Associate General Counsel, Vice President

Washington, DC
Apr 28, 2021
May 28, 2021
Full Time
Business Unit Description

AARP Services (ASI) is where AARP's mission meets the marketplace for the 50+ population, by sparking new solutions that transform the marketplace to improve people's lives as they age. Founded in 1999 as the professional services arm of AARP, ASI supports the Association's mission of Disrupt Aging by helping bring new products to market to drive innovation and build richer connections with consumers. ASI acts as a bridge, connecting companies to people by helping bring experiences, products, and services that matter to them as they move through life stages.

Reporting to ASI's General Counsel, the Associate General Counsel is responsible for leading complex legal matters and contract negotiations for ASI; and is responsible for one or more areas of legal specialization, such as commercial transactions, privacy and corporate governance. Negotiates and advises on contracts, new business models, legal risks and other ASI-related transactions and represents ASI's legal position in such areas. Support internal business clients on developing solutions to complex legal issues with an understanding of AARP's social mission. Responsible for ensuring legal risks are addressed and mitigation solutions developed. Provides support to the General Counsel on general legal matters. Help develop policies and procedures to ensure legal compliance. Develops and maintains specific subject matter expertise, such as privacy, HIPPA, relevant government regulations
  • Provides legal counsel to the ASI management team in a professional and effective manner to help achieve business goals within legal and ethical guidelines, while helping to execute AARP Services' strategy for growth and promoting achievement of its vision.
  • Negotiate and manage highly complex and high profile contracts and agreements with Fortune 100 - 500 companies, which account for over $1 billion in annually-managed revenues to the AARP enterprise.
  • Provide legal guidance and support to the staff of ASI and its affiliates on all legal matters, including but not limited to: contractual issues, litigation, advertising laws, insurance laws, intellectual property, consumer protection laws, privacy, HIPPA, federal and state regulations, tax law, non-profit law.
  • Responsible for overall contract management, compliance and risk management in a highly matrix environment.
  • Handle federal and state regulatory issues that arise involving ASI and AARP service providers.
  • Establish ASI and its affiliates as a recognized example of best practices in the areas of quality assurance, compliance and transparency.
  • Stay current on legal issues potentially impacting ASI and its affiliates, including industry and marketplace trends, strategic direction of the organization, organizational structure and leadership, internal initiatives. Communicate potential trends and impacts to various business areas.
  • Works proactively with ASI's General Counsel to ensure the interest of both AARP Services and AARP are accurately represented and protected.
  • Anticipate legal developments relevant to AARP Services' activities and advises on their implications in a proactive manner. Provides mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution strategies as required.
  • Helps provide legal counsel to the AARP Insurance Trust, which is responsible for managing over $10 billion in annual premiums.
  • Responsible for selecting and managing outside legal counsel.
  • Advise staff of ASI and its affiliates throughout the creation, development and implementation of new products and services.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with General Counsel of AARP service providers to ensure effective and timely resolution to issues as they arise.
  • Works across ASI to ensure legal and compliance issues are addresses and managed.
  • JD from an accredited law school and 10 years of relevant experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
Compensation and Benefits

AARP offers competitive benefits with 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. Visit for more information.

As a result of the COVID pandemic, all interviews will be held virtually and all non-essential employees will continue to work remotely until further notice.
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.