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Senior Counsel (Surety)

Company: CNA Insurance
Location: Chicago
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

You have a clear vision of where your career can go. And we have the leadership to help you get there. At CNA, we strive to create a culture in which people know they matter and are part of something important, ensuring the abilities of all employees are used to their fullest potential.Provides full legal services to one or more departments. Has ongoing relationship and accountability for the department being served. Is an operational specialist and legal expert in the organization. Supports Surety Underwriting and preference is for five or more years of Surety legal experience. Work assignments consist of major legal tasks involving issues/litigation with the highest degree of difficulty and facts that are occasionally in question for which considerable legal judgement, experience and independent reasoning are required. Requires significant experience in non-litigation or in a specialty for senior level technical expertise. This is not a trial attorney.JOB DESCRIPTION:Essential Duties & ResponsibilitiesPerforms a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines:1. Counsels management on legal risks and obligations in complex matters.2. Provides research, legal analysis, counsel and guidance on legal questions or issues.3. Provides opinion and/or prepares position papers on various legal issues and interpretation of contractual provisions.4. Reviews and/or drafts contracts; may review new products.5. Monitors legal and regulatory developments; counsels management regarding changes.6. Prepares and/or reviews documents for financial or securities transactions.7. May manage litigation by outside counsel.8. May supervise, train, or mentor other attorneys.9. Works closely with clients while resolving legal issues.10. Responds to government agencies. May be designated liaison with governmental agencies.May perform additional duties as assigned.Reporting RelationshipAVP or aboveSkills, Knowledge & Abilities1. Senior level advanced knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and procedures of litigation management within an insurance organization. 2. Excellent verbal and written communication, negotiation and presentation skills. 3. Excellent negotiation, consultative and facilitation skills with the ability to effectively interact with all internal and external business partners, 4. Ability to exercise independent judgement, and to work with and maintain confidential and sensitive information. 5. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, and senior level skill in managing ambiguous situations and issues. 6. Proven ability to take a proactive long-term view of business goals and objectives in order to achieve strategic business results. 7. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software.Education & Experience1. Bachelor's degree with JD, and admission to the bar of at least one state. 2. Typically a minimum of five years or more of claims and/or legal experience with a proven track record of results.

CNA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in the recruitment process. To request an accommodation, please contact .

Keywords: CNA Insurance, Chicago , Senior Counsel (Surety), Legal , Chicago, Illinois

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