Staff Counsel

Less than 5 years experience  •  Insurance

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/09/17
Nashville, TN
Less than 5 years experience
Insurance
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/09/17

The Staff Counsel position requires 3+ years of relevant experience, excellent communication, collaborative problem-solving, and strong negotiation and drafting skills.  This position will support the organization on a wide variety of matters related to its business lines, with an emphasis on client revenue agreements, and other areas on an as-needed basis.  Prior in-house experience or business experience outside of the legal industry is a plus.  This person will have significant interaction with business managers and outside counsel, so he/she must possess strong judgment, and be a quick, sharp, and confident team player.

  Responsibilities:

  • Leading legal efforts on key contract issues and advice regarding legal and operational issues including, IT security, data privacy, service level agreements, business strategy/impact and other requirements.
  • Other duties as required based on business and legal needs 

Specific job requirements:

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
  • 3+ years of experience at major law firm or in-house
  • Outside business experience or M.B.A. are pluses
  • Broad background with exposure to a variety of issues, including contract negotiation, intellectual property, technology, data privacy/security, compliance and litigation preferred
  • Must possess sound character, excellent legal and business judgment, an entrepreneurial spirit; be self-assured, sharp, politic, collaborative and able/willing to learn new areas of law
  •  Ability to take ownership of tasks and accept accountability for results
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work well with business colleagues, clients, outside counsel and opposing counsel
  • Strong contract negotiation and drafting skills
  • Nimble; ability to prioritize work without supervision, and manage effectively a large variety and number of matters
  • Ability to provide creative, business-oriented legal advice in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Occasional travel  


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