Associate Counsel

Aflac   •  

Columbus, GA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


Less than 5 years

Posted 97 days ago

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Job Summary

Provides legal advice and recommendations to executives and management regarding matters of intermediate complexity which have or may have a sizable dollar impact on business activities and operations


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Primarily leverages knowledge of legal specialty in providing counsel while building knowledge of the business context in which he/she operates; provides advice in a collaborative manner that is consistent with the Corporation’s values and the applicable laws and regulations, and provides for a practical balancing of legal risks with business results


May receive specific direction from management or more senior law professionals as to the outcomes, process and schedules expected


Provides and effectively communicates advice on legal issues to all levels of management and staff of the Corporation and affiliates; reviews claim recommendations and resolves claims and disputes prior to litigation; manages litigation and outside legal counsel to include reviewing and approving case budgets, counsel fees and expenses; determines cost effectiveness of outside legal counsel; identifies potential legal issues and evaluates the degree of legal risk related to business practices and policies and advises client/management, to include counseling senior management on legal handling of business operations to reduce risk; reviews and interprets legislative and judicial developments


Performs other duties as required



Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree


Juris doctor from an ABA-accredited school of law and three to seven years of law practice experience in a combination of law firm and corporate settings or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Insurance defense litigationexperiencepreferred


Job Knowledge & Skills

Strong legal research skills


Excellent legal and business judgment


Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills to effectively interact with legal colleagues, management and Aflac staff


Ability to provide business-oriented legal advice