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Vice President and Assistant General Counsel – Transactions

$154,000- $294,000/ year
Posted Jun 30
Full Time
HybridNew York, New York


Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. Global Atlantic is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management across multiple strategies and capital markets solutions. 

We are looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

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The Vice President and Assistant General Counsel – Transactions will provide legal and strategic advice for Global Atlantic’s growing and dynamic insurance transactional business.  The Vice President will work directly with the Institutional Markets business team in New York, Connecticut, and Bermuda, as well as colleagues throughout the Legal team and in other Global Atlantic functional areas, to negotiate complex and novel transactions and provide advice and legal support for the day-to-day functioning of a growing, dynamic and industry-leading business.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Negotiate transactions, including drafting a wide range of transactions documents and supervising outside counsel, between Global Atlantic and third-party insurance companies.  Types of transactions include, without limitation, block and flow reinsurance of annuities and life contracts and pension liabilities and retrocessions to Global Atlantic’s Bermuda affiliated reinsurers
  • Serve as strategic legal advisor on multibillion dollar(re)insurance transactions, interacting directly and regularly with Global Atlantic's industry-leading institutional markets insurance business teams  and legal colleagues, as well as members of the C-suite
  • Serve as go-to advisor on regulatory matters (both U.S. and non-U.S.) affecting Global Atlantic’s (re)insurance business
  • Lead coordination of various Global Atlantic functional are as in order to advise on and facilitate business initiatives
  • Collaborate and serve as legal lead on developing and implanting best practices of a growing organization
  • Lead evaluation of and present to senior leadership on novel matters and transactions
  • Build and maintain partnerships with internal stakeholders as well as contacts within the broader legal & and compliance community


  • Juris Doctor degree (JD) and 6+ years of experience in the field of law, preferably including financial services/insurance or another regulated industry
  • Experience with life/annuity reinsurance transactions
  • Experience with pension risk transfer transactions
  • Familiarity with the Model Holding Company Act a plus
  • Experience independently, or leading a team, negotiating complex transactions
  • Superior negotiation and drafting skills
  • Superior ability to manage competing priorities of a variety of fast-paced, dynamic transactions
  • Superior communication skills and ability to communicate complex topics succinctly to senior business and legal team members
  • Desire to become subject matter expert with respect to a variety of transactions
  • Superior judgment with ability to use independent judgment, think commercially, establish priorities, delegate, drive processes forward and work effectively on multiple initiatives concurrently
  • Ability to work with a geographically dispersed team
  • Capacity to consider, process and filter large amounts of complex information quickly and identify appropriate actions in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work across enterprise and present complex matters to senior business leaders
  • Strong communication skills, work ethic and high level of personal integrity and accountability
  • Willingness to travel periodically to international locations for transaction negotiations, including to Bermuda

Applicants must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

Various jurisdictions have passed pay transparency laws that require companies provide salary ranges for any positions for which they are accepting applications. Global Atlantic has offices in Atlanta, Batesville, Bermuda, Boston, Des Moines, Hartford, Indianapolis, and New York City. The base salary range posted below is inclusive of the lowest cost of living geography to the highest in which we have a Global Atlantic office. 

Global Atlantic’s base salary range is determined through an analysis of similar positions in the external labor market. Base pay is just one component of Global Atlantic’s total compensation package for employees and at times we hire outside the boundaries of the salary range. Other rewards may include annual cash bonuses, long-term incentives (equity), generous benefits (including immediate vesting on employee contributions to a 401(k), as well as a company match on your contributions), and sales incentives.  Actual compensation for all roles will be based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer. Compensation for our more senior positions have a larger component of short-term cash bonus and long-term incentives. 

The base salary range for this role is
$154,000$294,000 USD

Global Atlantic reserves the right to modify the qualifications and requirements for this position to accommodate business needs and regulatory changes.  Future adjustments may include obtaining specific licenses or certifications to comply with operational needs and conform to applicable industry-specific regulatory requirements, state and federal laws.


Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: StreetWise Partners, Covenant House, Partnership for New York City, City Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, Billion Oyster Project
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Boston’s Healthcare for the Homeless, Thompson Island Outward Bound, Rosie’s Place, Catie’s Closet, Project Bread, Rise Against Hunger, Space to Thrive
  • Hartford: Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, Oliver’s Pajama, United Way
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: So Loved Ripley County Foster Closet, Safe Passage Family Shelter, YES Home Juvenile Rehabilitation, Ripley County Community Foundation
  • Des Moines: United Way of Central Iowa, Meals from the Heartland, Junior Achievement, Math Motivators, Bidwell Riverside, Orchard Place, Knock and Drop
  • Berwyn/Wayne: Habitat for Humanity, Chester County Food Bank, Surrey Services, For Pete’s Sake Respite
  • Bermuda: Keep Bermuda Beautiful, Center Against Abuse, Truck Island Nature Reserve, Bermuda Economic Development Corporation

Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.

Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Employees who require an accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job will participate in an interactive process which may include providing documentation. If you are hired and require an accommodation for any protected status, please email