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Senior Litigation Attorney - Coverage

New York City NY Senior Litigation Attorney - Coverage Responsibilities: Handles highly complex or specialized insurance defense or coverage matters from pleadings through trial driving for superior results. Manages preparation litigation preparation. 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 high complexity or exposure bench and jury trials as the first chair in both state and federal court as necessary. Tries all aspects of cases including court appearances trial preparation motions discovery and negotiations. Provides trial coaching/oversight/ assistance to other attorneys. 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 supervise train or mentor other attorneys and paralegals. Trains department staff on appropriate procedures (e.g. claims etc). Collaboratively works with client claim professionals underwriting risk control and other 3rd parties while resolving legal issues. Works independently in resolving legal cases with minimal supervision. Responds to government regulatory agencies as needed.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree with J.D. Admission to the Bar of at least one state. NY State License is preferred. 7+ years of experience in claims and/or law firms with a progressively increasing level of responsibility with experience around insurance coverage. Trial and/or litigation experience with a proven track record of results. Specific technical/functional area legal experience. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software i.e., Adobe West Law TeamConnect or other case management software. Senior-level advanced knowledge of the law as well as legal theories principles practices and procedures of litigation management within an insurance organization. Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve desired results. Excellent verbal and written communication negotiation and presentation skills. Strong negotiation consultative and facilitation skills with the ability to effectively interact with all internal and external business partners. Ability to exercise independent judgment and to work with and maintain confidential and sensitive information. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and senior-level skills in managing ambiguous situations and issues. Proven ability to take a proactive long-term view of business goals and objectives in order to achieve strategic business results. Value-driven to provide superior solutions to internal and/or external clients. 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.
Legal 7 - 0 Full-time 2022-01-14

Corporate Counsel, Litigation

Arlington VA Corporate Counsel, Litigation The candidate should be smart, experienced, and highly motivated litigator with experience in competition matters to help manage its worldwide portfolio of litigation and regulatory matters and to advise the company on legal and business risk management issues. Responsibilities include managing and supervising domestic and international disputes and risk areas, including worldwide competition; directly engaging with government officials, including regulators; directing overall case and matter strategy including selecting and managing outside counsel; assessing risk and coordinating with senior leadership on risk management; and providing advice and counsel to internal stakeholders on a broad spectrum of complex and often novel legal issues. Must be willing to travel and work extended hours when necessary. Must have 8 years of litigation and regulatory experience. At least 3 years of law firm experience. J.D. degree and membership in good standing in at least one state bar. Hands-on experience in complex domestic and international business litigation, in particular on antitrust matters, including trial experience and counseling parties and witnesses in a variety of pre-dispute and dispute resolution contexts. Broad experience advising on domestic and international competition litigation and regulatory issues. Federal judicial clerkship. Regulatory experience. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated proficiency in working closely with and advising senior executives of an organization. Ability to manage a large number and variety of mission-critical projects, working independently and often in ambiguous environments. Sound and practical business judgment and good old-fashioned common sense. Familiarity with Internet, software, and/or media industries and the legal and regulatory environment in which they operate. Strong team player with demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and efficiently with paralegals, assistants, other lawyers, and business clients. Highest standards of ethics and professional integrity. Experience in crisis management and response. Legal 8 - 0 Full-time 2022-01-14

Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation

New York City NY Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation Duties: Provides 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. Researches legal principles and precedents within 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, negotiates and executes legal documents. Maintains awareness of judicial climate and legal developments through the review of legal publications, on-line 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. Litigation Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 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; provide advice on possible outcomes, awards and settlements. Drafts motions, briefs, pleadings, written discovery, other legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda to identify and protect 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 performance of job duties. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.

