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Counsel in New York, NY at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Date Posted: 11/13/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    1133 6th Avenue
    New York, NY
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1 to 3 years
  • Date Posted:
    11/13/2018

Job Description

Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer.  With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.  The company is distinguished by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength, underwriting excellence, superior claims handling expertise and local operations globally.
We seek highly motivated individuals to join our team who exhibit the best-in-class competencies listed below and embody the Office of General Counsel culture.
  • We deliver high quality work product, services and solutions that demonstrate understanding of the needs and requirements of our business partners and support achievement of team goals.
  • We adapt to changing business needs and environments through a proactive, flexible approach that achieves results and strikes the proper balance among all constituencies.
  • We demonstrate character, integrity and professionalism, both within a team environment in Office of General Counsel and in fulfilling our responsibilities to our business partners.
  • We build collaborative, trusting relationships with team members and business partners through superior communication skills, empathy and respect.
  • We independently manage work responsibilities through commitment, dedication and accountability, and display an on-going commitment to self-improvement.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Counsel will be responsible for providing legal services and support to the Office of General Counsel, North America legal team on a wide variety of matters.  The position may be based in New York or in Chubb’s Whitehouse Station office, depending on the candidate.
Responsibilities include:
  • Review, revision and handling of non-disclosure agreements and joinders
  • Statutory, regulatory, and case law research
  • Drafting of legal memoranda
  • Contract review, analysis, drafting, and revisions for:
    • Insurance policies, endorsements, applications, quotations, and binders
    • Risk management agreements
    • New client proposals
    • Performance incentive agreements
    • Consulting Agreements
    • Collateral, security and escrow agreements and forms
  • Provide legal advice for transactional and regulatory matters
  • Support compliance officers to amend business practices and products where needed to ensure compliance, and communicate compliance issues to business
  • Review, learn and remain current on developing insurance statutes, regulations, case law, and related subject matter
  • Work with outside counsel as needed to analyze and address transactional issues in a regulatory framework
  • Periodic travel to meet with management, underwriters, and attorneys
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Law degree from an accredited law school
  • Admission to at least one state bar
  • At least one to three years of relevant experience in a law firm or corporate legal department, insurance  legal experience preferred
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Ability to understand business needs and provide consultation that is compliant, but helps to meet business goals
  • Ability to work on and manage multiple tasks based on business needs and competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills  to effectively communicate with attorneys, clients, and other internal business partners
  • Knowledge of property and casualty insurance, and/or financial lines insurance preferred
  • Knowledge of contract law and experience in drafting agreements and other business documents preferred
Chubb offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits package including life, health and dental, vision, a generous retirement savings plan, disability coverage, stock purchase plan, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, and business casual dress.  At Chubb, we are committed to equal employment opportunity and compliance with all laws and regulations pertaining to it.  Our policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other conditions or opportunities of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
For additional information about Chubb or its services, please visit our website at http://www.new.chubb.com.
In order to be considered an applicant for employment with Chubb, all applicants must go to Chubb’s Careers website to apply for the position(s) of interest and complete an online application. If you do not complete the online application, you will not be considered an applicant in accordance with Chubb’s policy.