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Lead Counsel The candidate: Represents insuredâ€™s and the Company in the defense of bodily injury and property damage lawsuits, subrogation, and Financial cases. Oversees the activities of a team including attorneys, paralegals and support staff. Prepares for and conducts hearings, trials, arbitrations, mediations, and depositions. Prepares and argues pre and post-trial motions. Assists colleagues in the resolution of calendar conflicts. Provides project management, coordination, and collaboration between legal teams within L&R and with business clients. Conducts research, substantive drafting, reviewing, advising, and negotiating for more complex matters. Provides budget oversight. Write and conduct performance reviews of team members, including checkpoints and Performance Development Summary. Provide coaching and support to team members. Perform quality file reviews. Work as part of management team with Managing Attorney. Review new file assignments and approve initial pleadings, propound discovery, and/or develop strategy. Contact clients to discuss their case and answer any questions. Contact claims (initial litigation plan, recurring minimum 90 day contact, strategy conferences, etc.). Review all documentary evidence. Prepare witnesses and clients for depositions, arbitrations, mediations and trials including expert witnesses. Conduct depositions and examinations under oath and prepares summary documents. Prepare and conduct court appearances (matter management conferences, hearings, status conferences, etc.). Conduct settlement/dispositive proceedings (e.g. mediations, arbitrations, etc.). Try and/or arbitrate cases and prepares motions in liminie and summary documents. Monitor allocated legal expenses, track factors that drive variations, and collaborate with claims clients regarding status of contributing factors. Administers company Human Resources policies. Must have a juris doctorate; must have Minnesota license and 10+ years related experience typical. Should have relevant experience within a reputable law firm or an in-house legal department for a mid- to large-sized organization. Insurance-industry experience preferred.
Job ID: 103058
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