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Assistant Vice President and Counsel

Company: W. R. Berkley Corporation
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Job Description:

Assistant Vice President and Counsel in Greenwich, Connecticut - Careers at CT, Greenwich Skip Branding Assistant Vice President and Counsel in Greenwich, Connecticut - Careers at CT, Greenwich Skip to Main Content Please Enable Cookies to Continue Please enable cookies in your browser to experience all the personalized features of this site, including the ability to apply for a job. Welcome page Welcome page Returning Candidate? Log back in! Assistant Vice President and Counsel Location Name CT, Greenwich ID 2021-4658 Date Posted 2 days ago (2/11/2021 4:59 PM) Company Berkley Re America Primary Location US-CT-Greenwich Category Legal Company Details About W. R. Berkley Corporation
W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is one of the nation's premier commercial lines property casualty insurance providers. Each of the operating units in the Berkley group participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product. Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our units to identify and respond quickly and effectively. Responsibilities The Assistant Vice President and Counsel will be an active member of W. R. Berkley Corporation's corporate legal department, focused on supporting W. R. Berkley's general corporate and investment functions and giving continual legal counsel to business colleagues and senior management. The successful candidate will be business-savvy, capable of understanding the investment and business objectives of the Company and using impeccable judgment to align legal advice thereto. The attorney will skillfully represent the Company when dealing with outside counsel and transaction counterparties. Some of the key points which make this opportunity attractive include:

  • Counsel and advise investment and business clients of a multi-billion-dollar S&P and Fortune 500 corporation recognized as an industry leader, positioned for continued growth.
  • Serve as a key member of a small, high-performing legal department in order to lead and participate in a diverse set of corporate and investment transactions and other general legal matters.
  • Work directly with senior members of the W. R. Berkley legal department and in partnership with one of the most sophisticated teams of business executives and investment professionals in the country.
  • Work for a company whose leaders pride themselves on integrity, the culture for their employees and a reputation of relationships built on trust and respect with customers, counterparties and government regulators. Responsibilities :
    • Provide legal support for W. R. Berkley Corporation's investment group and corporate operations, as well as related regulatory and corporate matters.
    • Work closely and proactively with senior management, providing legal counsel and guidance for both the ordinary and special activities of the Company to ensure maximum protection of its legal rights and to maintain its investments and operations within the limits prescribed by law.
    • Advise on and negotiate transaction documents for alternative investments across a wide variety of asset classes and industries in collaboration with investment colleagues to accomplish stated investment objectives while protecting the Company's legal position.
    • Provide support for general corporate and organizational activities and W. R. Berkley public reporting requirements. Qualifications
      • J.D. and membership in applicable bar association.
      • 5+ years of legal experience (law firm and/or in-house), with a focus on investment management, transactions, securities and corporate law.
      • Solution-oriented, creative and strategic thinking to help business and investment partners navigate legal and regulatory issues.
      • Business savvy and sound judgment combined with deep knowledge of law and industry practice to frame legal advice suited to the business or investment context and objective.
      • Ability to understand complex transactions, including regulatory, tax and accounting implications.
      • Willingness to take initiative; undaunted by need to stretch and tackle unfamiliar problems; innovative.
      • Expert skill in negotiation and problem analysis.
      • Highly proficient multi-modal communicator effective with colleagues, business executives, investment professionals, outside counsel, counterparties and regulatory bodies.
      • Strong work-ethic and desire to provide maximum effort to meet deadlines. Options Create Profile & Apply Apply Share Email this job to a friend Refer Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Share on your newsfeed Loading... Connect With Us! Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration. Application FAQs Software Powered by iCIMS
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