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Sr. Underwriting Counsel (Hybrid)

New York, New York

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Job ID R044976 Date posted Jul. 02, 2024 Category Underwriting Employment Type Full Time

Who We Are

Join a team that puts its People First! First American's Agency Division is dedicated to providing our policy-issuing agents with resources, services and underwriting guidance needed to achieve new levels of success. Since 1889, First American (NYSE: FAF) has held an unwavering belief in its people. They are passionate about what they do, and we are equally passionate about fostering an environment where all feel welcome, supported, and empowered to be innovative and reach their full potential. Our inclusive, people-first culture has earned our company numerous accolades, including being named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for nine consecutive years. We have also earned awards as a best place to work for women, diversity and LGBTQ+ employees, and have been included on more than 50 regional best places to work lists. First American will always strive to be a great place to work, for all. For more information, please visit www.careers.firstam.com.

What We Do

Provides underwriting support and expertise to company personnel, agents, and customer(s), related to the issuance of real estate title insurance commitments and policies. Utilizes underwriting standards and guidelines within delegated authority limits, to underwrite the issuance of title insurance and provide guidance in the performance of real estate settlement services.

Please note: The in-office work days for this position will be located in New York City for most of 2024. In late 2024, or early 2025, the in-office position will be located in Westchester County. Applicants should be prepared for this change in work location and ensure they have the flexibility to commute or relocate accordingly.

What You'll Do:

  • Provides underwriting support, counsel, and authorization to company personnel, agents, and customer(s), related to the issuance of real estate title insurance commitments and policies
  • Utilizes underwriting standards and guidelines within delegated authority limits, to underwrite the issuance of title insurance
  • Provides guidance to company personnel in the performance of real estate settlement services.
  • Issues underwriting standards and guidelines in accordance with established company processes
  • Responsible for communicating information related to underwriting and real estate settlement services from superiors to subordinates
  • Other duties as assigned

What You'll Bring:

  • Law Degree required
  • Admitted to practice in state of employment
  • 8-10 years title underwriting experience
  • Must be familiar with real estate law
  • Licensed to practice law, in good standing
  • Excellent understanding of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of real estate title and settlement process
  • General knowledge of Federal and State regulations related to real estate title insurance and settlement services
  • General understanding of underwriting real estate transactions for the issuance of title insurance policies
  • Ability to collaborate and act decisively
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and timely follow up
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Requires abstract thinking and creative solutions
  • Ability to ‘think outside the box’ and make unique yet sound decisions to resolve complex issues
  • Ability to build relationships and create rapport

Pay Range: $175,000 - $200,000 USD Annual

This hiring range is a reasonable estimate of the base pay range for this position at the time of posting.  Pay is based on a number of factors which may include job-related knowledge, skills, experience, business requirements and geographic location.

What We Offer

By choice, we don’t simply accept individuality – we embrace it, we support it, and we thrive on it! Our People First Culture celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion not simply because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s the key to our success. We are proud to foster an authentic and inclusive workplace For All. You are free and encouraged to bring your entire, unique self to work. First American is an equal opportunity employer in every sense of the term.

Based on eligibility, First American offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, PTO/paid sick leave and other great benefits like an employee stock purchase plan.

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