VP & Assistant General Counsel

Horace Mann


This is a full-time role within the Office of the General Counsel, Law Division, which will be located in Addison, TX, with a hybrid option allowing the successful candidate to work from home two days per week. As a leading insurance and financial services company focused on meeting the evolving needs of K-12 teachers and employees of other non-profit organizations, we are looking for a Vice President, Assistant General Counsel.

The Vice President, Assistant General Counsel will report to the Executive Vice President & General Counsel and will manage responsibilities of the Law Division as assigned. The Vice President, Assistant General Counsel will also provide support to executive and senior leadership located across the country. Candidates should be currently licensed to practice law in Texas or Illinois (or have the ability to become licensed in either jurisdiction within six months of hire) and have at least 15 years of experience as a practicing attorney, with meaningful experience in the insurance and financial services industry.

We have a strong preference for attorneys with experience in supplemental insurance products (such as cancer, hospital, and heart) and group products (such as short term and long term disability), as well as those with experience in government contracting, transactional and corporate governance work, and working with third-party administrators. Ideal candidates will also have a combination of law firm and in-house experience, with both solid legal acumen and the desire to foster and build strong business relationships with the Company’s business leaders. Attorneys with the ability roll up their sleeves, serve as a player-coach, and manage multiple priorities in a fast passed, growth environment are encouraged to apply.


Providing legal counsel and support to the Worksite Division including:Leading a team of dedicated legal professionalsServing as a strategic advisor to leadership and participating in the overall management of the organization as an integral leaderManaging overall workflow, organizational structure, appropriate staffing and long-term departmental prioritiesSupporting growth and sales initiatives across the DivisionResponding to market conduct examinations and other regulatory inquiriesReviewing training materials and regulatory complaintsProviding claims and coverage counselingProviding guidance and legal advice concerning product development, distribution, and related internal operationsProviding counsel on operations, compliance, and SIU mattersProviding legal counsel, as needed, across a broad range of areas, such as:Data privacy and security mattersCommercial contracts, including agreements procuring software and other technology-related licenses and services, and government contractsGeneral corporate matters, including M&A and transactional workCorporate governance mattersAdvising on complex legal matters by utilizing legal expertise and strategic thinking to assess risk and recommend effective and appropriate solutionsInfluencing cross-functional decision-making by collaborating with internal partners to help guide development of company policies and best practicesCreating a positive environment by modeling cultural expectations and guiding leaders and direct reports to reward performance, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, and creativityEffectively managing resources and direct reports by anticipating expenditures and accurately forecasting resource needs/costs

Juris Doctor from a law school accredited by the American Bar AssociationMust be currently licensed to practice law in Texas or Illinois (or have the ability to become licensed in either jurisdiction within six months of hire)Minimum 15 years of broad-based, relevant legal experience, including experience leading a legal team and supporting upper-level executives across the country in a high-growth, fast-paced environmentA strong desire to learn and assume ownership of highly complex, sometimes novel, legal issuesExcellent analytical, organizational, verbal and written communication skillsAbility to provide top-quality, proactive, accurate and effective legal support in a fast-moving, growth-oriented environmentAbility to effectively work with management and other personnelCombination of law firm and in-house legal department experience preferredAbility to travel to and work in the Addison, TX office up to 3 days per week, with occasional travel (10-15%) outside of Texas required

What We Offer

Matching 401k planGenerous vacation policyCompany-wide bonus programWellness reimbursementHeath, dental and vision coverageCompetitive compensationOption for hybrid work schedule allowing two days remote work per week

The duties listed in this job description do not limit the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the duties normally to be performed in the position or those occasionally assigned outside an employee’s normal duties.

Horace Mann was founded in 1945 by two Springfield, Illinois, teachers who saw a need for quality, affordable auto insurance for teachers. Since then, we’ve broadened our mission to helping all educators protect what they have today and prepare for a successful tomorrow. And with our broadened mission has come corporate growth: We serve more than 4,100 school districts nationwide, we’re publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: HMN) and we have more than $12 billion in assets.

We’re motivated by the fact that educators take care of our children’s future, and we believe they deserve someone to look after theirs. We help educators identify their financial goals and develop plans to achieve them. This includes insurance to protect what they have today and financial products to help them prepare for their future. Our tailored offerings include special rates and benefits for educators.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

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