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Company name

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.

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Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required


Columbus, OH

Date Last Verified

Mar 20,2018

Posted on

Mar 12,2018
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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Counsel Duties: Provides expert advice on routine and complex legal matters in an area of responsibility. Regularly attends business partner meetings to better understand business processes and needs. Actively identifies and logically assesses potential legal risks in both routine and ambiguous, unique and/or complex business situations. Creates valuable risk management/mitigation recommendations leveraging sound risk assessment information to further achieve complex business objectives. Drafts necessary legal documents and develops conclusions and recommendations. Assists business partners in addressing situations of high legal exposure or risk; understands overall business risk tolerance and considers it in the context of risk management strategies and actions. Has some input into or influence on Company decision-making. Creates practical and effective solutions to complex legal issues with no established precedent; develops creative solutions to unique legal problems. May interact with persons outside of the Company on behalf of the organization. At times, may take the lead role in matters that are complex, strategic or sensitive in nature. Understands the business partner’s position and needs. Keeps senior leaders 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. Has a wide network of established relationships with associates at all levels and primarily mid-level and some senior level business partners. Works independently and may lead virtual and/or formal teams on multiple complex group/client assignments. May have management responsibility for a small group of legal resources. Occasionally leads virtual teams on tasks, projects or assignments. May train or mentor less experienced attorneys or paralegals on procedural, business or legal issues.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD degree from an accredited law school. Maintains an active license in the state in which the position is located. Currently licensed as an attorney in an appropriate U.S. jurisdiction. Developed legal expertise and business acumen recognized by key business partners. 6+ years of relevant legal experience. Knowledge: Has experience with retirement plans, and specific knowledge around qualified, non-qualified, ERISA and non-ERISA retirement plans and correction programs for the IRS and DOL. Considered the subject matter expert regarding a specific product, service or specialty. Sound business acumen and knowledge of the business goals and objectives as they relate to the matter at hand. Strong oral and written communication skills for interacting with mid-level and some senior level OCLO associates and business partners. Analytical ability to interpret statutes, regulations, insurance policies and other contracts. Decision-making ability to set work priorities and make recommendations. Ability to initiate, organize and coordinate complex projects and/or cases that cross functional or business lines. Takes the lead role in negotiations that are complex, strategic or sensitive in nature. Supervisory skills helpful.

Additional info

Job ID: 51010

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
1 Nationwide Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215

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