Sr Director & Assistant Counsel

$170,000 - $207,000 yearly
  • The Standard
  • Remote (Portland, OR, USA)
  • Jan 08, 2021
Full time Finance Insurance

Job Description

Who We Are

The Standard is an insurance and financial services company headquartered in Portland, OR. The company has approximately 3,000 employees, 6 million customers and $34 billion in assets under administration.

Location: Candidates seeking a remote position are welcome to apply.  This position will require occasional travel to The Standard’s offices in Portland, OR and Cincinnati, OH.

What You’ll Do

You’ll lead a team of attorneys and retirement plan consultants to ensure accurate and timely advice is provided to senior leadership in our Asset Management Group, which includes Retirement Plans and Annuities.  As a member of the Legal and Compliance leadership team, you’ll demonstrate and lead a culture of continuous quality and performance improvement, acting act as the company’s legal representative and providing legal counsel to company management.

Legal Management Function:

  • Responsible for managing the work environment, identifying workforce needs and ensuring the team’s alignment with Legal and Compliance department expectations, values and vision.
  • Create team goals that support the business plan and department strategies and maximize the opportunity to achieve those goals.
  • Utilize mentoring, coaching and the company’s performance management program to continually improve the quality of the team’s legal work product.
  • Collaborate with other members of the legal management team to seek out process improvements and organizational changes that improve legal service quality and responsiveness.
  • Create opportunities to increase the subject matter scope of attorney experience and expertise without jeopardizing efficiencies. 
  • Manage and obtain services of outside counsel to complement available internal legal resources. 

Legal Practice Function:

  • Provide expert legal analysis, risk assessment and advice to the business on complex matters. Engage in problem solving that advances business objectives in a manner that is consistent with applicable state and federal law.
  • Act as the company’s legal representative and advocate with respect to external customers (clients, litigants and governmental authorities).
  • Provide legal counsel to company management as requested.     

The Skills and Background You’ll Need

  • Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence. 
  • Experience:  5-10 years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.
    • Experience managing and leading people, either directly or through matrixed relationships, strongly preferred.
  • Professional certification required:  Licensed to practice law in the applicable state.  Membership in the State Bar of Oregon or eligibility for admission based on reciprocity or House-Counsel.                        

What You’ll Get From Us

  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • An engaging and inclusive work environment
  • A performance driven culture with respect for people