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Managing Attorney II

Company name

GEICO.

Organization Type

In-House

Job Type

Attorney

Years of Experience

Min 7 yrs required

Location

Albany, GA

Date Last Verified

Nov 18,2017

Posted on

Nov 15,2017
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
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Managing Attorney II The candidate will manage all Staff Counsel office activities relating to defense of lawsuits against company insureds in liability suits, and on behalf of company in subrogation, UM/UIM and PIP suits filed in courts of limited and unlimited jurisdiction. Manages subordinates in all activities relating to defense of lawsuits and against company insureds in liability cases, and on behalf of company in UM/UIM, PIP and subrogation suits. Interviews and/or approves job applicants for employment. Conducts and/or reviews associate Performance Appraisals. Initiates or approves salary adjustments, performance ratings, and other personnel changes. Counsels associates and takes disciplinary action or terminates the employment of associates as appropriate. Represents company insureds in liability cases, UM/UIM and PIP suits filed in courts of limited and unlimited jurisdiction. Researches laws and prepares legal briefs, opinions, and memoranda. Renders opinions on liability, damages, and value as requested by the company Claims Department. Prepares and handles pleadings, motions, and discovery, to include depositions/examinations before trial and examinations under oath. Defends all assigned matters by trial, arbitrations, or mediation, as applicable. Meets deadlines to respond to pleadings, and correspondence; appears timely in court, arbitrations, depositions, meetings and other scheduled matters. Trains and supervises less experienced attorneys and support staff, including assisting attorneys as first and second chair counsel, and/or observing attorneys as trials and arbitrations. Monitors all applicable bar requirements including mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) requirements; Conducts file audits and provides feedback on quality of file handling and expense management. Travels to attend trials, hearings, arbitrations, depositions, management meetings, and conferences. Reviews office reports and implements changes to improve office statistics, including timeliness of reports to clients, productivity reports, client and claims survey results, closure ratio, dependability ratio, and subrogation results. Adheres to the company Code of Conduct, company policies, and operating principles. Meets attendance standard of the business location, to perform necessary job functions and to facilitate interaction with subordinates and management.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have License in good standing to practice law in applicable jurisdictions, and meet and maintain licensing requirements including CLE requirements where applicable. Should have 7+ years of experience in personal injury litigation, preferably in Georgia, and demonstrated sufficient trial ability as the attorney with primary trial responsibility in cases of significant severity and complexity.

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Ref: 1600010I. Send resume.

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