8 yrs required
Colorado Springs, CO, United States
Dec 05, 2022
Associate General Counsel
The candidate identifies and leads existing and emerging risks that stem from business activities and the job role. Ensures risks associated with business activities are effectively identified, measured, supervised, and controlled. Follows written risk and compliance policies, standards, and procedures for business activities. Independently provides legal counsel to senior leadership to support business objectives and lead regulatory, compliance and litigation risk. Leads sophisticated legal assignments with a high level of business impact and delivers appropriate solutions. Effectively communicates with partners and varying levels of leadership in both verbal and written forms. Produces clear and concise legal positions involving highly complex issues. Proactively collaborates and the Chief Legal Office to mitigate risk. Proactively monitors and analyzes changes in laws, regulations and industry and advises appropriate organizational leadership of such changes in a timely manner. Anticipates potential or future legal and operational issues that present a risk to the organization and proactively engages with others to identify potential solutions. Regularly provides mentorship to more junior attorneys and serves as a resource to others in the Chief Legal Office. Provides leadership through cross-functional projects that have a material impact. Effectively leads outside counsel to acquire legal advice. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited school. A Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school is required. Licensed and in good standing to practice law in one state or a territory of the USA. Should have 8 years of relevant experience with at least 7 years of experience as a practicing attorney. Demonstrated ability to effectively collaborate with key resources and stakeholders, influencing decisions and managing work to achieve strategic goals. Should preferably have 4+ years of experience handling a complex litigation docket including class actions and first-chair litigation experience or in-house management experience involving the products or business operations of personal lines insurance companies (auto, property, life) and consumer banks. Experience analyzing insurance claims handling practices and claim files for personal lines insurance products is preferred. Excellent proficiency with rules of civil procedure and evidence, e-discovery processes, and institutional document production and retention issues.