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Job Description

Legal Advice and Counseling

  • 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;
  • Conduct complex research and determine applicable and pertinent laws, statutes, regulations, rules, and other legal authority; identify legal issues and make strategic recommendations;
  • 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;
  • Provide advice and/or legal approval related to company documents, policy, practices, and procedures;
  • Provide advice and counsel partners on emerging legal issues and risk;
  • Counsel business partners on strategic initiatives and serve on project teams as needed to provide legal advice;
  • Support Law & Regulation Department senior management on high level issues.

Drafting and Negotiation

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

Business Knowledge and Acumen

  • Gather facts from business partners to understand strategic goals and objectives they intend to achieve from intended action
  • Work with business colleagues to develop and implement change
  • Determine if/how business processes / practices need to be modified and play a lead role with business partners to implement change
  • Determine extent of other AOR involvement; Understand integration points and play a lead role with other areas of responsibility that may be impacted to manage change
  • Recommend and obtain appropriate approval for resolution, if warranted
  • Play a key role in strategy determination, action planning, and communication with business partners, business units, and other areas of Law & Regulation, as appropriate

Project Management

  • Lead project management initiatives for complex projects, including coordination with mid-level business management and occasional exposure/interaction with senior level business management, and collaboration between legal teams within L&R and with business partners, as appropriate

Management of Outside Counsel

  • Perform bill/file reviews and perform budget oversight;
  • Evaluate and recommend if outside counsel should be retained;
  • Retain, supervise, manage, and coordinate work with outside counsel, if applicable.
  • Interpersonal/Communication
  • Attend board and committee meetings, as appropriate
  • Participate in and prepare for meetings with external parties
  • Participate in meetings with Law & Regulation Department senior management;
  • Interact with mid-level business management, with occasional exposure to senior level business management;
  • Participate in relevant external industry groups

Job Qualifications

  • This position can be located in either Northbrook, IL OR Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Intermediate skills/abilities/experiences in the following areas: legal knowledge, business knowledge, issue management, analytical skills, influencing others, coaching and development, self development, and productivity
  • Possesses a juris doctorate and a license to practice law in Illinois (and/or other states as required);
  • 5+ years related experience typical;
  • Computer skills, including MS Office suite, used in or related to the tasks performed;
  • Exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information;
  • Demonstrates ethics and integrity;
  • Has relevant experience within a reputable law firm or an in-house legal department for a mid- to large sized organization;
  • Insurance-industry experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes.
  • Management & Supervisory Skills
  • Budget management skills;
  • Project management skills and law firm/vendor management experience; Law & Regulation
  • Able to interact with all levels of personnel and supervise/oversee the work of more junior level employees

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

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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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