Posted: Sep 1, 2022

Counsel - Corporate Governance

Travelers - Saint Paul, MN
Application Deadline: N/A

The Counsel role is responsible for providing a range of cost-effective, high quality legal services while representing Travelers. The Counsel position handles moderately complex legal matters, requiring an established degree of knowledge and expertise.

Travelers offers a hybrid work location model that is designed to support flexibility. #LI-Hybrid.

What Will You Do?

  • Corporate Governance - Advise on matters relating to corporate governance, including the following:

    ▫  developments, trends and practices in corporate governance;

    ▫  development and interpretation of corporate policies and procedures related to corporate governance;

    ▫  compliance with regulations applicable to executive compensation and disclosure;

    ▫  implementation of insider trading policy procedures;

    ▫  assessment and reporting of directors’ independence, expertise, and qualifications; and

    ▫  compliance with New York Stock Exchange governance and other listing standards

    ●          SEC Reporting – Assist with SEC compliance and disclosure matters, including proxy statement and Section 16 filings. Analyze new disclosure rules and advise on implementation.

    ●          Board Operations - Assist in managing board operations and coordinate matters relating to board of directors and committee meetings, including preparation of meeting materials, board resolutions and minutes.

    ●          Shareholder Meeting - Assist in preparation for annual meeting of shareholders, including  preparation of proxy statement and meeting planning.

    ●          Subsidiary Management - Provide legal counsel relating to subsidiary management, including entity formations, transactions and dissolutions and oversight of annual report and other filings for subsidiary companies.

    ●          Special Projects/Other - Perform other projects and duties as assigned, including assisting with due diligence on strategic and other transactions and advice and assistance on other projects involving legal issues.

  • This role acts as an individual contributor.

    What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

    • Prior legal experience in corporate and securities law with major law firm or corporation.
    • Minimum of 5 years of prior legal experience preferred.
    • Possess ability to effectively communicate with and advise the company’s senior management and directors.


    What is a Must Have?

    • Juris Doctorate or equivalent International legal degree; graduate of an accredited law school.
    • Minimum of 3 years of prior legal experience.
    • Active license to practice law in the state(s) in which representation is required.

    What Is in It for You?


    • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members – including spouses, domestic partners, and children – are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
    • Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.
    • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.
    • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you’re eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.
    • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.