What do they do?

Provide legal advice and support to ensure the legality of commercial transactions, using knowledge of statutory law and regulations passed by government agencies to help their clients achieve their goals within the bounds of the law. Insurance companies also employ trial attorneys, who represent the organization in legal matters, performing the legal research needed to prepare and try cases in courts or agencies.

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  • Act as a regulatory and compliance resource, identifying and analyzing compliance risks based on relevant federal and state laws
  • Support the business in the development and implementation of policies and procedures to manage and mitigate compliance risk.
  • Perform legal research, analysis, and advising on issues like proposed new products, merger and acquisitions, safeguarding intellectual property, financial formation, offerings, and compliance issues.
  • Represent the organization in trials or hearings before courts or agencies, including appeals and arbitrations.

Basic Skills
Active Listening
Speaking
Critical Thinking

Technical Skills
Operations Analysis
Operations Monitoring

Social Skills
Persuasion
Negotiation
Social Perceptiveness

Systems Skills
Judgment and Decision Making
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation

Problem Solving Skills
Complex Problem Solving

Resource Management Skills
Time Management
Management of Personnel Resources
Management of Financial Resources

  • Salary range: $65,000-$200,000
  • Education and Professional Requirements: Entry — Law degree; Senior Attorney – Law degree, multiple years related work experience; General Counsel – Law degree, Many years related work experience
  • Possible career path: Attorney > Senior Attorney > General Counsel

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