Legal Counsel
Protective Insurance Corporation
 Indianapolis, IN

Legal Counsel

Description: Legal Counsel

Reports to: Senior Corporate Counsel

Location: Carmel, IN

Position Overview

The Legal Counsel is primarily responsible for providing legal advice to internal clients on a variety of legal matters, including contracts review and negotiation, compliance with insurance laws, claims and coverage support, and day-to-day corporate generalist work.

Primary Duties

  • Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts and other legal documents;
  • Research legal principles and precedents within a specified area relevant to business;
  • Evaluate legal risk issues that stem from operations and/or commercial agreements and provide recommendations regarding risk mitigation;
  • Provide practical and effective guidance to unique legal problems, including legal questions with no established precedent;
  • Understand and support the business goals for the company;
  • Participate in special projects, as requested;
  • Maintain strong and effective working relationships with internal units;
  • Provide legal advice and support to all business units and ensure timely submission of work as required;
  • Monitor legal and regulatory developments and communicate to appropriate business units;
  • Provide research and advice to other teams regarding relevant regulatory requirements or regulatory changes; and
  • Monitor and manage a contracts repository.

Skills/Requirements

  • Law Degree from an accredited law school
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Member in good standing of Indiana Bar or other U.S. state bar
  • Minimum of three (3) years transactional experience
  • Experience negotiating commercial contracts skillfully and successfully
  • Experience interpreting insurance law and regulations or insurance litigation experience
  • Strong legal research skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Familiarity with Immigration laws and/or information security laws strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the demonstrated ability to effectively communicate legal considerations to a non-legal audience.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to track and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Detail-oriented with effective time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel and Word