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ProfileCounsel The candidate manages the defense of extra contractual and bad faith litigation/exposures against firm companies involving the Sale, Underwriting and handling of claims. Provides expert advice and counsel on complex legal matters in an area of responsibility or specialized legal area focusing on relationships with senior level OCLO and business leaders with minimal supervision. Creates valuable risk management recommendations by leveraging sound risk assessment information and actively identifying and logically assessing potential legal risks in ambiguous, unique and/or complex business situations which have potential for significant impact to the company. Recognized by key business partners for expertise and business acumen. May have supervisory responsibility for a small group of legal resources. May report to VP / AVP / Managing Counsel. May have supervisory responsibility for a small group of legal resources within an area of law. Typically has fewer than 3 direct reports. 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 within the OCLO 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. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have JD degree from an accredited law school. Maintains an active license in the state in which the position is located is essential. Must be currently licensed as an attorney in an appropriate U.S. jurisdiction. Developed legal expertise and business acumen recognized by key business partners is essential. Must have 6+ years of relevant legal experience. Must have solid experience with or knowledge of an area of law; complex legal practices and procedures. A subject matter expert regarding a specific product, service or specialty (employment, finance, regulatory, real estate, securities, tax, etc.) is preferred. Sound business acumen and knowledge of the business goals and objectives as they relate to the matter at hand is essential.Strong oral and written communication skills for interacting with mid-level and some senior level OCLO associates and business partners is essential. Supervisory skill is helpful.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
1 Nationwide Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215