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Corporate Counsel Connected Living

Join our growing and dynamic legal team that supports Assurant’s Global Lifestyle business channels.  The Counsel role will provide advice, strategic and transactional support to Assurant’s wireless, extended protection programs, technology, and digital products and support services.  The ideal candidate will have experience with insurance and extended service contract laws.  The position will be based in either Assurant’s corporate offices in Miami, Florida or Atlanta, Georgia, and will report to the Lead Counsel. This is a remote position.

Why You Should Consider This Role

  • You are authentic and love 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 treat others with dignity and respect and consider the benefits and risks to employees and the business when addressing issues

  • You are comfortable dealing with conflict and providing specific feedback

  • You are efficient when it comes to managing large volumes of contracts or projects

  • You go above and beyond in your role as a leader because you want to, not because you have to

  • You are a change agent

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

The Details:

  • Provide advice, strategic and transactional support to sales, operations, marketing, finance, business development and product management areas. This requires continuing effort to understand the objectives of the business unit(s) and the key elements driving profitability

  • Draft, negotiate and interpret complex commercial agreements that materially impact the business and reflect current and changing business/legal needs as it relates to Assurant’s wireless, extended protection programs, technology and digital products, and support services

  • Work cross-functionally with other areas, including compliance, risk management, international, information security and vendor management groups

  • Understand new and emerging technologies as well as the commercial objectives of the Company, and provide legal counsel to achieve those objectives

  • Stay abreast of the evolving legislative and regulatory environments affecting the businesses and advise internal and external clients as to appropriate courses of action to maintain compliance

  • Identify potential legal risks and/or impacts to existing businesses, new ventures and products, as appropriate.  Counsel and advise business management on ramifications of those risks and potential strategies to mitigate those risks.

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

The Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and Law Degree (JD) from an accredited law school

  • Membership in good standing in the bar of at least one state

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience practicing in a law firm or corporation providing legal counsel on general business and contractual issues, ideally in technology, insurance or extended service contracts

  • Excellent drafting and negotiation skills of complex commercial agreements

  • 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 understand business strategy and basic financial aspects of business ventures

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

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization internally and externally

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, MS Office, Word), Westlaw experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of statutes and regulations governing insurance and extended service protection products

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following industries/segments: consumer goods retailing, mobile electronics/telecommunications, technology

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