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Attorney, Securian Financial

Posted 5 months ago

*If interested in learning more or how to apply, please contact Chris Bergstrom at Christopher.bergstrom@securian.com.*


Position Summary

Serves as legal counsel to represent the interest of the client, Securian Financial Group, Inc. and its affiliates, under the overall direction of the General Counsel. Provides a wide variety of legal services in one or more specialized areas of insurance and financial services law to assist in the achievement of department objectives

The associate in the Counsel position will play a key role in providing legal advice to Individual Financial Solutions at Securian, focusing primarily on support to our individual life insurance and individual annuity product lines.   In addition, this position will also include developing company policy and providing legal advice on a variety of legal and regulatory issues related to insurance, financial services, and other enterprise issues.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing legal advice and support for Securian’s individual life insurance and individual annuity product administration, product development, and distribution, including wholly-owned broker-dealer and registered investment advisor entities.
  • Conducting legal research, review, analysis and drafting of various documents, including advisory contracts and disclosures, insurance policies, and various policies and procedures
  • Researching legal and regulatory requirements and industry practices relevant to insurance and registered securities products
  • Collaborating with compliance partners on relevant compliance matters and identifying, developing and implementing control enhancements and risk mitigation strategies
  • Consulting with Individual Financial Solutions to provide well-reasoned, concise counsel on legal risks while helping to achieve business-oriented goals
  • Complaint resolution, review of advertising materials, and preparation of registration statements and related documents
  • Identifying potential legal or regulatory issues which may impact the organization’s business strategy, products, or business conduct and providing proactive legal advice accordingly
  • Developing productive relationships with industry colleagues, and participating on various enterprise and industry committees relating to insurance products

Qualifications:

  • Admitted to the practice of law in the State of Minnesota or ability to be admitted within 6 months
  • 3+ years’ experience in insurance law (fixed and variable insurance products) and/or securities experience (’33 Act and ’40 Act)
  • Strong understanding or desire to learn individual life insurance and annuity product development and distribution, including an Interest and aptitude for mathematics and actuarial concepts
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively convey technical, legal information and ensure understanding of client constituents

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong working knowledge of the financial services and insurance industries, including issues associated with regulation, manufacturing, administration and distribution of related products and services
  • Broker-dealer and/or Registered Investment Advisor related work experience, a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate, establish, and maintain effective working relationships with industry partners and associates across the organization
  • Practical-minded and business-and results-oriented while operating within Securian’s risk appetite

Securian Financial has been around for nearly 140 years. We’re committed to giving back to our community, donating 15,000 employee volunteer hours this past year. We also provide extensive resources to our employees for professional development and growth and a number of diverse professional and social opportunities throughout the company. There’s a reason our employees have voted us as a best place to work year after year! In addition:

  • Generous paid time off. We want you to take time off for whatever matters most to you!
  • Tuition reimbursement program. We value continuous learning at Securian!
  • Company-funded pension plan as well as 401K retirement plan – great resources to secure your financial future.
  • Continuous opportunities for new challenges.
  • Variety of health plan options as well as dental and vision plans.
  • Paid maternity/paternity leaves.

Physical job requirements:

  • Ability to work at least 40 hours per week
  • Ability to utilize keyboard, mouse and computer for up to 3-6 hours per day
  • Ability to utilize telephone for approximately 1-3 hours per day
  • Ability to perform simple grasping including handwriting, paper manipulation, sorting, folding, etc. periodically throughout entire workday

The physical job requirements described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal employment opportunity:

Securian Financial Group, Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran status, status in regard to public assistance, status in a local human rights commission, or any other status or condition protected by local, state or federal law. If you are a job seeker with a disability and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please contact us by telephone 651-665-5522 (voice), 711 (telecommunications relay), or by email at EmployeeRelations@securian.com

For all inquiries about this position, please apply directly on our website or contact us at employment@securian.com for further questions.

As a full-time associate, you will be eligible for the full range of Company benefits which include life insurance, medical and dental coverage, retirement plan, profit sharing plan, paid vacation and personal time, flexible spending accounts (use of pretax dollars for dependent care, dental and medical expenses not covered under your medical plan), etc.

Securian Financial Group, Inc. does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital or familial status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, political affiliation, veteran status, status in regard to public assistance, status in a local human rights commission, or any other status or condition protected by local, state or federal law. If you are a job seeker with a disability and require an accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please contact us by telephone 651-665-5522 (voice), 711 (telecommunications relay), or by email at EmployeeRelations@securian.com.

When you’re a Securian Financial employee, you’re part of a hard-working, high-performing, bright-thinking, make-things-happen family. One that sees your potential on day one, challenging you to grow your unique strengths as you create a career filled with opportunity, collaboration and meaning. One where you get the support and flexibility to become the person you want to be, at work and outside of it. For our newest team members and our most tenured, we’re committed to being an employer of choice.

*If interested in learning more or how to apply, please contact Chris Bergstrom at Christopher.bergstrom@securian.com.*

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