Regional Head of Legal NA

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

The Regional Head of Legal - North America will oversee, coordinate, manage and advise on all aspects of legal and regulatory affairs of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) and its branch offices and subsidiaries in North America to ensure the protection of AGCS's legal rights and enable its strategic business development in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

The Regional Head of Legal North America will specifically:~crlf~##In close collaboration with the Global Head of Legal and the global leadership team, provide strategic direction and set priorities for the Legal function and implement an appropriate organizational setup in North America. Lead and manage the NA Legal team.~crlf~##As member of the Executive Management Team and in collaboration with other senior managers and key governance functions, contribute to defining the strategic priorities of AGCS NA with a focus on legal, regulatory and governance aspects.~crlf~##Identify legal risk areas and provide, or oversee the provision of, independent legal advice and support to the management, functions and employees of AGCS NA for relevant legal and regulatory matters in relevant jurisdictions. Key focus areas are: corporate law, insurance regulations, rate & form filings, insurance contract law, extra contractual litigation, employment law, IT law, data privacy, compliance-related regulations, commercial contracts and ancillary areas of law. Advocate AGCS positions to regulators.~crlf~##Provide strategic direction with regard to matters of corporate governance as well as transactional legal matters for the legal entity structure and business within North America.~crlf~##Ensure and coordinate the maintenance of legal entities within AGCS NA from a legal perspective, including company secretary services, licensing and form filings.~crlf~##Provide, or oversee the provision of, transactional legal support for the AGCS infrastructure and business including corporate restructurings, regional expansion, strategic initiatives (e.g. digitalization), project activities, contract drafting/review for individual transactions across all functions, lines of business and jurisdictions.~crlf~##Provide, or procure the provision of, legal support for the development and maintenance of standard policy and reinsurance wordings and other types of commercial contracts.~crlf~##Handle, lead or oversee negotiation and steering of extracontractual or corporate litigation against AGCS NA and support the handling of HR and Compliance cases, including the performance of internal investigations.~crlf~##Contribute to the provision of training on relevant legal and compliance matters to managers and employees within AGCS NA.~crlf~##Support the business proactively and solution oriented in all business and change topics with legal implications.~crlf~~crlf~~crlf~

##Law degree and admission to the bar in the US~crlf~##11+ years of practical experience in large OE within Allianz Group, law firm or Blue-Chip Company within the financial services industry~crlf~##7-10 years of demonstrable expert experience of corporate, supervisory and/or insurance law in relevant jurisdictions~crlf~##7-10 years of proven experience handling complex legal matters and negotiations~crlf~##7-10 years of experience in various business scenarios (restructuring, integration, growth)~crlf~##7-10 years of experience of managing and developing global teams across numerous locations, desirable: working internationally, experience in managing project environments~crlf~##Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze highly complex data, from multiple sources, in detail; identify and resolve issues before they transpire~crlf~##Negotiation and conflict management: Ability to negotiate best position for AGCS, and client, often in contentious situations, managing conflicting priorities of various parties~crlf~##Communication & Presentation: Ability to express ideas and messages clearly, both written and verbally~crlf~##Coaching: Advise, instruct, direct, and guide as a coach to develop team's skills (with particular focus on technical, legal skills) ~crlf~~crlf~

This opportunity can be based in our Chicago or New York City locations.

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.~crlf~Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.

Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2019, AGCS generated a total of €9.1 billion gross premium globally.~crlf~For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.~crlf~~crlf~

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