Sr Counsel, Associate General Counsel - Operations

Allianz Life

Reporting to the Associate General Counsel/Senior Counsel of Operations and Tax, this position will assist in providing legal services with respect to all phases of the operations and the administration of our fixed index annuity, variable annuity, life insurance, and closed-block special market products. This role will provide timely, efficient and practical legal advice to Enterprise Operations & Distribution business partners concerning legal, regulatory and contractual issues and associated risks related to the administration of our products. This role will provide counsel on legal and regulatory requirements, corporate policies and procedures, best practices, and strategies for managing risk for issues involving the administration of all product~crlf~lines. This role will be a trusted advisor to executive and senior management as well as to our home office business partners who support all aspects of operations.

• Provide timely advice and guidance on day to day legal issues and strategic projects involving new business, underwriting, policy administration and claims processing.~crlf~• Serve as legal representative on various internal committees involving operational matters including change~crlf~management, claim reviews and policyholder/producer requests.~crlf~• Analyze new and proposed state and federal regulations, laws and bulletins impacting the administration of our products.~crlf~• Advise compliance, special investigation unit and our litigation partners on investigations, complaints and~crlf~litigation arising from the administration of our products.~crlf~• Routinely identify emerging trends and potential risks (in the administration of our products) to our company and educate business partners regarding best practices and strategies to minimize risk.~crlf~• Review and provide counsel on field and policyholder communications regarding the administration of our products. ~crlf~• Engage with federal and state trade organizations (such as ACLI, IRI, LICONY) and internal subject matter experts on issues impacting the administration of insurance.~crlf~

Minimum Requirements:~crlf~• 8-10 years experience required: Law firm, Governmental or Administrative Agency and/or Insurance or Financial~crlf~Services company~crlf~• Advanced degree required: Law degree from ABA accredited law school~crlf~• Licensed to practice in Minnesota or obtain a MN license within 9 months of hire~crlf~~crlf~Preferred:~crlf~• Experience in the operations and administration of annuity, life insurance and closed-block special markets products.~crlf~• Experience counseling clients on federal and state requirements applicable to operations and the administration of our products.~crlf~• Experience tracking and analyzing proposed and enacted regulations, laws and educational bulletins and advising business partners on the potential impact to the company.~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~

Open to attorney working remotely, with occasional travel to home office.~crlf~~crlf~At Allianz, we foster a workplace where every person feels welcome, connected, and valued.~crlf~~crlf~Updated: 11/6/2020

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 100 million private and corporate customers and more than 147,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Retiring with financial security. Living life with confidence. At Allianz Life®, every employee knows these are the things that matter. To do what matters means giving employees the tools and opportunities they need to create innovative, industry-leading products, to discover and embrace new trends, and to strengthen the customer experience. As a company, it means creating a culture that is inclusive, where doing the right thing comes naturally, and promoting an environment that develops talent, seeks excellence, encourages smart risks, and recognizes and rewards people for their performance. Doing what matters for employees helps everyone focus on doing what matters most for our customers. Allianz Life. What you do here matters.

Why Allianz Life®? Because we hire people who are dedicated to doing what matters and we give you the quality training, support, and advancement opportunities you need to succeed. As a company known for its financial strength, we offer generous benefits, have a strong commitment to community involvement, a collaborative culture, and a unique level of energy. The result is engaged and more productive employees. From the very first day you join our team, you will know that your contributions are valued. We practice True Balance at our campus by providing a fun work environment, an on-site child development center, a fully staffed fitness center, and a variety of meal options in both our full-service cafe and bistro. And all medical, dental, and retirement benefits are effective the first day you join Allianz Life, so you can focus on what truly matters.~crlf~~crlf~An equal opportunity employer.~crlf~~crlf~

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