Job Description

The Assistant General Counsel, Reinsurance Transactions will provide legal and strategic advice for  growing and dynamic (re)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  functional areas, to negotiate complex and Client 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  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 Bermuda affiliated reinsurers

Serve as strategic legal advisor on multibillion dollar(re)insurance transactions, interacting directly and regularly with  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 (re)insurance business

Lead coordination of various 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 Client 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

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