Qualifications: JD Degree; graduate of an accredited law school, with 6+ years experience as a practicing attorney. Admitted to the Bar in good standing in NY, NJ, MA and/or CT or willingness to gain admission the Bar in one or more of the foregoing states. 6-10 years of prior experience in the litigation of complex insurance coverage disputes. Understanding and awareness of principles of Auto, General Liability and/or Property insurance coverage. Demonstrates strong lawyering skills, including effective oral and written advocacy. Accurately assesses the degree of legal risk and opportunity in a given situation. While understanding business goals, exercises independent judgment in providing advice and strategic recommendations. Persuasively advocates position. Demonstrates expertise in legal specialty areas. Identifies issues; appreciates interaction between facts and the law; grasps legal complexities. Effectively and accurately researches legal issues. Understands potential exposure, settlement value, corporate risk and opportunity; understands needs and goals of participants; marshals facts and law; uses creativity in developing effective strategy and persuasively presenting the position; and demonstrates flexibility to achieve an appropriate resolution. Demonstrates excellence in the provision of legal counsel and advice. Earns trust, confidence, and respect through consistent performance; fosters open and honest communication; shares with department significant court decisions and/or litigation trends; candidly offers ideas, thoughtful feedback and a reasoned point of view. When appropriate, challenges assumptions. Acts with integrity; takes appropriate risks. Ability to present information and advice in a clear, concise, logical and well-organized manner to enable clients to make informed, well-reasoned business decisions. Uses, leverages, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job-related technology as it evolves (e.g. hardware, software, business unit applications, and systems tools.). Knows and understands the business supported and acts on legal issues in the context of business objectives and initiatives. Looks for new and innovative ways to achieve business legal objectives. Gains, absorbs and applies new information to identify and address own learning and development needs to keep skills current. Demonstrates behavior that causes individual to be perceived as responsible, reliable and trustworthy, including a strong work ethic and attention to detail.
Legal 6 - 10 Full-time 2022-01-14

Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation

Tampa FL Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation Duties: Provides 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. Researches legal principles and precedents within 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, negotiates and executes legal documents. Maintains awareness of judicial climate and legal developments through the review of legal publications, on-line 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. Litigation Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 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; provide advice on possible outcomes, awards and settlements. Drafts motions, briefs, pleadings, written discovery, other legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda to identify and protect 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 performance of job duties. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.

Qualifications: JD Degree; graduate of an accredited law school, with 6+ years experience as a practicing attorney. Admitted to the Bar in good standing in FL. 6-10 years of prior experience in the litigation of complex insurance coverage disputes. Understanding and awareness of principles of Auto, General Liability and/or Property insurance coverage.
Legal 6 - 0 Full-time 2022-01-13

Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation

Orlando FL Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation Duties: Provides 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. Researches legal principles and precedents within 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, negotiates and executes legal documents. Maintains awareness of judicial climate and legal developments through the review of legal publications, on-line 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. Litigation Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 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; provide advice on possible outcomes, awards and settlements. Drafts motions, briefs, pleadings, written discovery, other legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda to identify and protect 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 performance of job duties. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.

Qualifications: JD Degree; graduate of an accredited law school, with a minimum of six years experience as a practicing attorney. Admitted to the Bar in good standing in FL. 6-10 years of prior experience in the litigation of complex insurance coverage disputes. Understanding and awareness of principles of Auto, General Liability and/or Property insurance coverage.
Legal 6 - 10 Full-time 2022-01-13

Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation

San Diego CA Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation Duties: Provides 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. Researches legal principles and precedents within 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, negotiates and executes legal documents. Maintains awareness of judicial climate and legal developments through the review of legal publications, on-line 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. Litigation Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 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; provide advice on possible outcomes, awards and settlements. Drafts motions, briefs, pleadings, written discovery, other legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda to identify and protect 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. Claim Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 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 performance of job duties. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.

