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Counsel
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company • Bloomington, Illinois
Posted Apr 4, 2017

Job Description

# of Positions 1

Job Type Professional/Technical

Full/Part Time Full-Time

Shift First

Weekends Required Not Required
Why State Farm®?

Our commitment to customers makes us the No. 1 insurer of cars and homes in the United States.

This same commitment to our work force is how we got here and how we stay here. Our 90-year track record highlights State Farm as an employer of choice committed to providing career opportunities that last a lifetime.

From diverse backgrounds and talent, to meaningful work and comprehensive benefits, “Like a good neighbor…” isn’t just a slogan. It’s who we are and how we do business.
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WHAT ARE THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POSITION?

•Provides legal advice to appropriate representatives of the State Farm Companies
•Provides legal services on behalf of the State Farm Companies

WHAT KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ARE NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS POSITION?

•Analyzes legal problems, interprets laws and regulations
•Knowledge of company structure, general departments
•Advanced knowledge of legal principles and practices related to the subject matter of the attorney’s area of practice and/or leadership management skills
•Anticipates and responds effectively to client’s needs and actively assists clients by practicing preventive law
•Demonstrates ability to be creative in approaching legal matters and/or litigation resolution
•Established resource for the organization on complex issues

ITEMS OF NOTE

•Must have active license to practice law in at least one state
•Other than as authorized by the General Counsel or his designee, employees are not permitted to handle any legal business outside of State Farm except authorized pro bono work.
•Newly hired employees must cease all outside practice and all suit involvement before joining State Farm
•Travel may be required via commercial transportation or driving to job related activities
•May work irregular hours due to workload and nature of the work

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Corporate Law Department has a Counsel opportunity in Bloomington, IL in the Corporate Counseling and Transactions Unit. Corporate Counseling and Transactions has responsibility for advising Purchasing on legal considerations around the purchase of goods and services, and at times may assume from Purchasing the responsibility for negotiation of contracts. The selected candidate will have a broad range of responsibilities, focused on contract drafting, review, and negotiation.

Requirements include: An active law license in one or more jurisdictions, including the ability to gain admission by reciprocity as a Corporate Counsel in Illinois; strong written and verbal communication skills; commitment to the delivery of high quality legal services; negotiation experience; commitment to collaboration and team work; experience/acumen with technology; and a sense of humor.

More competitive candidates will have significant experience with contract drafting and negotiations. Other beneficial experience includes drafting/negotiating vendor contracts and lease agreements for real property; leadership experience (business, civic, volunteer); and a demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment.

This is not a virtual position.

BENEFITS: TOTAL REWARDS

Our Total Rewards benefits package includes:
•Competitive starting salary

•Annual merit reviews

•Annual bonus potential

You may also be eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, Vision, 401(k) Plan, Credit Union, a fully funded retirement pension plan, and more.
For more information about our company, careers and Total Rewards, visit www.statefarm.com/careers. You can also learn more about what to expect from our employment process here.

State Farm Insurance is an equal opportunity employer

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