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Job Introduction

Provides timely, efficient, results-oriented and professional legal advice on a broad range of corporate insurance and commercial matters with international dimensions, ensuring that the legal requirements for the organization are met.

Role Responsibility

  • Provides strategic legal counsel and support to the Company as needed to various areas of the business, including but not limited to the areas of customer service, sales, health & benefits, claims, appeals and case resolution.
  • Provides support in the areas of strategic projects, transactions and day-to-day business activities.
  • Manages the Company’s threatened and active litigation, driving strategy and efficiently resolving matters to the Company’s financial benefit.
  • Researches and analyzes relevant statutes, agency regulations, case law, providing specific advise on relevant legislation in Latin American countries, based on special needs of the business.
  • Manages the engagement process of external international, national and local advisers as needed, regarding business development plans, threatened or active litigation. 
  • Maintains and manages internal  legal reports and the regulatory, threatened and active litigation recommended accrual reports with the Finance Department
  • Fosters trust and confidence throughout the organization through a combination of commercially reasonable legal advice, personal integrity, willingness to share knowledge and assist other areas in the organization to resolve issues for customers, producers and Service Centers, in a timely manner.
  • Adheres and complies with the Company’s values as outlined in the Company’s Bupa Code compliance program.
  • Undertakes other duties within skill set to support the needs of Legal and the Company.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Law degree from a U.S. accredited law school and a member of a U.S. State Bar 
  • If not Florida Bar member, ability to meet the qualifications for Florida in house counsel rule within three (3) months of employment.
  • Preferred 2-5 years international legal experience preferably in Latin America.
  • Alternatively, preferred 2-5 years experience in insurance, reinsurance, or healthcare law.
  • Both litigation and transactional experience a plus
  • Bilingual in formal English and Spanish with excellent oral and written communication in both languages. Portuguese highly desirable.

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing, time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Ability to lead and work well within a team with minimal supervision; work effectively across departments.
  • Exceptional relationship building, influencing, and interpersonal skills, with ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Self-starter who demonstrates commitment, flexibility, assumes ownership and accountability.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to successfully work with senior management, staff, operations, sales and business unit leaders.
  • Ability to understand cultural sensitivities.

 

Judgment Skills:

Analyzes situations based on experience and knowledge, makes sound decisions that effectively balance legal risk with results-oriented legal advice for the success of the business. Provides sound legal advice in a manner that is clear, succinct, and timely, taking into account the needs of the business.

Freedom of Action:

  • Ensures the quality and timeliness of legal advice with minimal supervision.
  • Self directed, makes decisions based on knowledge and experience, requests and obtains assistance if needed

Dimensions:

  • Manages work load, able to manage the redistribution of work as needed, to ensure results-oriented legal advice is delivered to the business.
  • Contributes to meeting department objectives by meeting deadlines; furthers company objectives by providing timely and results oriented legal advice.

Environment:

  • Work is performed in a fast-paced environment, which requires interacting with senior management, staff, operations, sales and business unit leaders in the daily operations of the department.
  • Works in a team environment in a multi cultural arena, provides advice which is influenced by the political, social and economic conditions of the given geographic areas.   
  • Requires occasional international travel.

Essential Personnel:

  • There are business critical essential functions that the Company should be able to perform, either continuously or without significant disruption, during and following a crisis, as required and outlined in the Company’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
  • This function has been identified as a business critical essential function under the BCP.
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