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The Legal Division of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has an exciting opportunity for a Legal Counsel. We are looking for a team member who would enjoy working for an organization that strives every day to support the public good and make a difference.
This Division is an integral partner with members and NAIC internal clients in supporting NAIC regulatory initiatives, special projects and corporate business development. If you are detail oriented and enjoy legal research and analysis while delivering excellent client service and advice, this is a perfect opportunity for you!
Interested applicants must be licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri or eligible for in-house counsel admission. The right candidate should have three to five years of related experience after Law School.
This position is located in the NAIC’s state-of-the-art offices in Town Pavilion in the heart of downtown Kansas City which includes great restaurants and top-notch entertainment venues. This is a full-time position in a positive and flexible environment.
Performs accurate legal research and provides sound legal advice to NAIC members, and state insurance department staff; tracks pending legislation and case law that might have a significant impact on state insurance regulation and NAIC initiatives; and serves as legal support for a variety of regulatory projects.
Provides legal support for corporate issues and provides guidance and counsel.
Performs legal analysis on such matters as: non-profit legal issues; employee benefit plans; non-profit tax issues; internal policies and procedures; risk management/insurance coverage.
Provides litigation support including responding to subpoenas; assisting outside counsel; editing motions; drafting, reviewing and responding to discovery requests, and providing strategy for all assigned cases.
Reviews organization’s activities for compliance with state and federal law.
Provides legal support for business operations and legal technology identifying legal, operational, contractual and intellectual property issues.
Assists in negotiating, drafting and reviewing agreements on behalf of the organization, which includes working with NAIC staff to identify objectives and potential issues, ensuring that contractual relationships involving the organization are in its best interests.
Skills and Abilities:
Must be licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri or eligible for Missouri licensure.
Proficient with Microsoft Windows, Word, Outlook and Excel.
Ability to perform accurate legal research including, but not limited to, use of the Internet, Westlaw, Lexis and provide sound legal analysis.
Ability to effectively communicate, through both oral and written expression, with all levels of regulators, staff, and interested parties.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Must be a self-starter, often taking independent initiative on projects.
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
J.D. from an accredited college or university and three to five years’ related experience. An Accounting or Finance Degree and experience working in insurance regulatory matters, corporate law, intellectual property, information technology or business transactions, is a plus.
Experience working in insurance regulatory matters, corporate law, intellectual property and business transactions.
Why Work at the NAIC/NIPR?
Flexible Work Environment
Choice of Insurance Plans
Vacation Buy Back
Infants in the Work Place
Employee Recognition Programs
Days Off for Community Service
Student Loan Repayment Program
The NAIC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer
Applicants for all positions are considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military or veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
ABOUT THE NAIC The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization created and governed by the chief insurance regulators from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories. Through the NAIC, state insurance regulators establish standards and best practices, conduct peer review, and coordinate their regulatory oversight. NAIC staff supports these efforts and represents the collective views of state regulators domestically and internationally. NAIC members, together with the central resources of the NAIC, form the national system of state-based insurance regulation in the U.S. WHY WORK AT THE NAIC?•Choice of Insurance Plans •Tuition Reimbursement •Referral Bonuses •Jeans Day Every Friday •Paid Covered Parking •Interest Free Personal Computer Loans •“Crunch Day” Treats Every Month •Vacation Buy Back •Infants in the Work Place •Adoption Assistance •Eight Paid Holidays •Employee Recognition Programs •Days off for Community Service•Fitness Center