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State Farm is offering a rare opportunity to join a high performing, Fortune 50 in-house legal team that provides legal counsel to a variety of business clients across the enterprise. Our Law Department employees are challenged, guided, and empowered. As a community, we help one another grow professionally and personally. It's part of who we are and have been since 1922.
What You'll do:
The primary focus of the Counsel/Attorney position in HR/Agency is to advise on legal issues related to employees and independent contractor agents.
The position entails providing employment law advice but also a wide array of additional responsibilities.
Provide employment and agency legal advice to appropriate representatives of the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and its affiliates.
Independently manage a docket of counseling, administrative matters and litigation involving employees and independent contractor agents.
Analyze legal problems, and interpret laws and regulations.
Approach legal matters and/or litigation resolution in creative ways.
At State Farm®, our mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm has held its own as the number one insurer of auto, home, and life in the nation.
What We Offer You:
State Farm offers candidates the opportunity to engage in complex legal work for a Fortune 50 client. We focus on developing our employees to help them reach their full potential.
Incentive Bonus Pay
Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefits
What We're Looking For:
Candidates with 5 or more years of experience preferred.
Law degree from ABA accredited law school and excellent academic credentials.
Must have active license to practice law in at least one state and a member in good standing of the bar.
Past experience in handling employment matters for or on behalf of employers along with experience counseling employers on labor-related issues is preferred.
Experience handling complex employment litigation is suggested.
Advanced knowledge of legal principles and practices related to the subject matter of the attorney's area of practice and/or leadership management skills.
Proactive mindset -anticipates and responds effectively to client's needs and actively assists clients by practicing preventive law.
Qualified applicants must possess: a commitment to providing quality legal advice, learning agility (including a demonstrated willingness to develop expertise in new subject matters), and a history of enthusiastic participation in a team environment.
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