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Litigation Attorney - Worker's Compensation
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Litigation Attorney - Worker's Compensation The candidate handles insurance defense or coverage matters from pleadings through trial. Manages litigation preparation driving for superior results. Develops the litigation strategy, and prepares/directs the preparation of all necessary materials i.e., briefs, motions, discovery, depositions, experts, etc. Advises whether a case should be tried or settled and actively drives the case to resolution with an appropriate sense of urgency. Handles bench and jury trials as the first chair in both state and federal courts as necessary. Tries all aspects of cases including court appearances, trial preparation, motions, discovery, and negotiations. Communicates regularly and concisely with clients, claim professionals, leadership, and others to ensure an appropriate level of understanding and documentation exists for effective case management. Conducts legal research and analysis of facts and information to provide counsel and guidance on legal questions or issues. Prepares opinions or position papers on various legal issues and interpretation of legal issues/provisions. Counsels client/management/claim professionals to avoid legally unsound decisions or plans and when changes in the law occur. May train, or mentor other attorneys and paralegals. Acts with a sense of urgency to advance the priorities of the client/organization. Helps self and others to excel through collaboration and building strong relationships. Thinks creatively and uses diverse ideas to solve problems. Raises expectations of self and others by continuously learning and broadening industry and technical skills. Trains department staff on appropriate procedures (e.g., claims, etc). Collaboratively works with clients, claim professionals, underwriting, risk control, and other third parties while resolving legal issues. Works independently in resolving legal cases with oversight supervision. Responds to government regulatory agencies as needed. Should have a Bachelor's degree with JD, and admission to the Bar of at least one state. May require a specific state license. Should have 10+ years of experience in claims and/or law firms with a progressively increasing level of responsibility. Requires trial and/or litigation experience. Requires a proven track record of results. May require specific technical/functional area legal experience.
 
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