Compliance Counsel

Zenith Insurance CompanyCaliforniaFull TimeOn Site

Job Details


As Compliance Counsel, you will provide advice and counsel on a variety of legal, regulatory and compliance matters related to commercial insurance. You will report to and work closely with the Chief Compliance Officer to manage Zenith's overall regulatory compliance in areas including but not limited to, underwriting, claims practices, producer licensing/appointments, data reporting, policy operations and general market regulation.


The essential responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Identify and mitigate undue risk to Company by providing relevant counsel and effective business-focused solutions and engaging attorneys within the legal organization with subject matter expertise to assist with addressing such risks when needed.
  • Carry out compliance and regulatory duties, which may include regulatory research, filing preparation, compliance review audits, compliant responses, support during market conduct exams or regulatory audits, and interaction with state insurance regulators.
  • Build and maintain expertise in state and federal insurance laws and regulations by proactively monitoring and analyzing changes in relevant laws and regulations.
  • Provide legal and regulatory support to advance the Company’s ancillary businesses such as third-party claims administration and cost containment services.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with management and internal business clients, agents, outside counsel and Company partners to gain a deep understanding of the Company’s business, challenges, risks and opportunities.
  • Train employees on operational compliance topics (e.g. cancellations and non-renewals).
  • Participate in providing general legal support to various business operations of the Company.
  • Applies principles of logical thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Work productively and harmoniously with others on a consistent basis.
  • Respond positively to direction and feedback on performance.
  • Consistently maintain professional and appropriate demeanor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education, Skills, and Requirements

  • High School Diploma Or equivalent required.
  • Juris Doctorate Law school graduate and member in good standing of the State Bar of California or eligible for Registered In-House Counsel in California required.
  • 2+ Years insurance regulatory experience required; commercial experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels of management.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and creative problem-solving skills; comfortable operating in gray.
  • Willing to develop expertise in regulatory field.


The expected salary range for this position is$115,274.51 - $128,082.79. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience, geographic location, and other job-related factors as permitted by law. Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Zenith Insurance Company.

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