Root Inc.
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Deputy General Counsel at Root Inc.

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The position.

Root is looking to add a Deputy General Counsel to support our growing Legal team.  This position will provide legal guidance and leadership with respect to product regulatory filings (forms and rates), compliance and relationships, including managing relationships with outside regulatory counsel.  They will also help the business with other compliance-related matters, including market conduct, consumer complaints and information security and privacy issues.

In addition to product regulatory-related legal work, the position will also support the Senior Deputy General Counsel with all other legal research, writing and reviews as assigned.  The successful candidate will have responsibility for matters in certain specific states while another member of the legal team handles matters in other states. 

The position provides challenging and rewarding opportunities to lead a variety of business partners and to be involved in various aspects of the business.

Reports to: Senior Deputy General Counsel

What you'll be doing.
  • Supports the Product and Actuarial teams with legal knowledge and leadership with respect to product regulatory filings, compliance and relationships.
  • Oversee policy document creation and compliance along with the filing of policy documents and rate filings.
  • Supports marketing and advertising efforts to maintain compliance with brand guidelines and state requirements.
  • Supports business partners with market conduct-related examination planning and processes.
  • Manages the company’s formal response processes with respect to consumer complaints filed with various departments of insurance.
  • Assists the General Counsel in providing legal research, writing and reviews with respect to all aspects of the business, including licensure associated with market and product expansion.
  • Assists business partners with information security and privacy-related questions and compliance matters.
  • Develops and/or maintains insurance industry trade association and other professional relationships as necessary to properly network, stay current on new or proposed laws and anticipate trends that may impact the business.
What we’re looking for.
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant legal experience with the majority being employed in the property and casualty insurance business or providing legal advice to that business.  Personal lines insurance-related experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated track record of working with insurance regulators to resolve a variety of regulatory matters, including product form and rate questions.
  • Licensed to practice law in at least one state and in good standing.
  • Demonstrated self-starter skills, including a career path exemplified by taking on more diverse and sophisticated problem-solving tasks over time.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams of various sizes.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a variety of sometimes unrelated tasks and projects and to work with business partners to meet their timelines and expectations.
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Where we are


Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • React NativeLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

What are Root Inc. Perks + Benefits

Root Inc. Benefits Overview

Our benefits exist to support exceptional employees in doing their very best work. We have full health, vision, dental insurance and we cover 100% of the premiums for employees and 75% for dependants.

Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Intracompany committees
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Root employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
A health insurance plan that provides for you and your family.
Life Insurance
Employer-paid for life insurance is equal to 60% times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
Pet insurance that protects your four-legged loved ones.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Root offers incentive stock options that vest over a 4-year period for all of our Engineering roles.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Root also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Root provides employees with a flexible work schedule but our core hours are generally 9-5.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Root has a continuing education budget for conferences, online resources, and certifications that are related to their work.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Root hosts weekly lunch and learns from
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
We have 12 hack days a year for engineers to explore new technologies or build things that aren't prioritized on our product roadmap but pique their interest.
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our carefully curated benefits and perks exist to empower our employees to do their very best work by bringing their authentic selves to work every day.

An Insider's view of Root Inc.

What does your typical day look like?

A quick standup followed by opportunities for both pairing and soloing. Maybe an occasional design meeting or retrospective. My team sits at the intersection of a lot of technologies so the day-to-day work varies. There's time carved out to learn technologies that are new to me and to help lead others with the technologies that I already know well.


Senior Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

I think the emphasis on team rather than personal responsibility makes Root a great place to grow. Engineers aren't concerned with producing their "own" work at the exclusion of helping others. Engineers at Root also just love problem-solving and step up to whatever problems I come to them with.


Software Engineer

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