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Position Title: Vice President, Corporate Counsel
Job Code: 440038
Job Location: New Jersey-Newark

International Law seeks a VP, Corporate Counsel (Corporate Counsel) with solid project management skills, and experience in contract drafting and corporate governance.  Experience in litigation management and legislative and regulatory interpretation (preferably in life insurance and reinsurance) a plus.  The candidate should understand the needs, demands and requirements of business and corporate groups.  The Corporate Counsel will provide comprehensive and timely legal services to Prudential's international insurance business division based in the United States (PII), international insurance operations overseas, and other corporate divisions.   It is imperative that the Corporate Counsel build and maintain a professional working relationship with PII and international management and the international attorneys. Some international travel may be necessary.


The Corporate Counsel will work independently on various matters, projects and transactions, such as:


·         Drafting a variety of agreements, including consulting, confidentiality, letters of intent, etc., in an accurate and timely fashion, and coordinating the review of these agreements with US corporate and international attorneys, as needed;

·         Analyzing and tracking foreign and domestic emerging legislative or regulatory issues, and escalating critical issues when appropriate;

·         Assisting with managing litigation and litigation reserves of the international insurance operations;

·         Responding to general inquiries and requests received from US corporate and international clients, attorneys, etc.;

·         Drafting and/or executing US and foreign board and corporate documents, including notices, agendas, minutes, and resolutions;

·         Managing, implementing, and tracking significant projects, including establishing new start-up operations, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory matters, labor matters, compliance matters, trademark infringement, and other special projects;

·         Effectively managing and overseeing utilization of outside law firms to provide cost-effective legal services; and

·         Performing legal research and prepare written memoranda, as needed;


Required Skills and Experience

·         J.D. from an accredited law school

·         At least seven (7) years of legal experience, including training at a major national law firm

·         Experience with the insurance and financial services industry highly desirable Experience with life insurance regulatory and/or transactions are required.

·         Experience with reinsurance transactions preferred.

·         Strong project management, and organizational skills

·         The candidate will be required to skillfully draft documents and revise agreements

·         The candidate will be required to balance multiple projects simultaneously, always moving projects forward and keeping the CLO up to date on the progress

·         The candidate must have excellent written and oral communications, and work well with attorneys and business personnel

·         The candidate must be able to work in a high volume, fast paced environment

·         The candidate must have the ability to identify, analyze and summarize regulatory, contractual, and other legal issues

Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Legal
Schedule: Full-time
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