Position Overview
The Assistant Vice President will join either the Des Moines, IA or Hartford, CT based Global Atlantic Individual Markets Legal team and will be involved in a variety of legal matters across the Global Atlantic life insurance companies. A successful candidate should have extensive experience in life insurance company products, state insurance law, distribution arrangements, securities law and FINRA regulation. Key responsibilities will include:
  • Close involvement with senior business members on product development of complex insurance products including annuities, life insurance and preneed products and other securities
  • Draft, negotiate, and counsel the business on third party distribution arrangements including bank, broker-dealer, independent agent and advisory distribution
  • Collaborate with senior business leaders and provide solutions and legal risk management related to operational matters across Individual Markets
  • Draft and negotiate variable product filings with the SEC
  • Providing legal guidance and risk mitigation to business partners across Individual Markets including sales, marketing, operations and compliance
  • Build and maintain partnerships with internal stakeholders as well as contacts within the broader Legal & Compliance community across GAFG.

  • Juris Doctor degree (JD) and 8+ years of experience in the field of law, including financial services/insurance, previous in-house Legal experience required
  • Experience with the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, FINRA Rules and State Insurance Law
  • Ability to make decisions, use independent judgment, establish priorities and work effectively on multiple initiatives concurrently
  • Ability to work with a geographically dispersed team
  • Advanced knowledge of life and annuity service, operations and regulatory requirements
  • Capacity to consider, process and filter large amounts of complex information quickly and identify appropriate actions in a fast paced environment
  • Strong communication skills to present complex matters to senior business leaders
  • Strong work ethic and high level of personal integrity and accountability