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Counsel in New York, NY



$100K - $150K*


Legal & Regulatory


5 - 7 years

Job Description

Are you looking for the opportunity to join a nimble, dynamic legal team with real impact on the day-to-day business and key strategic initiatives across the enterprise? Are you a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment with lots of balls in the air? We're looking for an exceptional lawyer who can be a trusted partner to the legal team and the business.

As the second full-time legal hire, the Counsel will report directly to the Head of Legal & Compliance and will play a critical role in building the internal legal and compliance functions. The Counsel will assist with the review and negotiation of contracts, analysis and legal advice on regulatory and compliance issues, and developing and training staff on compliance policies and procedures.

In this role, you will…

  • Work directly with business teams to negotiate and review contracts
  • Advise on a variety of legal and operational issues, including privacy, cybersecurity,
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Valid through: 2020-5-19

About PolicyGenius

PolicyGenius was founded in 2014 by two former McKinsey consultants, Jennifer Fitzgerald and Francois de Lame, who saw a gap and dissatisfaction in the insurance industry. PolicyGenius clients have access to advice through the companys insurance quoting platform. The platform provides personalized quotes, as well as side-by-side comparison of insurance policies from dozens of the countrys insurance providers. According to a LIMRA report, 132 million Americans rely on life insurance to protect their financial security, but the country is still facing a $20 trillion life insurance gap due to four key issues: lack of insurance understanding, overestimating the cost of insurance, lack of access based on an aging broker workforce and lack of online tools and an economic shift to a freelance workforce. Adding to the issue the Federal Reserve found that 47% of households couldn't cover an emergency expense of $400. Additionally, 62% of all personal bankruptcies were attributed to medical costs according to a Harvard study. Although many of these financial hardships could have been avoided with proper insurance, only 44% of individual American households have life insurance.
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