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Senior Counsel, Claim Coverage Litigation
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Senior Counsel, Claim Coverage Litigation The candidate will provide high-quality, cost-effective legal advice and recommendations for action to business clients regarding moderately complex to complex matters which have or may have a dollar impact on business activities and operations. Will researches legal principles and precedents within the area of specialization or expertise. Identifies unique issues in assigned matters and recommends appropriate responses to those issues. Proactively identifies and communicates risk to internal and/or external customers and provides recommendations on how to mitigate that risk. Advises senior business clients on financially significant and complex matters. Drafts negotiate and executes legal documents. Maintains awareness of judicial climate and legal developments through the review of legal publications, online documentation and attendance at seminars and conferences. Builds and maintains strong client relationships. May act as mentor and coach to less senior attorneys, paralegal/staff; explains issues, ideas and concepts that are incorporated into work assignments. Makes effective use of technology and automation in the practice of law. Ensures timely submission of work product as required. Appears on behalf of the Company in both federal and state courts to argue motions and handle trials, status conferences, and other substantive and procedural matters in the litigation of insurance coverage disputes. Determines appropriate legal strategies and positions, as well as action on litigation; provides advice on possible outcomes, awards and settlements. Drafts motions, briefs, pleadings, written discovery, other legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda to identify and protect the legal interests of the company. Proposes, prepares and responds to and evaluates oral and written discovery. Prepares and/or reviews annual legal fees budget for assigned cases. Reviews invoices from local counsel and recommends adjustments. Has frequent, independent contact with clients, witnesses, experts and adversaries through counsel. Provides recommendations and case analysis to all business partners on appropriate file handling strategy. Completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases reports and other materials appropriate to the performance of job duties. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management. Perform other duties as assigned.

The candidate should have Juris Doctorate; a graduate of an accredited law school, with 6+ years of experience as a practicing attorney. Must have 6-10 years of prior experience in the litigation of complex insurance coverage disputes. Understanding and awareness of principles of General Liability and/or Property insurance coverage is required. Must be admitted to the Bar in good standing in NY, CT and/or NJ.
 
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