Farmers Insurance Sr. Corporate Counsel - Employment in Woodland Hills, California

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Job Summary

Coordinates and oversee in-house and outside counsel; monitors all legal matters within the assigned division pertaining to Farmers Group, Inc. and subsidiary and managed entities; monitors reporting procedures and requirements; and maintains the Corporate Legal case management system.

This position is on our Employment Legal Support team. Prior experience in employment law, in both a law firm and in-house setting, is strongly preferred.

Essential Job Functions

  • Monitors all legal matters related to the Farmers Group of Companies within the assigned division.
  • Provides regular reports regarding the status of cases to the assigned division head.
  • Monitors compliance by the staff on report procedures and requirements.
  • Provides advice, guidance, and strategy regarding corporate legal matters as assigned.
  • Maintains and monitors computerized case management system.
  • Researches and prepares legal memoranda and opinions on specialized questions of policy coverage and legal liability.
  • Based on assigned Corporate Legal division, furnishes advice and opinions on the specialized legal aspects of: Labor and Agency; Property and Casualty; Corporate Secretarial, or Life company legal matters including corporate transactions and corporate secretarial matters, and makes appearances before various tribunals in respect thereto.
  • Identifies and reports to the division head on areas and problems which are systemic and may give rise to exposure to the Companies.
  • Conducts legal research and drafts points, authorities, and briefs.
  • Manages specialized legal problems regarding subsidiary companies.
  • Based on the assigned division: manages appeals of litigated cases (researches, prepares briefs, and argues at hearings on appeals); and assists trial attorneys on matters of procedure and substantive law including pleadings, discovery matters, and policy coverage questions; manages labor and agency matters; Life company matters; Commercial matters; regulatory or P&C matters.
  • Manages special assignments as required. 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 ability to lift and/or carry fifty pounds; 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 and membership in the California 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

    Six years as an attorney in the field of corporate law and/or litigation and related experience in 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: Sr. Corporate Counsel - Employment

Location: California-Woodland Hills

Requisition ID: 180009W5