Senior Counsel-Associate General Counsel | Hybrid

Job Level:  Professional

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55416

Area of Expertise:  Legal & Compliance
Unit:  Allianz US Life
Employing Entity:  Allianz Life Insurance Company
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  26805

At Allianz Life, we are driven by our mission – we secure your future – and by our common goal of caring for tomorrow. We care for our employees by promoting an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. We care for our customers by creating new products that help them protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. We care for our community by giving time, resources, and donations. And we care for the future by supporting sustainability, protecting the local environment, and promoting societal equity.


Allianz Life is seek a highly motivated collaborative attorney to be a member of the Corporate and Product legal team.  This position will include providing legal support for corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, investments, and reinsurance agreements, with an emphasis on reinsurance work.  In addition, the position includes providing legal support on insurance projects and regulatory issues as needed.  This individual will work closely with various members of the legal department as well as other cross-functional groups.  The position is located at Allianz Life’s corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  It is anticipated that this role will be working in a hybrid environment with approximately 60% percent of time spent in the office.


What you do:

  • Provide high quality legal services on a timely and cost-efficient basis
  • Manage and provide legal support for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and other corporate transactions
  • Support negotiation, drafting, and review of reinsurance and related agreements
  • Actively participate as the legal representative on core project teams
  • Assist with corporate governance and operational matters related to corporate transactions
  • Advise on legal and regulatory requirements, corporate policies and procedures, best practices, and strategies for managing risk as part of a multi-national organization
  • Analyze business plans and initiatives to identify legal risks, and advise clients on findings and mitigation strategies, including completing legal research related to plans and initiatives
  • Prepare memoranda, legal agreements, regulatory filings, and other documents
  • Work cross functionally with other attorneys to provide holistic legal advice
  • Direct and coordinate outside counsel as needed


What you bring:


  • Law degree from ABA accredited law school
  • Licensed to practice in Minnesota (or qualify to waive in)
  • 8-10 years of experience with a Law Firm, Governmental or Administrative Agency or as in-house counsel
  • 7+ years of experience in complex corporate transactions including M&A, venture capital investments and commercial transactions
  • Experience in advising on general corporate governance matters 
  • Detail oriented self-starter with strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Inquisitive with an ability to navigate complicated and nuanced issues
  • Willingness to learn and expand legal knowledge in unanticipated areas
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects


Preferred Qualification

  • 8-10 years of experience preferred: Law firm, Governmental or Administrative Agency and/or as in house counsel working with insurance or financial services companies
  • Broad transaction experience representing various companies on a wide range of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and commercial transaction
  • Familiarity and or experience in reviewing, drafting and negotiation of life and annuity reinsurance agreements Experience in life and annuity insurance company regulatory matters


  • Experience in strategic venture and minority investment transactions, particularly in the early growth stages.


What we offer:

At Allianz Life, we’re proud to provide a benefits package that supports the True Balance of our employees and their families. We offer: a choice of comprehensive medical, dental and vision plan options, health savings account, tuition reimbursement, student loan retirement plan, generous annual paid leave, an outstanding 401(k) company match, and life insurance. Plus, our employees enjoy an award-winning campus with an array of discounted amenities, including an onsite health center, child development center, fitness facility, convenience store and two cafeterias. Our employees and leaders take an active role in shaping our culture through our Employee Resource Groups, whose activities and advocacy contribute to an environment that welcomes, includes and celebrates diversity. Our generous benefits, campus amenities and inclusive, engaged culture are among the many reasons we’re routinely recognized as a top workplace employer.


Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. 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. We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.


Join us.  We care for tomorrow.


26805 | Legal & Compliance | Professional | Allianz US Life | Full-Time | Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis