VP, Senior Surety Counsel & Director of Claims, Jersey City, NJ - June 20, 2014
Typical day involved managing claim files in connection with Performance and Payment Bonds of construction and construction related projects, as well as. supervision of of department staff. Providing legal counsel to underwriters including reviewing bond forms, general indemnity agreements, and non-disclosure agreements. In addition, negotiating and drafting Takeover Agreements with project owners, as well as, negotiation and drafting of Completion Agreements with construction contractors. Managing outside legal counsel and construction consultants for litigated matters. I learned to work with people from all backgrounds and being part of a team effort. There was not any part of the job that I considered hard, instead I looked at it as a challenge to undertake and solve the problem placed in front of me. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the team.