AVP, Assistant General Counsel (MO)

Springfield, MO, US, 65809




American National is seeking an Assistant Vice President who will be an advisor on Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) legal/compliance matters and oversee the creation, filing, and negotiation of Group Annuity Contracts (GAC) for PRT transactions with the state departments of insurance.


What you will do: 

  • Provide legal advice to the pension risk transfer unit on all aspects of group annuity transactions 
  • Provide guidance on a range of factors to determine if the company’s group annuity contract meets annuity industry standards
  • Draft, review and negotiate GACs, commitment agreements, legal contracts, and administrative services agreements and negotiate terms with policyholders and their advisors
  • Draft and review specific information relating to benefits located in GACs
  • Oversee document review, due diligence, and preparation process for PRT matters
  • Ensure that company conduct is in compliance with applicable local, state, federal, and foreign laws and regulations, including U.S. state and federal insurance laws and regulation



  • Juris Doctorate
  • Eight years’ + relevant industry experience
  • Admission to the bar of any state in the U.S.
  • Must possess comprehensive business insight and the ability to regularly engage in operational and business issues that extend beyond the core legal function
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with and relate to company personnel at all levels
  • Demonstrated history of results with a reputation for meeting commitments
  • Knowledge and experience with U.S. state insurance laws including PRT-specific regulations
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with an ability to translate complex legal issues and concepts that are understandable for business partners and can lead to decisions.


Great to have, but not required:

  • Four years + of experience in the PRT sector
  • Transactional experience in a deal team setting with group annuity issuances




American National offers eligible employees and their families medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan. Employees also receive annually a bank of paid time off and paid holidays.   We aspire to see people for what they bring to our corporate culture by supporting an inclusive work environment, including an emphasis on a healthy work-life balance, development opportunities, and a casual dress code.


American National is an established, stable, and successful multi-line insurance corporation that has provided financial strength and a sense of security to employees, customers and business partners since 1905.  With focus on our organization’s values and cultural richness: Financial Strength, Integrity, Respect, Service and Teamwork (FIRST) and Agility, Collaboration, and Engagement (ACE) we continue to pursue our vision to be a leading provider of financial products and services for current and future generations.


Hiring Practices

The preceding job posting was designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It is not intended to be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.  We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job qualifications, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this position or other opportunities at American National.


American National’s recruitment policies help us place individuals in a timely and efficient manner. Only the most qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting team. Candidates may check the status of their application(s) by logging into our Career Portal.  Learn more about our company, by following us on social media: LinkedInFacebookInstagram


American National is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected categories. American National is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.


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“If you believe you can make a difference in the lives of our clients, if you’re willing to work hard, if you want a fulfilling career, and if your values match ours, then I want you to work for American National. ” – James Pozzi, Former President and CEO.




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