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Vp Assistant General Counsel, Litigation
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VP Assistant General Counsel, Litigation Responsibilities: Provides timely and appropriate legal advice, counsel, and leadership to executive management on litigation matters, including hiring, monitoring, strategizing with, and managing outside counsel, and reporting on cases involving Selective, including Extra-contractual and bad faith claims; Large loss claims; SIU and subrogation claims; Employment claims; Creditor and debtor claims; Staff counsel conflict and ethical issues; and Corporate litigation and other corporate (non-Claims) matters with litigation and reputational risk. Manages and provides legal advice on service of process and civil procedure matters, including determining operation efficiencies in the refinement and execution of processes for receipt, review, and preparation of complaints and other first-served pleadings, subpoenas, discovery and witness production, and witness preparation. As requested, directs or participates in corporate investigations and inquiries related to state Department of Insurance investigations. Provides timely and appropriate legal advice on issues involving coverage, the duty to defend insureds, putative additional insureds, and related claims for indemnification. Advises Insurance Operations on various underwriting matters, including policy reformation and risk transfer. Provides timely and appropriate legal advice on panel counsel selection for defense, coverage, and extra-contractual matters. Works in collaboration with the Deputy General Counsel and the General Counsel to maintain an approved counsel list. Develops and provides/supervises client training on claims and underwriting legal issues. Fosters collaboration, partnership, and communication to achieve departmental, client, and enterprise goals. Believes the team is more powerful than the individual.

Qualifications: Juris Doctor from an Accredited Law School. Licensed to practice law in at least one US Jurisdiction, preferably NJ or NY, and eligibility for NJ in-house counsel limited license. 10+ years of experience practicing law, with an extensive background at a law firm(s) or insurer(s) handling or supervising civil litigation. Litigation experience. 3+ years of experience managing lawyers and support staff. Excellent understanding of litigation strategy and execution, and property-casualty insurance and coverage legal issues. Extensive experience evaluating cases and managing litigation and related matters. Exceptional problem-solving skills. High intelligence and demonstrated good judgment. Command executive presence and exceptional communication skills both written and verbal with proven ability to make complex legal concepts clear to non-lawyers. Excellent analytical skills. Proven track record of earning and keeping the trust of clients and colleagues.
 
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