Maureen Brundage is an accomplished senior executive with large multinational public company and international law firm management experience. She has expertise in crisis and risk management, corporate governance, capital markets transactions, mergers, acquisitions, securities and insurance.
Maureen is the former Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Ethics Officer of The Chubb Corporation, which, until its acquisition in January 2016, was a Fortune 300, NYSE listed company and parent of a global group of property and casualty insurance companies. Chubb had operations in 25 countries and $14.3 billion in revenues. Maureen was one of Chubb’s highest ranking executives, being one of four direct reports to its CEO, as well as being a member the Executive Committee and Chair of the senior management Administrative Committee. She oversaw legal, regulatory, state government affairs, corporate secretary and compliance, with a multimillion dollar budget and a worldwide team of 135. She retired from Chubb after completion of its acquisition and integration related work.
During her over 10 years at Chubb, Maureen served as a key strategic advisor to the Board and Board Committees on CEO succession planning, shareholder proposals, negative ISS say on pay recommendations governance and other matters. She also played a critical role in Chubb’s $28.3 billion acquisition, including merger negotiations, due diligence, obtaining required approvals, integration planning and post-closing transition matters. She also successfully resolved multiple state investigations into Chubb’s market practices, as well as the Washington State Department of Insurance’s threatened revocation of Chubb’s license to sell insurance.
Maureen was a guiding force in the development of Chubb’s global enterprise risk management process, as a founding member of Chubb’s Enterprise Risk Management Group. She also enhanced Chubb’s privacy and data security risk management as a member of the Executive Data Security Incident Response Team. In addition, she developed and implemented worldwide anti-bribery and economic sanctions programs. She also served as advisor to Chubb’s Hispanic & Latino Employee Resource Group.
Prior to joining Chubb, Maureen was a partner at White & Case LLP, one of the world’s leading law firms, where she headed the 150+ member Global Securities Law Practice Group. She advised multinational companies in numerous industries on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including debt and equity offerings and M&A, in addition to playing a key advisory role in a multiyear fraud investigation and its remediation.
Maureen serves on the Board of Directors and Compensation Committee of the Jersey Battered Women's Service, Inc. She also was a Board member of several Chubb subsidiary companies. In addition, she is a member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
Maureen graduated from New York University School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of its Annual Survey of American Law. She received her B.A. in Economics from Fordham University, graduating summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She also spent a year at The London School of Economics.