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Sr Director & Assistant Counsel

The Standard

in Telecommute / Portland OR

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Who We Are

The Standard is an insurance and financial services company headquartered in Portland, OR. The company has approximately 3,000 employees, 6 million customers and $34 billion in assets under administration.

Location: Candidates seeking a remote position are welcome to apply.  This position will require occasional travel to The Standard’s offices in Portland, OR and Cincinnati, OH.

What You’ll Do

You’ll lead a team of attorneys and retirement plan consultants to ensure accurate and timely advice is provided to senior leadership in our Asset Management Group, which includes Retirement Plans and Annuities.  As a member of the Legal and Compliance leadership team, you’ll demonstrate and lead a culture of continuous quality and performance improvement, acting act as the company’s legal representative and providing legal counsel to company management.

Legal Management Function:

  • Responsible for managing the work environment, identifying workforce needs and ensuring the team’s alignment with Legal and Compliance department expectations, values and vision.
  • Create team goals that support the business plan and department strategies and maximize the opportunity to achieve those goals.
  • Utilize mentoring, coaching and the company’s performance management program to continually improve the quality of the team’s legal work product.
  • Collaborate with other members of the legal management team to seek out process improvements and organizational changes that improve legal service quality and responsiveness.
  • Create opportunities to increase the subject matter scope of attorney experience and expertise without jeopardizing efficiencies. 
  • Manage and obtain services of outside counsel to complement available internal legal resources. 

Legal Practice Function:

  • Provide expert legal analysis, risk assessment and advice to the business on complex matters. Engage in problem solving that advances business objectives in a manner that is consistent with applicable state and federal law.
  • Act as the company’s legal representative and advocate with respect to external customers (clients, litigants and governmental authorities).
  • Provide legal counsel to company management as requested.     

The Skills and Background You’ll Need

  • Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence. 
  • Experience:  5-10 years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.
    • Experience managing and leading people, either directly or through matrixed relationships, strongly preferred.
  • Professional certification required:  Licensed to practice law in the applicable state.  Membership in the State Bar of Oregon or eligibility for admission based on reciprocity or House-Counsel.                        

What You’ll Get From Us

  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • An engaging and inclusive work environment
  • A performance driven culture with respect for people

How to Apply

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