Farmers Insurance Corporate Counsel in Bellevue, Washington

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Job Summary

Furnishes specialized legal advice in matters dealing with the most critical legal areas. Researches and prepares written opinions to such legal questions. Assists in carrying out legal procedures to resolve matters in Farmers New World Life Company affairs.

The ideal candidate will possess at least five years of experience in life insurance, property and casualty, or other highly-regulated industries such as the health care, government, or financial industries.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides specialized legal interpretations relating to Farmers New World Life Company.
  • Researches and prepares legal memoranda and opinions on specialized questions including corporate transactions and corporate secretarial, and legal liability pertaining to areas assigned to Farmers New World Life.
  • Makes appearances before various tribunals in respect to the areas assigned to Farmers New World Life.
  • Assists in the drafting of bills for proposed legislation.
  • Drafts letters, opinions, and briefs directed to government boards and agencies (e.g., insurance departments, attorney generals, and boards of equalization).
  • Prepares legal briefs and pleadings in specialized matters involving Farmers Insurance Group organizations.
  • Conducts legal research and drafts points, authorities, and briefs.
  • Researches and writes opinions for Claims department on liability or coverage of particular files.
  • Monitors recovery from the Companies' carriers relative to expenses and liabilities arising from corporate litigation.
  • Responsible for and anticipates the legal needs of the areas assigned to the Corporate Legal Divisions.
  • Monitors recovery from the Companies' carriers relative to expenses and liabilities arising from corporate litigation.
  • Approves and modifies forms of insurance policies, endorsements, and other forms; and interprets policy language.
  • Gives opinions on disability insurance coverage; handles appeals to Department of Employment regarding disability coverage; and approves and recommends changes in group disability coverages and group life insurance coverage purchased from outside carriers for employees and agents.
  • Correlates policy coverage with booklets describing coverage distributed to employees and agents.
  • Indexes legal opinions and keeps index of recent cases and legal articles pertinent to the areas assigned to the Corporate Legal Divisions Manages special assignments as requested by legal department management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Physical Actions

    Required job duties are essentially sedentary; however, the incumbent must be able to speak, hear normal conversation and read normal newsprint; have the ability to lift and/or carry 50 lbs.; climb normal stairs and step stools and reach to a height requiring complete extension of the torso, arms and legs.

    Physical Environment

    Required job duties are normally performed in a climate-controlled office environment with some exposure to uncontrolled outside environmental conditions and travel via automobile and/or commercial transportation.

    Education Requirements

    LLB or JD degree required and membership in any state bar, and completion of review or seminar courses in corporate law and associated fields; as well as meet all MCLE rules and regulations.

    Experience Requirements

    Four years as an attorney in the field of corporate law and experience in related areas of responsibility.

    Special Skill Requirement

    Basic computer knowledge.

    Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce.

Job: *Legal & Compliance

Organization: *Farmers Insurance

Title: Corporate Counsel

Location: Washington-Bellevue

Requisition ID: 190000TS