Vice President, Counsel

Essent GuarantyRadnor, PennsylvaniaFull TimeOn Site


Essent Guaranty, Inc.  Founded in 2008, we are a private mortgage insurer, approved by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and licensed nationwide. We offer private mortgage insurance, also known as mortgage guaranty insurance, MI, or private MI, for single-family mortgage loans in the United States, providing private capital to mitigate mortgage credit risk for lenders and investors. This, in turn, allows lenders to make additional mortgage financing available to prospective homeowners. We are focused on managing risk and dedicated to serving as a strong and fair counterparty. As a company, we bring strong private capital and a commitment to risk management to the mortgage insurance industry.

This is an advanced level position which works under limited supervision and is responsible for general legal affairs of the Company in support of the Chief Legal Officer as well as contract negotiation, documentation of contractual relationships, transactions, policies and procedures, and vendor management.

As a dynamic and resourceful professional, we will rely on you to perform the following duties:

  • Provide timely, accurate legal advice in contract negotiations.
  • Manage the day-to-day administration of documentation of contractual relationships.
  • Provide legal support for various client efforts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


Minimum Education & Experience Requirements:                                                                                       

  • Bachelor’s degree with Juris Doctorate required.
  • Minimum of seven to ten (10) years in the residential mortgage or related financial services industry required, including experience as in-house counsel.
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities with conflicting deadlines.
  • Advanced knowledge in contract drafting and negotiations.
  • Ability to form and maintain professional relationships with clients, colleagues, vendors, and management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and disability benefits. We work to maintain a positive environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. Essent is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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