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Senior Coverage Counsel- Specialty Lines

Company name

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

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Date Last Verified

Jul 27, 2020

Valid Through

Nov 09, 2020

Posted on

Jun 06, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 8 yrs required


Jersey City, NJ, United States

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Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
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Senior Coverage Counsel- Specialty Lines
Candidate will, under technical direction, manage complex coverage/extra contractual litigation requiring the highest degree of legal complexity and coordination requiring specialized knowledge in Specialty Lines including Professional Liability, D&O and EPL as well as General Liability and Commercial Auto issues to protect the interests of the company. Will be responsible for managing all aspects of the litigation process in representation of the company and will provide legal counsel and insights in partnership with corporate law, underwriting and claims organizations on policy language, new product offerings and complex coverage interpretations to ensure continuous improvements to products, processes and operations. Will need to possess demonstrated legal knowledge and skill. As part of the legal team, they will assign cases to outside counsel and evaluate their performance. Will be critical to take responsibility for maintaining control of files and litigation costs. Develop, prepare and implement litigation strategy as well as provide legal advice to Claims and Underwriting teams. May attend trials, but will not be the attorney of record.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: JD Degree and 8 + years of experience as an attorney with coverage exposure AND Member of a State Bar. Experience with Microsoft Office, Access and CWS. Knowledge of Lexis or Westlaw. Preferred: Litigation experience in the insurance industry, claims, or underwriting. PC literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, applicable corporate systems, and significant knowledge of Lexis or Westlaw. Demonstrated organizational and time management skills. In depth knowledge of the insurance industry, claims, and the insurance legal and regulatory environment. Analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to multi-task and adapt to a changing environment. Experience in a work environment that required collaboration across work groups. Ability to effectively present information to LOB manager, claimants and customers.

Additional info

Ref. 200003DX

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
1400 American Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60196

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