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Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property at Allstate



Senior Level

Northbrook, IL 60062, USA

$112.800 - $180.000

12 Oct → 11 Nov


Job Description

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Senior Intellectual Property Counsel leads a team responsible for providing legal counsel regarding patent and trade secret matters, including counseling, portfolio analysis, infringement monitoring, patent acquisitions, development, prosecution, maintenance, monetization, and enforcement. The team also supports Allstate’s response to external litigation in this area.

The team interacts with outside entities, outside counsel, and clients across the organization to capture, protect and utilize patents and trade secrets in support of business strategies and to lead strategic development of the patent and trade secret programs at Allstate.

This role collaborates and aligns on strategy, action planning, and communication with clients, business units, and other areas of Law & Regulation

Provides project management and coordination between legal teams within Law & Regulation and with business clients.

Proactively counsels clients on routine legal issues and risk. Counsels clients on strategic initiatives and serves on project teams as needed to provide legal advice. Reviews and delegates new matters. Conducts research, substantive drafting, reviewing, advising, and negotiating for more complex matters.

Establishes budget for projects, operational plans, and performance requirements. Lead team providing counsel to business clients regarding risk factors as related to freedom to operate

Compensation range for this position is $112,800 to $180,000 per year, commensurate with experience and qualifications

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life - including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit

Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

It is the Company’s policy to employ the best qualified individuals available for all jobs. Therefore, any discriminatory action taken on account of an employee’s ancestry, age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual and reproductive health decision, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, race (include traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious dress), sex, or sexual orientation that adversely affects an employee's terms or conditions of employment is prohibited. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, salary administration, promotion, job assignment, benefits, discipline, and separation of employment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Transaction support including technology, licensing agreements, acquisitions, divestitures and strategic alliances
  • Patent-related monetization and enforcement and leveraging patents as part of comprehensive positions for protecting and advancing associated business initiatives
  • Advising clients on potential and pending patent litigation
  • Support the analysis of enforcement opportunities as related to infringement monitoring
  • Support client counseling on patent/trademark issues including integrating patent considerations into business plans, patent risk avoidance and mitigation strategies, and strategies for enhancing the scope and patent portfolio strength
  • Providing counsel to the business regarding strategy, approach, and value, vendor relationships and contractual issues, and advisability of enforcement
  • Lead team responsible for preparation and prosecution of patent applications

Requirements / Qualifications

  • Proficient skills/abilities/experiences in the following areas: legal knowledge, business knowledge, issue management, analytical skills, influencing others, coaching and development, self development, and productivity

  • Advanced knowledge of professional standards, methods and concepts and the ability to direct functional strategy

  • Possesses a juris doctorate and license to practice law in state of practice (and/or other states as required)

  • Licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • 10+ years related experience typical

  • Computer skills, including MS Office suite, used in or related to the tasks performed

  • Exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Demonstrates ethics and integrity

  • Has relevant experience within a reputable law firm or an in-house legal department for a mid- to large-sized organization

  • Insurance-industry experience preferred

  • Able to manage a team and work through others to complete complex projects

  • Works with employees on professional development and business acumen

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