Ameriprise Financial seeks a Vice President & Group Counsel to provide leadership to its diverse team of attorneys and paralegals serving our $120B+ annuities, life and disability insurance business. Responsibilities include legal support for product, marketing, underwriting, claims, reinsurance and service operations; close partnership with finance and risk management, and oversight of certain aspects of subsidiary board governance.
Senior counsel leading a team of attorneys and paralegals in development and marketing of variable and fixed insurance and annuity products, including advising in SEC matters of fund line-up and product registration; and counseling on state insurance law, the Internal Revenue Code and ERISA.
Provide senior level counsel to product, marketing, distribution and service operations. Includes advising wholesale activities of our limited-purpose variable product broker-dealer.
Provide senior level counsel to actuarial, underwriting, claims, reinsurance and risk transfer functions. Coordinates subsidiary corporate governance issues, state regulatory filings, and certain inter-company agreements.
12+ years of legal experience working as in-house counsel, or in a law firm setting, with a focus on annuities, life and disability insurance legal issues.
Strong business acumen for how annuity and life insurance products are designed and operationalized.
Extensive knowledge and experience working with securities laws, FINRA and state regulations to provide creative solutions on product features, sales, promotions, advertising and suitability of variable and fixed products.
Outstanding client-service focus and technical mastery to convey complex legal principles clearly and concisely in order to develop solutions and facilitate executive decision making.
Strong team leadership skills, able to adjust to multiple demands in a fast-paced environment. Resilient, results-oriented, collaborative and trustworthy. Unquestioned integrity and professionalism.