• Sr Dir & Asst Counsel

    Location US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/30/2018 2:42 PM)
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  • 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 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.


    Manage a team of department personnel, including attorneys, to ensure accurate and timely legal advice and lead them to continuous quality and performance improvement.    Provide expert legal advice to company business units, act as the company’s legal representative and provide legal counsel to company management.


    Responsible for managing the work environment, identifying workforce needs and ensuring alignment with corporate manager expectations, values and vision.


    Legal Management Function: Manage a team of department personnel, including attorneys, to provide accurate and timely legal advice. Create team goals that support the business plan and maximize the opportunity to achieve those goals. Maintain a balanced work flow that also makes efficient use of resources.  Responsible for selection, development and retention of successful team members. Through mentoring, coaching and the company’s performance management program, continually improve the quality of the team’s legal work product. Meet or exceed department metrics.  Effectively work with other members of the department management team to continually seek out process improvements and organizational changes that improve legal service quality and responsiveness. Create opportunities to increase the subject matter scope of attorney experience and expertise without jeopardizing efficiencies.


    Legal Practice Function: To provide expert legal analysis, risk assessment and advice to company business units on complex matters. Engage in problem solving that advances business objectives in a manner that is consistent with applicable state and federal law. Act as the company’s legal representative and advocate with respect to external customers (clients, litigants and governmental authorities). Provide legal counsel to company management as requested.


    Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence. 


    Experience: 5 -10 years relevant experience or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience. Experience managing and leading people, either directly or through matrixed relationships, strongly preferred.


    Professional certification required: Admitted to Oregon State Bar.



    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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