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The Law Department has two Attorney/Counsel openings in its Bloomington, Illinois State Counsel Unit. The lawyers selected for these positions will handle legislative and regulatory matters for specific assigned states. The lawyers will review legislative and regulatory proposals; interact with Enterprise client representatives in assessing the various proposals' effects on State Farm; work with and build relationships with lobbyists, trade associations, and other external partners to influence legislative and regulatory outcomes; and assist the various client representatives with compliance activities. These positions will involve representing State Farm before the assigned states' legislative and executive branches. The lawyers will also represent State Farm before the Departments of Insurance in handling regulatory matters such as rate filings, market conduct exams, and complaint handling. The lawyers selected will work closely with State Farm's Public Policy Resource Group, identifying and crafting public policy solutions to current and emerging issues impacting State Farm. In addition, the lawyers selected will partner with the grassroots specialists in engaging our employees and agents in building relationships with elected officials. Heavy travel may be required periodically.
Competencies required for this role include: Integrity, Critical Thinking, Communication, Initiative, Relationship Building, Leadership, Teamwork
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides legal advice to appropriate representatives of the State Farm Companies
Provides legal services on behalf of the State Farm Companies
Analyzes legal problems, interprets laws and regulations
Knowledge of company structure, general departments
Advanced knowledge of legal principles and practices related to the subject matter of the attorney's area of practice and/or leadership management skills
Anticipates and responds effectively to client's needs and actively assists clients by practicing preventive law
Demonstrates ability to be creative in approaching legal matters and/or litigation resolution
Established resource for the organization on complex issues
Must have active license to practice law in at least one state
Other than as authorized by the General Counsel or his designee, employees are not permitted to handle any legal business outside of State Farm except authorized pro bono work.
Newly hired employees must cease all outside practice and all suit involvement before joining State Farm
Travel may be required via commercial transportation or driving to job related activities
May work irregular hours due to workload and nature of the work