Group1001 is a consumer-centric, technology-driven family of insurance companies on a mission to deliver outstanding value and operational performance by combining financial strength and stability with deep insurance expertise and a can-do culture. Group1001’s culture emphasizes the importance of collaboration, communication, core business focus, risk management, and striving for outcomes. This goal extends to how we hire and onboard our most valuable assets – our employees.
The Corporate Counsel will be responsible for legal matters of Group 1001. This critical role focuses upon both all legal issues related to transactional, corporate, compliance, mergers & acquisitions, and other organizational legal matters. The position will report to the Chief Legal Officer (“CLO”), Group 1001.
You must be fundamentally strong, inquisitive, have an ability to adapt, thrive in a collaborative environment, and have sound judgment.
- Review, draft, and administer agreements, and other related legal documents in connection with internal as well as external parties.
- Develop solutions in all phases of transactions, including initial assessments, diligence, negotiation, execution, and integration.
- Corporate governance (state-specific) law including process, policies, and related rules, regulations, and requirements.
- Filings and responding to periodic inquiries from regulators.
- Assist in ensuring full, proper, and sufficient governance records.
- Assist with the development, design, and implementation of policies and procedures.
- Identify, monitor, and communicate changes to federal, state, and local laws, and case law for impact to business segments and associated products and services.
- Provide solution recommendations when changes in laws or trends affect how business may be transacted.
- Assist with the development, design, and implementation of business segment compliance policies and procedures.
Mergers & Acquisitions
- Familiarity with typical methods and processes in acquisitions, whether equity, asset, or combinations thereof.
- Capacity and attention to detail in performing and managing due diligence processes.
- Ability to draft, review, and work with outside counsel on acquisition documentation.
- Stay current on all applicable federal and state laws and regulations by conducting ongoing research and identify and communicate changes as they occur; assess associated legal and business risks and identify risk mitigation options.
- Prepare and maintain relevant reports, memos, and other records.
- Identify and problem resolve issues that develop during the course of each acquisition event, transactions, corporate matters, and compliance issues.
- Communicate regularly with CLO regarding the status of acquisition events transactions, corporate matters, compliance issues, and other assigned work.
- Admission to a state bar/J.D degree from accredited law school.
- Finance or related undergraduate degree, strongly preferred.
- At least 3 years of relevant experience with a law firm or in-house.
- 3 to 5 years of legal experience.
- Proficient in (a) Microsoft Office® (incl. Excel, Word, and PowerPoint), Outlook, and Windows Explorer, (b) Internet and web research, and (c) Adobe Acrobat.
- Proven drafting, strong writing, and analytical skills.
- Exceptional organizational skills, precise attention to detail, ability to manage multiple priorities and track extensive details / filing histories.
- Excellent issue-spotting, risk assessment, research, and problem-solving skills; resourceful; and possess the ability to professionally articulate finding and recommendations.
- Ability and desire to work on numerous projects; and responsive to quick turn-around times.