Answer Financial, Part of Allstate!
The Associate Corporate Counsel for Answer Financial is based at Answer’s headquarters in Encino, CA, and is responsible for the following: drafting and negotiating transactions on behalf of the Company, providing legal guidance to the Company and senior management on a broad range of federal and state regulatory matters including identifying areas of risk and making suggestions for improvement, and managing outside counsel and developing strategy for litigation and regulatory proceedings.
Develop, draft, review, and negotiate contract terms and conditions with insurance companies, marketing partners, and vendors on behalf of Company by leveraging strong business acumen and comprehensive negotiation tactics
Responsible for providing and rendering practical, timely, and high quality legal counsel, guidance, and recommendations on mitigating issues concerning the rights, obligations, and risks related to the Company’s business operations
Stay abreast of federal and state regulatory laws relating to the Company’s business, Insurance Industry trends, and ensure compliance with all privacy laws and FCC/FTC guidelines, including TCPA, etc.
Respond to regulatory inquiries related to the marketing and sale of insurance products
Establish and maintain procedures that protect the Company’s intellectual propriety including but not limited trademarks, patents, and other Company assets inclusive of customer data
Manage and collaborate with outside counsel to develop strategy and action plans for litigation and regulatory proceedings, while effectively controlling budget of outside counsel expenses
Collaborate with Human Resources to determine action steps necessary in resolving potential employment claims and other labor law related issues; assist in creating employment related policies and practices
Provide leadership to create a strong working relationship between legal and other departments at Company and all other Allstate family of companies
Juris Doctorate degree
Admitted to the State Bar of California; licensed to practice law, in good standing
3+ years of demonstrated transactional law experience with increasing levels of responsibility
Direct experience with providing risk assessment and management of legal and regulatory issues with senior leadership
Direct experience drafting and negotiating contracts and transactions and drafting policies and procedures to mitigate compliance risk
Experience managing investigations and litigation both internally and with outside counsel
Strong communication skills with ability to effectively communicate with associates and external parties at all levels of the organization
Highly motivated, organized, and effective in establishing priorities
Possess excellent written and oral communication skills;
Ability to advocate, collaborate, and influence leaders across the Company
Insurance Industry experience is preferred
Understanding of compliance laws and regulations, including insurance sales and marketing regulations is a plus
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
Representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of the job. Must be able to operate a PC, other relevant office tools/equipment, sit for extended periods, and/or occasionally stand for extended periods, lead training classes and travel. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Answer Financial, an Allstate company, is one of the largest online auto & home insurance agencies in the U.S., with sales centers in Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee, Encino, California, and Ogden, Utah. Answer Financial insures over 3.4 million vehicles and homes and provides insurance shoppers in all 50 states the ability to compare insurance prices from some of the more than 20 top-rated insurers that Answer Financial represents. Products offered through Answer Financial include: auto insurance, homeowners insurance, condo insurance, renters insurance, motorcycle insurance, RV insurance & boat insurance. In addition to buying insurance online, customers can buy over the phone with assistance from one of our licensed insurance professionals.
We offer a competitive salary, first day health benefits, matched 401(k), and paid time off.
Answer Financial is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Type: Full-time
Answer Financial, Part of Allstate!