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House Counsel Attorney The candidate will answer summonses and complaints. Will initiate and respond to written discovery. Prepare and respond to motions before the court. Prepare for and attend all court appearances as necessary. Prepare for [including written submissions] and attend arbitrations where appropriate. Prepare for, schedule and conduct depositions and examinations under oath as necessary. Prepare for and attend trials as necessary. Maintain reporting procedures (i.e. file reviews, diary control). Research and analyze legal questions and issues. Write confidential legal memoranda. Draft confidential opinions. Research and prepare post-trial motions and appeals. Maintain current knowledge of applicable insurance law in the state of practice (New York). Should have JD degree from an accredited US law school. Admission to the New York State Bar is needed. Knowledge of the laws and rules governing civil practice in the State of New York is essential. Maintain appropriate licensing and educational requirements is needed. Should have 3+ years of experience in insurance defense on behalf of an insurance carrier in any combination of the following areas: no fault trials, automobile liability, premise liability, liability claims, homeowner/premises, material misrepresentation, fraud claims and/or uninsured/underinsured claims. Must have 7+ years of experience in defense of homeowners/premises liability claims, automobile liability claims and uninsured/underinsured claims on behalf of an insurance carrier. This experience must include all phases of litigation up to and including trials to verdict involving complex, high risk and/or high exposure cases. Experience in all phases of litigation (including trials to verdict) involving complex, high risk and/or high exposure cases is needed. Possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to provide concise, practical advice to non-lawyers are needed. Should possess strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write motions and legal prose with clear and cogent arguments. Must possess strong organizational and time management skills. Knowledge of complex medical issues, particularly orthopedic and neurological with the understanding of etiology, causation and treatment of injuries consistent with motor vehicle and premises accidents are needed. Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) is needed. Proficient in Westlaw software is essential. Experience in Legal Files case management software is desired. Solid understanding of the insurance industry and organizational relationships of the company, including the functions of other department is needed.
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