Lincoln Financial Group Counsel, Group Protection in Omaha, Nebraska

Alternate Locations: Atlanta, GA (Georgia); Omaha, NE (Nebraska)

Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.

Requisition #32881

About the Company

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates.

The Role

As the Legal Counsel, you will provide general legal advice and compliance support to Group Protection Division, which develops, sells and administers group insurance products. You will have responsibility for cross section of duties to support and advise operations, sales and marketing, litigation and special projects.

Responsibilities

Legal

  • Provide legal advice and support on the development, implementation and oversight of Lincoln Financial Group’s Group Protection products and services, including claims, operations, underwriting marketing and distribution.

  • Manage the review and drafting of Group Protection contracts and provide advice to business areas in consultation with other Legal staff

  • Research, analyze and advise on Group Protection sales and distribution matters including broker matters, sales issues and benefit and compensation plans

  • Research, analyze and advise on e-business technology matters to assess risk and ensure that new trends/developments are appropriately incorporated in Group Protection products and services

  • Research, analyze and advise on information sharing and privacy requirements to assess risk and ensuring that appropriate safeguards are appropriately incorporated in Group Protection products and services

  • Lead and/or participate on special projects and work with project team to create and improve products and services

  • Lead and collaborate with other Legal and Compliance staff to develop mutually beneficial outcomes to issues impacting the business

  • Lead and collaborate with internal and external partners to develop mutually beneficial outcomes to issues impacting the business

  • Participate as a member of Group Protection Legal and Compliance leadership team

  • Participate as a member of Group Protection business leadership team

  • Identify and communicate legal exposure and risk in a timely and proactive manner to key stakeholders

  • Research, analyze and provide legal advice regarding laws, regulations and case law; and prepare analysis and advice for key stakeholders

Requirements

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree

  • J.D from ABA-accredited law school

  • Current License to practice law

Experience

  • 5-7 years of experience in Law that directly aligns with the responsibilities of the position

  • Educational experience or proficiency in:

  • Corporate legal and compliance matters

  • Employee benefits, life insurance or other financial services.

  • Drafting and reviewing contracts and agreements

  • Drafting policies and procedures

  • Advising and working directly with clients

  • Ability to gather necessary information from a variety of sources, to synthesize that information, to think strategically, and to communicate ideas and recommendations succinctly and persuasively verbally and in writing

  • A demonstrated track record of consistently meeting and/or exceeding performance expectations

  • Possesses a bias for action and avoids workplace distractions

  • Drives performance targets to completion#LI-CG1

This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.