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Associate Counsel

The Company:  Aflac Columbus
The Location: 

Columbus, GA, US, 31999 Remote, US

The Division:  Legal
Job Id:  2753

Job Summary

Provides legal advice and recommendations to executives and management regarding matters of intermediate complexity which have or may have a sizable dollar impact on business activities and operations of the organization. Leverages knowledge of a legal specialty in providing counsel while building knowledge of the business.


Principal Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Primarily leverages knowledge of legal specialty in providing counsel while building knowledge of the business context in which he/she operates; provides advice in a collaborative manner that is consistent with the Corporation’s values and the applicable laws and regulations, and provides for a practical balancing of legal risks with business results 
  • May receive specific direction from management or more senior law professionals as to the outcomes, process and schedules expected 
  • Provides and effectively communicates advice on legal issues to all levels of management and staff of the Corporation and affiliates; reviews claim recommendations and resolves claims and disputes prior to litigation; manages litigation and outside legal counsel to include reviewing and approving case budgets, counsel fees and expenses; determines cost effectiveness of outside legal counsel; identifies potential legal issues and evaluates the degree of legal risk related to business practices and policies and advises client/management, to include counseling senior management on legal handling of business operations to reduce risk; reviews and interprets legislative and judicial developments 
  • Performs other duties as required


Education & Experience Required

  • Minimum Required Juris doctor from an ABA-accredited school of law Qualification Level Experience
  • Minimum Required three to seven years of law practice experience in a combination of law firm and corporate settings or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Education & Experience Preferred

  • Preferred Insurance defense litigation experience


Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Job Knowledge & Skills 

  • Strong legal research skills 
  • Excellent legal and business judgment 
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills to effectively interact with legal colleagues, management and Aflac staff 
  • Ability to provide business-oriented legal advice



  • Acting with Integrity 
  • Communicating Effectively 
  • Pursuing Self-Development 
  • Serving Customers 
  • Supporting Change 
  • Supporting Organizational Goals 
  • Working with Diverse Populations 


Working Conditions

The statements below describe the general nature and level of the work and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Normal office environment (virtual or in-person)



≤ 10%

Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA