Business & Tax Law - Assistant General Counsel - US at Talcott Financial Group

Talcott Financial Group


Mid Level

Not defined

12 Feb → 13 Mar

Job Description

Talcott Financial Group ("Talcott") is an international life insurance group and the industry’s trusted partner for comprehensive risk solutions. Talcott creatively designs and expertly delivers responsive solutions that transfer risk and manage capital in a way that supports the strategic needs of insurers today and into the future.
Talcott Financial Group has a proven track record of well-executed transactions, and the enterprise benefits from its strong financial position with over $120 billion in assets under management, its investment-grade financial strength ratings, and its partnership with Sixth Street, a leading global investment firm.
Talcott Financial Group’s two core business platforms include: U.S. based Talcott Resolution and Bermuda and Cayman based Talcott Re.

Talcott is seeking an attorney to lead Talcott’s Office of Corporate Secretary, which includes three legal specialists. The Office of the Corporate Secretary operates within the Legal department and provides board and committee support as well as certain corporate governance services to entities within Talcott Financial Group. The position will report to the Deputy General Counsel or General Counsel and will have three legal specialist direct reports, and will provide oversight and support for Talcott’s corporate secretarial activities.
You will be working with internal and external senior level professionals to coordinate board and committee meetings, materials, and various forms of legal entity recordkeeping. Our Corporate Secretary Office is also responsible for routine corporate housekeeping matters including incorporations, dissolutions, annual elections, bylaw reviews, and drafting of authorizing resolutions.

Primary Responsibilities:
Oversee the Corporate Secretary Office (managing and directing the three legal specialists) to:
  • Provide Board, CEO, and Committee meeting support (with a key focus of working with subject matter experts to prepare board materials) and record-keeping
  • Play a key role in the coordination and administration of key facets of Board and Board committee meetings, including:
  • Ensuring the accuracy and integrity of meeting agendas.
  • Maintaining a reliable tracking system for substantive meeting topics and items;
  • Assisting in the collection, review and quality assurance of all documentation and materials sent from management to the Board and Board committees; and
  • Undertaking appropriate post-meeting action to ensure implementation of decisions arising from meetings, and ensuring appropriate forward plans are provided to management.
  • Oversee and maintain up-to-date information in internal records related to Talcott entities’ corporate and governing documents such as certificates of incorporation, memorandum and articles of association, minutes, Board and Shareholder meeting minutes, share certificates, and Board and Committee charters
  • Oversee and update internal and external records for changes in Officers, Board membership, company name, or similar information
  • Upon request, prepare and issue Secretary’s Certificates and copies of corporate documents such as certificates of incorporation, memorandum, and articles of association, extracts from Board minutes, and other documentation related to the existence and operation of Talcott entities
  • Ensures effective corporate governance by:
  • Providing support and advice to the Corporate Secretary in carrying out duties relating to the effective governance and performance of the Board, as well as information on governance best practices.
  • Contributing to the development and revision of governance guiding documents, and corporate policies, to reflect evolving governance best practices, legislative requirements and operational requirements.
  • Maintaining up-to-date records of Board and committee composition, monitoring vacancies and expiration of terms of office, and planning for the appointment processes in accordance with governing documents.
  • Tracking Board operating plan expenses and participating in the development of an annual Board budget.
  • Perform other functions or projects as may be assigned.
  • This role will work as a vital part of a small, dynamic, nimble and busy team.
  • Juris Doctorate required
  • 5-10 years of related corporate governance experiences
  • Superior written and communication skills
  • Attention to detail, to ensure high quality and consistency of output
  • Experience as a corporate secretary is preferred; Insurance industry or regulated institution experience also preferred
  • Talcott is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, ancestry or citizenship status, genetic information, pregnancy status or any other characteristic protected by law. Talcott Resolution maintains a drug-free workplace and is committed to building inclusion and leveraging diversity. For more information regarding our Privacy Policy, please go to

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