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ACOM INSURANCE GENERAL COUNSEL

The Insurance General Counsel is responsible for the oversight of the agency’s legal section and interacting with state and federal agencies, conducting legal research

Class Code:

N190N

Job Grade:

GS14

Special Job Requirements:

0

Typical Functions:

Directs and supervises a litigation team of attorneys and professional consultants, including interviewing, hiring, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, evaluating the performance of immediate subordinates, and serving as performance evaluation reviewing official. Provides legal services and advice to management and divisions on a broad range of matters. Represents the agency in legal negotiations regarding insurance matters. Represents the agency in administrative and court litigation including all administrative and court proceedings. Drafts and develops reports, legal pleadings, motions, responses, complaints, comments, briefs, stipulations, settlement agreements, and other written documents. Interprets and analyzes all state and federal laws. Drafts new or revised policy and legislation. Researches, analyzes, interprets, and evaluates policies, legal precedent, issues, and information and recommends course of action to meet agency objectives. Maintains and shares technical knowledge of current federal and state legal issues, policies, statutes, legislation, and procedures. Responds to inquiries from the media, government officials, and the public about legal issues and agency business. Conducts legal research; drafts and prepares legal briefings and pleadings and responds to subpoenas. Presents training on legal matters. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations regarding the insurance industry. Knowledge of emerging economic, technological, legislative, judicial, and regulatory issues and trends affecting the insurance industry. Knowledge of legal research, including use of Westlaw and other internet research tools. Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices. Ability to conduct litigation. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports. Ability to research, interpret, and apply legislation and cause related information. Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a law degree from an accredited law school, plus six years of experience in the practice of law, including three years of litigation experience and four years in a professional managerial capacity.

Required Certificates:

Licensed to practice law and admitted to the Arkansas State Bar in accordance with ACA 16-22-201.

Exempt:

E
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