Assistant General Counsel, M&A

Jersey City, NJ, USA ● Nashville, TN, USA Req #565
Monday, March 13, 2023
Fortitude Reinsurance Company Ltd. (Fortitude Re) is one of the world’s leading providers of legacy reinsurance solutions. They work with the world’s leading insurance companies to help them execute comprehensive, transformational solutions for legacy Life & Annuity and P&C lines. Fortitude Re manages a general account of approximately $55 billion across life, annuity, and property & casualty insurance products. The company takes a long-term view on growth and is proud to be backed by a consortium of sophisticated institutional investors led by The Carlyle Group and T&D Insurance Group. Incorporated under the laws of Bermuda on January 1, 2017, Fortitude Re’s roots in the insurance industry and the experience of their leadership go back many decades. Fortitude Re’s leadership team has an average industry tenure of over 20 years, and an impressive track record of successfully managing the most complex legacy liabilities. Their deep insurance experience and proprietary risk modeling capabilities allow them to structure bespoke transactions that benefit both insurance companies and their policyholders. Fortitude Re continues to strengthen its ability to pursue further growth and provide innovative solutions for the global insurance industry.   Click here for more information about Fortitude Re.

Join our growing legal team! This role is responsible for supporting the legal, regulatory and governance function of the Fortitude Re Group of Companies (the “Group”), with an emphasis on transactional work related to M&A and reinsurance. This position will report to the Group’s Deputy General Counsel. This role can be based in Jersey City, NJ our Nashville, TN offices and can work on a hybrid schedule.

What You Will Do:

  • Support structuring, negotiating and drafting of contracts including bespoke agreements related to M&A; (re)insurance; and agreements ancillary thereto for life & annuity and property & casualty (re)insurance business lines
  • Draft, negotiate and advise on commercial contracts, including vendor contracts, non-disclosure agreements and other general corporate contracts
  • Advise on corporate and legal entity expansion and restructuring options
  • Preparation of transaction-related materials for board, regulator, rating agency and other stakeholder review

What You Will Have:

  • Law degree and member in good standing of a State Bar
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant transactions experience with a highly recognized law firm or as in-house counsel
  • Experience with and/or deep interest in insurance and reinsurance
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in the provision of legal advice
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Collaborative approach
  • Ability to work effectively in a high-pressured and fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility handling multiple projects, both large and small, while maintaining a high level of detail-orientation
  • Superior judgment
What We Offer:
We offer competitive benefits in a fast-paced, dynamic and nimble culture including:
  • Unlimited PTO policy
  • Actuarial exam support through our Actuarial Development Program
  • Up to 11 paid company holidays
  • Up to 16 hours per year of paid volunteer time 
  • Competitive 401(k) plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health, vision, dental, and life insurance with additional access to health and wellness programs
  • Flexible working environment
At Fortitude Re, we believe that diversity and inclusion are critical to our future and our mission- creating a foundation for a creative workplace that leads to innovation, growth, and profitability. Through a wide variety of programs and initiatives, we invest in each employee, seeking to ensure that our people are not only respected as individuals, but also truly valued for their unique perspectives. 

We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer and evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, diversity of thought and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To all recruitment agencies
:  Unless you have been requested to work on this position, or other positions with Fortitude Re, please do not forward any resumes to Fortitude Re employees.   Fortitude Re is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Other details

  • Job Family LG - Legal, Regulatory & Gov't Affairs
  • Job Function AVP
  • Pay Type Salary
Location on Google Maps
  • Jersey City, NJ, USA
  • Nashville, TN, USA