Attorney

US-OR-Portland
1 week ago
# Positions
1
Status
Full-Time
Req #
16821

Overview

If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard (www.standard.com). Through our retirement plans and insurance and annuity products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.

 

In this position you will provide legal representation and counsel to The Standard’s business lines, including group and individual insurance, retirement plans, and individual annuities. By becoming a part of the Transactions Team, you will be joining a group of strategic, proactive legal experts, who have a deep understanding of The Standard’s businesses and are committed to continuous improvement, both in terms of professional growth and in delivering outstanding legal services that help our company move forward.

Responsibilities

  • Advise on legal issues and risks pertaining to company decisions and products, retirement plan administration, contract interpretation, and regulatory compliance.
  • Negotiate, prepare and approve legal documents, contracts and policies; research, draft and update legal manuals and training materials.
  • Develop and apply business, industry, and competitive knowledge to support The Standard’s strategic priorities.
  • Analyze and determine effect of state and federal statutes, regulations and court opinions on the company's operations and conduct; advise company personnel how the law affects the company's business activities; oversee legislation recommendations.
  • Provide legal representation, advice and counsel to advance business goals consistent with relevant state and federal law.  Provide risk analysis and risk assessment to protect the company from unintended liability.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence & Oregon State Bar admission (in-house counsel or reciprocal admission also acceptable).  The position requires one to four (4) years of legal experience.  The position will require the attorney to support the work of an in-house corporate legal department, including researching and advising on general corporate legal matters, corporate governance issues, state and federal compliance issues, and drafting and approving legal documents and contracts.
  • Demonstrated experience with insurance, employee benefits or other relevant areas of the law highly preferred, or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.
  • Clear, effective written and oral communications skills.
  • Experience evaluating complex fact situations to identify legal issues, locate applicable legal authority, analyze and understand statutes, regulations, and case law, recommend appropriate and legally defensible courses of action or alternatives.
  • Ability to interpret complex laws, regulations and court opinions governing insurance in 51 jurisdictions and federal employee benefit laws, e.g., ERISA, FMLA, ADAAA, ADEA, COBRA, HIPAA, GLBA and IRS Code. Identify legal options and strategies which are consistent with company business practices, policies and objectives.

 

Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.

 

For more information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity applicant rights, click  here.

 

Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871.  This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process.  General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.

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