Description:

Job Summary:
The AVP, Associate General Counsel position will provide legal assistance to the Programs Division, focusing on Casualty, Property and Inland Marine, and Professional Lines of business. It will provide day-to-day support for the business, including product development, and related compliance support on surplus lines and admitted business. The lines of business include, but are not limited to: Commercial General Liability (including primary, umbrella and excess), Commercial Automobile Liability, Property and Inland Marine, Directors & Officers Liability, Errors & Omissions Liability, and Cyber Liability.

Job Duties:
  • Serve as legal counsel to underwriters by providing advice and guidance regarding policy interpretation, claim trends and insurance laws and regulations.
  • Develop and draft/revise a variety of documents, including, but not limited to, new insurance policies, endorsements, applications and related materials.
  • Support the continuous improvement of standard form agreements and legal processes and assist in the development and implementation of company policies and procedures.
  • Aid underwriters in responding to coverage requests.
  • Prepare responses to state insurance departments regarding objections to filed policies and endorsements.
  • Apprise underwriters of judicial and legislative developments affecting their lines of business.

Qualifications:
  • Law degree and admission in at least one state.
  • 3-5 years of legal experience.
  • In-house or law firm insurance coverage experience required.
  • Product development and coverage issues experience required.
  • Ability to work independently and meet short deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Candidates should have strong analytical and technical skill sets.
  • Candidates should have the ability to quickly understand key business issues and operational objectives.
  • Candidates should be effective and confident communicators of complex messages (written and oral) to both internal and external audiences.