Overview

Senior Attorney  Legal  Chicago

The Role

Acting as a legal adviser within the Aviva Investors legal team. This role provides a first-class legal service to the Aviva Investors Americas business, the person in this role will support a key strategic business function and act as a support and control to that business, enabling progress towards its strategic objectives in an appropriate manner.

Supporting the Aviva Investors Americas business by reviewing presented business issues, conducts legal research and investigations, and crafts legal solutions, balancing internal and external stakeholder interests with the risks of adverse legal actions, revenue loss, or reputational damage to the entities. The role is primarily focused on investment management services (i.e. institutional accounts, regulated and unregulated investment funds in the United States) and corporate governance.

Responsibilities

 Provide first class, timely and commercially focused legal and corporate governance services.

 Discharges specific and significant responsibilities, at direction of the Head of Legal – Americas.

 Communicates and collaborates with leaders who also serve in an advisory or oversight capacity and independently develops the legal response/position for complex issues identified as the most severe risks or areas of noncompliance.

 Maintains a significant understanding of practice or functional area products and services. Maintains expert knowledge of all regulators relevant to the practice or functional areas. Continues to advance knowledge through participation in external industry or professional events.

 Handles a portfolio of complex, specialized legal issues throughout North America, including serving as an advisor to internal and external stakeholders, including outside counsel, relevant to issues affecting the assigned entities.

 Successfully manages relationships across relevant business areas such as Client Solutions, Compliance, Risk and Finance.

 Proactively contributes to sharing of expertise within the team.

Requirements

 Experienced Senior attorney with in-house investment manager experience involving institutional accounts, regulated and unregulated funds and experience in practice area.

 Law Degree from an accredited law school and admission to the Illinois State Bar or other state bar.

 Expert on the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and experience with related rules and regulations.

 Working knowledge of ERISA as it relates to the provision of investment advice to ERISA clients.

 Experience with corporate governance.

 Strong oral and written communication skills and problem-solving skills.

 Proven ability to manage projects, negotiations and relationships with third parties.

 Experience of dealing with clients at senior management level.

 Self-starter and efficient management of own workload.

 Effective team-player.

About us

We are a global asset manager with broad and deep expertise across all major asset classes. As part of the Aviva Group  the UKs largest insurance company  we are uniquely positioned to combine our insurance heritage with our investment capabilities to deliver the outcomes that matter most to todays investor.

Todays investors are asking more questions than ever. They expect more from their asset managers. They want joined-up thinking fit for an interconnected world; integrated solutions with their needs firmly at the heart. Were challenging ourselves to respond to these new expectations  as well as the changes taking place in our industry and the world around us. About us

Inclusion and diversity

More than 1,500 people work across the globe, bringing it all together for todays investor. True integrated advantage starts with our culture.

When everyone feels part of a unified team, in an environment of fairness, inclusion and positivity, we all achieve more. Integrated advantage is created when everyone feels stronger together – with no barriers to their ability to contribute, collaborate and succeed. Our Culture

You will be assessed against the Aviva values: care more, kill complexity, never rest and create legacy.

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