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Zurich NA Senior Corporate Counsel - Corporate Governance in Schaumburg, Illinois

Senior Corporate Counsel - Corporate Governance


Zurich North America has an outstanding opportunity for a talented attorney to serve as Corporate Counsel in the Corporate, Transactions and ESG Team within our prestigious Corporate Law department located out of our headquarters in Schaumburg, IL.

The Senior Corporate Counsel will provide legal advice and support on all Corporate Governance matters including but not limited to:

  • Monitoring new and developing corporate governance related trends and best practices

  • Recommending modifications to and drafting corporate charters, bylaws, policies, procedures and guidelines

  • Preparing corporate certificates and resolutions

  • Providing legal support to the Corporate Secretary, including the drafting, preparation and review of Board of Director meeting materials

  • Ensure compliance with all corporate governance policies and guidelines, recommend revisions to policies and processes as needed for compliance and continuous process improvement

  • Drafting materials to advise directors and officers regarding necessary corporate approvals

  • Update and maintain a corporate entity management database or other system with information on legal entities, entity officers and board of directors, and corporate records for such entities

  • Support legal and business unit personnel, as needed (e.g., M&A and other transactional matters; due diligence; audits; litigation responses)

This is a very fast-paced and hands-on position, requiring a high degree of self-motivation and ability to interface with various groups of business stakeholders and leaders.

  • Must be able to work independently and have own areas of responsibility under general supervision

  • Must have solid analytical skills and ability to juggle multiple priorities

  • Must be business-oriented, flexible, and open-minded

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor and 6 or more years of experience in the Legal areaAND

  • Member of the Bar

  • Knowledge of NILS, Lexis or WestLaw

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior corporate governance experience

  • Project management skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • PC literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office software and Lexis or Westlaw

  • Insurance industry experience

  • Previous in-house experience

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

  • Familiarity with Office 365 suite of applications

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols ( https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq ), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at 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 150 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 clickhere (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

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Location(s): AM - Schaumburg

Remote Working: Hybrid

Schedule: Full Time

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