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Corporate - General Attorney in Waukesha, WI

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Company name

American Family Insurance.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Practice Area

Corporate - General

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required

Location

Waukesha, WI

Date Last Verified

Aug 14,2017

Posted on

Aug 08,2017

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Supervisory Staff Attorney - Supervisory Senior Staff Attorney The candidate will supervise moderately complex litigation involving either the corporation and/or its insured within established corporate guidelines and the applicable code of professional responsibility. Will require the ability to work with close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) for extended periods of time. Requires travel up to 50% of the time. Analyze file as litigation progresses. Evaluates cases and seeks settlement authority as necessary. Analyze risk to insured and the company. Proactively supervises litigation involving either the corporation and/or its insured within established corporate guidelines and the applicable code of professional responsibility. Handles files and issues of a more complex nature. Communicates with Claims, managing attorney, and outside counsel regarding file status and progress. Refer cases to outside defense counsel and drafts assignment letter and litigation plan. Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship to communicate the company position and maintain a spirit of cooperation and trust. Recommend or suggest the litigation activity of outside counsel. Evaluates cases and provides timely authority. Participates in settlement conferences with plaintiff's attorneys and outside counsel as needed. Monitor litigation expense by their view of activities of outside counsel. Exercise good judgment in the authorization of expenses to be incurred and activities to be undertaken. Moves litigation activity toward a conclusion in a timely manner. Evaluate files and grants settlement authority to outside counsel. Draft reservation of rights letters as needed. JD degree is needed. Admission to the State Bar in a state where American Family is licensed to do business or eligibility for admission to the bar and obtaining admission within 18 months of hiring is needed. Demonstrated experience providing customer-driven solutions, support or service is needed. Demonstrated experience preparing civil pleadings, motions and discovery and deposing witnesses is essential. Demonstrated litigation experience is advantageous. Demonstrated trial and/or Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) experience is essential. Solid knowledge and understanding of rules of Professional Responsibility for the jurisdiction in which they practice and in the jurisdictions where the supervised files are venued is essential. Solid knowledge and understanding of tort, contract, and insurance law is advantageous.

Additional info

Job ID: R6294

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
American Family Insurance.
W236 N1402 Busse Road
Waukesha, WI 53188