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Staff Counsel Candidate will provide legal analysis, direction, and complete handling of lawsuits against the company arising out of the company's handling of homeowner property claims in Florida. Will manage all aspects of litigation, including depositions and EUOs, discovery, motion practice, and trials. Will be responsible for providing pre-litigation legal analysis, coverage opinions, and other guidance to the claims team in an effort to avoid and/or mitigate against claims and lawsuits against the company. Reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations on behalf of the company on claims and lawsuits filed against the company, including extra-contractual matters. Handles complex legal case management. Directly manages claim lawsuits to achieve appropriate outcomes in the defense of the company. Researches, analyzes and reports on legislation, case law and industry trends impacting claims handling and the avoidance of extra-contractual claims. Attends mediations, trials and other proceedings as needed on assigned matters to ensure the company's interests are being advanced. Reviews, analyzes and advises on claims initiatives and written materials to ensure consistency with best practices for avoidance of litigation and bad faith allegations. Creates and solicits feedback on the company's Litigation Management strategy. Prepares status and other reports to upper management as needed in connection with assigned inventory of litigation matters. Participates in training and mentoring of claims staff, including formal and informal training sessions and roundtables.
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