Job Details

Claims Counsel

Company name

UniGroup, Inc.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Jan 13, 2021

Valid Through

Apr 28, 2021

Posted on

Nov 16, 2020

Years of Experience

5-10 yrs required

Location

Saint Louis, MO, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - Insurance
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Claims Counsel
Duties: Effectively and efficiently communicates with agents, principals, claimants, attorneys for consumers and attorneys hired by the company both verbally and in writing. Works closely with Senior Leaders to identify litigation trends, suggest improvements based upon lessons learned, and assists in efforts to respond to changes in legal environment. Maintains accurate file documentation/data in the law department matter management system and cargo claims system. Collaborates in the defense and resolution of disputed cargo loss and damage claims, disputed claims submitted to binding arbitration, customer service disputes, collection disputes and litigation, and other customer service disputes. Analyzes liability and damage data in connection with the most challenging and complex claim disputes. Represents subsidiaries in court proceedings, mediations, and settlement conferences. Works closely with outside counsel to develop litigation and/or settlement strategy to limit the company’s and its disclosed household goods agents’ exposure. Negotiates resolutions of disputed claims/arbitrated claims/ lawsuits and various customer service disputes via the extension of appropriate claim settlement authority in accordance with established procedures. Examines legal documents, venue data, verdicts reporters, and outside counsel reports and recommends advisability of defending and/or prosecuting lawsuits. Undertakes research of case law, statutes, and regulations to fully evaluate disputed cargo claims/lawsuits. Investigates and identifies subrogation-related opportunities.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Risk Management, Business Administration or equivalent experience. Brokerage license required. 5-10 years’ experience working in risk management and/or insurance. Experience with transportation related risks. Demonstrates excellent work ethic and superior writing ability, drafting clear and comprehensive written communications to both internal and external parties, as well as possesses excellent verbal communication skills.

Additional info

Req #74

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
UniGroup, Inc.
1 Premier Drive
Fenton, MO 63026