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Associate General Liability

Company name

Organization Type

Law Firm

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Sep 12,2018

Posted on

Apr 14,2017

Years of Experience

3-7 yrs required

Location

Los Angeles, CA
Practice Area
Insurance Defense >> Insurance Defense
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
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Associate, General Liability The candidate should have 3-7 years experience in general liability, including toxic tort, premises liability and catastrophic injury. Must have experience taking depositions of fact witnesses and experts, and in the preparation of trial documents (exhibit lists, witness lists, motions in limine, jury instructions, verdict forms, trial briefs, etc.). Strong research and writing skills a must.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP.
10960 Wilshire Boulevard
18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Review:

"Not Worth the Daily Perks"

Former Employee - Reviewed on September 09, 2017

HR was an active hindrance to job performance; figure out why. Work on the firm's reputation in the greater legal community, as the best and brightest people will be concerned about working at a firm that might harm their future prospects.

Pros : The day to day working conditions are pretty good here. They have some nice in-office perks that make it pleasant, and it felt like you had some flexibility to determine what kind of assignments you wanted to specialize in, which might be particularly valuable for younger attorneys.
Cons : Your work-life balance here will probably not be particularly harmonious, and the pay does not really reflect the efforts they want from you and the expensive cost of living in the area. HR is exceptionally difficult to work with as well. I have also heard from other people at different firms that the firm has a reputation for lacking high ethical standards - this is really something that needs to be addressed, as I have heard multiple people say these sorts of things.
Current or former employee? : Former Employee

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