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Senior Counsel, Symetra, Bellevue, WA; Des Moines, IA; Boston/Waltham, MA

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Harris Legal Search has been exclusively engaged by Symetra to recruit an attorney to support its fast-paced fixed annuity, fixed-indexed annuity, securities-based annuity, and life product development efforts as well as its current SEC and state product filings. The position reports to the VP/Associate General Counsel. 

The Senior Counsel will provide expertise on legal issues related primarily to the development, marketing, and on-going compliance of registered indexed annuities, variable annuities, and variable life insurance issued in non-qualified and qualified markets. This person should be familiar with the SEC registration and state insurance filing process requirements applicable to these products. This individual will respond to requests for legal counsel from Operations, Product, Tax, Compliance and Symetra’s broker/dealer as well as provide expertise relating to regulatory issues associated with Symetra’s insurance products.


  • Law degree from accredited university and current license to practice law.
  • 5+ years practicing in relevant insurance and securities law.
  • Knowledge other insurance products is a plus.
  • Knowledge of broker-dealer operations is a plus.
  • Excellent written communications and verbal communications.
  • Ability to work across a large organization at various management levels.
  • Ability to work independently with appropriate skill and judgment.

This position may be located in Bellevue, Washington; Des Moines, Iowa; Waltham or Boston, Massachusetts.

Symetra offers a flexible work program and telecommute arrangements.


Symetra is a dynamic and growing financial services company with 60 years of experience and customers nationwide. In our daily work delivering retirement, employee benefits, and life insurance products, we’re guided by the principles of VALUE, TRANSPARENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY. That means we provide products and services people need at a competitive price, we communicate clearly and honestly so people understand what they’re getting, and we build products that stand the test of time. We work hard and do what’s right for our customers, communities and employees. Join our team and share in our success as we work toward becoming the next national player in our industry.

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