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Managing Attorney II

Company name

GEICO.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 19,2018

Posted on

Jun 11,2018

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required

Location

Harrisburg, PA
Practice Area
Insurance Defense >> Insurance Defense
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
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Managing Attorney II Duties: Manages subordinates in all activities relating to the defense of lawsuits and against insureds in liability cases, and in UM/UIM, PIP and Subrogation suits. Interviews and/or approves job applicants for employment. Conducts and/or Reviews associate Performance Appraisals. Initiates or approves salary adjustments, performance ratings, and other personnel changes. Counsels associates and takes disciplinary action or terminates the employment of associates as appropriate. Represents insureds in liability cases, UM/UIM, and PIP suits filed in courts of limited and unlimited jurisdiction. Researches laws and prepares legal briefs, opinions, and memoranda. Renders opinions on liability, damages, and value as requested by the Claims Department. Prepares and handles pleadings, motions, and discovery, to include depositions/examinations before trial and examinations under oath. Defends all assigned matters by trial, arbitration, or mediation, as applicable. Meets deadlines to respond to pleadings, and correspondence; appears timely in court, arbitrations, depositions, meetings and other scheduled matters. Trains and Supervises less experienced attorneys and support staff, including assisting attorneys as first and second chair counsel, and/or observing attorneys at trials and arbitrations; Monitors all applicable bar requirements including mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirements; Conducts file audits and provides feedback on quality of file handling and expense management. Travels to attend trials, hearings, arbitrations, depositions, management meetings, and conferences. Reviews office reports and implements changes to improve office statistics, including timeliness of reports to clients, productivity reports, client and claims survey results, closure ratio, dependability ratio, and subrogation results.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Must be licensed in good standing to practice law in applicable jurisdictions (PA), and meet and maintain licensing requirements including mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements where applicable. Must have 7+ years of litigation experience, including insurance defense or personal injury. Experience in Pennsylvania preferred. Management experience preferred. Must manage and have administrative responsibility for at least one attorney (including managing attorney). Must be able to travel as required, including to attend trials, hearings, depositions, management meetings and conferences. Must be able to travel as required, including but not limited, to attend trials, hearings, depositions, management meetings and conferences. Must be able to communicate in a professional manner in person, via telephone and written correspondence/email. Must be able to document files in a clear, concise, professional written manner, to be understood by customers, clients, co-workers and other employees of the organization. Must be able to follow complex instructions, resolve conflicts or facilitate conflict resolution, and have strong organization/priority setting and multi-tasking skills. Must be able to learn and apply large amounts of technical and procedural information. Must demonstrate successful performance in handling primary trial responsibility for cases of significant severity and complexity.

Additional info

Ref. R0004239

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
GEICO.
4608 Willard Ave
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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