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ProfileSenior Claims Counsel Duties: Providing claim- and coverage-related legal advice to P&C divisions and affiliates. Providing expert legal advice to existing internal clients, Claims Counsel lawyers seek to identify and develop opportunities to provide expert and cost-effective legal advice to P&C divisions not currently using Claims Counsel services. Responsible for providing legal analysis, advice, and counsel on all assigned issues, claims and litigation. Will provide advice and counsel to the Corporate Claims division and other P&C divisions with an emphasis on: Legal research and written coverage analysis; Interpreting and applying insurance contract provisions in the context of applicable cases, statutes, and regulations; Managing coverage disputes and coverage litigation, including providing advice to business partners on discovery responses, procedural issues, deposition preparation, motion practice, resolution strategy and trial preparation; and Developing appropriate content and strategy for coverage position letters to insureds and other parties. May also be assigned to: Ensure that outside counsel comply with corporate litigation management expectations and standards; Assist business partners in evaluating the performance of outside coverage counsel; Monitor, synthesize and communicate with business partners regarding existing and developing statutes, regulations, case law, court rules and legal environment with respect to claims-related issues and practices; Advise on appropriate and jurisdictionally applicable claims handling practices and coordinating with the P&C Legal Department on potential extra-contractual exposures on assigned claims; and Partner with the Product Development & Compliance staff to identify opportunities for product improvement, assist with drafting of contract wordings, and help to spearhead cross-divisional product development dialog, initiatives and projects.
Qualification and Experience
Candidate must possess a JD Degree from an accredited law school and must be licensed to practice law and in good standing in at least one US state. Should have 5+ years of litigation, corporate advising, or equivalent experience, with a focus on the legal analysis of complex legal issues and an exposure to insurance coverage and extra-contractual liability issues and claims. Substantial insurance coverage litigation experience is a plus.
Job ID: 23686
Great American Insurance Company
580 Walnut Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202