Corporate Attorney

Employer
AARP
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Dec 15, 2022
Closes
Dec 20, 2022
Ref
3633
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time
Overview

AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP's millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services and legal services. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.

As a Corporate Attorney for AARP Services, Inc. (ASI) in the Office of General Counsel, you will identify and mitigate legal risk while working collaboratively to accomplish organizational goals and execute on the organization's mission. Research and analyze applicable and evolving legal issues as well as structure legal obligations in contracts to protect the interests of the organization. As legal counsel, you will provide expertise, advice, and services on issues concerning the rights, obligations, and privileges of the organization including developing strategies for negotiating and resolving disputed contract terms and conditions. You will ensure legal and regulatory compliance. You will consult with senior leadership regarding strategic alliances, mergers, and acquisition transactions, including due diligence, drafting, structuring, negotiation, and execution of appropriate agreements. Advises business units and affiliated entities in order to serve the goals and mission of the organization in a manner that is compliant, ethical, and timely. In addition, you will consult and collaborate with management to develop strategic plans and ensuring organizational activities meet legal and regulatory compliance.

Responsibilities

  • Anticipates and researches legal issues to help mitigate risk to the enterprise.
  • Conducts legal due diligence on potential providers.
  • Provides legal support to Associate General Counsels on new product development and other innovation initiatives to ensure compliance.
  • Supports the Associate General Counsels with the legal responsibility for drafting, negotiating, analyzing, and maintaining contracts for third-party provided benefits, products and services for AARP Members.
  • Serves as a legal representative for the New Product Development team, as well as the Health, Financial and Lifestyle lines of business.
  • Provides legal assessment on development of new business models.
  • Supports Associate General Counsels with the legal review of vendor agreements, which range from simple to complex.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a Juris Doctorate degree and 3+ years of legal experience. Preference for specialized experience in contract negotiations, corporate law, consumer protection, and advertising. Must be, or able to become, a member of good standing in the District of Columbia bar.
  • Ability to think on one's feet and clearly express arguments and ideas to staff and to provide engaging, clear training for staff who may have minimal legal background.
  • Highly analytical -- able to analyze complex issues and see the key aspects of the issue. Ability to uphold appropriate legal counsel when under pressure.
  • Ability to function independently with guidance.
  • Must function with the highest degree of integrity and ethical standards, with a passion for ASI's mission.
  • Ability to handle multiple, complex projects on an ongoing basis, with keen attention to detail.
  • Must be customer-oriented, a team player, approachable, responsive, and engaging.
  • Independent judgement and discretion requiring the employee to compare and evaluate various courses of conduct and make a decision (or recommend a decision to be made) after various possibilities have been considered.

Physical/Mental Demands
  • Regular and reliable job attendance.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exhibit respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships.
  • Independent judgement and discretion requiring the employee to compare and evaluate various courses of conduct and make a decision (or recommend a decision to be made) after various possibilities have been considered.
  • In office/open office environment with the ability to work effectively surrounded by moderate noise.

Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA)

AARP observes Mondays and Fridays as telecommuting workdays, except for essential functions. Remote work and telecommuting can only be done within the United States and its territories.

Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401(k); 100% company-funded pension plan; health, dental, and vision plans; life insurance; paid time off to include company and individual holidays, vacation, sick, caregiving, and parental leave; performance-based and peer-based recognition; tuition reimbursement; among others.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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