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Managing Trial Attorney - Coverage Litigation Group
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Managing Trial Attorney - Coverage Litigation Group The candidate leads and directs a team of experienced attorneys located in four offices (California, Florida, Illinois, and Washington, D.C.) who litigate insurance coverage matters on behalf of company in state and federal courts nationwide. Oversees caseloads of other attorneys, and takes an active role in the strategy and development of these litigated matters. Has ongoing case and relationship management accountability for litigation and other insurance coverage related work, and focuses on objectives to set direction, further initiatives, and drive superior results. Duties also involve use of metrics, information analysis and accessing technology resources to drive desired behaviors and results. Leads and directs the work activities and has full management responsibility for the performance of staff in office. Assigns cases to staff attorneys and paralegals, monitors work and coordinates with others outside of office as needed. Optimizes talent in accordance with client and company needs and expectations, driving desired behavior to achieve results. Oversees the work of attorneys and paralegals involved in the handling of all cases including highly complex or specialized insurance defense or coverage matters from pleadings through trial driving for superior results. Provides trial coaching/oversight and assistance to attorneys. May directly handle own case load. Reviews and discusses the litigation strategy with assigned attorneys including whether a case should be tried or settled. Actively supports attorneys to enable them to drive case to resolution with an appropriate sense of urgency. Stays up to date on legal trends and developments as well as insurance industry issues, increasing overall insurance business acumen. Communicates regularly and concisely with clients, claim professionals, Leadership and others to ensure appropriate level of understanding for effective case management. Collaboratively works with staff, clients, claim professionals, underwriting, risk control and other third parties. Communicates regularly with Leadership regarding program and operational effectiveness and opportunities, results, issues and needs. Collaborates with other MTA's and Claim Leadership. Conducts legal research and analysis of facts and information to provide counsel and guidance on legal questions or issues. Counsels clients/management/claim professionals to avoid legally unsound decisions or plans and when changes in the law occur. Ensures that department staff is trained on appropriate procedures. Makes suggestions and executes ideas to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the program. Should have a J.D. degree with admission to the Bar. Must have 10+ years of related litigation/trial experience, preferably with 2 years of leadership exposure. Should have significant trial experience and senior level knowledge of the theories and principles of litigation management within an insurance organization. Must have seasoned management skills with the ability to coach, mentor and develop subordinate staff.
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