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Corporate Claims Attorney Multiple Locations

Company name

Progressive Insurance

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Feb 11,2019

Posted on

Jan 10,2019

Years of Experience

Min 6 yrs required

Location

Cleveland, OH, United States

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Corporate >> Corporate
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
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Corporate Claims Attorney



Our Claims Legal group has an exciting opportunity for a Claims Counsel. You will provide legal support to our Claims Organization and will advise and consult with personnel on the handling of claims involving high exposure and/or complex legal issues. Generally, the claims attorney will not act as attorney-of-record, but may be present in court on occasion to represent the interests of Progressive.



 



Please note: The preferred location for this position is Cleveland, however, other locations may be available (i.e. Austin Texas, Richmond Virginia, or other claims legal locations)



Duties & Responsibilities:




  • This position will require 20-25% travel: likely, 3-4 planned overnights per month.


  • Maintaining personal ownership of litigated and non-litigated files involving potential institutional exposures and/or complex legal issues




  • Serving as liaison between Claims Management and outside Defense Counsel to assist in providing outstanding legal service to Progressive and its insureds




  • Participating in the assigning and supervising of lawsuits to be handled by Outside Counsel




  • Assisting Senior Claims Management in making decisions regarding the appropriate way to handle litigation and other legal matters




  • Handling a variety of complex assigned legal matters and projects




  • Providing functional advice and training to Claims personnel as needed





 



Must have qualifications:




  • Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from an accredited law school


  • Member in good standing to the bar of at least 1 state




  • 6+ years of legal experience including complex civil litigation experience or related corporate experience





 



What we also look for:




  • Insurance litigation experience, with a focus on bodily injury, complex coverage or bad faith insurance litigation preferred

  • Ability to be precise about identifying possible outcomes and assessing the probability of any of those outcomes occurring

  • Sound understanding of the litigation process and the ability to create effective, detailed and comprehensive legal strategies

  • Ability to perform a coverage analysis in whatever jurisdiction an issue arises

  • Excellent communication skills and negotiation skills

  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload and to work with different groups within Progressive

  • Sound analytical, problem solving, risk assessment, negotiation and legal skills

  • Ability to work independently with a lower level of supervision, to include special projects, state or functional processes or procedures



 



Our Company:



As one of the largest auto insurance companies in the nation, Progressive offers the confidence and stability that comes with working for a growing, always evolving organization. As an employee, you will enjoy an inclusive environment that embraces strategic thinking, drive and passion. Progressive employees also benefit from:





  • Annual gainshare bonus of up to 40% of your salary; Progressive rewards each of us with an annual bonus based on company performance




  • Restricted Stock Program




  • Ongoing training, tuition assistance and opportunities for career advancement




  • Award winning, supportive environment with Employee Resource Groups




  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance benefits




  • 401(k) plan which includes dollar-for-dollar company match of up to 6%




  • Employee discounts




  • Child care subsidy







Apply today.



Equal Opportunity Employer


Company info

Progressive Insurance

Company Profile

We’re just an insurance company known for Flo, our friendly Superstore employee? Rethink Progressive. We’re so much more than that, and the careers and culture we offer might surprise you. For more than 80 years, Progressive has offered a wide range of insurance choices to customers, including Auto, Home, Renters, Commercial Auto, Small Business, Motorcycle, Boat policies, and more. Progressive is the third largest auto insurer in the country—a combined effort of every single Progressive person. We’re a diverse group of more than 36,000 talented employees—from all walks of life, all fields of business, and all 50 states. Everyone here plays a role in our success as we continue to find new and better ways to move the insurance industry forward and be there for our customers during every stage of their lives. Progressive is just an old, stodgy insurance company? Rethink it.

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