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Corporate Counsel

Corporate Counsel

US-CA-San Francisco
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Esurance is hiring a Corporate Counsel to join our Legal team in San Francisco.  As a Corporate Counsel you will work with legal staff to accomplish Esurance's legal initiatives in a cost efficient manner that aggressively pushes Esurance business objectives forward while appropriately protecting against risks. The Corporate Counsel is responsible for multiple key areas of responsibility within the legal department and will work with outside counsel and legal department colleagues in a team environment.


The Corporate Counsel will achieve these goals by performing the following duties personally or working with the General Counsel, Associate General Counsel and other legal department staff.


  • Responsible for contract negotiation, execution and management process, including: structuring and managing strategic partnerships; negotiating and drafting partner and standard-form contracts; creating, implementing, training on, and auditing of compliance with contract-related company policies; advising internal business clients on contract law as applicable; reviewing and revising contracts within requisite time periods; reporting to senior management on contract-related metrics; and managing the contract management system
  • Researches and analyzes laws that may create risk for or otherwise affect the company, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act and e-discovery laws; counsels internal business clients on the business implications of these laws; and assists in developing policies, procedures and risk mitigation strategies
  • Provides counsel with respect to the company's implementation of corporate compliance-related initiatives, including: conducting legal research and drafting memorandums on compliance and regulatory issues; advising senior management on laws and regulations; and managing implementation by business units of required compliance initiatives
  • Assists other legal staff with managing the company's Information Security Policy, Document Retention Policy, and Privacy Policy with an emphasis on safeguarding consumer information, including: structuring policies; developing and implementing company training program; auditing of company compliance; and reporting to senior management on company compliance and other policy-related metrics
  • Responsible for company corporate governance activities, including those related to strategic transactions; responsible for company compliance with and advice to senior management on governance-related laws and regulations; and responsible for the formation of new company entities
  • Responsible for intellectual property initiatives, including: ongoing intellectual property registrations; infringement monitoring and infringement prosecutions; and drafting of intellectual property-related company policies (including policy drafting, company training, and auditing)
  • Supports the General Counsel in managing the legal department within budget, and attend training activities on topics relevant to Esurance
  • Works with outside counsel and legal department staff on corporate litigations/arbitrations within legal department budget.


  • Ability to participate in developing company strategic and operational goals, and work closely with business units in their operational execution
  • Ability to provide hands-on counsel to all levels of executive and non-executive associates
  • Ability to coordinate and manage other company associates up, down, and across the corporate structure to achieve initiatives
  • Ability to identify and analyze legal issues, draft key documents, present clear recommendations, and assure legal compliance
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to lead as well as collaborate and function well in a team environment
  • Self-motivated and efficient, with good business judgment. Forward-thinking and creative, with the confidence to present and advocate for the implementation of ideas
  • Knowledge of insurance regulatory laws a plus but not required. Must be open to learning and developing some insurance related legal expertise

Experience / Education:


  • JD degree or a JSM degree from ABA-approved law school; good standing with a state Bar
  • 2-5 years experience as an attorney in a medium to large size corporation or law firm
  • Strong legal skills across a broad range of areas and familiar with applicable legal concepts, practices and procedures
  • Solid understanding of business operations, negotiation tactics, and corporate governance issues
  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, perform a wide variety of tasks, and foresee and protect the company against legal risks
  • Experienced with and capable of leading and directing the work of others

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