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Wanted Legal Counsel

Posted on: 28 Dec 2018 15 views
: Legal Counsel
: Hiscox
: LLB

About The Hiscox Legal And Governmental Affairs Team

The Hiscox Legal Team’s members are experienced in corporate, commercial, and insurance law and support Hiscox USA in all legal and regulatory matters. We are a small team looking for a third member and are proud of the impact we have made as business partners with our colleagues. We work closely with leaders and staff throughout the business who depend on us to help Hiscox USA achieve its goals.

 

The role

The Legal Counsel will work closely with the Senior Legal Counsel and the Head of Legal and Government Affairs to review and draft contracts – especially those with insurance agents and broker partners -- serve on project teams, and assist with corporate governance matters and responding to subpoenas and complaints, along with other legal tasks. The role is challenging and requires a curious, agile, and practical mind, but offers a great learning opportunity to gain invaluable experience that will enhance your in-house career. If you are driven to learn and energized by the prospects of making a difference as a key member of our team and contributing towards the growth of our dynamic and ambitious company, then we would like to speak with you.

What You’ll Be Doing As Legal Counsel

• Prepare and review contracts and related documents – especially those with insurance agents and broker partners

• Serve on project teams representing the Legal department

• Oversee the registration of trademarks by working with outside counsel

• Assist with corporate governance responsibilities

• Assist with responding to subpoenas, insurance department inquiries and complaints, and litigation-related matters

• Maintain close working relationships with internal clients and provide advice and counsel on legal issues

• Partner with colleagues to develop solutions and recommendations to meet the Company’s business needs while addressing and mitigating legal risk

• Work with the business and Legal Department colleagues on various types of transactions, including corporate investments and mergers and acquisitions matters, and taking the lead with the due diligence process for such matters

• Perform other related duties as assigned or requested

 


Person Specification

Please provide a cover letter and resume that clearly communicate that you are the person to take on this challenge at Hiscox USA. Here are some of the requirements we ideally would like to see:

• Experience with handling insurance agency / broker contracts and agreements is a priority for this role

• Member of the bar of Georgia or another state with 3 or more years of experience in a corporate or law firm setting, during which you drafted and reviewed vendor, confidentiality, service, and other commercial agreements

• A drive to succeed within a lean, collaborative, and ambitious business and with people who pride themselves on excellence, quality service and reputation

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently in a collaborative environment

• Strong service focus that enables one to effectively interact with all levels of internal and external customers and partners

• Preferred: Familiarity with transactions, including mergers and acquisitions matters, employment, trademark, internet law, or commercial leases and/or experience with an insurance company

 



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