Opportunities

Legal Counsel

Department

Finance, Risk, Legal and Compliance

Location

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Employment Type

Full-time, Permanent

Budgeted Salary Range

£110,000 - £120,000

Ways of Working

Hybrid
Opened: 25 days ago
Closes: TBC

About Us

We love pets - which is why we’re on a mission to make the world a better place for pets and their parents.  We offer pet insurance policies with generous pet health benefits that are designed with their needs in mind. We’ve helped over half a million pets stay happy and healthy since 2017 - and many more customers throughout the world are joining us every day.  We’ve won numerous awards, have offices in the USA, UK, and Sweden - and we now employ over 400 people globally. 

Award-winning, innovative technology and exceptional customer service are at the heart of our offer: our “Complete” policy ranks top of the Which? cat and dog insurance Best Buy tables. (December 2021)  We've also been voted the Pet Insurance Provider Of The Year in the Moneyfacts Consumer Awards (2021) - and we’ve received over 21,000 5-star Feefo reviews in the past 12 months.

We’re proud to be driving unprecedented change in insurance and have doubled our revenues annually for the last 4 years with more ambitious growth still to come.  Our latest Series D funding round was $350m which values us at over $2bn. 

Our company is fast-moving, respectful, fun-loving and (most importantly) passionate about pets and their wellbeing.  We think big and we can only do that if we have a wonderful array of different people who are able to bring their whole selves to work every day.  Throughout our business you'll meet people who think differently, aim for impact and love to try new things.  Want to join our pack?  Join us. Love every moment. Love ManyPets.

About the Opportunity

We’re making a big impact since launching in the USA in 2021.  Since selling our first policy in the US last year, we’re already an approved pet insurance and pet wellness distributor in 45 states and are live in 40 of these - we now cover upwards of 85% of the stateside pet insurance market.  We’re looking to build on our impressive growth so far and have recently agreed to acquire our own US insurance carrier subject to regulatory approval. If approved, this will enable us to operate as both an underwriter and distributor of pet insurance policies.

Given our exciting growth and recent acquisition, the way in which we need to operate will be a big change for us.  We’re looking for an established Legal Counsel to help us manage the legal responsibilities of our stateside operations – namely, advising us on the legal and company secretarial requirements for your region. 

While this is a stand-alone role right now, you’ll have the opportunity to build close working relationships with our UK-based global Legal team and our external counsel.  You’ll have plenty of scope to engage with all sorts of people across our local and global business too - and we can promise a warm welcome from everyone and support for the initiatives you’ll be driving forward.

Your Focus

Legal and Regulatory

  • Responsible for counselling the business operations in the USA by giving pro-active, professional, competent (and cost effective!) legal support.
  • Draft, review and negotiate contracts in areas as diverse as program administration agreements, commercial partnerships, technology platforms and sponsorships.
  • Put in place arrangements for our new US insurance carrier in anticipation of approval, working closely with our compliance team and external advisers.
  • Draft/negotiate other legal documentation (e.g., privacy policies, terms and conditions) as required.
  • Horizon scanning and stay updated on relevant changes to legislation and insurance regulations which may affect our business.
  • Anticipate and manage the (legal) risks connected with or resulting from changes to our business strategy and operations.
  • Act as company secretary for our US companies and guide us on US corporate governance.
  • Catalogue and file all corporate records and data, in line with local market laws.

Education and Awareness

  • Provide advice, guidance and insight to management and employees regarding new/emerging US legal issues.
  • Break down complex legal changes or advice for our teams across the US business so they are easy for everyone to understand.
  • Create and deliver relevant in-house legal training, as required.

Relationships and Stakeholders

  • Build and maintain robust working relationships with all levels of stakeholders, ensuring that they have foresight to help manage regulatory and legal risk.
  • Manage and build relationships with third parties and vendors (e.g., regulatory bodies, external counsel, commercial partners)
  • Working closely with (and where appropriate escalating to) the General Counsel.

What Leads to Success

Here are some of the individual skills we know will enable you to succeed in this position. If you don’t tick every box - don't worry. We can support you in both your personal and professional development:

 

  • You're the sort of person who is highly analytical and who enjoys translating complex wording or terminology into something everyone can understand.
  • One of your biggest strengths is being able to work across multiple projects at the same time - and changing course quickly If necessary!
  • You're a stickler for accuracy with superb attention to detail.
  • Your colleagues say you're the sort of person who is always thinking a step ahead about the wider impact to the business.
  • You make change happen by working well with others.
  • You value diversity and are sensitive to different environments and cultures.
  • You're someone who enjoys working in a fast-moving start-up environment, striving to make things better and challenge the status quo.

What We’re Looking For

  • You’re qualified as a US attorney with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).
  • You hold a State Bar License to practise in at least one state and ideally hold reciprocity with other states.
  • You will have several years’ experience working on insurance law and insurance contracts. This might be with a law firm, in house or both.
  • You will understand how things work in a highly regulated industry.
  • You’ll know how to oversee our corporate governance and corporate secretarial duties for the US entities.
  • You want to be part of a fast-paced, scale-up environment, like ours!

Inclusion at ManyPets

We believe diversity, belonging and inclusion are more than just words or things we should be 'seen' to be doing.  Having diversity at the core of our business makes us stronger - and the responsibility for creating an inclusive workplace rests with all of us.  We believe Black Lives Matter and we want you to join a company that makes unbiased choices and is committed to being anti-racist.  If you'd like to read more about this, please download our Approach to Inclusion pack. 

We promise to give you the same opportunities as everyone else and we won’t discriminate against you at any point in the process. This includes how we source talent, our interview process, our conditions of employment (including pay) and feedback.

Hybrid-Working

Everything changed overnight when the pandemic happened. Suddenly everything was different: whether we were in a home office, spare room, or makeshift desk: we were working on our own and dealing with Zoom calls, bad Wi-Fi, and a very different working day.  We now work from home and our company office, so we've created our Making Work, Work guide, which explains it all.

We offer a fantastic range of company benefits to suit everyone in a remote-first world, with a focus on supporting our physical and mental wellbeing. Coupled with a generous holiday allowance and regular care packs, we’re always looking for new ways to look out for our people.

Our Values

Our company values drive everything we do - and they are:

Show You Care | Do The Right Thing | Think Big | Work Together | Be Tenacious

Connect With Us!

LinkedIn | Instagram: UK  USA  Sweden| Facebook: UK  USA  Sweden | Twitter: UK USA | TikTok | Glassdoor | Indeed | FeeFo | Trustpilot | Crunchbase

Reasonable Adjustments and Support

If you need any help, support or advice at any point during the hiring process please email our Inclusion Council in complete confidence.  Our Inclusion Council is a cross-functional group of people from our global business - and they are not the hiring managers for this role.  We're here to make sure everyone has a fair and equitable experience when they're considering joining us.  If you want to talk or ask any questions, we are here to listen (and we'll do what we can to flex our approach to a process that suits you.)

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  • Department: Finance, Risk, Legal and Compliance
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent
  • Budgeted Salary Range: £110,000 - £120,000
  • Ways of Working: Hybrid
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