable law firm or an in-house legal department for a mid- to large-sized organization
o Insurance-industry experience preferred
o Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes
Management & Supervisory Skills
o Budget management skills
o Project management skills and law firm/vendor management experience
o Able to interact with all levels of personnel and supervise/oversee the work of more junior resources
o Utilizes subject matter expertise to coach and guide less experienced team members

Compensation Data

The minimumstarting salary range for the position starts at $96,500 to a maximum of $174, 600 (commensurate with experience)

***This position is also "bonus eligible"

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 thats 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, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.For a full description of Allstates benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/

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