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Corporate Counsel

Posted Jun 01
Full Time
Chicago, Illinois

Ryan Specialty is looking for a Corporate Counsel to join our Chicago team. We are a fast-paced, energetic, and rapidly growing organization that offers a great opportunity for someone interested in further developing their career. Ryan Specialty has been named one of America’s Most Loved Workplaces by Newsweek and has been named 2023 Top Insurance Employer by Insurance Business America.

Position Summary:

Ryan Specialty has an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Counsel to join the Legal Department’s corporate team.  The Legal Department provides a full suite of legal services to the Company and this role would be to primarily facilitate business and vendor contracts.  This  Corporate Counsel will work closely with senior attorneys to develop, negotiate, and implement a variety of transactional documents and agreements on behalf of various internal clients in a collegial and dynamic legal department, within a growing international specialty insurance organization. The position offers exposure to commercial and corporate contracts and transactions, working independently and with senior attorneys. This role offers the opportunity to work closely with business leaders and exposure to the executive team.

Essential Functions:

  • Review, draft, and negotiate a variety of commercial and transactional agreements, such as non-disclosure agreements, customer contracts, and vendor contracts.
  • Review and revise marketing and promotional materials.
  • Provide support to senior attorneys with intellectual property management and protection.
  • Work closely with our legal and business teams as well as collaborate with various departments to help accomplish strategic objectives.
  • Conduct legal and factual research, data analysis and reporting as requested.
  • Utilize contract management software to manage agreements, amendments, legal and compliance due diligence and related tasks.
  • Identify and assess legal and business risks to the Company.
  • Collaborate with team members and communicate relevant information to business leaders and/or executives.
  • Uphold the security and confidentiality of documents, data and potential business transactions.
  • Interpret and apply Company policies, procedures and processes.
  • Perform other relevant duties as requested by senior attorneys and other executives.


  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA-accredited law school required and license to practice law in at least one US jurisdiction.
  • 3 – 7 years’ experience as a practicing lawyer, preferably with commercial and/or contract experience.
  • Excellent legal, analytical, contract review, drafting, and negotiating skills.
  • Exceptional communication, project management and organization skills with the ability to develop trust and confidence from colleagues and clients.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with internal and external business partners.
  • Able to identify and articulate client/colleague needs and work through complex problems.
  • Ability to excel in a fast paced constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and projects and effectively manage time on own.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools, including Outlook, Word and Excel. 
  • Familiarity with contract management software and/or technology using workflow is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to manage workload with minimal supervision.
  • Critical attention to details.
  • Proven track record of being a team player.


Ryan Specialty is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We are committed to building, growing, and sustaining a diverse workforce that is reflective of society throughout the entirety of the organization and throughout the insurance industry.
We strive to harness our differences and commonalities to better serve our clients, trading partners, workforce, and communities.
We aspire to cultivate a company that is both inclusive and equitable, where every employee is recognized and assessed based on their performance and contributions.