Government Relations Counsel

18 Aug, 2020


Government Relations Counsel

Equitable NYC
New York, NY/Albany, NY

Thank you for your interest in a position with Equitable.

The Government Relations team within the Regulatory Affairs Practice Group is looking for an experienced attorney with strong networking skills. Open to considering candidates in both New York City, NY and Albany, NY. Albany candidates, please note this role would require periodic trips to New York City campus location.

Responsibilities include:

• Representing the company before state and federal regulators as well as in state and national trade organizations, and liaising with business partners regarding legislative and/or regulatory issues

• Providing legal counsel on insurance regulatory matters and pending legislation at both the state and federal level, and developing and executing advocacy strategies to drive favorable outcomes for the Company

• Responding to regulatory inquiries, including reviewing relevant state and federal laws and regulations and managing internal and external resources as appropriate

Department Description:

The Regulatory Affairs practice group is responsible for providing counsel on state insurance and reinsurance legal issues impacting the insurance products offered by the Company. The practice group includes the government relations team as well as a team of state insurance attorneys.

Areas of responsibility concerning the Company’s insurance products include:

• Legal counsel on insurance regulatory matters related to product design, implementation, and administration.

• Provision of legal advice with respect to reinsurance and insurance company separate account matters, as well as review of sales and marketing materials and initiatives.

The Government Relations team is responsible for:

• Serving as the primary point of contact with Federal and state regulators for Equitable and its insurance companies, including representation of the Company before state insurance departments and other regulatory bodies


• Representing the Company within industry trade organizations with respect to issues affecting the life insurance industry in general, as well as managing the Company’s relationships with such organizations



Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree and JD
• 7+ years of legal experience
Preferred Qualifications:
• Prior employment with a state insurance regulator strongly preferred (5+ years of Insurance Regulatory experience)

• Outstanding interpersonal and networking skills

• Strong ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
• Strong results orientation – able to meet frequent and time-sensitive deadlines required by state or federal regulators
• Excellent verbal and writing skills and ability to both “think on your feet” and think creatively
• Professional, energetic, team-player with outgoing personality and positive attitude and outlook
• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines while handling multiple tasks with minimal supervision
• Strong sense of ownership of tasks and responsibilities
• Strong attention to detail
About Equitable
We have been providing stability and reliability to our clients since 1859 to help them live their lives with confidence, to give them peace of mind, and enable them to realize their dreams for their loved ones and their legacy.
As an employer, Equitable is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels completely comfortable bringing their true selves to work every day. Equitable has been recognized and certified as a great place to work by the Great Place to Work Institute.
We provide our employees opportunities to move within our organization so they can grow their career and skills without ever having to leave Equitable. Almost 40% of our open jobs are filled with current employees.
In addition to competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including 401(k) and medical programs, we offer the opportunity for continued professional development in a congenial corporate environment.
Equitable is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to our employees, applicants and candidates based on individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information or any other class protected by federal, state and local laws.
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Job posted: 2020-08-18