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Senior Deputy General Counsel

Columbus, Ohio, United States

The Position.

Root is looking for a legal regulatory leader to manage the Insurance Regulatory Team and serve as Root's subject matter expert on property and casualty-related legal matters. The Insurance Regulatory Team works regularly with the corporate, claims, and compliance colleagues within the Legal Team. As the Senior Deputy General Counsel, you and your team will provide legal guidance to internal business partners on matters including, product development (form, rate, underwriting and rule filings), marketing, compliance, reinsurance, finance, accounting, business development, governance, and inter-company agreements. The right candidate will have a track record of productive regulatory relationships, complex P&C insurance legal work, and is interested in working in the fast-paced and dynamic environment of a high-growth organization.

This position is a hybrid position based in Columbus, OH and reports to the General Counsel. 

What you will be doing.

  • Provide strategic day-to-day management of team comprised of regulatory lawyers and non-lawyer analysts to ensure efficient working relationships and deliverables, as well as appropriate development of the staff
  • Partner with leaders from finance, accounting, reinsurance, actuary, compliance, product, engineering, claims, business development and marketing to anticipate, strategize on and solve a variety of legal issues
  • Partner with and manage outside counsel resources to ensure efficient and effective results
  • Own all regulatory filing processes and build trusted relationships with regulators
  • Interact positively and professionally to develop working relationships, build consensus, and foster trust and collaboration at all levels of management and teams
  • Be results-oriented with a track record of gaining management credibility and influencing business results
  • Be a true business partner, not just a legal advisor, by working together with business partners to successfully achieve company business goals and objectives
  • Demonstrate a high degree of independent judgment

What we are looking for.

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in property and casualty insurance regulatory work
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience managing effective and results-oriented teams
  • Undergraduate and law degrees; active membership in at least one U.S. state bar
  • Experience providing legal advice in a multi-line property and casualty insurance company
  • Experience providing legal advice in an insurance holding company system that includes multiple underwriting companies with respect to matters between and among insurance holding company system affiliates
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and coach professionals with a positive, team-building attitude, and to interact productively and collaboratively with all other teams at the company
  • Demonstrated experience building new regulator relationships and capacity to help the team further enhance current regulator relationships
  • Executive presence: ability to develop relationships with diverse groups and various levels of financial and operating personnel
  • Must be able to work independently, manage multiple priorities and pivot between responsibilities in a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Ability to propose and implement practical, efficient, and effective solutions to legal issues
  • Exceptional critical thinking abilities, strong business acumen, and excellent judgment
  • Exemplary personal and professional integrity and business ethics--exercise discretion and maintains the confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Commitment to diversity and respect for others

Get In Touch

Finding the right people to help us build Root is a top priority. Whether you would like to explore the possibility of working together or simply learn more about the position, we’d love to hear from you!

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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.

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