Managing Counsel - Discovery Management Unit
The candidate leads a team to resolve highly complex and/or a broad range of legal and organizational issues. May independently work directly, or provide subject matter expertise, on significant, high-risk, or highly complex legal matters. Regularly attends business partner meetings to better understand business processes and needs. Identifies and logically assesses potential legal risks in ambiguous, unique and/or highly complex business situations. Creates valuable risk management/mitigation recommendations using sound risk assessment information to further achievement of business objectives. Interacts regularly with senior leaders in OCLO or the company on legal matters within area of responsibility. Has a moderate level of input into or influence on company decision-making. Creates practical and effective solutions to the most complex legal issues with no established precedent; develops creative solutions to unique legal problems. On behalf of the company or the area of expertise, has periodic interaction with persons outside of the company. Takes the lead role in matters that are highly complex, strategic, or sensitive in nature. Keeps senior leaders and appropriate management of Company 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. Brings a broad network of established relationships, both internal and external, to the organization. Leads a group of attorneys (and possibly related legal staff) supporting one or more business units within the company. Leads and trains other attorneys or paralegals on procedural, business, or legal issues. Demonstrates strong leadership skills in team building, motivating, influencing, successfully leading through and motivating change. Provides input into the strategic direction for the larger team. Leads and runs assigned unit's day-to-day operations, including associate performance management, salary planning and administration, training and development, workflow, and organizational planning, hiring and placement and disciplinary actions. Makes recommendations on and ensures compliance with approved organization and outside counsel budgets. Develops objectives for implementation of legal initiatives. May perform other responsibilities as assigned. Reports to Associate Vice President/Vice President/Senior Vice President; leads a team of Legal professionals.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school. Associates reporting within Nationwide’s OCLO who are functioning in attorney roles must be fully licensed in accordance with OCLO policy, in good standing and in compliance with all continuing legal education requirements at all times in the state(s) in which they practice. Legal expertise and broad business acuity recognized company-wide. Have 12+ years of relevant legal experience. Must have leadership experience. Significant knowledge of one or more areas of law, complex legal practices, and procedures. Project management concept and techniques. Understands staff and team coaching and development techniques, setting the strategy and managing to group objectives. Considered a subject matter authority within his or her areas of responsibility. Sound business savvy and knowledge of the business goals and objectives as they relate to the matter at hand. Strong verbal and written communication skills for interacting with all levels within OCLO and with business clients. Analytical ability to interpret statutes, regulations, insurance policies and other contracts. Decision-making ability to set work priorities and make recommendations. Ability to lead, initiate, organize and coordinate highly complex, cross-functional projects and/or cases. Significant negotiation skills. Strong leadership and management skills: team building concepts, motivating, influencing, successfully leading through and motivating change. Significant professional and/or civic involvement. Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.
JOB ID: 72839.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
1 Nationwide Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215