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Underwriting Counsel

Company name

First American Financial Corporation

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

Aug 16,2018

Posted on

Aug 02,2018

Years of Experience

5-7 yrs required


Berwyn, PA
Practice Area
Insurance Defense >> Insurance Defense
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Underwriting Counsel The candidate provides underwriting support, counsel, and authorization to company personnel, agents, and customer, related to the issuance of real estate title insurance commitments and policies. Utilizes underwriting standards and guidelines within delegated authority limits, to underwrite the issuance of title insurance. Provides guidance to company personnel in the performance of real estate settlement services. Issues underwriting standards and guidelines in accordance with established company processes. Assignments are general and less complex in nature and instructions are usually detailed. Works under general supervision setting own priorities and objectives. Ability to independently make decisions up to an authorized amount. Requests or issues that are above scope of responsibility and approval limits are referred next level underwriter. Generally no supervision of others, however, may supervise administrative personnel. May be responsible for coaching and directing work of Junior underwriters. Licensed to practice law, in good standing is needed. Law degree is required. Admitted to practice in state of employment is essential. Should have 5-7 years title underwriting experience. Must be familiar with real estate law. Strong understanding of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of real estate title and settlement process is needed. General knowledge of Federal and State regulations related to real estate title insurance and settlement services are essential. General understanding of underwriting real estate transactions for the issuance of title insurance policies is needed. Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills are needed. Strong negotiation skill is needed.

Additional info

Requisition Number: R004922

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
First American Financial Corporation
1 First American Way
Santa Ana, CA 92707

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