Responsibilities: Appropriate handling of legal referrals, including Timely review and management. Keeping referrals on the active diary. Displaying quality legal analysis, strategy and action plan. Appropriate file documentation and communication (internally & externally). Supports the Analysts and Regional Teams with the settlement of claims by proactively identifying claims that are ripe for settlement. Assisting with case evaluation and settlement strategy. Communicating settlement strategy with external stakeholders (TPAs, insureds, defense attorneys, etc.). Actively assisting with the negotiation process, attending mediations when it makes sense to do so and doing what is necessary to close deals. Having demonstrated a track record of settling cases at the right price and terms. Being a resource internally and externally on Medicare issues that impact settlement and the different types of settlement vehicles/methods available. Instituting referrals to MECC’s settlement counsel when appropriate. Keeping abreast of various drivers that affect settlement (jurisdictional, legal, medical, etc.) and educate internal and external stakeholders. Interfaces with and manages external resources, including outside counsel retained by MECC. Responsible for monitoring various developments in the legal environment and excess workers’ compensation marketplace; education of Claims, Underwriting, and external stakeholders of jurisdictional and industry trends. Interaction with MECC clients and their representatives according to the MECC brand and the Claims Department vision. Serves as a go-to resource and subject matter expert for MECC and its insureds on jurisdictional and industry-specific issues. Acts as a leader, mentor, and positive influence on others in the Claims Department. Develops solutions and new strategies to mitigate loss. Operates independently, executing plans under minimal supervision Other duties as assigned by the Chief Claims & Regulatory Counsel or Vice President of Claims.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school. Active Bar license in at least one state. 3 to 5 years of relevant legal experience handling workers’ compensation claims, auto/general liability injury claims, insurance defense, insurance coverage, and/or litigation. Experience negotiating high exposure claims involving Medicare issues. Demonstrates sound legal analysis and judgment. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrates the ability to influence manage internal and external stakeholders. Adept at negotiation. Excellent listening and interpersonal skills. Keen attention to detail. Demonstrates proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products. Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. Highly self-motivated and directed.
W. R. Berkley Corporation.
475 Steamboat Road
Greenwich, CT 06830