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Government & Industry Relations Attorney The candidate provides legal advice and counsel on behalf of the Government & Industry Affairs group. Collaborates and aligns on strategy, action planning, and communication with client, business units, and other areas of L&R. Proactively counsels clients on emerging legal issues and risk. Counsels clients on strategic initiatives, and serves on project teams as needed to provide legal advice. Reviews and delegates new matters. Provides project management, coordination, and collaboration between legal teams within L&R and with business clients. Conducts research, substantive drafting, reviewing, advising, and negotiating for more complex matters. Internal Focus - Legislative/Regulatory Involvement. Prepare position papers. Identify appropriate legislative/regulatory opportunities and identify Allstate legislative and regulatory priorities. Consult with business units regarding political and regulatory implications of existing or new programs (including conscious choice meetings). Consult with business units, attorneys, outside consultants to understand implications for Allstate. Keep senior leadership and law department leaders apprised of evolving political developments and impact on advocacy. Advise/accompany senior management and business units on legislative/regulatory visits. Draft, circulate, and socialize draft bill amongst interested parties (both internal and external) for internal consensus and to determine impact. Determine communication strategy and distribute reports, etc. to business units, legal, and compliance. Deliver internal and external presentations related to Legislative and Regulatory Developments / Changes Monitoring and Education. Develop and identify supportive coalition partners related to issue advocacy and lobbying. Participate in Staff Board/committees/ working groups that have implications for Allstate and chair as appropriate. Prepare timely new law reporting. External Focus - Trade Association Involvement/ Political Contributions. Recommend which trade associations to participate in and to which financial degree. Counsel/prepare business clients that are involved in trade association activities. Work with trade association staff to identify issues of interest to Allstate and determine degree of Allstate involvement and visibility of issue. Attend and participate in hearings. Attend committee meetings and conference calls. Review and edit materials, provide comments and recommendations, and provide amendments to trade association staff. Draft corporate involvement in political arena report. Prepare ALLPAC and / or corporate contribution budgets. Negotiate with government agency. Keep business unit management advised of case progress. Attend court at major arguments (motion to dismiss, motion for summary judgment and trial). Review/comment upon all draft/revised/final pleadings. Regulatory and Regulatory Compliance. Administrative and Regulatory Agency Inquiries and Investigations. Manage, negotiate, and advocate external response with appropriate. Communicate with and counsel clients on status, results, and potential process change/corrective action. Regulatory Examinations and Settlements. Review client responses to examiner requests for information. Review and analyze draft Report on Examination and prepare response to draft report. Review and analyze proposed stipulation/consent order. Counsel client on actions to be taken resulting from exam findings/recommendations. Review insurance holding company act registration statement & amendments. Serve on compliance project teams as needed to provide legal advice. Determine and implement strategy for resolving compliance issues (e.g. engagement with DOI and/ or regional counsel). Must have a juris doctorate and an license to practice law in Illinois (and/or other states as required). Should have 7+ years of related experience typical. Computer skills, including MS Office suite, used in or related to the tasks performed. Must have relevant experience within a reputable law firm or an in-house legal department for a mid- to large-sized organization. Insurance-industry experience preferred. Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes required.

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