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Epl Sr. Trial Attorney, Staff Counsel

Company name

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jun 18, 2020

Valid Through

Oct 01, 2020

Posted on

May 29, 2020

Location

Bakersfield, CA, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate - General
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EPL Sr. Trial Attorney, Staff Counsel
The candidate will be primarily responsible for handling the defense of employment matters, which will consist of defending both non-litigated and litigated employment disputes. This attorney will be responsible for responding to demand letters, state and federal agency charges, and lawsuits which have been filed against Hanover’s insureds. This attorney will also be responsible for investigation and management of assigned cases from the inception of the lawsuit until conclusion through dismissal, settlement, or trial, and working with adjusters and insureds to resolve claims as expeditiously and efficiently as possible. This attorney may also be called upon to assist with general liability and/or professional liability matters as needed, and thus, experience in this area is preferred. Handles a caseload which includes employment practices liability, and potential general liability and miscellaneous professional liability matters. Independently conducts trials, depositions, pre-trial discovery, mediations, arbitrations or any other legal activity required to resolve cases. Daily communications with claim professionals concerning the evaluations of legal files. Provides legal advice to insureds and claim professionals as needed. Negotiates settlements as directed. Attends round tables. Must be licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts in California. Must have a minimum of 7 years’ experience (10 or more preferred) in employment litigation matters with an emphasis on representation of employers. Must have first-chair jury trial experience. Must have a strong knowledge of current procedural and substantive law, as well as federal, state, and administrative agency rules. Must demonstrate an ability to analyze issues, pro-actively develop effective strategies on pending cases, communicate regularly with claims professionals, document communications, and resolve cases as efficiently and effectively as possible. Must have solid experience in preparing responsive pleadings, handling appearances, motion practice, and valuation of claims, settlement and trials. Must be willing to work independently with minimal direction, handle claims efficiently, and be willing to travel as necessary.

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Hiring Coordinator
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.
440 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01653