Senior Legal Counsel

Simply Business
Mar 28, 2024
Apr 25, 2024
Contract Type

Simply Business is more than our name. It's how we approach insurance: Make it clear. Make it simple. Make it affordable. By combining exceptional talent, technology, data, and knowledge, Simply Business is the go–to online insurance brokerage that protects small businesses and the entrepreneurs who work hard to build them.

We want team members who have the drive to challenge boundaries. If you're smart and passionate about delivering brilliant customer experiences, we'd love to hear from you.

At Simply Business, our major competitive advantage is our people. As we continue to scale the business, we are looking for a Senior Legal Counsel who will support all aspects of the business. In this role you will be responsible for handling a wide range of matters with a business focused, practical approach and the ability to simplify complex legal issues.

This role will report to the US General Counsel and be a thought leader and business advisor supporting commercial, tech, product, marketing and other areas of the business. In addition to providing subject matter expertise and collaborating with stakeholders across the business, you will have excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable juggling multiple projects and priorities.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Handle a wide range of legal issues, including drafting and reviewing commercial agreements, advising on employment matters, and working on intellectual property, privacy and other corporate matters
  • Develop and maintain corporate policies and work on legal and compliance projects as needed
  • Research and provide expert, ethical and pragmatic advice on legal and regulatory issues
  • Comfortable managing disputes and litigation
  • Manage relationships with outside counsel and assist cross–functional work streams and internal departments
  • Monitor, research and analyze existing law and changes in laws and/or statutes and regulations to evaluate and assess impact on the company and assist in developing necessary policy or process changes
  • Assist with employee training and education on legal and compliance matters
  • Support the General Counsel as needed
Required Skills:
  • J.D. from accredited law school
  • Admitted to practice law and in good standing with at least one state bar
  • 5–7 years of relevant experience working on a wide variety of matters
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements
  • Work in the insurance industry preferred but not required
  • Ability to provide practical guidance and advice on key issues
  • Proactive, assertive and capable of handling and prioritizing multiple tasksExcellent interpersonal skills with a high level of professional and personal integrity
  • Ability to be creative and practical with a focus on innovation in a highly regulated industry
  • Dynamic communication and interpersonal skills with ability to build strong cross functional relationships
  • Desire to tackle a broad range of issues with a high level of personal integrity, professionalism, intellectual curiosity and willingness to grow
  • Ability to explain legal issues clearly, concisely and persuasively.

What are the benefits?

Here are some of the great benefits and perks that come from being a Simply Business employee:

• A salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy, and the market we're in from your first day

• Group plan for medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug coverage

• Short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance coverage

• Participation in the Company's bonus program

• Participation in 401(k) plan with a 5% employer match

• Commuter benefits to help cut down on parking and public transit costs

• 25 days of vacation time plus 10 sick days and 10 company holidays

• A genuine investment in your learning and development

• Annual company trip, regular outings, and volunteer opportunities

• An awesome WeWork office with cold brew coffee and other beverages on tap, local pop–up events, and more

Simply Business is an equal opportunity employer. We're committed to welcoming and helping to grow employees within an inclusive & diverse culture. And that commitment starts with our interview process.

Once you apply, your info will be reviewed in a committee with employees from different levels, teams, and experiences. We pride ourselves on fostering a sense of community, which is only made stronger by each individual at SB, so you'll have the opportunity to meet a variety of people throughout the process. Get excited!

Want more info on working at Simply Business? Check out our careers page:

What's going on with work from home and return to the office?

At Simply Business, we've shifted to a hybrid working model, meaning we have employees working virtually and in the office at any given time. That means our SBers have more choice and greater flexibility to work in a way that's best for their particular job, their teams, and their lives.

There are times when working together in person is the best way to get things done. We know that taking time for in–person connections in our hubs (that's what we call our offices) contributes to our community and our culture – it's what makes SB great and helps us stand out, which is one reason why we were listed on BuiltIn's Best Places to Work in Boston for 2023! It also helps to accelerate trust, collaboration, and innovation, which in turn leads to better results and customer outcomes. We expect our SBers to connect in their hubs at least four times a month. That said, there's no one–size–fits–all solution, so we expect all SBers and their teams will find the operating rhythm that works best for them.

If you're wondering what it might be like for you at Simply Business, our Talent Acquisition team is happy to answer any questions.

Most of our interviews will still take place over Zoom; however, depending on the role, there may be the opportunity/expectation to meet members of the team in–person. If it looks like you could be a good fit for the role, we'll ask you to interview on Zoom first regardless – you'll need WiFi and a laptop, or a 4G–enabled smartphone. If you don't have access to either of these, or you need support with your application, get in touch with us at .

Please email us with any questions or if you want to pause your application for a bit – we'll be happy to keep you updated on future opportunities like the one above.