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Claims Counsel The candidate will be tasked with conducting legal research as needed to assist claim professionals on individual claim files, evaluate complex or novel policy coverage issues, complete written memorandum on coverage and legal issues, provide guidance and training to claim staff, assist in management of nationwide litigation program and handle assigned caseload consisting of extra-contractual lawsuits and declaratory judgments from inception to conclusion. Will handle assigned caseload of litigated files involving extra-contractual damages and declaratory judgments. Analyzes and provides formal opinions on coverage and legal issues for multiple product lines. Assigns outside counsel to represent the company in compliance with company guidelines. Acts as internal in-house legal resource for claim department. Manages and controls reserves and expenses associated with assigned caseload in compliance with company guidelines. Negotiates and authorizes appropriate settlements within designated authority. Prepares case summary reports for review with management. Attends mediations, settlement conferences, court hearings and trials. Conducts legal research as necessary. Provides formal and informal training to all claim staff on legal and coverage issues. Assists senior members in project management responsibilities. Assists in drafting and completing document review for claim correspondence. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have Juris Doctor from an accredited law school. Admission to State Bar licensing required. Must have 2 years of related experience as in-house counsel or in private legal practice (3+ years of relevant experience is preferred). Prior legal practice focused on property and casualty insurance coverage defense is required. Experience with Declaratory Judgement actions is required. Must have excellent Microsoft Office skills. Strong written and oral communication skills is required.
Requisition ID : 1317
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