VP, Employment Counsel

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. With differentiated investment and risk management capabilities, deep client relationships, and a strong financial foundation, the company has established a track record of delivering proven, value-added solutions and long-term growth. Global Atlantic is a majority-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers asset management and capital markets solutions across multiple strategies.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Vice President – Employment Counsel will join the Global Atlantic Corporate Legal team, serving as the chief legal support to Global Atlantic’s Human Resources Department.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Chief Administration Officer, the Chief Human Resource Officer and others to provide legal advice on a wide range of issues, including employment law, employee relations, employee and agent benefits, and office real estate.  This position reports to the Head of Corporate Legal and will be based either in our Hartford or Boston office.  Key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the Chief Administration Officer and Human Resources Department by providing the legal expertise necessary to accomplish the Department’s goals.
  • Collaborating with the Chief Security and Resilience Office in enhancing and maintaining the corporate security, business continuity, and executive aviation plans.
  • Providing day to day support to Human Resources on a broad range of issues relating to offer letters, separation agreements, restrictive covenants, immigration, independent contractor issues, reviewing third-party service contracts supporting HR, and DE&I initiatives.
  • Serving as counsel to the company’s Benefits Committee, providing advice on benefits plan issues, including plans governed by ERISA and Reg 409A.
  • Drafting and advising Human Resources on a variety of policies, procedures and employee trainings including anti-harassment, Code of Conduct, and paid leave policies.
  • Providing employment law expertise for Corporate Development projects, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring.
  • Advising the Senior Employee Relations Manager on employee relations issues, including employee investigations and employee complaints.
  • Working with the Head of Real Estates to review office leases and other real estate issues that arise.
  • Managing outside counsel when necessary to complete complex projects and transactions, including issues involving Bermuda law.
  • Acting as the main liaison between the Human Resources Department and the Legal and Compliance Department.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate of accredited Law School with at least 7 years of experience dealing with employment law issues at a law firm or inhouse.  (Experience at both a plus.)
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to serve as a strategic partner to HR and provide practical and actionable advice.
  • Strong communication skills, work ethic and high level of personal integrity and accountability
  • Ability to manage a variety of projects with little or no supervision
  • Strong sense of curiosity to investigate, research and comprehend new laws and technology
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction in the United States.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.

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TOTAL REWARDS STATEMENT  

Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church

 

Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.

Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. 

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