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Counsel - Insurance Defense Litigation Attorney The candidate will be providing high quality and cost-effective legal representation. Demonstrates superior knowledge and expertise in the litigation process and provides excellent client service as part of a legal team. Responsible for independent, aggressive case handling with a resolution management focus. Litigates cases to verdict, demonstrating superior use of trial skills and techniques. Ability to independently handle a full to moderate caseload with moderate level of severity and complexity from case inception through trial/resolution. Works under the guidance of Senior Counsel in litigating complex and high exposure files. Conducts legal research as necessitated and supervises research projects delegated to Associate Counsel and paralegals. Independently drafts pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other file documents. Attends court events and other appointments independently. Learns and understands claim customers expectations and key department business goals and assists them in meeting those goals. Handles and actively seeks opportunities to become involved in special projects and on committees. Provides recommendations and case analysis to business partners on appropriate file handling strategy. Integrates legal support staff into case handling process. Builds and maintains superior internal and external client relationships. Completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases, reports and other materials appropriate to performance of job duties. Effectively makes use of technology and automation in the practice of law. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management. Travels as required to meet business needs. Ability to mentor and train less experienced counsel and legal support staff. Provide advice and training to claim partners and clients. Graduation from an accredited law school is needed. Successful completion of the Bar and ethics examinations in the state(s) in which representation is required. Should have 1 year of litigation practice or equivalent legal experience. Active license to practice law in the state(s) in which representation is required. Should have 2+ years or equivalent legal experience. Insurance litigation work exposure desirable.
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