Assistant Vice President, Employment Counsel

  • Global Atlantic Financial Group
  • Remote (Connecticut)
  • Sep 22, 2022
Full time Legal

Job Description

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. Global Atlantic is a majority-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management across multiple strategies and capital markets solutions.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Vice President - Employment Counsel will join the Global Atlantic Corporate Legal team, advising Global Atlantic’s Legal and Human Resources Departments.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Human Resources Office and others to provide legal advice on a wide range of issues, to primarily include employment law and employee relations matters.  This position reports to the Vice President of Employment Law and will be based in either of our Hartford or Des Moines offices or will work remotely. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • As assigned, will provide day to day support to Human Resources on a broad range of issues relating to offer letters, separation agreements, restrictive covenants, immigration, independent contractor issues, reviewing third-party service contracts supporting HR, and DE&I initiatives.
  • Provide employment law expertise for Corporate Development projects, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring.
  • Manage outside counsel when necessary to complete complex projects and transactions, including issues involving Bermuda law.

QUALIFICATIONS & NECESSARY SKILLS:

  • Graduate of accredited Law School with at least 3 years of experience dealing with employment law matters at a law firm or inhouse position;
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to serve as a strategic partner to HR and provide practical and actionable advice;
  • Strong communication skills, work ethic and high level of personal integrity and accountability
  • Ability to manage a variety of projects;
  • Strong ability to investigate, research and comprehend new laws and technology;
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced and changing environment;
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction in the United States
  • Ability for some travel.