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 Subject : Senior Counsel--Nationwide Insurance Company.. 10/25/2022 10:41:53 AM 
Lindsey D'Andrea
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Senior Counsel

If you're passionate about being part of a diverse organization that enables a Fortune 100 company to deliver innovative business solutions with excellence, then Nationwide's Legal team could be the place for you!

The attorney will assist, advise and support Nationwide Financial affiliated sales and distribution. This includes providing legal advice and counsel to Nationwide Securities, LLC, an SEC registered retail broker and investment adviser; Nationwide Investment Services Corporation, an SEC registered broker-dealer that serves as underwriter/sponsor of mutual funds, general distributor of variable life insurance and annuities; and, provider of wholesaling, marketing, and educational services.

The position also provides ancillary support to various unaffiliated distribution platforms, including broker-dealers (BDs), insurance marketing organizations (IMOs), brokerage general agents (BGAs), and registered investment advisors (RIAs), distribution teams and all related relationship management and strategic partnerships for Annuity, Corporate Solutions, Life, and Retirement Solutions, and will assist in supporting Nationwide Retirement Institute and Strategic Customer Solutions.

This position may be staffed at the Sr. Counsel level or Counsel level depending on experience.

This position may be a remote work from home opportunity depending on location.

Job Description Summary
Would you thrive in an environment where you can deliver top-quality legal services to support the goals and objectives of a Fortune 100 insurance and financial services company? If you possess the legal education, skills and expertise needed to provide outstanding service, advice, and counsel, we want to hear from you!

As Senior Counsel, you'll independently provide expert advice and counsel on highly complex legal matters to senior-level leaders. We'll count on you to create valuable risk management recommendations by actively identifying and logically assessing potential legal risks in ambiguous, unique and/or the most complex business situations which have the greatest potential for significant impact to the company.

Key Responsibilities:
• Provides the highest level of subject matter expertise for legal specialties on significant, high-risk, or highly complex legal matters. Regularly attends business partner meetings to better understand business processes and needs.
• Identifies and logically assesses potential legal risks. Creates risk management/mitigation recommendations using sound risk assessment information to further achievement of business objectives. Drafts necessary legal documents and develops conclusions and recommendations.
• Regularly interacts with senior leaders in Office of the Chief Legal Officer (OCLO) or the company on legal matters within area(s) of legal expertise. Has input into or influence on company decision-making.
• Creates practical and effective solutions to the most complex legal issues with no established precedent; develops creative solutions to unique legal problems; has significant interaction with persons outside of the company.
• Takes the lead role in matters that are highly complex, strategic, or sensitive in nature. Understands the business partner's position and needs.
• Keeps senior leaders and appropriate management of company informed of case law and new legislation, as appropriate. Considers the long-term business and strategic consequences of possible outcomes. Delivers difficult messages or news, and challenges business partners when necessary; responds to challenges to advice and counsel directly and effectively.
• Brings a broad network of established relationships, both internal and external, to the organization, particularly in recognized areas of subject matter expertise.
• Works independently and may lead teams to resolve highly complex legal and organizational issues.
• Makes recommendations about and ensures compliance with approved outside counsel budget.
• Hires and develops talent, provides consistent coaching and feedback
• May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Vice President/Associate Vice President/Managing Counsel; may lead a team of Legal professionals.

Typical Skills and Experiences:
Education: Juris Doctorate from an American Bar Association-accredited law school.

License/Certification/Designation: Associates reporting within Nationwide’s OCLO who are functioning in attorney roles must be fully licensed in accordance with OCLO policy, in good standing and in compliance with all continuing legal education requirements at all times in the state(s) in which they practice.

Experience: Typically has 15 or more years of relevant legal experience. May have management experience. Has significant experience with or knowledge of one or more areas of law, complex legal practices and procedures, project management concept and techniques. Considered a subject matter authority within his or her areas of legal expertise. Sound business acuity and knowledge of the business goals and objectives as they relate to the matter at hand.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Strong verbal and written communication skills for contacts interacting with all levels within OCLO and with business partners. Analytical ability to interpret statutes, regulations, insurance policies and other contracts. Decision-making ability to set work priorities and make recommendations. Ability to lead cross-functional projects. Ability to lead, initiate, organize and coordinate highly complex projects and/or cases. Takes the lead role in negotiations that are complex, strategic, or sensitive in nature. Supervisory skills useful. Significant professional and/or civic involvement. Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates Nationwide Values.
Job Conditions:
Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt)
Working Conditions: Normal office environment. Some travel may be required.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties.

Credit/Background Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities of this job, a valid credit and/or background check will be required as part of the selection process.

Benefits:
We have an array of benefits to fit your needs, including: medical/dental, paid time off plus nine paid holidays, 401(k) with company match, company-paid pension plan, business casual attire, and more. To learn more about the benefits we offer, click here: https://www.nationwide.com/personal/about-us/careers/job-benefits/

Interested candidates can contact Chip Parsons, Nationwide Talent Acquisition at [email protected]

Nationwide is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels challenged, appreciated, respected and engaged. Nationwide prohibits discrimination and harassment and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to any characteristic (or classification) protected by applicable law.
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Last Edited On: 10/25/2022 11:05:56 AM By Lindsey D'Andrea
 
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