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Axis Corporate Counsel in New York, New York

This is your opportunity to join AXIS Capital – a trusted global provider of specialty lines insurance and reinsurance. We stand apart for our outstanding client service, intelligent risk taking and superior risk adjusted returns for our shareholders. We also proudly maintain an entrepreneurial, disciplined and ethical corporate culture. As a member of AXIS, you join a team that is among the best in the industry.

At AXIS, we believe that we are only as strong as our people. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming culture where employees of all backgrounds and from all walks of life feel comfortable and empowered to be themselves. This means that we bring our whole selves to work.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, civil union status, family or parental status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodation is available upon request for candidates taking part in the selection process.

Position Description:

This position is based in the Company’s office in New York, NY or Alpharetta (Atlanta), GA.

Working closely with the General Counsel, Corporate Counsel and Legal Team, the Corporate Counsel will serve as a generalist, providing legal support for a wide variety of internal clients within the AXIS group, including the Finance, Human Resources, Investments, Tax, Treasury, and Vendor Management departments.

The position will entail significant, independent interaction with senior management. Accordingly, exceptional judgment, technical expertise, attention to detail, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. Individual also must be energetic, flexible and resourceful. Importantly, candidate must be collegial and team-oriented, willing to work in a collaborative environment and contribute to a wide variety of initiatives and projects both within and outside of the Legal Department.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Securities Law

• Leading or assisting in all areas related to the Company’s corporate and securities laws matters and related compliance, including advising on SEC filings, including Form 8-Ks, proxy statements, 10-Ks, 10-Qs and registration statements;

• Prepare and file Forms 3, 4 and 5, maintain SEC filing codes and assist new officers and directors with obtaining Section 16 filing codes;

• Prepare and maintain D&O Questionnaires and director information charts;

• Coordinate and prepare materials for annual shareholder meeting and assist with all aspects of shareholder meeting and meeting logistics;

• Advising on investor relations matters, including review of press releases, investor presentations, investor communications, internal communications and other materials;

Corporate Governance

• Prepare agendas, materials, written resolutions and minutes for board of directors and board committee meetings for AXIS Capital Holdings Limited and its global subsidiaries;

• Assist in managing corporate governance documentation for global entities, including preparing necessary actions, maintaining corporate documentation and overseeing global entity organizational chart;

• Help prepare and maintain governance-related charters, policies and procedures, including overseeing insider trading program, pre-clearance approvals and maintaining appropriate records;

• Assist with distribution of Board meeting materials on the Company’s Board portal;

Corporate Citizenship

• Provide legal advice on corporate citizenship initiative, including assisting in preparation of annual Task force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) and Sustainable Accounting Standards Board (SASB) reports.

• Collaborate with cross-functional team on Corporate Sustainable Reporting Directive (CSRD) requirements.

Negotiation of Contracts

• Review, draft and negotiate commercial contracts, including IT licensing and outsourcing agreements;

• Review and negotiate other agreements, including investment management agreements and non-disclosure agreements;

Intellectual Property

• Advise on the company’s intellectual property portfolio and trademark matters, as requested;

Treasury Matters

• Work closely with the Treasury Team on banking facilities, resolutions and other actions, as requested;

Other duties

• Provide support for securities offerings and M&A, including assisting with due diligence and closing materials;

• Assist with executive and director compensation matters and equity plan administration;

• Implement annual code of conduct training and certification program; and

• Assist the legal department’s efforts in the preparation, implementation and refinement of forms, processes and procedures relevant to areas of coverage.

Required Education/Training &Experience:

• Accredited law school graduate with strong academics

• Licensed to practice law and in good standing

• Minimum of five years of securities and public company reporting experience in a law firm or in-house corporate legal department

Other desired skills and characteristics:

Desire to function as a true generalist; willingness to continually learn new subjects, rather than simply leveraging expertise in just one or a few areas

Experience working with public companies

Experience/familiarity with insurance/reinsurance preferred

Strong business acumen and responsive, service-oriented attitude

Proven ability to take ownership of projects

Flexibility and ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities

For this position, we currently expect to offer a base salary in the range of 170-220 K GA; 180-230K NY . Your salary offer will be based on an assessment of a variety of factors including your specific experience and work location.

*In addition, you will be offered competitive target incentive compensation, with awards based on overall corporate performance and your individual performance. On top of this, you will be eligible for a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes medical plans for you and your family, health and wellness programs, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and much more. *

Rewarding. Challenging. Meaningful.

We are shaping the direction of Insurance and Reinsurance during a critical and exciting time for the industry.

Whether you are a student approaching graduation or a seasoned professional looking for a new environment, AXIS has the right challenges and career opportunities for you. At AXIS, we value each individual and recognize that attracting and retaining the right people is essential to the success of our company.

We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package which includes medical plans for employees and their families, health and wellness programs, retirement plans, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and much more.

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