• Locations
    • California, US
    • Remote
  • Date Posted
  • Nov. 23, 2021
  • Function
  • Legal
  • Sector
  • Fintech

Remote in CA, Remote Outside CA

About Us

On the off chance you’ve thought about insurance, it’s likely because you’ve insured something you love, not because you loved your insurance company. Metromile is out to change that. As an insurtech powered by data science and customer-centric design, we’re building a community of drivers who come for the savings and stay for the experience.

With technology at its core, Metromile is reimagining insurance to make it fairer and actually delightful. We’re obsessed with savings, service, and features -- street sweeping alerts, monthly mileage summaries, fuel trackers and more -- that engage a customer all along their journey.  We’re on the forefront of disrupting a $250 billion auto insurance category that has gone unchanged for over 80 years.

Metromile’s diverse team combines the best of Silicon Valley technologists with veterans from Fortune 500 insurers and financial services giants. This management structure ensures that the business is focused on growth, customer experience and technology innovation while also balancing unit economics and profitability. The team is growing quickly across its San Francisco, Tempe, and Boston offices. Our customer service, claims, and sales teams are all based in-house in the US.

Thanks to what makes us different -- our people and our technology -- we’ve been honored with a slew of awards. A few recent ones include: named a Benzinga “Best Insurtech” finalist, a Top Company to Work For, one of the Healthiest Employers in Phoenix, and a Best Place to Work. And, our CEO was recognized as a 2020 40 under 40.

About the role:

The Legal team at Metromile is responsible for advising and supporting the Metromile business units and executives in understanding and navigating the legal landscape of both the technical and insurance industries. The Legal team provides advice and counsel on a wide range of issues, including corporate governance & securities, regulatory, compliance, commercial transactions, litigation, and claims law matters for the organization. We are a fast-paced team, lean but growing, that cares deeply about our products as well as our internal clients and external customers.

The Counsel / Sr. Counsel, Product & Regulatory will be an expert in insurance law and regulatory matters, partnering with product, engineering, and operations teams to ensure compliance with state specific insurance regulatory requirements. The Product/Regulatory Counsel collaborates with business leaders, counseling on ongoing insurance regulatory obligations and changes to applicable regulatory framework and requirements for existing and new lines of business and state expansions.

You will:

  • Provide practical legal and business advice with regard to a wide variety of legal issues that arise in the insurance regulatory environment
  • Quickly identify, analyze, and propose creative solutions to legal and business issues
  • Partner with internal business partners to support business objectives
  • Help launch new products, services and features as the opportunity and need arises
  • Escalate issues, as appropriate, within the Legal team and partner collaboratively to identify issues and share potential concerns and ideas with team members
  • Assist in responding to Department of Insurance inquiries and complaints, as well as other filing requirements
  • Drive and execute special projects in support of key objectives of the Legal team or business

About You:

  • Juris Doctorate with solid academic credentials
  • Admission, in good standing, to the bar of at least one state
  • 5-8 years of relevant legal experience including strong background in insurance law, regulatory and compliance matters
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to organize and prioritize workload, work cross functionally, and develop collaborative relationships with internal partners across departments and job levels
  • Ability to provide sound practical legal and business advice with a business and solution-oriented approach to resolving issues
  • Propensity to thrive while work independently with a lower level of supervision while being proactive, detail oriented, able to prioritize competing deadlines and responsibilities, and to escalate when necessary
  • Ability to provide creative thinking and solutions to everyday problems - including living in the gray
  • High EQ and a sense of humor
  • In-house/big firm experience a plus

What’s in it for you

  • Competitive salary
  • Stock options for every employee
  • Excellent benefits package (health, dental, vision, 401K with match)
  • Well-being reimbursement, includes home office equipment
  • Flexible paid vacation program
  • Flexible scheduling/hours
  • Remote work options
  • 13 paid holidays - 2 of which are flex
  • 12 paid weeks of leave for child birth/adoption
  • Annual anniversary gifts (5 yr. - 6 week paid sabbatical)

If you got to this point, we hope you’re feeling excited about the role. Even if you don’t feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We’re eager to meet people that believe in Metromile’s mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways – not just candidates who check all the boxes.

Metromile is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable culture at all levels. We nurture a sense of community by investing in one another’s unique backgrounds and experiences to drive business success and positively influence our services and products.

Metromile is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or expression (including against any individual that is transitioning, has transitioned, or is perceived to be transitioning), marital status or civil partnership/union status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth, genetic information, military, and veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.