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Assistant General Counsel, Employment

Company: Transamerica Corporation
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Assistant General Counsel, Employment Law Job Family Attorney Job Description Summary Are you an experienced legal professional, passionate about employment matters? Do you enjoy mentorship opportunities and building relationships within an organization to positively influence key stakeholders? Are you able to critically think about new legislation, advise appropriately and problem solve? Are you someone who is excited to help establish our company as an industry leader?

If your answer is yes, we are looking for you!

We are seeking an attorney with a minimum of 8 years of in-house experience in multi-state employment law issues. Transamerica offers the successful candidate an opportunity to work in a collaborative, practical, and friendly, yet challenging, legal department. This position will be based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (remote workers who are able to spend a significant amount of time in Cedar Rapids will also be considered). Enjoy a low cost of living, plentiful outdoor activities, a resurgent dining scene, and the pace of a small city. Nearby University of Iowa provides Big 10 sporting events and university town amenities. Transamerica is a financial services company that gives its employees the ability to make a real difference in people’s lives. Job Description What You Will Do : In this role, you will consult with and advise business leaders within the organization on appropriate legal action. You will also manage complex employment-related litigation and advise on internal investigations. You will have management and budget responsibilities.

What You Will Learn: You will be working with a team of collaborative and engaged professionals who bring fresh ideas and diverse perspectives to help us provide practical, well-rounded advice and partnership with our stakeholders. You will learn what it means to work for a company that focuses on risk mitigation and process improvement as it relates to enabling us to perform at the level we need to transform and grow our business and maintain Transamerica reputation as an industry leader.

What Success Looks Like:

Work on complex legal problems and effectively communicate advice to varying audiences.

Navigate difficult disputes that may have a serious impact to the company, including administrative charges and litigation.

Contribute to thought leadership on outside counsel management, selection, and related metrics.

Manage to budget and assist with periodic budget requirements.

Strong commitment to the mentoring, professional development, and training of more junior attorneys.

Identify needs for, participate in, and lead departmental and cross-functional working groups in identified areas of expertise or development;

What You Need:

JD from an ABA accredited law school

Eight years of relevant legal experience

Licensed or eligible to practice in the applicable state

Ability to effectively communicate, both written and oral, with the intended audience

Ability to exercise sound judgment in a fast paced environment

Ability to exercise agility and adaptability in providing legal advice

Comfortable in a rapidly changing corporate environment

Proficient using MS Office

Periodic travel will be required

What You Receive:

A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package. It’s our passion to empower people, and especially our employees, to add years to their lives and more life to their years. That means a healthy account balance and a healthy body to match. As you’ll come to discover, Wealth + Health is a central part of everything we do!

Wealth Benefits ; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package; Pension Plan, 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Insurance, Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Career Training & Development Opportunities, Certification Sponsorship

Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits ; Be Well Company sponsored holistic wellness program which includes Wellness Coaching and reward dollars, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program, College Coach Program, Back-up Care Program, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program, Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion and Diversity Programs, Employee Recognition Program.

Why Work for Us Total Rewards at Transamerica: It’s more than a paycheck.

Our comprehensive Total Rewards package is designed to help support you in many ways — throughout all stages of your life and career. We provide a competitive, market-driven program that encompasses base compensation, bonus potential, retirement, health and wellness benefits, learning and development opportunities, plus great employee perks. All designed with you in mind… to help you live your best life, grow personally and professionally - and feel valued for the work you do.

Learn more about our Total Rewards Package .

Equal Opportunity Employer: Transamerica Life Insurance Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of age, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, participation in the uniformed services (e.g. U.S. Armed Forces, National Guard), physical or mental disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local equal employment opportunities laws.

Applicants with physical or mental disabilities may be entitled to a form of reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state and local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will insure equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Transamerica Companies. Please contact: applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Ontario Applicants: Our Company is committed to providing accessibility to those with disabilities in a manner that is consistent with the principles of independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity, that is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005 ("AODA"). Please contact applicantsupport@transamerica.com if you are a job seeker with a disability, or are assisting someone with a disability, and require assistance to apply for one of our jobs.

Technical Assistance: If you experience technical problems during the application process, please email applicantsupport@transamerica.com .

At Transamerica, hard work, innovative thinking and personal accountability are qualities that we honor and reward. We understand the potential that is unleashed by leveraging the talents of a diverse workforce. We embrace an environment where employees enjoy a balance between their careers, families, communities and personal interests. Ultimately, we appreciate the uniqueness of a company where talented professionals work collaboratively in a positive environment focused on helping customers secure their long-term financial futures.

Transamerica is a part of AEGON, an international life insurance, pension, and asset management company. The AEGON companies employ approximately 28,000 people and have a strong presence in more than 20 countries across the globe. For more information, visit www.transamerica.com .

Keywords: Transamerica Corporation, Cedar Rapids , Assistant General Counsel, Employment, Other , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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