VP, Deputy General Counsel

BerkleyMorristown, NJ

Company Details:

Founded in 1967, W. R. Berkley Corporation is an insurance holding company that is among the largest commercial lines writers in the United States and operates worldwide in two segments of the property casualty insurance business: Insurance and Reinsurance. Each of the Berkley companies, or operating units, within Berkley participates in a niche market requiring specialized knowledge about a territory or product.
Our competitive advantage lies in our long-term strategy of decentralized operations, allowing each of our Berkley companies to identify and respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and local customer needs. This decentralized structure provides financial accountability and incentives to local management and enables us to attract and retain the highest caliber professionals.
We have the expertise and resources to utilize our strengths in the present environment, and the flexibility to anticipate, innovate and respond to whatever opportunities and challenges the future may hold.
The Deputy General Counsel position will be part of the Berkley Healthcare Legal Department providing legal advice and support to Berkley Healthcare Financial Lines and Berkley Healthcare Medical Professional. Areas of responsibility include:
  • Product Development
  • Manuscript Coverage
  • Market, Legal & Legislative Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Contracts
  • General Corporate Matters

Technical Skills and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • Juris doctor degree from an accredited university or college
  • Current state bar license
  • 10+ years experience with a large insurance carrier specializing in Financial Lines insurance, with demonstrated capability and expertise in the following:
  • Product Drafting
  • Underwriting & Claims Support
  • Coverage Training
  • Market, Legal & Legislative Information Dissemination
  • Regulatory Compliance Support
  • Contract Review, Drafting & Negotiations
  • Corporate Policies & Procedures
  • Client Management & Service
  • Project Management
  • Sound Judgment & Decision Making

Berkley Core Competencies:

At Berkley Healthcare, we expect employees not only to have the required Technical Skills and Competencies to perform their jobs, but also to exhibit the following Company Core Behaviors:
  • Managing Self (You know how to manage your emotions and apply critical thinking skills instead)
  • Courage (You aren’t afraid to speak up and have your opinion and voice heard; you do what is right)
  • Reflective Listening (You seek to understand before being understood)
  • Challenging Status Quo (You ask “why” or “why not”; you don’t accept, “just because”)
  • Evidenced-based Decision Making (You seek out the facts to make informed decisions)
  • Effective Collaboration (You work well with others to accomplished team goals; you understand that individuals win when the team wins)
  • Resilience (You don’t let failures or mistakes set you back; you see mistakes as learning opportunities)

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