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Claims Attorney Duties: Handle suits on third party litigated claim files, including collaborating with and managing outside counsel and complex litigated claims files as assigned. Analyze coverage issues on litigated claim files, and claim files with potential for litigation. Assist with negotiations, mediations, arbitrations and settlement procedures as assigned. Attend and provide litigation advice in claim review meetings. Coordinate referral with AVP of Claims or VP of Claims on other litigated claims requests to outside counsel. Conduct legal research as necessary on pending suit files and as requested by other departments. Conduct audits of litigated claims files. Review company policy forms as needed. Research and write brief opinions on legal issues. Recommend reserve and payment changes as necessary for the file. Provide and report claims information to Senior Management on an as needed basis. Assist Forms Committee; propose changes/ revisions/amendments to company policy forms make appropriate policy language recommendations and draft policy language for new forms. Must adhere to the company code of ethics. Other duties as assigned by General Counsel, Sr. Claims Management or Executive Management.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelor Degree from a 4 year college or university and JD Degree, CPCU preferred. Admission to State Bar. 5+ years related experience. Ability to analyze coverage submissions and provide assistance. Ability to prioritize, organize and plan work for self and others. Excellent customer service skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Superior problem-solving ability. Thorough knowledge of claim procedures, policies, terminology, etc. Computer proficient with Microsoft Office programs, such as Word, Excel and Outlook. A valid driver’s license and State adjusting license(s) as applicable. Ensure assigned files are handled in good faith as defined by statute, case-law and Corporate standards.
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