Qualifications: JD Degree; graduate of an accredited law school, with 6+ years experience as a practicing attorney. Admitted to the Bar in good standing in CA. 6-10 years of prior experience in the litigation of complex insurance coverage disputes. Understanding and awareness of principles of Auto, General Liability and/or Property insurance coverage. Plus: Demonstrates strong lawyering skills, including effective oral and written advocacy. Accurately assesses the degree of legal risk and opportunity in a given situation. While understanding business goals, exercises independent judgment in providing advice and strategic recommendations. Persuasively advocates position. Demonstrates expertise in legal specialty areas. Identifies issues; appreciates interaction between facts and the law; grasps legal complexities. Effectively and accurately researches legal issues. Understands potential exposure, settlement value, corporate risk and opportunity; understands needs and goals of participants; marshals facts and law; uses creativity in developing effective strategy and persuasively presenting the position; and demonstrates flexibility to achieve an appropriate resolution. Demonstrates excellence in the provision of legal counsel and advice. Earns trust, confidence, and respect through consistent performance; fosters open and honest communication; shares with department significant court decisions and/or litigation trends; candidly offers ideas, thoughtful feedback and a reasoned point of view. When appropriate, challenges assumptions. Acts with integrity; takes appropriate risks. Ability to present information and advice in a clear, concise, logical and well-organized manner to enable clients to make informed, well-reasoned business decisions. Uses, leverages, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job-related technology as it evolves (e.g. hardware, software, business unit applications, and systems tools.) Appreciation of Business Context: Knows and understands the business supported and acts on legal issues in the context of business objectives and initiatives. Looks for new and innovative ways to achieve business legal objectives. Gains, absorbs and applies new information to identify and address own learning and development needs to keep skills current. Demonstrates behavior that causes individual to be perceived as responsible, reliable and trustworthy, including a strong work ethic and attention to detail. Influences others without using formal authority. Is open to being influenced to explore new possibilities. Adjusts own style according to the demands of the situation. Identifies and utilizes corporate and outside personnel and sources of information to achieve goals. Uses, takes advantage of, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job-related resources, including technology.
Legal 6 - 0 Full-time 2022-01-13

Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation

Los Angeles CA Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation Duties: Provides 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. Researches legal principles and precedents within 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, negotiates and executes legal documents. Maintains awareness of judicial climate and legal developments through the review of legal publications, on-line 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. Litigation Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 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; provide advice on possible outcomes, awards and settlements. Drafts motions, briefs, pleadings, written discovery, other legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda to identify and protect 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. Claim Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 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 performance of job duties. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.

Qualifications: JD Degree; graduate of an accredited law school, with 6+ years experience as a practicing attorney. Admitted to the Bar in good standing in CA. 6-10 years of prior experience in the litigation of complex insurance coverage disputes. Understanding and awareness of principles of Auto, General Liability and/or Property insurance coverage. Plus: Demonstrates strong lawyering skills, including effective oral and written advocacy. Accurately assesses the degree of legal risk and opportunity in a given situation. While understanding business goals, exercises independent judgment in providing advice and strategic recommendations. Persuasively advocates position. Demonstrates expertise in legal specialty areas. Identifies issues; appreciates interaction between facts and the law; grasps legal complexities. Effectively and accurately researches legal issues. Understands potential exposure, settlement value, corporate risk and opportunity; understands needs and goals of participants; marshals facts and law; uses creativity in developing effective strategy and persuasively presenting the position; and demonstrates flexibility to achieve an appropriate resolution. Demonstrates excellence in the provision of legal counsel and advice. Earns trust, confidence, and respect through consistent performance; fosters open and honest communication; shares with department significant court decisions and/or litigation trends; candidly offers ideas, thoughtful feedback and a reasoned point of view. When appropriate, challenges assumptions. Acts with integrity; takes appropriate risks. Ability to present information and advice in a clear, concise, logical and well-organized manner to enable clients to make informed, well-reasoned business decisions. Uses, leverages, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job-related technology as it evolves (e.g. hardware, software, business unit applications, and systems tools.) Appreciation of Business Context: Knows and understands the business supported and acts on legal issues in the context of business objectives and initiatives. Looks for new and innovative ways to achieve business legal objectives. Gains, absorbs and applies new information to identify and address own learning and development needs to keep skills current. Demonstrates behavior that causes individual to be perceived as responsible, reliable and trustworthy, including a strong work ethic and attention to detail. Influences others without using formal authority. Is open to being influenced to explore new possibilities. Adjusts own style according to the demands of the situation. Identifies and utilizes corporate and outside personnel and sources of information to achieve goals. Uses, takes advantage of, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job-related resources, including technology.
Legal 6 - 0 Full-time 2022-01-13

