Why We Need You:
An In House Firm has a rare, dynamic, and challenging opportunity for an Associate General Counsel to join our community. In this role, you will be responsible to provide support to the Chief Legal Officer and assistance to senior company leaders on a comprehensive range of legal issues relating to personal lines insurance. This position supports the execution and delivery of strategic imperatives with a focus on enterprise risk management.

What You'll Be Doing:
  • Provide legal assistance during regulatory examinations, external audits, on-going regulatory compliance activities, responses to regulators, corporate governance matters, board meetings, and committees as required.
  • Provide internal training on applicable legal issues and legislation, enterprise risks, emerging issues, etc.
  • Participate in the management of legal disputes, litigation, or claims against the company, including collaboration with external law firms.
  • Keep informed on legislative and regulatory developments that affect the insurance industry and business operations of the company; attend industry events, workshops, and seminars to continuously enhance expertise.
  • Draft and manage filings to include holding company filings, state filings, reports, forms, notices, and requests, as appropriate.
  • Assist the Chief Legal Officer in providing legal counsel and strategic guidance to the organization on a wide range of business, legal and risk management issues and initiatives.
  • Assist in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating contracts, agreements, and other legal documents.
  • Analyze complex legal and factual issues, conduct extensive, well-reasoned legal research, independently develop and present options to business units to enable business initiatives while maintaining compliance with state and federal laws, industry regulations, and internal policies.
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with An In House Firm's policies, values, code of ethics and business conduct.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You'll Bring:
  • JD degree from an accredited law school is required
  • 15+ years' experience in corporate and insurance law with increasing levels of scope, scale and complexity is required
  • Washington State Bar Association membership, or eligible for admission is required
  • Organizational Savvy: Interfaces cross-functionally with both technical depth and business savvy. Understands company goals and objectives; thinks critically about business challenges and resolutions. Demonstrates keen listening and observation skills is required
  • Communicator: The ability to communicate clearly and informatively, verbally and in writing, with colleagues, customers, and the community in both technical and non-technical professional language is required
  • Business Environment: Has a thorough understanding of our industry, the relevant business landscape, trends in growth and insurance environments; the ability to spot early indicators of change and apply strategies to adapt quickly is required
  • Analytical and data-driven: Thinks analytically; a structured thinker who can put complex ideas into clear frameworks; uses data to conduct root cause analysis and develops high quality, consumable, and consistent metrics that drive strategic objectives and priorities is required
  • Team Player: Is responsive, flexible, and able to succeed in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, building effective working relationships and partnerships with internal partners, customers, and vendors is required
  • Customer First: Has a relentless focus on the customer and dives deep into the challenges they face with a strong customer service orientation is required
  • Confidentiality: A high degree of integrity and the ability to exercise discretion in confidential situations is required
  • Compliance: Knowledge and understanding of relevant laws, rules, and regulations is required

What we value:
In fostering a culture where everyone thrives, An In House Firm embodies a set of core traits that guide our collective efforts. These traits include:
  • Make Agile Decisions: Define desired outcomes. Use a consistent, inclusive approach. Drive decisions with a sense of urgency. Pivot decisions quickly as supported by data.
  • Build Trust: Listen to understand and use direct and open communication. Engage in healthy debate with mutual respect. Find solutions and move forward together.
  • Own Results: Commit to desired outcomes. Define and achieve success metrics. Anticipate and mitigate risks, and always have a plan B. Take accountability for and learn from outcomes.
  • Empower Execution: Take action to drive desired outcomes. Act with initiative, mastery, and purpose
  • Explore Fearlessly: Make swift, iterative progress through testing and learning, create a safe place to fail fast and learn from mistakes, and continuously improve.
  • Value People: Appreciate and care about unique experiences and perspectives Respect the dignity of others and have empathy for people Authentically and meaningfully support and recognize people in real time.
  • These traits form the bedrock of our commitment to caring deeply for each other, our customers, and our community. As you become a part of An In House Firm, your contribution will further enrich our success story, where the power of these shared values propels us forward.