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Counsel – Corporate Law, Securian

Posted 3 months ago

**For more information on how to apply, please email Talent Sourcer Chris Bergstrom at Christopher.bergstrom@securian.com or submit an application at www.securian.com/careers.**

Position Summary:

The Securian Financial Law Department seeks an attorney to join its Corporate Legal Services Team, comprised of lawyers, paralegals, and compliance professionals. As a part of this team, you will help support the corporate legal needs of Securian Financial and its affiliates throughout the U.S. and Canada. You will focus primarily on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and privacy/cybersecurity but may also be called upon to support other general corporate legal issues as needed. The successful candidate will bring a background of corporate legal experience and a pragmatic approach to legal practice that balances business needs and risk mitigation. Remote onboarding and working arrangements during the pandemic, with flexible work arrangement opportunities after the pandemic.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Support mergers, acquisitions, strategic investments, and related special projects for Securian Financial and its affiliates (e.g., due diligence, drafting term sheets and letters of intent, prepare transaction documents, prepare regulatory filings/approvals), coordinating as needed with other in-house, affiliate, and outside attorneys.
    • Assist in the development and implementation of enterprise corporate governance best practices, serving as a subject matter expert and resource for affiliates with questions relating to operational and formation documents, board approvals, executive authority, corporate secretarial duties, etc.
    • Support the lead privacy/cybersecurity attorney, including reviewing new or changed privacy laws and regulations, analyzing potential impacts to the company’s policies and business lines, and providing legal and ethical advice regarding the appropriate use of various types of data.
    • Perform other corporate legal functions, as needed, including legal research, contracting, licensing, preparing annual regulatory reports and filings, etc.

Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an accredited law school
    • Licensed and in good standing to practice law in Minnesota.
    • 3+ years of Corporate and/or transactional law experience in a law firm or in-house setting, with specific experience in mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance for privately-held companies and an understanding of the laws and regulations applicable to these areas of law.
    • Strong negotiation and drafting skills, with an exceptional capacity for critical thinking and problem solving.
    • Proactive communication skills with a strong ability to translate complex topics for multiple audiences (e.g., executive leaders, management, regulators, clients, and internal business partners).
    • Versatility, maturity, and ability to work both independently and as part of a team, particularly in a collaborative environment, to organize, plan, prioritize, and complete multiple projects with competing deadlines.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous mutual insurance company or insurance industry related experience.
    • Privacy/cybersecurity related legal experience.
    • Experienced with process improvement, agile work style, and adaptability to new technologies (strong inclination for continuous learning and self-improvement).
    • Ability to travel periodically (i.e., 1-3 times per year) as needed for due diligence trips and/or subsidiary board meetings.

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 use a keyboard, mouse, and computer for up to 8 hours per day.
    • Ability to work at least 40 hours per week.
    • Ability to use a telephone for 2-4 hours per day or less.
    • Ability to be mobile periodically throughout 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.

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.

**For more information on how to apply, please email Talent Sourcer Chris Bergstrom at Christopher.bergstrom@securian.com or submit an application at www.securian.com/careers.**

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