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Washington DC Director, Strategic Claim Unit, Specialty Coverage Lines Expert The candidate will accept referrals of complex coverage matters from the following claim areas within company: Professional Services (E&O lines including APL, LPL, A&E and Misc.) Financial Institutions/Management Liability (including public and private company D&O) and all Healthcare lines of business, (e.g. Aging Services facilities, Nurses, Dentists, Hospitals, Allied Health Providers, etc.) Will perform legal and factual research and analysis of difficult coverage issues and provide counsel, guidance, recommendations and training. Providing claim oversight and litigation management services to one or more claim areas. May directly manage the most complex claims often requiring specialized interpretation of unusual fact patterns, policy coverages or precedent setting matters. Has ongoing relationship and accountability for the area being served. Oversee the most complex investigations of claims, liability and damages and determines claim strategy, including if claim should be settled or litigated. Develop and direct the execution of the litigation management strategy. Counsel management on legal risks, claim and litigation strategy and obligations in complex matters. Manage litigation by staff, coverage or outside counsel. Monitor trials, tracks legal and regulatory developments. Advise management and claim professionals regarding issues, approaches and impact of changes. Direct the negotiation of the most complex settlement packages, ensuring adequate reserves and cost effective settlements. Provide research, legal analysis, counsel and guidance on legal or claim handling questions or issues. May participate with senior management in the development and implementation of claims policy and business strategy. May perform additional duties as assigned. Value driven to provide superior solutions to internal and/or external customers. Act with a sense of urgency to advance priorities of the organization. Help other to excel through collaboration and building strong relationships. Raise expectations of self and others by continuously learning and broadening industry and technical skills.

The candidate should ideally have a J.D. degree or equivalent experience. Admission to the Bar of at least one state is preferred. Must have 10+ years of claims or legal experience with a proven track record of positive results. 7 years of experience in an insurance law practice focused in professional liability issues highly-preferred. 8-10 years of overall experience is desired. Coverage expertise is needed. Excellent skills in coverage interpretation and analysis are required. Senior level knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and procedures of claim and litigation management within an insurance organization is required. Should have excellent technical and product specific expertise, claims resolution skill and knowledge of insurance and claims principles, practices and procedures. Must have excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Excellent negotiation, consultative and facilitation skills with the ability to effectively interact with all internal and external business partners are required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software is essential.
Legal 10 - 0 Full-time 2013-10-28
 
Litigation/Attorney/In House/Washington, District of Columbia
Refer job# FISE37911
 
Director, Strategic Claim Unit, Specialty Coverage Lines Expert The candidate will accept referrals of complex coverage matters from the following claim areas within company: Professional Services (E&O lines including APL, LPL, A&E and Misc.) Financial Institutions/Management Liability (including public and private company D&O) and all Healthcare lines of business, (e.g. Aging Services facilities, Nurses, Dentists, Hospitals, Allied Health Providers, etc.) Will perform legal and factual research and analysis of difficult coverage issues and provide counsel, guidance, recommendations and training. Providing claim oversight and litigation management services to one or more claim areas. May directly manage the most complex claims often requiring specialized interpretation of unusual fact patterns, policy coverages or precedent setting matters. Has ongoing relationship and accountability for the area being served. Oversee the most complex investigations of claims, liability and damages and determines claim strategy, including if claim should be settled or litigated. Develop and direct the execution of the litigation management strategy. Counsel management on legal risks, claim and litigation strategy and obligations in complex matters. Manage litigation by staff, coverage or outside counsel. Monitor trials, tracks legal and regulatory developments. Advise management and claim professionals regarding issues, approaches and impact of changes. Direct the negotiation of the most complex settlement packages, ensuring adequate reserves and cost effective settlements. Provide research, legal analysis, counsel and guidance on legal or claim handling questions or issues. May participate with senior management in the development and implementation of claims policy and business strategy. May perform additional duties as assigned. Value driven to provide superior solutions to internal and/or external customers. Act with a sense of urgency to advance priorities of the organization. Help other to excel through collaboration and building strong relationships. Raise expectations of self and others by continuously learning and broadening industry and technical skills.

The candidate should ideally have a J.D. degree or equivalent experience. Admission to the Bar of at least one state is preferred. Must have 10+ years of claims or legal experience with a proven track record of positive results. 7 years of experience in an insurance law practice focused in professional liability issues highly-preferred. 8-10 years of overall experience is desired. Coverage expertise is needed. Excellent skills in coverage interpretation and analysis are required. Senior level knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and procedures of claim and litigation management within an insurance organization is required. Should have excellent technical and product specific expertise, claims resolution skill and knowledge of insurance and claims principles, practices and procedures. Must have excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Excellent negotiation, consultative and facilitation skills with the ability to effectively interact with all internal and external business partners are required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software is essential.
 
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