Corporate Counsel - Corporate Governance

Farmers Insurance ExchangeLos Angeles, CaliforniaFull TimeHybrid

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Do you thrive in a high-volume, fast-paced environment? Do you enjoy the challenge of a position where no two days are alike? We are looking for positive, high-energy professionals who are not just looking for a job, but a meaningful career!

At Farmers, our ambition is to be the leader in delivering peace of mind, innovating for customers whenever and wherever they need us. That means having people like you who can help us evolve to meet changing customer and business needs. Continuous development is critical to our success at Farmers; that means being curious, continually innovating, being open to new opportunities and embracing change. As the needs of our business and customers change, and you acquire needed experience, you may have opportunities to use your knowledge and skills in a different role. As you take on these new challenges, Farmers is committed to providing you with the necessary training and support along your career journey.


Farmers believes in a culture of collaboration, creativity, and innovation, which thrives when we have the ability to work flexibly in a virtual setting as well as the opportunity to be together in person. Our hybrid work environment combines the best of both worlds with at least three (3) days in office and up to two (2) days virtual for employees who live within fifty (50) miles of a Farmers corporate office. Applicants beyond fifty (50) miles may still be considered.


Job Summary

Handles assigned corporate governance responsibilities, including but not limited to effectively managing Board and Committee meetings, preparing meeting minutes and consents, reviewing and revising charters, corporate governance policies and governing documents, and performing other tasks related to legal entity management.  Routinely interacts with Board members, C-Suite and other executives, making the ability to form trusted business relationships essential.

This is a hybrid location reporting to our Woodland Hills Home Office. Comprehensive benefits package including annual bonus potential up to 20% of the salary, generous 401k, PTO, medical/dental vision, paid parental leave, and much more all without the stress of billable hours! Check out our Employer Brand Playbook to read more about our Company Culture!


Essential Job Functions

  • Provides specialized legal interpretations relating to the assigned Corporate Legal Division: Property and Casualty, Litigation, Labor and Agency, Life Company.
  • Researches and prepares legal memoranda and opinions on specialized questions including corporate transactions and corporate secretarial, and legal liability pertaining to areas assigned to the Corporate Legal Divisions.
  • Makes appearances before various tribunals in respect to the areas assigned to the Corporate Legal Divisions.
  • Assists in the drafting of bills for proposed legislation.
  • Drafts letters, opinions, and briefs directed to government boards and agencies (e.g., insurance departments, attorney generals, and boards of equalization).
  • Prepares legal briefs and pleadings in specialized matters involving Farmers Insurance Group organizations.
  • Conducts legal research and drafts points, authorities, and briefs.
  • Researches and writes opinions for Claims department on liability or coverage of particular files.
  • Monitors recovery from the Companies' carriers relative to expenses and liabilities arising from corporate litigation.
  • Responsible for and anticipates the legal needs of the areas assigned to the Corporate Legal Divisions.
  • Monitors recovery from the Companies' carriers relative to expenses and liabilities arising from corporate litigation.
  • Approves and modifies forms of insurance policies, endorsements, and other forms; and interprets policy language.
  • Gives opinions on disability insurance coverage; handles appeals to Department of Employment regarding disability coverage; and approves and recommends changes in group disability coverages and group life insurance coverage purchased from outside carriers for employees and agents.
  • Correlates policy coverage with booklets describing coverage distributed to employees and agents.
  • Indexes legal opinions and keeps index of recent cases and legal articles pertinent to the areas assigned to the Corporate Legal Divisions
  • Manages special assignments as requested by legal department management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Physical Actions

Required job duties are essentially sedentary; however, the incumbent must be able to speak, hear normal conversation and read normal newsprint; have the ability to lift and/or carry 50 lbs.; climb normal stairs and step stools and reach to a height requiring complete extension of the torso, arms and legs.


Physical Environment

Required job duties are normally performed in a climate- controlled office environment with some exposure to uncontrolled outside environmental conditions and travel via automobile and/or commercial transportation.


Education Requirements

LLB or JD degree required and membership in the California Bar, and completion of review or seminar courses in corporate law and associated fields; as well as meet all MCLE rules and regulations.


Experience Requirements

Four years as an attorney in the field of corporate law and experience in related areas of responsibility.

  • 1-3 years of Corporate Governance experience preferred


Special Skill Requirement

Basic computer knowledge.



  • Farmers offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, qualifications and location.
    o CA Only: $114,080 - $165,400
  • Bonus Opportunity (based on Company and Individual Performance)
  • 401(k)
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Assistance
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