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Assistant General Counsel

McKinney
Job number: 4595

Job Description:

Assistant General Counsel

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Job Summary

Globe Life is hiring a full-time attorney in the Company’s in-house legal department. This attorney will primarily be responsible for overseeing legal investigations, as well as providing legal counsel to the Company’s Internal Audit Department and other internal departments, as needed. The contemplated work arrangement would consist of a hybrid remote / in-office schedule with an in-office location of McKinney, Texas.

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as day-to-day legal advisor responsible for overseeing investigations of possible legal, regulatory, or company policy violations;
  • Scope, manage, and direct attorney-client privileged investigations of such violations, coordinating with appropriate company personnel, consultants and outside counsel;
  • Coordinate with litigation, security, and other legal partners on complex, cross-functional investigations;
  • Coordinate with law enforcement agencies, insurance departments, and other bodies on investigation-related matters;
  • Assist or lead incident reviews, including fact-finding and root cause analysis; advise on and facilitate implementation of appropriate remedial activities;
  • Monitor enforcement trends and regularly advise investigation teams, business units, and legal partners on investigation best practices;
  • As needed, assist other attorneys with, or be responsible for, projects unrelated to investigations

 

Required Skills

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Excellent time management skills are essential for success in this position. Ability to meet critical deadlines across multiple active workflows is required. Sense of urgency and responsiveness are required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, tact, diplomacy, and a high level of professionalism are required.
  • Must be a strong communicator, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must possess strong analytical skills and the ability to issue-spot for areas of legal concern.
  • Ability to work well both independently and within a team setting.
  • Must possess comprehensive understanding of attorney/client privilege.
  • Willingness to learn the legal and regulatory framework of the insurance industry is required (if not already familiar).
  • Must receive direction well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability and willingness to learn and become proficient in other software tools, as required.
  • Maintain compliance with Legal Rules of Professional Responsibility, and maintain confidentiality of highly sensitive information.
  • Ability to research law across all states in the U.S., with an understanding of conflict of laws principles.
  • Reliable and predictable attendance of your assigned shift
  • Ability to work full time and/or part time based on the position specifications.

Required Knowledge & Experience

Education & Work Experience 

  • Juris Doctor is required.
  • Need not be licensed to practice law in Texas, but must be licensed to practice in at least one State.
  • Prior insurance industry experience is not required, but would be a plus.
  • Prior in-house legal department experience is not required, but would be a plus.

Savings and Investment Plan (401K) - Eligible employees may begin participating in the plan on the first day of employment.

Pension Plan - Eligible employees who complete one year of service with the Company become participants in the Pension.* (Not available to Cleveland Employees)

Medical - Benefits are available to all eligible employees and qualified dependents the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Dental** and Vision - Eligible employees and qualified dependents are able to enroll the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Our FSA has two components, Health Care and Dependent Care Accounts. These accounts allow employees to set aside a portion of their earnings on a pre-tax basis to cover out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Participation is elected on a calendar year basis and is available to all eligible employees the first of the month following the completion of 30 days of continuous service.

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) - A pre-tax Health Spending Account (HSA) is offered to those who enroll in the High Deductible Plan. It allows you to pay for many of the health care expenses not covered by your medical plan including deductibles and co-pays. Participation is elected on a calendar year basis and is available to all eligible employees the first of the month following the completion of 30 days of continuous service. Company contribution to HSA ($4500 family, $2500 single plans)

Short-Term Disability - Eligible employees may be entitled to salary continuance during periods of temporary disability. Benefits are based on employee status and years of service.*

Group Life and Long-Term Disability** - Eligible employees may elect life insurance and long-term disability coverage the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Vacation and Paid Holidays - Employees are eligible for vacation upon the completion of six months of employment. In addition, the Company offers eight paid holidays.

Education Assistance - The Company supports employees who wish to continue their education to secure increased responsibility and growth within their professional careers. We offer a reimbursement program for expenses incurred through approved institutions of learning. In addition, Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) and International Claim Association (ICA) program courses are offered after the completion of six months of services at no cost to the employee.

Fitness Reimbursement - Eligible employees are able to receive up to 100% reimbursement for monthly dues (employee only).

Supplemental Plans** - Cancer, Heart/Stroke, Accident.

*Please note, some benefits may vary by subsidiary. Please be sure to clarify with the Human Resources Department.
**Company paid benefit

Do I have to apply for every job that I am interested in? - Yes. Though our Talent Acquisition Team searches our database for qualified candidates, the only way to ensure that we know what position is of interest to you is if you apply for it directly.

Now that I've applied, what happens? - You will receive an immediate response from our system. Someone from our Talent Acquisition Team will review your qualifications and skills. If you're a good fit, we'll contact you to conduct an initial interview by phone, followed by assessment testing and an in person interview(s).

How do I get the contact information of the hiring manager for the job I am interested in? - It is our policy not to give contact information to external applicants. If, after you apply, it is determined that your skills and qualifications match our hiring needs, you will be contacted directly for an interview by someone on our Talent Acquisition Team.

I've been interviewed, what's next? - If selected, we'll extend a conditional offer. Then, pending a successful background check and drug screen, we'll confirm a start date.

The Whole Globe

Globe Not only is it in our name, it’s in our hearts. Our Company thrives off of diversity and has created a culture focused on inclusivity. These two components are the pillars of our foundation and the guiding principles that build our employees and leaders.

No Ceiling

SmileThe insurance industry may be traditional, but Globe Life has been, is, and always will be dedicated to building an inclusive, sustainable, and inspiring environment that does not have a ceiling on growth.