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Associate Counsel - Regulatory Affairs

  • United States Virtual / New York City Metro Virtual / Atlanta / Chicago / Miami / Scottsdale / Houston / Kansas Virtual / District of Columbia Virtual
  • R-96148
  • Legal Staff
  • Full Time
  • Added

This job is responsible for partnering with Assurant’s VP of Regulatory Affairs for Enterprise & Global in analyzing, advising and reporting on pertinent regulations related to a variety of enterprise-wide regulatory and corporate issues impacting Assurant and its subsidiaries. This position offers the opportunity for the right hire to take ownership and accountability for projects with developed skills/experience. This role is remote.

Why You Should Consider This Role

  • You are authentic and love advising and connecting with people

  • You value the autonomy to use common sense and good judgment to make decisions

  • You are naturally comfortable exercising discretion when interpreting policies

  • You have a reputation for excellence and integrity in the government affairs community

  • You are comfortable dealing with conflict and providing specific feedback

  • You are an innovative thinker who anticipates and solves problems

  • You have superior relationship building skills and can adapt to multiple audiences 

The Details

  • Under the direct supervision of the VP of Regulatory Affairs/Corporate Governance, researches, analyses, and determines the effects of state and federal statutes, regulations, and court opinions on business practices and procedures. Regulatory and corporate legal matters to be analyzed and summarized include, but are not limited to, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, reinsurance, ESG, disaster recovery/business continuity, anti-money laundering/OFAC, investments, and holding company act matters

  • Monitors and analyzes emerging regulatory trends and legislation using information from Government Affairs, communications from trade associations, and other sources, while consulting with the VP of Regulatory Affairs/Corporate Governance and functional areas to determine impact and risk

  • Advise company personnel on routine legal issues, trends, and risks impacting corporate governance, operational practices, and relationships with outside parties

  • Prepares summary presentations/communications for delivery to Assurant stakeholders in a concise and relevant manner

  • Under the supervision of a supervising attorney, analyze, draft, revise, approve, and/or negotiate policies, procedures or process documents to guide business and legal needs

  • Fosters strong working relationships with business leaders, in-house business attorneys, the Government Relations team, and Compliance Team

  • Support in administrative matters, such as payment to external law firms with the support of finance department.

What You Will Like

  • The people – we care

  • The diversity - every day is different

  • The excitement – we focus on ‘What Matters Most’ to our customers

  • The difference in the value Assurant places on strong leadership

  • The opportunity to learn, grow and advance within our fortune 500 global company

  • Competitive salary

What You Should Know About Us

  • Our uncompromising values- Common Sense, Common Decency, Uncommon Thinking, and Uncommon Results guide the way we support our customers and work with one another

  • We are a Fortune 500 company employing approximately 15,000 people in 21 countries

  • We have over 125 years of experience innovating and adapting to the changing needs of our customers

Basic Qualifications

  • Juris Doctor (JD) required

  • Minimum of 2-4 years of legal experience, in a law firm or corporate law department, ideally working in a compliance, regulatory or legal team involving issues related to those described herein (ideally in the insurance industry)

  • Current license to practice law in a US jurisdiction

  • Ability to evaluate complex legal and regulatory issues and recommend appropriate and defendable courses of action

  • Ability to handle a diverse set of issues and provide a high level of customer service in a calm and professional manner

  • Highly autonomous and self-motivated work ethic; demonstrating sound judgment, initiative, and an ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency

  • Ability to evaluate facts and, with some guidance, identify legal issues, locate applicable law and recommend an appropriate course of action

  • Demonstrate an ability to handle matters of a sensitive and confidential nature, and the capacity to maintain composure while working under pressure

  • Must demonstrate strong executive presence, interpersonal, and highly developed writing and speaking skills

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build a trusting work environment


Helping People Thrive in a Connected World
We work with the world’s top brands to make smart devices simpler. Vehicles last longer. Homes more secure. Problems easier to solve. And we volunteer in communities all over the globe to help the world become a greener, better place. We come from a variety of countries, cultures and backgrounds. But we’re united by our enduring values of common sense, common decency, uncommon thinking and uncommon results. So connect with us. Bring us your best work and your brightest ideas. And we’ll bring you a place where you can thrive. Learn more at jobs.assurant.com.

For U.S. benefit information, visit myassurantbenefits.com. For benefit information outside the U.S., please speak with your recruiter.

Our Culture Defined
Our unique culture is a big reason why talented people choose Assurant and why they tend to stay. Although we have a wide variety of skills and experiences, we share common characteristics that are uniquely Assurant. A passion for service. An ability to innovate in practical ways. And a willingness to take chances. We believe that staying on top doesn’t mean sacrificing our values. We believe clarity of vision and a sense of purpose will carry us forward. And we take charge of our own success. We call it The Assurant Way.

Company Overview
Assurant is a leading global business services company that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant supports the advancement of the connected world by partnering with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative solutions and deliver an enhanced customer experience through mobile device solutions, extended service contracts, vehicle protection services, renters insurance, lender-placed insurance products and other specialty products.

Equal Opportunity Statement
Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not use or consider race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in employment decisions.

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