• Corporate Counsel - Information Technology and Data Privacy

    Location Name IA, Urbandale - 11201 Douglas Avenue
    Date Posted
    2 months ago(10/9/2018 5:34 PM)
    WRBC Support Services
    Primary Location
    DE, Wilmington
    CT, Greenwich
  • Company Details

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    W. R. Berkley Corporation, founded in 1967, is an NYSE listed, Fortune 500 insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries, it operates in two segments of the property casualty insurance business worldwide: insurance and reinsurance. W. R. Berkley is among the largest writers of commercial lines property casualty insurance in the United States.


    W.R. Berkley is seeking a well-rounded corporate attorney to join its multi-faceted corporate legal group. The successful candidate will be a business-savvy attorney with experience negotiating and structuring a variety of vendor contracts and other commercial agreements, with a particular focus on agreements for the use and supply of information technology goods and services. The candidate should be familiar with U.S. and foreign laws and regulations governing data privacy and information security (including those specifically applicable to companies in the insurance or financial services business). The ideal candidate should also be flexible and able to take on matters involving a wide range of business relationships as needed.


    Some of the key points which make this opportunity attractive:


    • While working directly with W. R. Berkley’s General Counsel, Chief Privacy Officer and information technology/information security team, you will be surrounded by one of the most sophisticated teams of business executives, lawyers and compliance professionals in the country.
    • Work for a company whose leaders pride themselves on integrity, the culture for their employees and a reputation of relationships built on trust and respect with customers and government regulators.




    • The Corporate Counsel – Information Technology and Data Privacy will be responsible for reviewing, negotiating and structuring a wide range of vendor and agency agreements and other commercial contracts, with a particular focus on agreements for the provision of information technology goods and services.
    • Works closely with colleagues in the Legal Department, the Chief Privacy Officer, procurement and information technology/information security executives to craft contract structures and provisions that advance the company’s interests, effectively mitigate business and legal risk and satisfy applicable laws and regulations.
    • Advises on continually changing U.S. and international legal requirements in the information security and data privacy field, and assists with constructing necessary compliance procedures with respect to such requirements.
    • Conversant in basic information technology structures, platforms and developments, and understands the risks and legal considerations that they implicate.
    • Oversees outside counsel as necessary to supplement internal resources effectively and efficiently.
    • Provides counsel to senior leadership of U.S. and international business operating units and information technology executives regarding a varied corporate legal portfolio.





    • J.D. from an accredited law school
    • 5+ years relevant work experience
    • Extensive experience negotiating and structuring IT agreements and knowledgeable about a wide range of commercial transactions
    • Familiarity with insurance business or other financial institutions is preferred but not required


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