As an integral member of the legal and compliance team, work closely with key business leaders, account executives, operations staff, HR, colleagues in the legal & compliance team and other stakeholders to support business activities and compliance pertaining to Amynta’s warranty and property & casualty insurance business by counseling on product development, contract drafting and development, distribution, compliance with laws and regulations, deal structures, producer licensing and appointments, adjuster licensing and a host of other regulatory areas. In addition, this role will support the organization's policies on industry-specific issues, corporate governance, industry/trade group representation and regulatory affairs.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities*
Give accurate, timely and forward-thinking counsel to business leaders and staffon a variety of legal topics (warranty, service contract, property & casualty insurance, contract formation etc.)
Serve as a strategic, discussion partner with key business leaders to navigate the regulatory landscape to write profitable business to support organization’s growth trajectory
Extensive knowledge of warranty and service contract law in one or more of the following areas: motor vehicles, consumer products (e.g., electronics, home appliances and/or power equipment), home warranty and related areas.
Negotiating, writing and executing agreements and contracts on behalf of the company
Offering counsel on a variety of legal issue and collaborate with management to devise efficient defense strategies
Specify internal governance policies and regularly monitor compliance
Research and evaluate different laws, regulations and risk factors regarding business decisions and operations
Apply effective risk management techniques and offer proactive advise on possible legal issues
Communicate and negotiate with external parties (regulators, external counsel, public authority etc.), creating relations of trust
Draft and solidify agreements, contracts and other legal documents to ensure the company’s full legal rights
Deal with complex matters with multiple stakeholders and forces
Provide clarification on legal language or specifications to everyone in the organization
Conduct your work with integrity and responsibility
Maintain current knowledge of changes in legislation
Ability to act autonomously with little direction and oversight
Basic and Preferred Qualifications (education and Experience)
Proven experience as in-house, legal counsel in business environment as trusted advisor, preferably for a property & casualty insurer or industry participant (e.g. third-party administrator, broker, managing general agent etc.)
Excellent knowledge and understanding of corporate law and procedures
Full comprehension of the influences of the external environment of a corporation
Demonstrated ability to create legal defensive or proactive strategies
High degree of emotional intelligence and self-control
Ability to jump into complex situations and provide clear, concise and actionable legal counsel
High degree of professional ethics and integrity
Sound judgement and ability to analyze situations and information
Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
J.D. degree and licensed to practice in at least one (1) U.S. state.
Minimum Job Skills, Abilities and Qualifications
Mastery of the English language, both written and verbal.
Strong attention to detail, is dependable and follows through.
Ability to analyze data and present recommendations based on outcomes of analysis.
High level of maturity to handle sensitive and confidential situations.
Strong work ethic and excellent time management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with people throughout the organization.
Willingness to maintain a professional appearance and provide a positive company image.
Willingness to work non-traditional shifts which meet the needs of the team and company.
Ability to provide coaching and mentoring to peers and subordinates.
Ability to perform under minimal supervision.
Ability to handle complex issues and problems and defer to higher-level staff only as needed.