Title: Associate Counsel
The Associate Counsel will be responsible for providing legal support on a wide variety of matters, including general commercial matters, broker-dealer and securities sales issues, and insurance regulatory requirements, to various clients within the company. This position interacts with fellow in-house legal personnel as well as multiple Lombard International business units. Prior experience in regulated financial industries, particularly insurance, securities or broker-dealer, is a plus. This position is based in Philadelphia, PA and reports to the Executive Vice President and US General Counsel as a member of the Legal Department.
Perform research and analysis and provide advice on a wide array of legal matters that may arise.
Provide comprehensive solutions to complex problems or needs including negotiating agreements and drafting contracts for complicated services and relationships related to the Company’s insurance and broker-dealer operations.
Read, interpret and apply to business situations relevant statutes and regulations.
Assist in ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations across the organization and with contracted partners.
Analyze changes to regulatory requirements and proactively manage regulatory developments.
Provide counsel and advice to various business units including Europe, Bermuda, Latin America and Asia.
Demonstrate excellent communication and drafting skills and project management skills, such as the ability to handle multiple matters and to move between different substantive areas of the law.
Draft and negotiate business arrangements in support of the marketing and sale of complex products.
Interact with insurance regulators throughout the United States regarding form filings and requests for information.
Undertake special projects or as needed for the department.
Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of position expectations.
Desired Skills and Experience
2 to 4 years of relevant experience in a law firm and/or an in-house law department.
Juris Doctor degree.
Admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or eligible to obtain a Pennsylvania Limited In-House Corporate Counsel License.
Experience in a regulated industry or practice area preferred.
Knowledge of variable insurance products and/or private investment securities industry, as well as insurance industry compliance issues, is a strong plus.
Must have the ability to competently manage multiple concurrent projects and transactions.
Project management skills, strong personal accountability, follow-up and initiative.
Corporate M&A exposure is a plus, but not required.
Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
Creative problem-solving ability and the ability to balance business and legal needs.
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.
Mental agility and adaptability.
Ability to set priorities and meet multiple deadlines.
High attention to detail.
Experienced user of standard office software.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.