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ProfileAssistant General Counsel The candidate will provide Claims/Legal support for all Nationwide Agribusiness (NWAG) and Farm for casualty, property and Workers Comp claims across the country. Will be responsible for providing Claims/Legal advice and counsel to NWAG Claims including coverage analysis, claims related regulatory/compliance matters, training and review of Claims practices and procedures including best practices, Claim initiatives, MBOs, policy revisions and other documents and letters on behalf of the NWAG Claims team in Des Moines and NWAG Associates and Managers in the field. Collaborating with other in-house Legal teams supporting NWAG Product/Underwriting and Sales, and the Commercial Casualty AGCs. Provides high level of expert advice on complex legal matters in an area of responsibility, business line, and/or leading a group that provides specialized expertise. Actively identifies and logically assesses potential legal risks in ambiguous, unique, and/or complex business situations. Creates valuable risk management recommendations leveraging sound risk assessment information to further achievement of business objectives; effectively communicates information to the client. Provides high level of expert advice on complex legal matters in area of responsibility and/or leading a group that provides specialized expertise. Actively identifies and logically assesses potential legal risks in ambiguous, unique, and/or complex business situations. Creates valuable risk management recommendations leveraging sound risk assessment information to further achievement of business objectives. Drafts necessary legal documents and develops conclusions and recommendations. Assists clients 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. Creates practical and effective solutions to legal issues with no established precedent; develops creative solutions to unique legal problems. Takes the lead role in negotiations that are extremely complex, strategic or sensitive in nature. Understands the business client’s position and needs. Considers the long-term business and strategic consequences of possible outcomes. Delivers difficult messages or news, or challenges the client when necessary; responds to client challenges to advice directly and effectively. Establishes a wide network of relationships; builds rapport with associates at all levels within OCLO and the business client. May train or mentor less experienced attorneys or paralegals on procedural or legal issues. May be responsible for direct day-to-day OCLO departmental operations, including associate performance management, salary planning and administration, training and development, workflow and organizational planning, hiring and placement, and disciplinary actions.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must have JD Degree from an accredited law school. Should have 8+ years of relevant legal experience. Must have significant experience with or knowledge of an area of law; complex legal practices and procedures. Strong oral and written communication skills for contacts with all levels of management and clients required. Should have analytical ability to interpret statutes, regulations, insurance policies and other contracts.
Job ID: 49371