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Vice President of Legal Operations

Chevy Chase, MD +1

The Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) is a private American auto insurance company with headquarters in Chevy Chase, Maryland. GEICO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway and is the third largest auto insurer in the United States. In 2023, GEICO earned premiums worth over $40 billion U.S. dollars.

Reporting directly to the Chief Legal officer and SVP, the Vice President of Legal Operations will play a pivotal role in defining and implementing strategy and operational excellence for the legal organization including process improvements, technology adoption, operational changes, and budget allocation. They will own implementation of, enhance scalability and ensure alignment of areas such as Budgeting, Legal Tech, Resource planning, Knowledge Management, Tools, Analytics, Legal Operations, and content management. They will also lead the third-party legal contracting team.

This role will be highly visible with senior management and customers as you navigate and solve complex, cross-functional challenges.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Track Legal Organization performance with key metrics/KPIs and periodically provide reports to the Chief Legal Officer and Executive Leadership Team.
  • Lead high-level Legal Department transformational projects and change management.
  • Collaborate with multiple stakeholders to drive business results
  • Lead efforts to identify and implement new solutions while optimizing existing solutions to streamline Legal Team operations and improve legal intake process and workflows with a focus on efficiency and scalability.
  • Manage relationships with legal vendors and third-party counsel. Enforce guidelines, oversee outside spend, and track performance and diversity.
  • Provide support, negotiate contracts, and maintain a clause library and contracting workflows.
  • Collaborate with Chief Legal Officer and Finance on building and maintaining Legal budget, spend analysis, forecasting, and future strategy and planning.
  • Oversee third-party screening and due diligence program, legal compliance training program, and records management program (including maintenance of templates).
  • Handle global entity management and support innovation through IP portfolio management.
  • Management of non-Attorney Staff.
  • Lead the third-party legal contracting team covering vendor and commercial agreements among other things.
  • Create and maintain robust information management processes for the storage of critical legal documents, including contracts, corporate governance materials, policies, and project tracking information.
  • Ensure that our legal information is organized, accessible, and compliant

Qualifications:

  • B.A or B.S. required with preference to Law Degree
  • 15+ years of legal experience with minimum 10 years of legal project operations and management in-house
  • Demonstrated ability to independently lead cross-functional initiatives in a fast-paced environment, securing support from diverse business stakeholders, and collaborating to set objectives and achieve meaningful results
  • Strong experience in developing, procuring, implementing, and using legal department technology solutions (BrightFlag) e.g., matter management, automation tools, (Docusign), contract lifecycle management (ContractPodAI) with (Salesforce) preferred, legal AI service, third party risk tools (blueumbrella)
  • Proficiency in maintaining and updating contract templates, including but not limited to NDAs, vendor agreements, commercial agreements, and data processing agreements, is a must
  • A strong interest in legal practice and processes as well as new developments in the technology that supports the legal profession, thinking of new ways to ethically harness AI
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple deadlines
  • Strategic thinker able to think holistically while focusing on day-to-day project management and driving results
  • Excellent communication, analytical and writing skills across a wide variety of stakeholders, with the ability to present information clearly and concisely to difference audience

Benefits

At GEICO, we make sure you have the support and resources to leverage and develop your skills, secure your financial future, and take care of your health and well-being. GEICO continually seeks to provide a workplace where everyone can be their authentic self. To help achieve this goal, we support associate-led Employee Resource Groups that foster a true sense of community. Through GEICO’s competitive benefits offerings and various training and development opportunities, we have you covered with our Total Rewards Program* that includes:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401k Matching Program
  • Tuition Assistance including Direct Billing and Reimbursement payment plan options
  • Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.
  • Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire coverage to take effect.

*Benefits may be different by location. Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.

GEICO is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to cultivating an environment where equal employment opportunities are available to all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO celebrates diversity and believes it is critical to our success. As such, we are committed to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented individuals to join our team.



 

Annual Salary


$322,000.00 - $598,000.00

The above annual salary range is a general guideline. Multiple factors are taken into consideration to arrive at the final hourly rate/ annual salary to be offered to the selected candidate. Factors include, but are not limited to, the scope and responsibilities of the role, the selected candidate’s work experience, education and training, the work location as well as market and business considerations.


 

At this time, GEICO will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.


 

Benefits:

As an Associate, you’ll enjoy our Total Rewards Program* to help secure your financial future and preserve your health and well-being, including:

  • Premier Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with no waiting period**
  • Paid Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Training and Licensures

*Benefits may be different by location.  Benefit eligibility requirements vary and may include length of service.

**Coverage begins on the date of hire. Must enroll in New Hire Benefits within 30 days of the date of hire for coverage to take effect.

The equal employment opportunity policy of the GEICO Companies provides for a fair and equal employment opportunity for all associates and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. GEICO hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

GEICO reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to receive equal employment opportunity and/or perform the essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship to the Company. This applies to all applicants and associates. GEICO also provides a work environment in which each associate is able to be productive and work to the best of their ability. We do not condone or tolerate an atmosphere of intimidation or harassment. We expect and require the cooperation of all associates in maintaining an atmosphere free from discrimination and harassment with mutual respect by and for all associates and applicants.

About Us

For more than 75 years, GEICO has stood out from the rest of the insurance industry! We are one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing auto insurers thanks to our low rates, outstanding service and clever marketing. We're an industry leader employing thousands of dedicated and hard-working associates. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, we offer associates training and career advancement in a financially stable and rewarding workplace.

Insurance Legal Ops
Executive Level and Above (over 9 years)
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