Lead Counsel I - Commercial Litigation

Bentonville AR Lead Counsel I - Commercial Litigation Duties: Creating legal strategies for the Company's wage & hour and other employment litigated matters. Developing business best practices and procedures that will mitigate corporate risk. Managing outside counsel and legal spend for wage & hour and other commercial litigation matters. Providing legal advice to the company by providing clients with an informed understanding of the client's legal rights, obligations, and risks to allow the client to make informed decisions. Identifying the need for legal support for business transactions and projects. Collaborating with senior executives on significant risks; seeking authority and obtaining informed consent to proceed with legal matters.

Qualifications: Law degree from an accredited law school and 6 years experience in law. License to practice law in at least one state. 2 years experience leading cross-functional teams.
Legal 6 - 0 Full-time 2022-01-13

Counsel Iii - Tort Litigation

Bentonville AR Counsel III - Tort Litigation The candidate will advise business and leadership about legal rights, obligations and risks while managing a docket of tort litigation cases for the world's largest retailer. Tort Litigation role is critical to develop mitigation strategies by ensuring consistent implementation of company policies and practices, including those relating to litigation and appeals. Will collaborate with cross functional teams to mitigate legal and business risk. will also retain, manage and collaborate closely with outside counsel to drive case strategy, review and edit court submissions, and manage legal spend. Creating strategies for the Company's tort litigation portfolio, Developing business best practices and procedures that will mitigate corporate risk, Identifying the need for legal support for business transactions and projects, Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders must have strong communication skills to interact with senior leadership and stakeholders. Law degree from an accredited law school and 4 years experience in law. License to practice law in at least one state. Legal 0 - 0 Full-time 2022-01-13

