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Director - Claim Counsel The candidate will oversee and manage direct litigation filed by or against the company to achieve optimal results by resolving claims fairly, expeditiously and economically. Consult with Claim Department on coverage issues and decisions, including drafting of appropriate coverage letters/documentation. Provide training to Claim Department on coverage, file documentation, litigation management, excess vs. primary disputes, catastrophe claim issues etc. Provide legal advice to Claim Department on other issues and disputes that arise from claim handling and resolution. Must have significant experience in defending NY Labor Law claims and other NY litigation as well as handling NY coverage disputes and litigation, including management of outside counsel and expenses. Must have J.D. plus 5+ years of handling NY Labor Law and related coverage disputes and litigation. Experience with other jurisdictions, in the northeast and southeast, including coverage and extracontractual litigation, is beneficial. Preferred candidate would have both law firm and insurance carrier experience. Should have some experience with commercial general liability coverage, extracontractual issues and defense of matters outside NY. Must be proactive in providing legal advice and insight to Claim Department staff on coverage, file documentation, litigation management, and related issues.
Tracking Code: 216131-961.
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