Insurance Operations Lead Attorney - Jacksonville

Allstate Insurance Company.
Jacksonville, Florida
Not Specified
Oct 05, 2018
Nov 02, 2018

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Job Description

Provides legal advise and counsel for life and health insurance company operations including: regulatory compliance, contracting, policy administration, and privacy and data security. Duties include: provide counsel to business clients on day to day lower complexity/less sensitive issues, identify business and legal needs and issues, conduct legal research, and prepare and present analysis and recommendations; draft and review documents; assist with and lead projects; monitor new laws and regulations; oversee defense of the Company in litigation and other disputes with third parties.

Key Responsibilities

  • Legal Advice and Counseling
    • Perform factual due diligencegather all relevant facts and documents; collaborate with business partners and other L&R members
    • Perform legal researchidentify and apply to facts applicable laws, regulations, other legal authority,
    • Identify, define and resolve legal issues
    • Monitor, review and advise on new laws, regulations, and other legal authority for applicability to the Company
    • Explain and counsel business partners on impact of legal requirements and collaborate with them on developing and implementing compliant processes
    • Collaborate with other areas of L&R
  • Drafting and Negotiation
    • Draft, review and negotiate basic matters and agreements
    • Draft and review routine communications and forms
  • Business Knowledge and Acumen
    • Gather facts from client to understand goals and objectives client intends to achieve from intended action
    • Determine if/how business processes and practices need to be modified and work with business partners to implement change
    • Identify and coordinate with other potentially impacted business units and L&R departments
    • Recommend and obtain appropriate approval
  • Project Management
    • Manage moderately-complex projects including development of meeting materials, and coordination with senior management
    • Provide project management, coordination, and collaboration between legal teams within L&R and business clients
  • Litigation Management
    • Retain and manage outside counsel representing the Company in Federal and state courts throughout the country to include development of trial and settlement strategy, and perform budget oversight
    • Oversee discovery, identifying relevant facts, materials, and witnesses, to include witness preparation
    • Assist business partners with responses to regulatory investigations, examinations and disputes
  • Interpersonal/Communication
    • Participate in meetings with business partners at all levels of the Company
    • Participate in relevant external industry groups

Job Qualifications

  • Core Competencies. Should have the following knowledge and/or propensity to learn:
    • Fundamental knowledge of life and health insurance industry and regulation, to include regulatory and litigation environment
    • Thorough understanding of litigation processes and procedures with experience representing clients in civil and/or criminal courts
    • Legal research, analytical and communication skills
    • Basic understanding of insurance accounting principles
  • Other Requisites
    • Possesses a juris doctorate and license to practice law in Florida (or be eligible to provide in-house counsel under Florida Bar Rules)
    • 5+ years related experience
    • 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
  • Management & Supervisory Skills
    • Budget management skills
    • Project management skills
    • Able to interact with all levels of personnel, ability to influence others
    • Coach and guide less experienced team members
    • Self development

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 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.

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