Job Details

Claims House Counsel Attorney

Company name

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

May 26, 2021

Valid Through

Sep 08, 2021

Posted on

Oct 07, 2020

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Garden City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Insurance Defense >> Insurance Defense
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
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Claims House Counsel Attorney
The candidate will be responsible for handling a large volume of assigned litigation from inception through trial and to ensure all internal case handling and reporting requirements are consistent with firm’s Litigation Philosophy and Litigation Management Guidelines. Will be providing the highest level of legal representation for firm and its insureds. Taking ownership of any issue, problem or error that could impact the company, policyholder and/or loss participant. Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Answer summonses and complaints. Initiate and respond to written discovery. Prepare and respond to motions before the court. Prepare for and attend all court appearances as necessary. Prepare for (including written submissions) and attend arbitrations where appropriate. Prepare for, schedule and conduct depositions and examinations under oath as necessary. Prepare for and attend trials as necessary. Maintain reporting procedures (i.e. file reviews, diary control). Research and analyze legal questions and issues. Write confidential legal memoranda. Draft confidential opinions. Research and prepare post-trial motions and appeals. Maintain current knowledge of applicable insurance law in the state of practice.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a JD (Juris Doctor) Degree from an accredited US law school. Must have 3+ years of experience in insurance defense on behalf of an insurance carrier in any combination of the following areas: no fault trials, automobile liability, premise liability, liability claims, homeowner/premises, material misrepresentation, fraud claims and/or uninsured/underinsured claims. Experience in all phases of litigation (including trials to verdict) involving complex, high risk and/or high exposure cases essential. Must possess a strong understanding of insurance law, including the laws and rules governing civil practice in the state of practice. Should possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to provide concise, practical advice to non-lawyers. Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write motions and legal prose with clear and cogent arguments. Should possess strong organizational and time management skills. Must possess strong skills in attention to detail. Should possess strong negotiation skills. Knowledge of complex medical issues, particularly orthopedic and neurological with the understanding of etiology, causation and treatment of injuries consistent with motor vehicle and premises accidents needed. Should be proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint). Must be proficient in Westlaw software. Should have solid understanding of the insurance industry and organizational relationships of the company, including the functions of other departments. Should preferably have experience in Legal Files case management software.

Additional info

Ref: 2020-3005.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
National General Insurance
38th Floor
New York City, NY 10038

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