Assistant General Counsel



Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Bestow is a leading insurance technology platform serving some of the world's largest and most innovative life insurers. We are on a mission to increase financial stability for everyone. Bestow is a team of mission-driven, results-oriented individuals. We offer all employees a remote/hybrid workplace, meaningful benefits, substantial growth opportunities, and equity.
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Bestow's legal, compliance, and security teams partner with the business to ensure that we operate in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and make doing so part of Bestow’s workforce culture. The team regularly facilitates training, evaluations, and audits of company processes to support product, insurance, marketing, and other teams operating efficiently and within the law. From contract negotiations to regulatory filings and risk mitigation, we aim to maintain Bestow’s reputation as one of professionalism and integrity.
We seek an Assistant General Counsel to support the Company’s Data Analytics, IT, and Privacy & Security teams. In this exciting role, you will monitor industry and regulatory activity impacting Bestow’s business and provide legal guidance regarding the rapidly changing world of data security, privacy regulation, life insurance products, and underwriting.
The successful candidate must be inquisitive, enthusiastic about the Bestow mission, possess exceptional analytical and communication skills, and enjoy being continually challenged in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. A good sense of humor, sound judgment, and the ability to navigate conflicting priorities are also essential.
The successful candidate will have strong working knowledge and experience in a SaaS environment, delivering legal advice and solutions related to data, privacy, and security-related laws and regulations to ensure that consumer information is collected, stored, and used in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Experienced in drafting and negotiating complex commercial agreements in a broad range of categories, including software license agreements, marketing, human resources, and technology for a company operating within a highly regulated industry. The preferred and successful candidate will have solid experience advising on these issues in the context of life insurance and annuity products.
This role reports to our General Counsel and is open to Dallas, TX, or Remote (US) #LI-Remote.


  • Legal support to the Data Analytics, IT, Privacy & Security, and Innovation teams.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on legal/regulatory issues related to privacy, data, and security.
  • Provide day-to-day advice on legal issues related to intellectual property and technology solutions.
  • Legal understanding of using big data to deliver SaaS solutions to enterprise partners.
  • Provide legal support in a fast-paced insure-tech start-up environment.
  • Monitor and advise on changes in laws or regulations, particularly those impacting Company strategy.
  • Assist with legal department projects as assigned, including efforts to develop, implement, and enhance processes.
  • Work with various business stakeholders to develop and implement practices that support innovation and growth while maintaining appropriate commercial risk.
  • Anything else that gets thrown your way to support a dynamic, innovative Company.


  • At least twelve (12) years of experience with exceptional academic and law firm credentials; at least five (5) years of in-house experience with a life insurance carrier preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of data privacy laws and intellectual property, preferably in the life insurance industry.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with strong business acumen.
At Bestow, we’re proud to be awarded for our team members, innovative products, and culture. Our standard benefits include:
Competitive salary and equity based on role
Policies and managers that support work/life balance, like our flexible paid time off and parental leave programs
100% paid-premium option for medical, dental, and vision insurance
Lifestyle stipend to support your physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing
Flexible work-from-home policy and open to remote
Remote and WFH options, as well as a beautiful, state-of-the-art office in Dallas’ Deep Ellum, for those who prefer an office setting
Employee-led diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives
Recent Employer Awards include:
Best Place for Working Parents 2023
Great Place to Work Certified, 2022 + 2023 + 2024
Built In Best Places to Work, 2022 + 2023
Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Texas 2022 + 2023
Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Financial Services and Insurance 2022 + 2023
We value diversity at Bestow. The company will recruit, hire, and promote regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. We understand the importance of creating a safe and comfortable work environment and encourage individualism and authenticity in every team member.
Thanks for considering a job at Bestow.