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Litigation - General/Commercial Attorney in Portland, ME

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Posted on

Jun 11, 2021

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Portland, ME, United States
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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In House Counsel - Litigation
The candidate will enforces and defends Company’s interests in litigation and disputed matters; selects, assists and supervises outside counsel. Handles legal aspects of insurance regulatory matters pertaining to such diverse areas as market conduct examinations, rate and form filings and approvals, acquisitions and divestitures. Provides legal support to designated business units, manages workflow from and relationships with all levels of management of each unit. Prepares legally binding documents; drafts, negotiates and develops complex contracts and forms; may be responsible for state filings, approvals of contracts, rates and marketing materials, and systems implementation. Monitors and keeps legal management team apprised of and solicits their input as appropriate on significant legal issues. Analyzes and formulates company’s position on legislation/regulations. Serves as a legal advisor to business units responsible for litigation, product development, claims, underwriting, sales, distribution, corporate, and marketing initiatives (etc.) for all product lines offered by all domestic (U.S.) companies. Incorporates and applies ERISA, federal and state tax laws and regulations, insurance laws and regulations, and employee benefit laws affecting insurance, as well as new and emerging areas of the law like e-commerce and privacy, to business plans and objectives. Identifies law-related training needs of Company personnel; develops and delivers training through various mechanisms including written materials, classroom and staff presentations Ensures that all business clients give appropriate attention to the Code of Conduct. May perform other duties as assigned. J.D. (law degree) plus admission to practice law in at least one jurisdiction. A minimum of five years of relevant experience in a business, corporate or other legal environment. Knowledge of the state and federal regulatory environment, including state filing and compliance requirements and processes. Demonstrated leadership qualities including ability to build effective working relationships with key constituents across the Enterprise. Insurance product knowledge preferred. Strong leadership skills, including strategic planning and project management preferred. Strong people and change management skills preferred. The ability to understand multiple technology applications preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Litigation experience preferred (necessary for some positions).

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