Chicago:
Lawyers Professional Liability Underwriter

Lawyers Professional Liability Underwriter

Job Type: Full Time

 

Job Description

The candidate will focus on underwriting Lawyers Professional Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Directors & Officers Liability and Fiduciary Liability exclusively for law firms. The candidate will work within the ORPRO law firm team to develop a strategic plan and execute a go-to-market strategy to achieve growth on the overall book of business and meet profitability targets. This is a position to enhance an existing nationwide law firm book of business. The role encompasses working with both retail and wholesale agents and brokers. The candidate will also engage in portfolio-level strategy and regional business planning.

This is a highly visible and important role working with key distribution partners.  The candidate will have the ability to make an immediate impact with the backing of an experienced and supportive group.

Responsibilities 

  • Manage key and/or distribution channels, relationships and expectations.
  • Review, analyze and underwrite law firm risks ranging from small and mid-size law firms to more complex large law firm towers in accordance with guidelines and company strategy.
  • Develop a network of broker relationships to drive high quality submission flow with an emphasis on cultivating partnerships with regional and national brokers who control high quality middle market business.
  • Build and maintain broker relationships through responsive service, site visits, in person renewal meetings or enhanced knowledge of their customers’ businesses
  • Manage a sizable and complex book of business by analyzing the portfolio, identifying areas of opportunity for improved growth, profit and diversification, and executing marketing plans to increase market share with preferred brokers.
  • Document files in a way that reflects a solid thought process and decision-making.

Qualifications

The candidate ideally will have a Bachelor’s degree in business, insurance, or a related field, with 2-7 years of LPL or other professional liability underwriting experience. Requirements include strong analytical, communication, and presentation skills; excellent organizational and follow-up skills; and proficiency in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Outlook. The candidate must also possess the ability to work both independently and as a team, the ability to manage multiple assignments with attention to detail, work under quick timelines, and show initiative in all aspects of work.

  • Seniority Level – Mid-level Associate
  • Job Functions – Underwriting and Marketing

Work Remotely: 

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

About Us:

Old Republic Professional (ORPRO™), established in December 1983, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Old Republic International Corporation, a Fortune 500 company. We have provided Directors and Officers liability and Lawyers Professional liability insurance for more than 30 years. 
 

Culture:

Work-life balance is highly valued, with the typical workweek of 40 hours. The culture is entrepreneurial with an emphasis on collaboration; open-mindedness; and productivity. Employee benefits include competitive wages, 401(k), profit sharing plan, health, dental and vision benefits, business casual dress and a monthly transportation voucher. We offer a friendly, team-oriented environment and we encourage and reward the professional growth of our employees.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Old Republic Professional provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

Qualified candidates must send a cover letter with resume to: 
Applications@oldrepublicpro.com

Old Republic Professional is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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