Assistant General Counsel

Binghamton, NY
Full Time
Practice Areas: Corporate, Contract, Litigation Job #: 0882 Exp.: 3+ Years
As an Assistant General Counsel, you will assist Legal department management in providing legal counsel and advice to Executive management, officers and employees with respect to Company operations and in drafting, reviewing and advising with respect to corporate documents and agreements.

This position must be able to work remotely and in the Home Office and must have reliable internet service while working remotely.

The level for this position will be determined based on factors including relevant skills, experience and other qualifications.

Description of Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide legal counsel and advice to Executive Management, Officers and employees on matters of law and regulation relating to the Company, its subsidiaries and their operations.
  • Draft and review corporate documents and agreements and advise appropriate personnel with respect to the protection of the Company or the implementation of Company objectives.
  • Provide legal counsel and advice regarding matters of corporate governance, product development, compliance, market conduct, claims and customer service issues.
  • Provide legal review of Company advertisements and publications.
  • Assist appropriate personnel with analyzing and interpreting newly enacted or proposed legislation and regulatory and judicial mandates.
  • Draft policies and procedures and assist with implementation of compliance initiatives.
  • Assist in litigation matters.
  • Negotiate, obtain, and maintain property/casualty insurance to mitigate Company risk exposure.

Required skills & experience:

  • Minimum 3 years law practice required.
  • Experience with corporate law, contract law and litigation preferred.
  • Regulatory compliance experience, including law and regulation interpretation.
  • Knowledge of insurance law (life and annuities with particular competence in the New York Insurance Law); corporate law; employment law; intellectual property law; litigation practice and procedure; securities and investments; trusts and estates law. 
  • CLU, ChFC (can be obtained while in the position).
  • Exceptional analytical, oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional organization and planning skills.
  • Ability to apply clear thinking and good judgement in the application of law to particular facts and circumstances.
  • Ability to balance and manage priorities and conflicting demands under time and responsibility pressure; Exceptional conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to establish business relationships with executives, managers and other employees.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information appropriately.

Education Required:

  • Juris Doctor Degree; Admission to New York State Bar; BA or BS four-year College Degree.
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this position

Security Mutual is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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