This position has responsibility for directing strategy and managing a broad portfolio of corporate litigation including bankruptcy, investment and commercial real estate, pet and specialty insurance product, bank and mortgage litigation. The position requires trial and litigation experience. The selected individual also acts as legal advisor and advocate to internal business clients and collaborates with internal business attorneys from multiple teams including the corporate legal and marketing and emerging businesses legal teams. Additional responsibility will include management of other large exposure litigation matters arising from enterprise business activity, including class or collective actions. Must be knowledgeable of the laws, regulations, and administrative procedures associated with this role.
Summary: Provides expert advice and counsel on complex legal matters in an area of responsibility or specialized legal area focusing on relationships with senior level OCLO and business leaders with minimal supervision. Creates valuable risk management recommendations by leveraging sound risk assessment information and actively identifying and logically assessing potential legal risks in ambiguous, unique and/or complex business situations which have potential for significant impact to the company. Recognized by key business partners for expertise and business acumen. May have supervisory responsibility for a small group of legal resources.
Core Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides expert advice on routine and complex legal matters in an area of responsibility. Regularly attends business partner meetings to better understand business processes and needs.
Actively identifies and logically assesses potential legal risks in both routine and ambiguous, unique and/or complex business situations. Creates valuable risk management/mitigation recommendations leveraging sound risk assessment information to further achieve complex business objectives. Drafts necessary legal documents and develops conclusions and recommendations.
Assists business partners in addressing situations of high legal exposure or risk; understands overall business risk tolerance and considers it in the context of risk management strategies and actions. Has some input into or influence on Company decision-making.
Creates practical and effective solutions to complex legal issues with no established precedent; develops creative solutions to unique legal problems. May interact with persons outside of the Company on behalf of the organization.
At times, may take the lead role in matters that are complex, strategic or sensitive in nature. Understands the business partner's position and needs. Keeps senior leaders informed of case law and new legislation, as appropriate. Considers the long-term business and strategic consequences of possible outcomes. Delivers difficult messages or news, and challenges business partners when necessary; responds to challenges to advice and counsel directly and effectively.
Has a wide network of established relationships with associates at all levels within the OCLO and primarily mid-level and some senior level business partners.
Works independently and may lead virtual and/or formal teams on multiple complex group/client assignments. May have management responsibility for a small group of legal resources.
Occasionally leads virtual teams on tasks, projects or assignments. May train or mentor less experienced attorneys or paralegals on procedural, business or legal issues.
Typical Skills and Experiences:
Education: JD degree from an accredited law school. Maintains an active license in the state in which the position is located.
License/Certification/Designation: Currently licensed as an attorney in an appropriate U.S. jurisdiction.
Experience: Developed legal expertise and business acumen recognized by key business partners. Typically has six or more years of relevant legal experience.
Knowledge: Has solid experience with or knowledge of an area of law; complex legal practices and procedures. Considered the subject matter expert regarding a specific product, service or specialty (employment, finance, regulatory, real estate, securities, tax, etc.). Sound business acumen and knowledge of the business goals and objectives as they relate to the matter at hand.
Skills/Competencies: Strong oral and written communication skills for interacting with mid-level and some senior level OCLO associates and business partners. Analytical ability to interpret statutes, regulations, insurance policies and other contracts. Decision-making ability to set work priorities and make recommendations. Ability to initiate, organize and coordinate complex projects and/or cases that cross functional or business lines. Takes the lead role in negotiations that are complex, strategic or sensitive in nature. Supervisory skills helpful.
ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.
Credit Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities of this job, a valid credit check and/or background which will be requires as part of the selection process.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive base salary, bonus and full benefits package.
Internal Number: 51398
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