Senior Underwriting Counsel

First American Financial Houston, TX
Company SummaryFirst American Title Insurance Company's National Commercial Services division provides single-point service for simple to multi-property/multi-state national commercial real estate transactions. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, First American traces its history to 1889 and was named one of FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work ForĀ® in 2016 and 2017. For more information, visit www.firstam.com

Job Summary

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.

Essential Functions

* 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.

Knowledge and Skills/Technology Used

* 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.

Typical Education

* JD

* Typical Range of Experience

* 8-10 years title underwriting experience.

* Must be familiar with real estate law.

License or Certification

* Licensed to practice law, in good standing

First American invests in its employee's development and well-being, empowers them to provide superior customer service and encourages them to serve the communities where they live and work. First American is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer. For more information about our Company and our dedication to putting People First, check out firstam.com/careers.