Zurich NA Assistant General Counsel in Schaumburg, Illinois
Assistant General Counsel
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Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, we have over 148 years of experience, serve more than 25 industries, and insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Zurich strives to provide ongoing career development opportunities so you can reach your full potential and foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. With the support of people like you, we are optimistic about leading the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our people, our customers and the communities we serve.
Zurich North America has an exciting opportunity to join the Legal Services team as an Assistant General Counsel . This role will provide expert legal counsel on a broad range of insurance regulatory mattersto enable the business to achieve its strategic and commercial goals in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and to protect and preserve Zurich’s tangible and intangible assets.
This position requires an individual with experience in the Property and Casualty insurance field with an emphasis on regulatory issues that may impact the organization and stakeholders.
As a strategic partner to our business units, the ideal candidate will be able to provide expert legal advice on a wide variety of insurance regulatory matters, including the distribution of our insurance products, the development of insurance products, and market conduct examinations .
This Assistant General Counsel will review contracts as appropriate, address corporate policy and compliance issues, as well as, provide legal advice on insurance laws and regulations along the business value chain, from product development to distributing products in the market, supporting the business to achieve its strategic and commercial goals.
NOTE: This position does not have corporate litigation responsibilities.
The preferred location is our Zurich North American headquarters based in our Schaumburg, IL office. Based on organizational need, there may be some opportunity for flex work.
As a member of the team, this legal advisor will:
Act as a strategic partner to clients by consulting on complex regulatory issues with a focus on distribution-related matters, product development, and legal support of market conduct examinations.
Establish and maintain strong working relationships with key business unit leaders, functional subject matter experts, and other support unit personnel assigned to the business unit, to ensure the appropriate level of context and knowledge for the provision of effective legal guidance and delivery of problem-solving strategies.
Support management in developing open and transparent relationships with key stakeholders which is consistent with the organization values and compliant with the spirit and the letter of the law.
Proactively collaborate with the business unit leadership team in the development and execution of short-term and long-term strategies by providing legal perspective and partnering to problem-solve and identify creative, compliant solutions.
Communicate all business unit needs to the appropriate Legal Services team member(s) to secure the necessary resources and ensure timely and accurate support is provided.Basic Qualifications:
Juris Doctor and 7 or more years of experience in the Legal area
Member of the Bar
Knowledge of NILS, Lexis or Westlaw
Insurance industry experiencePreferred Qualifications:
Ability to engage, inform and influence decisions at senior levels of the organization
Ability to work in a team-based, solutions-oriented environment
Creative problem-solver adept at working in a fast-paced environment and successfully managing competing interests of multiple stakeholders
Knowledge of or direct experience in the US Commercial Insurance marketplace
Knowledge of Commercial Insurance Laws
A future with Zurich
Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.
As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet
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Location(s): AM - Chicago, AM - Schaumburg
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
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