Senior Counsel at CNA

| Chicago, IL
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CNA is one of the largest U.S. commercial property and casualty insurance companies. Backed by more than 120 years of experience, CNA provides a broad range of standard and specialized insurance products and services for businesses and professionals in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Our focus on providing solutions and inspiring trust differentiates us from other companies and supports long-term relationships. Joining CNA offers an opportunity to be part of an evolving organization where employees are able to make an impact and drive change.
This position is responsible for providing a wide range of legal and regulatory support for CNA's Marketing and Distribution organizations and other service areas. The position will partner with colleagues in Field Operations, Channel Solutions and Operations and have primary responsibility for negotiating and drafting producer and compensation agreements, providing guidance on producer appointment and licensing compliance, and advising on regulatory matters, such as market conduct examinations and inquiries. The position will also provide strategic legal guidance and advice to senior management on matters involving CNA's distribution strategy, market strategy and operations.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Performs a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines:
  • Serves as the primary legal contact for Distribution and Marketing organizations on all operational, regulatory and transactional legal matters.
  • Counsels management on legal and regulatory obligations and risks in complex matters.
  • Negotiates, reviews and/or drafts various agreements, including producer, compensation, and program administrator agreements.
  • Provides research, legal analysis and guidance on legal questions or issues.
  • Provides opinion and/or prepares position papers on various legal issues and interpretation of contractual provisions.
  • Provides guidance on marketing materials, external communications and new products.
  • Monitors legal, regulatory and industry developments and proactively counsels management regarding changes and their impact on the organization.
  • Responds to regulatory inquiries and may be the designated liaison with regulatory agencies.
  • May supervise, train, or mentor other attorneys.

Reporting Relationship
SVP, Head of Legal, U.S. Businesses
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
  • Senior level advanced knowledge of and experience in commercial property and casualty insurance products and coverages or other relevant insurance experience.
  • Prior in-house experience at a major insurance carrier supporting distribution and marketing organizations, and/or underwriters of commercial property & casualty and specialty products, is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with and influence a broad spectrum of internal and external constituencies.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills and ability to manage ambiguous situations.
  • A high proficiency in time management, leadership, influence, and project management skills.
  • A proven track record of results achievement, collaboration, teamwork, and negotiation skills.

Education & Experience
  • Juris Doctor and Bar admission to the bar of at least one state.
  • A minimum of nine years of relevant legal experience with a proven track record of results.
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CNA Benefits Overview

One of the many advantages of working at CNA is the benefits program we offer you and your eligible dependents,
beginning on the first day of your employment. The program features a variety of plans that provide health care
benefits, well-being, disability and survivor protection, and 401(k) savings, among others. Below are highlights
of the offerings.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Life Insurance
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Generous Parental Leave
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Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
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Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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