Job Details

Avp, Counsel

Company name

Arch Capital Group Ltd.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jul 28, 2020

Valid Through

Nov 10, 2020

Posted on

May 12, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 10 yrs required

Location

Jersey City, NJ, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Insurance Coverage >> Insurance Coverage
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Avp, Counsel
The candidate will perform duties include : coordinate and direct the legal affairs of various delegated authority commercial insurance business units. Oversee coverage litigation pending throughout the United States, across designated lines of business. Participate in the development and implementation of Company-wide initiatives to achieve efficiency and reduction or elimination of legal exposure. Provide legal counsel and guidance on the ordinary and special activities of the claims department and specified insurance business unit(s). Ensure maximum protection of commercial insurance business units’ legal rights, utilizing broad familiarity with most legal disciplines. Ensure coordination and communication within the Legal Department that results in the appropriate attorneys’ or subject matter experts’ involvement in the appropriate matters. Reports to the Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. Will be responsible for counseling and advising the Deputy General Counsel and the executive team on all legal matters and business considerations. In coordination with others in the Legal Department, provide strategic direction and guidance in all matters which affect business activities. Provide legal counsel, business advice, analyze, review, draft and negotiate documents in connection with contracts and insurance related products. Manage litigation against the Company, including oversight of outside counsel, coordination of internal resources, review and approval of pleadings and briefs and analysis and formulation of strategy. Provide oversight and support to the Claims Department in coverage litigation, including review and approval of declaratory judgment actions and witness preparation. In coordination with others in the Legal Department, provide strategic direction and guidance in matters which affect business activities. Work in partnership with the company's operational areas, including, as appropriate, underwriting, reinsurance, marketing, claims, finance, tax, technology and human resources. Interact positively and professionally with all levels of management, and clients, including senior management, agents, brokers, customers, and outside agencies. Operate as a results-oriented executive with a track record of gaining management credibility and influencing business results. Operate as a business partner with the business team by working together with the business team to successfully achieve the business unit’s goals and objectives.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a law degree and be in good standing in the Bar in at least one of the fifty states with a minimum of 10 years of experience in commercial insurance at a law firm or as in house counsel. Must have experience with litigation strategy, witness preparation, deposition defense and brief writing/editing is desirable, as is knowledge of commercial contracts, including insurance industry specific agreements. Insurance industry knowledge is required. Should demonstrate a high degree of independent judgment.

Additional info

Job ID : 2020-3476.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Arch Capital Group Ltd.
300 Plaza Three
3rd Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07311

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