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Sr Counsel Corporate Affairs

Legal, Other Careers Job ID 2023-13717 Primary Location: Johnston, Rhode Island 09/14/2023
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FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.


To serve as counsel to and advocate for FM Global in all matters assigned by the Vice President, Sr Counsel Americas and to assist in guidance to other in-house legal staff as required. This includes monitoring and implementing legislative and regulatory changes in Americas. Examples also include the provision of corporate and governance advice in compliance with local legal requirements; advice and counsel on corporate acquisitions/dispositions and joint ventures; drafting and review of consultant, vendor and service contracts, investment and banking transactions; intellectual property matters including nondisclosure agreements, patents, trademarks and copyright; corporate and individual licensing; brokerage agreements; policy contracting and termination matters; and various compliance activities. Devise and lead trainings on such topics as code of conduct, data privacy, employment law and cyber security. Interface with and advise senior management on complex legal matters that can have a significant impact on company direction and policy for Americas. Advise on employment law matters and workplace issues. Exercise of excellent judgment and high-level strategic-decision making are central components of this position. Provide input on budget process.

• Deliver timely and effective legal assistance to Americas except policy defense, litigation and subrogation matters which are handled by Litigation Division.

• Monitor, influence, analyze and assure compliance with new or pending legislation, regulations and cases relative to their potential impact across Americas.

• Support HR with employment law inquiries and workplace issues.

• Analyze for senior management the legal exposures of the Company and make recommendations to reduce exposures to liability or to loss of company rights and assets. Initiate or encourage proactive policies, procedures and strategies in this regard.

• Assure that Company operations are within the limits prescribed by law


BA/BS and JD with admission to at least one state Bar

10+ years in law firm or corporate legal department experience

Range of general corporate legal experience, preferably in a P/C insurance environment

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to translate complex legal issues into meaningful guidance taking into consideration business considerations

Ability to quickly analyze information and make sound, concise and strategic decisions

Proven competency in handling multiple competing priorities

The hiring range for this position is $148,000 to $212,600. The final salary offer will vary based on individual education, skills, and experience. The position is eligible to participate in FM Global’s comprehensive Total Rewards program that includes an incentive plan, generous health and well-being programs, a 401(k) and pension plan, career development opportunities, tuition reimbursement, flexible work, time off allowances and much more.

FM Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce.

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