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Company: Berkley
Location: Greenwich
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates worldwide in two segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance. Each of the, or operating units,within Berkley 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 Berkley companies to identify and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and local customer needs. This decentralized structure provides financial accountability and incentives to local management and enables us to attract and retain the highest caliber professionals.

We have the expertise and resources to utilize our strengths in the present environment, and the flexibility to anticipate, innovate and respond to whatever opportunities and challenges the future may hold.

Under the supervision of the Office of the General Counsel and working closely with the Companys most senior executives and with attorneys in the Legal Department, this role provides paralegal and administrative support to a sophisticated public company legal department, performing fact investigations, legal and documentary research, drafting and revising legal documents and correspondence, maintaining and updating files and records, monitoring corporate and regulatory filing deadlines and preparing related filings, assisting with litigation processes and materials, including depositions and other discovery materials.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist in drafting and reviewing legal documents (contracts, correspondence, memorandum, board books, etc.)
  • Conduct research on and review, analyze and evaluate data for complex/sensitive requests or other legal documents and correspondence
  • Assist in conducting factual, legal and regulatory research and due diligence
  • Assist in preparing and assembling presentations and materials for various company activities including management, board and regulatory meetings
  • Assist in drafting and maintaining minute books and resolutions
  • Assist with the formation of legal entities and maintaining organizational documents
  • Monitor and review relevant regulations, advise on regulatory changes, and support statutory and regulatory compliance efforts and corporate transactions and board and committee processes
  • Respond to requests for information and work with outside auditors, state regulators and other outside parties
  • Establish, develop and manage effective working relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Assist in summarizing legal documents
  • Assist in the preparation and filing of various regulatory documents, including SEC filings, State Departments of Insurance filings and any other filings necessary to comply with federal, state and local law
  • Assist with other duties, as needed, including administrative tasks, coordinating meetings, planning and booking travel, processing expense reimbursements and answering phones
  • Maintain proficiency with Company technology, including software and databases

  • Minimum of 7 of years corporate experience. Insurance industry experience preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Paralegal certificate preferred.

Skills and Competencies

  • Ability to multitask, effectively prioritize and meet deadlines for multiple simultaneous projects
  • Demonstrate an ability to interpret and understand legal documents
  • Ability to conduct legal research
  • Exhibit exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills, both written and interpersonal
  • Successful experience working directly with executive level employees
  • Ability to maintain a high-level of professionalism and confidentiality, as appropriate
  • Demonstrate flexibility and ability to work independently and in a team/collaborative environment
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to effectively conduct electronic database research, including LexisNexis, Westlaw, and/or NILS
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Berkley Core Competencies:

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Customer Focus and Teamwork
  • Innovation and Initiative
  • Flexibility

Keywords: Berkley, Greenwich , Paralegal, Other , Greenwich, Connecticut

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