Commercial Counsel (Remote)

Wells Media Group
Jun 17, 2024
Jul 15, 2024
Contract Type
The world isn't standing still, and neither is Allstate. We're moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers' evolving needs. That's why now is an exciting time to join our team. You'll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You'll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life's uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we've thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever's coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We've been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection.

We are the Good Hands. We don't follow the trends. We set them.

Job Description

We are looking for a creative and high energy attorney interested in working at the nexus of law, business, technology, and data. This role will join the Business Law & Compliance division of Allstate's Law and Regulation department to provide broad commercial counseling for Allstate's emerging and non–insurance businesses as well as support matters across the enterprise relating to cybersecurity, technology, privacy, and artificial intelligence.

A typical day for a Commercial Counsel might include

• Advising business partners on a new technology product rollout or a new corporate structure
• Coordinating, understanding, and synthesizing complex legal advice from other attorneys within Law and Regulation and outside experts to advise business partners in a simple, direct manner
• Drafting a complex data licensing arrangement or commercial deals
• Driving implementation of a compliance plan

We are fortunate to have a talented, engaged, and hard–working team and are looking for someone with those same qualities. You might be the right fit if:
• You thrive on advising in areas of law that are unsettled and constantly changing
• You understand how to build new, efficient processes
• You volunteer ideas and creative solutions
• You are comfortable working with both a legal and business mindset simultaneously

Key Responsibilities:

Core competencies:

  • Real time and critical business–focused commercial legal advice for a broad range of businesses and issues, including advising on product, marketing, and sales
  • Structure, draft, and negotiate complex commercial agreements, including technology, data, and service contracts
  • Advise business partners on emerging business issues, legal subjects and risk management primarily in areas of commercial contract, regulatory, privacy, and consumer protection
  • Executive presence and concise verbal and written communication a must
  • Play a key role in executing strategy, action planning, and communication with business partners, business units, and other areas of Law & Regulation
  • Anticipate legal concerns and provide creative problem solving in a dynamic business environment
  • Complex research as to applicability of pertinent laws, statutes, regulations, rules, and other legal authority; ability to summarize concisely and collaborate with other areas of company to determine impact of new legal authority on business and enable action plans
  • Understand interaction in regulated environments between business, policy, compliance, legislative and legal frameworks
  • Comfort with executing on goals and objectives through ambiguity and in a changing business and legal landscape
  • Execution abilities within a parent company and its family of companies
  • Ability to manage outside counsel and budgets
  • Prefer experience in the following areas: technology, commercial, artificial intelligence, data, privacy, intellectual property, and/or highly regulated sectors
  • Business acumen with ability to quantify return on investments (create and contribute to business cases and risk evaluations)
  • Assist in building a culture of constructive debate and conversations with a virtual team across multiple locations.
  • This job may have informal supervisory duties
Education and Experience:

• J.D is required
• 7+ years legal experience in a law firm or an in–house legal department for a mid– to large–sized company typical
• Experience in the following areas: commercial, privacy, technology, cybersecurity, international, intellectual property, strategy, data, and/or highly regulated sectors
• Experience operating within a parent company and its family of companies
• Preference for experience advising a commercial business unit and/or business and work experience outside legal context

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

• Admitted and licensed to practice law in at least one state

Functional Skills:

• Leadership skills, including team building, collaboration, coaching, developing and guiding
• Executive presence and concise verbal and written communication skills
• Budget management skills
• Project management skills
• Computer skills, including MS Office suite, used in or related to the tasks performed
• Analytical skills
• Ability to be discrete and maintain confidentiality with sensitive information
• Business acumen with ability to quantify return on investments (create and contribute to business cases and risk evaluations)


Compensation offered for this role is$105,500.00–$178,250.00 per yearand is based on experience and qualifications.

This role is also bonus eligible

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation

Good Hands. Greater Together.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate's benefits, visit

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