CNO Financial Group (Legal Department) is hiring an Assistant General Counsel to direct legal/compliance counsel and autonomously providing a full range of legal advice and services in one or more specialized practice areas (including but not limited to product development, marketing/sales, claims/underwriting/PHS, labor & employment, agent conduct, privacy, intellectual property, product management, information technology, and/or litigation management) across a major insurance segment of the enterprise.
This is your opportunity to lead and direct the legal or compliance review of respective enterprise-wide area (product development, sales/marketing, product management) for a major insurance segment.
As an Assistant General Counsel, your responsibilities will include:
Sets team objectives, goals, and action plans.
Provides legal counsel, compliance guidance and interprets complex federal and state laws to support new product development, new product advertising, product management, and sales and marketing.
Works proactively with business partners to identify legal issues and manage risk within their specialized area(s) of legal practice.
Frequently manages external counsel on outsourced legal initiatives and represents the Company on mediations, including those of relatively high risk and exposure.
Advises, collaborates and coordinates with leaders in business segments and enterprise functions (i.e., actuarial, marketing, operations, tax, etc.) on matters relating to legal and compliance risks pertaining respective area.
Monitors and evaluates industry and regulatory developments, surveys the potential impact to corporate policies, and recommends appropriate response to changes in the regulatory or industry environment.
Collaborates with other legal associates, corporate and business units, including CNO's broker dealer and retail registered investment advisor to identify and address regulatory risk in operational functions.
Responsible for developing and executing short term operational plans that support the execution of higher-level compliance and legal strategies.
Reviews and negotiates mid-level to complex contracts as determined by total spend and the risk of breach.
The Assistant General Counsel position is well-suited for you if you:
Have an in-depth knowledge of legal/compliance principles and how it relates to the enterprise-wide area supported.
Are effective at identifying and communicating solutions.
Think creatively and partner with the business to evolve solutions.
Identify and communicate key legal and compliance risks to all areas of the organization.
Hold strong communication skills to inform on highly technical specialized matters.
Qualified candidates will have:
Juris Doctorate required; licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction.
Ten years of legal experience; at least five years in the insurance industry is preferred.
Proven experience identifying, developing, and implementing plans to mitigate enterprise compliance risk.
Strong contract drafting and other writing skills.
Proven ability to manage internal resources, as well as outside counsel and other contracted resources, to provide high quality and timely services and guidance within established product development schedules.
At this time, CNO is not mandating its associates to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. However, this is an evolving situation, in the future CNO may require its associates to be vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodations required by applicable law.
CNO Financial Group offices reopened in April 2022 and we will be pursuing a hybrid working model. Associates who live within a 60 mile radius of a corporate office (Birmingham, Carmel, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee) will have access to come into that Office up to 2 days/week, and work from home at least 3 days/week. This role is full time work from home (WFH), also known as Remote. This role can be performed from any US based location within the central or eastern time zone. Work cannot be performed from outside of the United States.
CNO provides life and health insurance, annuities, financial services, and workforce benefits solutions through our family of brands and supported by our associates and agents. Our customers work hard to save for the future, and we help protect their health, income and retirement needs with 3.2 million policies and more than $35 billion in total assets. Our 3,400 associates, 8,600 exclusive agents and independent partner agents guide individuals, families and businesses through a lifetime of financial decisions.
We are financially strong and well positioned for continued growth, and we are grounded in our core values of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I); Integrity, Customer Focus, Excellence, and Teamwork. We have offices in more than 260 communities in the U.S., including our headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, and corporate offices in Birmingham, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee.
At CNO Financial Group, we're always looking forward-to the security and stability we help create for our insurance brands' customers, and the growth we create within our own company. We're looking for ambitious people who want to do more. We'll provide you with opportunities to grow your skills through challenging professional experiences.
If you're looking for a culture that encourages development, helps you reach your potential, and rewards you for your contribution, then CNO Financial Group is right for you. For more information, visit CNOinc.com.
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