Senior Associate Counsel - Northbrook

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Job Description

Senior Associate Counsel - Business Transactions Law

The Business Transactions Law team is seeking a corporate transactional attorney with 5 to 8 years of technology, M&A, or commercial transactions experience who is interested in an in-house position in the legal department of a Fortune 100 company. Join Allstate as a Staff Attorney in the Investments & Business Transactions Law division of Allstate's Law & Regulation Department.

You will collaborate with other attorneys and work directly with our business partners as a member of the Business Transactions Law team. The Business Transactions Law team is responsible for a wide range of corporate transactional work for our public company parent and numerous subsidiaries in the U.S. and around the world. The team's work includes sourcing/procurement contracting, including a significant volume and array of technology agreements and opportunities for counseling on novel issues as Allstate expands into new products and services; M&A transactions and collaboration agreements with strategic partners; debt and equity investments; marketing and advertising agreements; legal work for Allstate's not-for-profit foundations; and a variety of other transactions for business partners throughout the Allstate enterprise.

We are fortunate to have a great team of talented, engaged, hard-working legal professionals and are looking for someone like that to join our team. You will be working with attorneys who are invested in your professional development and appreciate that work-life balance begins with the idea that your career and your life should be mutually rewarding, not mutually exclusive.

Your role on the team:

  • You will assist in providing legal advice and counsel to business partners on legal issues and risks in connection with various transactions, with supervision on more complex matters.
  • You will conduct preliminary legal reviews, identify issues, draft, review, and negotiate agreements, manage projects, and prepare recommendations with respect to day-to-day matters and assist with more complex matters.
  • This position supports, and has direct accountability for overseeing and handling legal issues for, various internal client groups including Sourcing and Procurement Solutions, Corporate Development and Capital Deployment, and other business units engaged in transactions, including strategic initiatives, technology transactions, and acquisitions. You will be responsible for helping coordinate with various internal business partners in connection with that work.
  • From time-to-time, you will also be responsible for overseeing the work of outside counsel and paraprofessionals.


Job Qualifications

  • License to practice law in a U.S. Jurisdiction
  • 5 to 8 years of transactional experience in a law firm, a Fortune 500 company, or a similar organization
  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills and experience advising business partners on a variety of transactions
  • Experience with technology contracting is preferred
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and critical-thinking skills, as well as the ability to identify and manage issues
  • Ability to adapt well to change, multi-task, make effective decisions in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, respond with a sense of urgency, and deliver results
  • Great interpersonal skills combined with the ability to develop and influence others
  • Creative thinker with a focus on continuous improvement


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

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