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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. Global Atlantic is a majority-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management across multiple strategies and capital markets solutions.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Vice President - Employment Counsel will join the Global Atlantic Corporate Legal team, advising Global Atlantic’s Legal and Human Resources Departments.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Human Resources Office and others to provide legal advice on a wide range of issues, to primarily include, benefits and compensation matters, employee and agent benefits, and employment law, and employee relations matters.  This position reports to the Vice President of Employment Law and will be based either in our Hartford or Des Moines office.  Key responsibilities will include:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as primary counsel on benefits and compensation matters and to the company’s Benefits Committee, providing advice on benefits plan issues, including plans governed by ERISA and Reg 409A.
  • As assigned, will provide day to day support to Human Resources on a broad range of issues relating to offer letters, separation agreements, restrictive covenants, immigration, independent contractor issues, reviewing third-party service contracts supporting HR, and DE&I initiatives.
  • Provide employment law expertise for Corporate Development projects, including mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring.
  • Manage outside counsel when necessary to complete complex projects and transactions, including issues involving Bermuda law.

QUALIFICATIONS & NECESSARY SKILLS:

  • Graduate of accredited Law School with at least 3 years of experience dealing with benefits and compensation law issues at a law firm or inhouse. (Experience at both a plus.);
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to serve as a strategic partner to HR and provide practical and actionable advice;
  • Strong communication skills, work ethic and high level of personal integrity and accountability
  • Ability to manage a variety of projects;
  • Strong ability to investigate, research and comprehend new laws and technology;
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced and changing environment;
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction in the United States
  • Ability for some travel.

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TOTAL REWARDS STATEMENT  

Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.

Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Employees who require an accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job will participate in an interactive process which may include providing documentation. If you are hired and require an accommodation for any protected status, please email benefits@gafg.com.

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