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Claims / Litigation Counsel

Company name

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Memphis, TN

Posted on

Dec 05,2017
Practice Area
Insurance Coverage >> Insurance Coverage
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Claims / Litigation Counsel The candidate will manage claims and serve as primary counsel on specified malpractice and tort litigation in consultation with designated in-house colleagues. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values. Administers and prepares witnesses for depositions, formulates case strategies, handles discovery, and interacts with medical operations and corporate personnel. Represents the organization in hearings and trials, interacts with outside counsel, takes depositions of witnesses, parties, and experts. Participates in setting financial reserves for claims. Interacts with insurers and actively contributes to the overall risk management of the organization and its employees. Apprises Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Counsel of all activities, pertinent changes in internal/external market, and threats and opportunities in a timely and anticipatory manner. Presents action plans for immediate implementation/approval. Assists outside counsel, risk management, claims management and others with identification, control, reduction of loss exposure, and insured and uninsured litigation in corporate and facility operations. Assists and advises on medical legal issues involving patient care. Participates in the development, review, revision and interpretation of policies/procedures and risk/safety issues. Must be graduated from an accredited law school. Should have 7+ years of relevant experience (healthcare, insurance, malpractice, product liability, complex litigation). Must be licensed as an attorney in the State of Tennessee. Should preferably have JD of Law degree. Must have 3+ years of relevant experience (healthcare, insurance, malpractice, product liability, complex). Should have knowledge and understanding of state laws and regulations affecting healthcare organizations. Must have knowledge of healthcare industry’s trends, directions, major issues, regulatory considerations and trendsetters.

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