Assistant General Counsel

Root Insurance

Root Insurance

Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024

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The Opportunity:

We are looking for an Assistant General Counsel with two to five years of experience in Columbus. In this role, you will assist the Legal, Compliance, and Governance teams in a variety of duties with the goal of helping Root to think critically about the needs of our customers and our business operations.

This position is Hybrid and requires the role to be primarily in the Columbus, Ohio office.

Salary Range: $108,000 to $135,000

How you will make an impact

  • Assist in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of contracts and agreements.

  • Develop and update contract templates, enhance contracting procedures, and provide training on contract procedures, as necessary.

  • Advise on data privacy laws and regulations.

  • Provide support for corporate governance related matters, including review and preparation of board and committee materials, annual stockholder meetings, policy documents and securities filings.

  • Stay abreast of changes in laws and regulations affecting the company and provide proactive legal counsel and assist the General Counsel in doing the same.

  • Assist and support other internal departments such as finance, accounting, tax, operations, and investor relations on legal matters, on as needed basis.

  • Integrating with the team and participating on a variety of projects to provide clear and actionable legal research and work product.

  • Interacting and communicating effectively within the legal team and with our business partners.

What you will need to succeed

  • Two to five years of experience, preferably in a law firm, regulatory entity or a company that is publicly traded or that is in a heavily regulated industry. e.g. insurance, healthcare, financial services, etc.

  • Excellent academic credentials and graduation from an ABA-accredited law school

  • Member in good standing of at least one U.S. state bar

  • Strong organizational and time-management skills

  • Ability to work independently with strong self-motivation

  • Strong legal research skills using WestLaw, Wolters Kluwer, Trade Association resources (APCIA), and other sources.

  • Self-starter mentality and ability to work independently and effectively prioritize work.

  • Ability to build collaborative working relationships.

  • Comfort in an environment with ambiguity and ability to adapt when changes occur.

  • Ability to speak and partner effectively in a matrixed environment.

  • Dedicated sense of professionalism and ethical conduct.

Don’t meet every single requirement?

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Root, Inc., we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Join us

At Root, we judge people based on the merit of their work, not who they are. If you are passionate about what this role entails and solving real problems, we encourage you to apply. We want to learn about you and what you can add to our team.

Who we are

We’re harnessing the power of technology to revolutionize insurance. Using machine learning and mobile telematic platforms, we’ve built one of the most innovative FinTech companies in the world. And we’re just getting started.

What draws people to Root

Our success is in large part due to our unwavering standards in hiring. We recognize that our products are only as good as the people building and promoting them. We want individuals who find solutions by going through the cycle of ideation to implementation with curiosity, rigor, and an analytical lens. Ask anyone who works here and you’ll hear similar reasons for why they joined:

Autonomy—for assertive self-starters, the opportunities to contribute are limitless.

Impact—by challenging the way it’s always been done, we solve problems that have a big impact on our business.

Collaboration—we encourage rich discussion and civil debate at every turn.

People—we are inspired by the collection of crazy-smart people around us.