Reps & Warranties Underwriter

VALE Insurance Partners


We are seeking an experienced corporate lawyer, with a preference for private equity M&A experience to join our Manhattan-based team. You will utilize your legal expertise and analytical acumen within in a  dynamic and face-paced environment focused on mergers and acquisitions. The ideal candidate is a motivated and detail-oriented legal professional with a background in law, finance, insurance or related fields.  You should be highly organized and capable of managing multiple tasks and deadlines efficiently. We offer a flexible, results-oriented work environment providing you with the opportunity to play a crucial role in our expanding and highly respected team.  You will gain invaluable insights into the intricacies of transactional risk management and the dynamics of our industry.


Primary responsibilities will include leading and placing R&W insurance policies, advising and negotiating with clients and brokers through the R&W insurance underwriting process, and participating in business development opportunities. The ideal candidate will collaborate with other R&W team members to establish and/or maintain protocols on submissions, policy comments, internal trainings, marketing efforts, and underwriting as well as attend R&W insurance and/or other M&A industry seminars, conferences, and events. Travel of 10% or less expected.

Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree & Juris Doctor required
  • 3-5 years’ experience at a well-regarded law firm practicing corporate/M&A law (with a strong preference for private equity M&A experience)
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to assess complex financial and legal documents and manage multiple R&W insurance placements at any given time
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to interact effectively with brokers, clients, and internal stakeholders, develop professional relationships, and work collaboratively within a team
  • Ability to anticipate workflows as well as prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a demanding work environment under time-sensitive deal time

Salary and Benefits:

Highly competitive salary and discretionary bonus, as well as excellent benefits:

  • Compensation includes a $165,000 – $235,000 base depending on the level of experience
  • Current benefits include:
    • Access to high-quality health care options, including medical, dental, vision, short-term disability and FSA
    • Access to 401K with employer match
    • Generous Paid Time Off plus paid holidays
    • Pre-tax commuter benefits
    • Employer contributions to GymPass and Citibike memberships
    • Health and wellness perks

About Us:

VALE Insurance Partners is a managing general underwriter that focuses on writing transactional risk insurance products and placing the risk with our sponsoring insurance carriers. We help insurers by providing the technical expertise needed to access unique and specialized markets in a controlled and efficient manner. VALE, in conjunction with our highly rated insurance carriers, delivers superior service to brokers and clients needing effective solutions to the complex risks inherent in M&A and other tax-driven transactions.  VALE has the authority to quote, bind, and manage complex insurance products including Tax Liability Insurance, Representations & Warranties Insurance, and Contingent Liability Insurance on behalf of our insurance partners. Our underwriting team is comprised of highly experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds in the insurance, tax, M&A, finance and private equity fields.

VALE Insurance Partners is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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