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Senior Counsel - Contracts & Technology Legal

New York City, New York

Who Are We?

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That's the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

Compensation Overview

The annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.

Salary Range

$142,100.00 - $234,400.00

Target Openings


What Is the Opportunity?

Are you a talented, highly motivated and innovative attorney looking to join a dynamic and collaborative legal team? As a member of Travelers' Contracts & Technology Legal Group, the successful candidate will be involved in all facets of commercial contracting issues, serving as lead counsel on strategic technology, vendor and other commercial transactions, providing day-to-day advice, resolving issues that arise out of existing commercial relationships and identifying opportunities for and implementing process improvements. The successful candidate must be able to think strategically, creatively and demonstrate sound and practical judgment.

Travelers offers a hybrid work location model that is designed to support flexibility.

What Will You Do?

  • Structure, review, draft and negotiate sophisticated and complex technology-related, cloud, software, outsourcing, strategic alliances, marketing, content and data license and other agreements, including those relating to professional services, consulting, software licensing, software as a service, and confidentiality.
  • Maintain awareness of, and provide strategic direction and legal advice to business partners regarding complex legal issues, including data licensing, social media, cloud, and the use of new and emerging technologies.
  • Advise on contract interpretation and dispute resolution.
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve both the efficiency and quality of legal support.
  • Develop and revise templates, training materials and other documents useful as part of contracting.
  • Exhibit thought leadership and initiative and be able to work quickly and collaboratively while managing deadlines.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with business partners and other staff across the legal department.
  • Successfully manage outside counsel.
  • Make effective use of technology and automation in the practice of law.

What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

  • Depth of experience with complex commercial contracts, including technology, data licensing, data protection agreements, large language models/generative AI and cloud related issues.
  • Sound judgment and good business sense, including the ability to provide advice based on a nuanced understanding of the business.
  • Superior written and oral communications skills, including drafting and negotiating.
  • Comfortable with and committed to being part of a data informed legal team.
  • Ability to work autonomously and efficiently in a challenging, fast-paced environment.
  • Possess a strong client service focus and solutions-oriented, self-starter, can-do mentality.
  • Ability to grow in the role and assume increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Insurance or financial services industry experience.

What is a Must Have?

  • Juris Doctorate or equivalent International legal degree; graduate of an accredited law school.
  • Minimum of 7 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.

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that we can deliver the very best products and services when our workforce reflects the diverse customers and communities we serve. We are committed to recruiting, retaining and developing the diverse talent of all of our employees and fostering an inclusive workplace, where we celebrate differences, promote belonging, and work together to deliver extraordinary results. 

If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.

Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

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About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.