We currently have an opportunity available for a Senior Corporate Counsel to join our Corporate Legal team in our Plymouth, MN office located at 605 Highway 169 North. This position is responsible for the management of routine, non-routine and complex non-claim corporate legal issues, including providing sophisticated, practical commercial and corporate transactional legal advice, research and support to internal business partners, including key members of the company's management team.
Provides business and solution-oriented legal counsel based on seasoned judgment, research, analysis and interpretation of relevant law.
Identifies legal dimensions of business strategies and plans, and as integrated part of the business team, works in conjunction with business partners to implement/execute business objectives. Where appropriate, leads small and large cross-functional project teams to address the legal dimensions of business initiatives.
Deploys strong, mature legal judgment, interpersonal skills and influence to build effective working relationships with a wide variety of legal and non-legal colleagues, including senior management.
Manages and works effectively with outside counsel when appropriate so as to optimize expertise and resource of outside counsel and effectively manage legal costs.
Interfaces and communicates with regulators in a broad range of contexts to advance and protect the companywide interests.
Prepares a variety of legal opinions and memoranda, coupled with informal day-to-day legal communications/advice on broad array of legal issues. Frequently drafts and/or reviews/edits/guides various business documents, agreements and communications in connection with a business matter or initiative.
Extensive knowledge and expertise in commercial contracting and corporate transactions and developing legal and regulatory issues pertaining to the insurance industry.
Demonstrated ability to effectively represent the organization to members of the legal community, government agencies and insurance industry associations. Consistently exceeds expectations of internal and external customers and the best interests of the company.
Must be able to work both independently and as a highly collaborative member of a team in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment.
Must have excellent analytical, decision making, problem-solving, verbal/written communication, organization, and teamwork skills. Demonstrated ability to influence and lead.
Exceptional management skills, including informal training and formal development of staff.
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
Education and Experience:
Bar admission required and 7-10 years of experience preferably with five or more in the insurance industry.