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Assistant General Counsel Legal Department

Company name

American Equity

Organization Type


Job Type


Date Last Verified

Dec 11,2018

Posted on

Mar 30,2018

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required


West Des Moines, IA
Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Assistant General Counsel - Legal Department
The candidate will counsel business partners on complex and routine legal questions relating to various corporate, insurance, regulatory, securities, investments and business issues. Will advise on the legal aspects of the Company’s financing and other contracts and agreements. Assist the General Counsel to ensure the Company’s compliance with applicable SEC laws and regulations and NYSE rules. Manage the Company’s litigation matters in cooperation with outside counsel. Participate on the team that responds to market conduct examinations and policyholder complaints. Manage and evaluate outside counsel and monitor and control legal expenses. Assist in supervising compliance with applicable laws and regulations on the state and federal level. Directly supervises the Legal Department staff which includes 3 Senior Counsels and 2 Counsels. Must have Juris Doctorate degree with an exemplary academic record in college and law school and 10+ years of relevant legal experience, with in-house experience preferred. Ability to review, analyze and provide legal advice regarding complex business issues and documents is essential. Must have strong legal skills across a range of areas and familiarity with legal concepts, practices and procedures. Clear understanding and adherence to ethical principles, company values, code of conduct and policies. Solid understanding of business operations and corporate issues. Licensed to practice law, preferably in the State of Iowa is essential.

Additional info

Requisition Number 18-0055

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Equity
5000 Westown Parkway
Suite 440
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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