Assoc. General Counsel - ERISA & Wealth Management
CUNA Mutual Group
in Madison WI
Reporting to the Managing Associate General Counsel or Vice President,
Associate General Counsel. Provides strategic level legal expertise and leadership to senior levels of management in the conduct of company business for CUNA Mutual Group and its Affiliates. Effectively builds partnerships with business customers. Delivers
creative, profitable, competitive solutions for CUNA Mutual Group. Demonstrating leadership on corporate and division initiatives exhibiting a strong business acumen. Has broad responsibility and great autonomy in representing CUNA Mutual Group. Must
provide strong and effective leadership on projects and activities across the organization. He/she has authority and responsibility for assisting in the development of corporate strategic plans/policies and business plans/procedures in conjunction with
executive and senior management. He/she maintains a highly visible corporate presence and countenance that inspires trust and invites consultation from persons both inside and outside CUNA Mutual Group to advance the corporate mission. This position
generally has attorney direct reports.
Framework General Profile and Scope
Provides leadership to managers and professional staff
Accountable for the performance and results of multiple related teams, working
with leaders to identify improvements in the discipline/department
Develops discipline/departmental plans, including business production and/or organizational priorities
Decisions are guided by resource availability and functional
Utilizes a high degree of general business knowledge and judgment, including an in-depth understanding of CUNA Mutual Group operations, customers, programs, and plans to advise
executive and senior management to help CUNA Mutual Group achieve its corporate goals and develop competitive advantages resulting from changing legal and business environments.
Establish close partnerships with assigned business leaders and their
Delivers innovative legal solutions that anticipate future legal issues related to product, program, customer and operational needs of CUNA Mutual Group.
Matches legal resource utilized to the level of risk and
Provide mentoring and coaching to other attorneys.
Proactively develops internal and external relationships in area of expertise that can be leveraged to gain insight on issues and best practices.
with all levels of leaders that results in counsel being sought in area of expertise.
Authority and responsibility to assist clients in the development of strategic and business plans and procedures in conjunction with Executive and Senior
Matches legal resource utilized to the level of risk and complexity.
Actively monitors industry legal and business developments; identifies and drives business changes given developments in area of expertise and businesses
Educate clients on legal developments in area of expertise.
Juris Doctor or L.L.B. Degree and continuing legal education within areas of specialty and
Authorized to practice law in the State of Wisconsin or applicable jurisdiction.
Generally up to ten years of legal experience with overall expert status in specific law areas.
In-depth knowledge of CUNA Mutual Group
products, programs, operations, policies and strategies gained through experience.
In-depth knowledge of credit union market place.
In-depth knowledge of area of expertise gained through experience in the insurance industry and formal
Ability to recognize current and anticipate future developments in the legal environment, marketplace and CUNA Mutual Group products, programs and operations.
Ability to understand and use economic, financial, and industry data
to appropriately balance business opportunities and legal risks.
Ability to interact with clients and other parties in a manner that inspires a high degree of trust, invites consultation and promotes communication.
Significant degree of
business acumen to enable attorney to evaluate and propose alternatives that are not only legally permissible but which also make sense from a business standpoint.
Strong analytical skills, creativity and significant experience in analyzing and
providing practical, effective solutions to significant, complex transactions and issues.
Ability to lead, organize and coordinate committees, workgroups, project teams and/or task forces and effectively access CUNA Mutual Group
Ability to negotiate, clearly communicate and to persuade others.
Responsible for the consistent delivery of HR processes: recruiting, hiring, training, career development, performance management, etc. Evaluate managers and
team members in both technical duties and professional aspects of their performance.
Ability to prioritize work and to work under pressure; ability to maximize results using limited resources.