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Cyber Claim Counsel, Bond and SI The candidate will effectively manage all assigned First Party Cyber claims of higher severity or complexity. Will fulfill Bond and Specialty Insurance (Bond) Claim's mission by conducting thorough investigation, analysis, evaluation and disposition of claims to achieve superior customer service and claim results at the most reasonable cost. Interact and collaborate with underwriting colleagues as well as with external business associates. Within authority limit, thoroughly analyze, investigate, negotiate and resolve moderate severity First Party Cyber claims with moderate supervision by claims management. Make appropriate decisions within own claim authority and make appropriate recommendations to management when necessary. Comply with all policies and procedures, including compliance, regulatory and Bond performance and customer service standards. Be accountable for accurate documentation/information in claim file and Bond Claim Management System (BCMS) and adhere to Claim documentation standards (i.e. coverage analysis, reserve and settlement rationale, current diary). Prepare reports (i.e., Large Loss Memos, quarterly claim, EC, trial, class action) to management which accurately reflect loss development, potential/actual financial exposure, coverage issues, claim and recovery strategies. Optimize pre-loss recovery opportunities through identification of potential sources of recovery, to include potential responsible party, co-conspirators, beneficiaries and any third parties. Identify all recovery opportunities and coordinate recovery efforts with the Recovery Management Unit and claims management. Within authority limit, retain, monitor, manage and approve payments to outside counsel on routine litigation matters, actively utilizing litigation management plans and budgets. Guidance is needed for non-routine litigation. Within authority limit, make quick, sound decisions and negotiate terms and conditions consistent with Bond standards. Solicit input and guidance from management when resolving claims which are beyond authority level. Communicate reserve adjustments to underwriting. Assist/mentor less experienced colleagues in claim resolutions. Maintain knowledge of coverage, legislative and industry-related initiatives and judicial trends. Recognize issues with broader implications to Bond and company. Represent Management Liability Claim in claim strategic initiatives. Share newsletters, webinar information, case analyses, results of counsel's legal research and/or litigation strategies with underwriting, Claim and Claim management. Provide legal support to business partners, including review transactional documents to provide legal advice and risk analysis to business partners., review customer contracts to provide input on legal advice and risk analysis of contract language, and participate in drafting internal topic documents (e.g., white papers, 50 state surveys). Review and analyze Bond forms to provide input on legal advice and risk analysis to underwriting. Provide legal advice on litigation strategies to claim team members. Revise pleadings, motions, briefs, legal documents, correspondence and memoranda to identify and protect the legal interests of company. Research legal issues for business partners and claim team. Maintain current knowledge of relevant legal issues and trends in the management liability market place through review of legal publications. Bachelor's degree is required. J.D. degree is also required. Should be licensed to practice law in Washington. Law degree is preferred. Must have 3-5 years of claim handling experience. Exposure to cyber and data privacy issues is required. Knowledge of moderately complex claims (e.g. non-routine, multi-party litigation) is needed.
Ref. #: 14973BR
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