As the largest life insurance premium finance company in the country, Wintrust Life Finance provides customized financing solutions to qualified borrowers seeking to finance their life insurance premiums. Our financing solutions have supported numerous planning structures, including traditional wealth transfer, key-man insurance, buy-sell arrangements, split dollar arrangements, term alternatives, charitable giving, income replacement strategies, and more. Wintrust Life Finance is a subsidiary of Wintrust, a financial services company with more than $36 billion in assets.
The Assistant General Counsel reports to the General Counsel and deals with various areas of law, including transactional work, regulatory issues, litigation management, and bankruptcy. You will work closely with all levels of management and provide legal advice that will minimize risk and capitalize on business opportunity. It requires developing a thorough understanding of the company¬Ěs business and applying learned concepts to an assortment of legal matters.
Responsibilities include the following:
  • Contract review and drafting
  • Legal research
  • Ensuring compliance with state and federal requirements
  • Assisting outside counsel
  • Coordinating responses to discovery
  • Providing legal support on a broad range of financing matters
  • Effectively advising business units through both written and oral communication


Desired skills:
  • 3-5 years of legal experience
  • Self-motivated, self-starter who will take initiative to independently manage projects
  • Ability to act as both a business and legal advisor
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on broad variety of legal matters
  • Demonstrated analytical skills: Will detect legal issues in all types of areas
  • Highly organized: Able to manage numerous assignments and prioritize time efficiently
  • Positive attitude and capable of establishing working relationships with coworkers

Education Requirements:

J.D. from accredited law school, Licensed to practice law in the state of NJ.

We provide an engaging, dynamic work environment, an excellent compensation package including 401k, employee stock purchase plan, medical/dental, life insurance and more!

Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran. We request applicants refrain from disclosing current or historical compensation information during the recruitment process; any disclosed detail will not be taken into account as applicants are considered for employment.


: Legal

Primary Location

: US-NJ-Newark


: NonBank – First Insurance Funding

Job Posting

: Aug 7, 2020

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