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VP Senior Claims Counsel

Company name

W. R. Berkley Corporation.

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Date Last Verified

Jun 22,2019

Valid Through

Oct 05,2019

Posted on

Apr 03,2019

Years of Experience

Min 15 yrs required


Greenwich, CT, United States

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Practice Area
Insurance Defense >> Insurance Defense
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
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VP, Senior Claims Counsel
The candidate will provide technical and strategic guidance for high exposure and complex claims, including coverage and/or bad faith litigation, being managed by in-house claim departments of multiple operating units. Assure that exposures are timely recognized, resolution plans are well formulated and executed. Effectively communicate with external business partners as well as colleagues in underwriting, actuarial and executive management. Superior knowledge of all technical aspects of claims handling/management including investigation, coverage analysis, litigation management, evaluation, reserving and negotiation. Inform other functional departments (underwriting, actuarial, finance)of positive/negative conditions noted during investigations which may impact company results. Engage with reinsurance partners on claim issues and industry trends. Drive favorable loss cost results by influencing, planning and guidance on individual claims. Provides ongoing analysis of technical material (i.e. case law, regulations) to determine the impact on claim operations and provides the necessary guidance and assistance to the claim office(s). Serve as a mentor in the training and development of less experienced staff when necessary. Strong interpersonal communication, presentation, consultative, and negotiation skills. Work professionally and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization. Provide input and guidance on individual claim matters. Work independently and as part of a team. Demonstrate good organization (detail oriented) and prioritization skills; meet deadlines, multitask. Demonstrate sound judgment; strong decision making and problem solving skills. Willingness and ability to travel domestically is required. Bachelor’s Degree; Law Degree (JD) is essential. Should have 15+ years of experience in Claims, particularly professional liability, and/or private law practice.

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ID: 2019-2438

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Hiring Coordinator
W. R. Berkley Corporation.
475 Steamboat Road
Greenwich, CT 06830

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