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Assists VP/Associate General Counsel regarding legal matters within the organization;
Ensures that all practices, policies, and business activities of the organization fall within the bounds of the organization's legal posture;
Provides advice and counsel to staff concerning the laws that impact their functional areas;
Oversees the preparation of legal documents; and
Works under guidance and direction of General Counsel and VP/Associate General counsel in providing legal assistance to the various business units.
Handle a full range of legal matters in connection with the development, issuance, administration and distribution of the Company's insurance products.
Exercise sound legal and business decision making through assessment of risk and evaluation and explanation of alternatives and their implications.
Provide counsel to various business units regarding legal issues that arise during insurance operations.
Support Underwriting and Underwriting Governance with various lines of business such as Commercial Property, Marine, Liability, Entertainment, Environmental, Engineering, Financial Lines, and Aviation underwriting (e.g., drafting/review of forms and new product development), Market Management and Communications (e.g., broker agreements, broker relations, customer communications), and Operations (policy transactions).
Significant amount of contract/policy drafting and review.
Regulatory compliance matters including the companies' state licensing, foreign reinsurer registrations, underwriting market conduct examinations, responding to government inquiries (data calls, complaints, etc.), coordinating form/rate filings for new products, and producer licensing.
Administration of corporate compliance policies and processes including code of conduct, company's anti-corruption policy, and OFAC screenings.
Monitor new laws, evaluate impact and alert internal business clients, including federal laws (e.g., TRIA, OFAC, optional federal charter bills) and state laws (e.g., SFP exceptions for terrorism, commercial deregulated states, catastrophe funds, and restrictions on cancellation/nonrenewal.
Act as sounding board for assigned internal business leaders regarding legal issues relating to implementation of strategy, new processes and products.
Provide legal advice on complex AGCS projects, including restructuring activities and regional expansion.
At least 10 years of experience practicing in law firms or blue-chip companies;
Demonstrated expert experience of insurance, corporate law or litigation across multiple jurisdictions;
Proven track record of negotiation of complex legal agreements;
Experience in various business scenarios (e.g., restructuring, integration, growth);
Knowledge of a breadth of substantive legal disciplines, including insurance, corporate and contract law, accounting standards, and litigation processes;
Legal knowledge across multiple countries and jurisdictions in which AGCS operates;
Understanding of regulatory and compliance environment, including relevant policies, laws and regulations, across multiple jurisdictions;
Drafting and negotiating of contracts and strategic management of contractual disputes;
Ability to analyze complex data, from multiple sources, in detail;
Identify and resolve issues before they transpire;
Ability to negotiate best position for AGCS and client, often in contentious situations, managing conflicting priorities of various parties;
Ability to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally;
Strong understanding of financials and macro economic trends; and
Juris Doctorate degree.
About Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Together with its customers and sales partners, Allianz is one of the strongest financial communities with a presence in over 70 countries. Around 83 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz's knowledge, global reach, capital strength and solidity to help them make the most of financial opportunities and to avoid and safeguard themselves against risks. Our ambition is to be the partner of choice – with excellent employees, top-notch operating performance and the necessary financial strength. Join us to be part of our community!Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz center for corporate and specialist risk, servicing clients worldwide across the whole spectrum of marine, aviation, corporate and industrial insurance.At Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty we have built a team and a culture that are as innovative as our products, and we continue to grow because we help our employees to do the same. We believe that work should be rewarding, and that good work should be rewarded. We offer opportunity, and expect excellence. And we do this all with high ethical standards and a commitment to our community. If you are ready to grow, and if you want to be... rewarded, Allianz Global Corporate Specialty is the place for you. Everyone is welcome to apply, regardless of gender, national origin, ethnicity or possible disability.More information about careers at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty can be found at http://www.agcs.allianz.com/careers