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Senior Trial Attorney 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. Will be responsible for responding to demand letters, state and federal agency charges, and lawsuits which have been filed against Hanover’s insureds. 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 clients to resolve claims as expeditiously and efficiently as possible. 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. Advises claim professionals on the evaluations of legal files. Provides legal advice to clients and other claim professionals as needed. Negotiates settlements as directed. Attends round tables.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate must be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois including the federal and appellate courts. Attorney dually licensed in Illinois and Indiana preferred. Must have 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 have solid experience in preparing responsive pleadings, handling appearances, motion practice, and valuation of claims, settlement and trials.
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