Chief Risk & Litigation Counsel

Phoenix AZ Chief Risk & Litigation Counsel The candidate will report directly to the Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In conjunction with the Vice President, Quality and Risk Management, the Chief Risk and Litigation Counsel (CRLC) has broad responsibility for the protection of the institution and its patients, visitors, and staff from loss. Coordinates, advises, and facilitates risk-financing strategy with the Vice President, Quality and Risk Management, on issues that could financially put the organization at risk. Specific Activities. Finalize the selection and retention of insurance carriers and/or self-funding mechanisms. Administer self-insurance program through captive management program. Evaluate property exposures, including new construction and renovation programs. Develop familiarity with insurance markets through frequent market contact and attendance at meetings and market symposiums. Co-manage broker and captive manager relationships to plan, coordinate, and administer a comprehensive insurance program involving such activities as insurance purchasing, insurance consulting, claims coordination, and administration of the self-insured program. Directs and coordinates all aspects of insurance management, including developing alternative insurance programs such as self-insurance, risk retention groups, captives, deductible programs, financial plans, reinsurance, commercial insurance and excess insurance. Analyze values and ensure that exposures for property insurance, boiler and machinery insurance, crime insurance, automobile insurance and all other purchased insurance are adequately insured; in the event of loss, prepare data required by brokers and carriers and manage the process through to the settlement of claim. Specific Activities (in conjunction with VP, Quality, and Risk Management) required. Make recommendations regarding settlement of all professional liability (PL) and general liability (GL) claims against the facility. Direct external legal counsel and other personnel involved in claims management and give final approval to defense strategies. Manage and oversee PL and GL litigation for the enterprise and explore feasibility of managing certain litigation in-house, including managing and reducing the expenses of outside counsel litigation. Approve payment of fees for defense counsel and payment of other claims defense expenses. Develop and implement an early intervention program. Include disclosure of unanticipated events, use of apology, alternate dispute resolution mechanisms, early payments strategy, lessons learned /prevention activities and the use of employee assistance programs. Ensure appropriate reporting to all required outside agencies including the NPDB and/or HIPDB. Provide consultation and advice to clinical teams on potential adverse or safety events and complex care situations. Manage the claims program, which contains the following components: Reporting procedures, System maintenance, Detailed claims investigations, Establishment of reserves, Use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, Monitoring of legal counsel, Conferring directly with claimants, attorneys, physicians, employees, brokers and consultants, Settlement of claims, Selection and utilization of actuarial firms as needed or requested. Comply with Medicare/Medicaid regulations. Make recommendations to senior management regarding funding levels and coverage limits. Report claims to senior management and captive board of directors. Direct investigative activities. Specific Activities. Develop, implement and monitor the Patient Safety and Loss Prevention Plan. Coordinate all patient safety and loss prevention activities with other clinical loss control, quality management, performance improvement, and infection control initiatives. Coordinate and facilitate all initiatives to comply with regulatory and accreditation initiatives. Plan and implement an institution-wide program of clinical and non-clinical loss control, including a comprehensive orientation program. Direct and conduct educational sessions on risk management for medical staff and employees. Develop, implement and manage the event reporting system. Conduct systems analyses to uncover and identify patterns that could result in compensable events. Assist with the design of risk management and loss prevention program specific to the department and its unique risk. Research, write and implement departmental and facility policies and procedures that affect liability exposures and assist in regulatory compliance. Participate in oversight of patient relations to ensure the timely and effective response to complaints and grievances. Ensure that risks are minimized by following-up and acting on all regulatory/insurance survey report recommendations/deficiencies. Select and utilize all necessary outside consulting services offered insurance carriers, independent risk management consultants, and third-party administrators. Provide senior management with summary reports of incidents, claims, reserves, claims payments, sentinel events and near misses highlighting lessons learned and risk control initiatives implemented. Ensure compliance with various codes, laws, rules and regulations concerning patient care, including those mandated by state and federal agencies, incident reporting and investigation activities. Review and approve all plans and specifications for new construction, alterations and installation of new equipment. Ensure that outside insurance carrier has signed off on plans as appropriate. Provide assistance to the EVP, General Counsel and OGC leadership team regarding legal and regulatory issues that may impact the organization from a patient safety, public relations, marketing, and risk financing standpoint. Those issues might include Fraud/abuse allegations. Reporting to outside federal and state agencies. Reporting to the NPDDB, state licensing boards, CDC. The levying of any sanctions or fines. Recommendations that affect licensing and accreditation. Review of new and existing legislation to determine appropriate risk response. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested. Legal 10 - 0 Full-time 2022-01-12
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Senior Litigation Attorney - Coverage
Refer job# OTNG165020
 
Senior Litigation Attorney - Coverage Responsibilities: Handles highly complex or specialized insurance defense or coverage matters from pleadings through trial driving for superior results. Manages preparation litigation preparation. 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 high complexity or exposure bench and jury trials as the first chair in both state and federal court as necessary. Tries all aspects of cases including court appearances trial preparation motions discovery and negotiations. Provides trial coaching/oversight/ assistance to other attorneys. 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 supervise train or mentor other attorneys and paralegals. Trains department staff on appropriate procedures (e.g. claims etc). Collaboratively works with client claim professionals underwriting risk control and other 3rd parties while resolving legal issues. Works independently in resolving legal cases with minimal supervision. Responds to government regulatory agencies as needed.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree with J.D. Admission to the Bar of at least one state. NY State License is preferred. 7+ years of experience in claims and/or law firms with a progressively increasing level of responsibility with experience around insurance coverage. Trial and/or litigation experience with a proven track record of results. Specific technical/functional area legal experience. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software i.e., Adobe West Law TeamConnect or other case management software. Senior-level advanced knowledge of the law as well as legal theories principles practices and procedures of litigation management within an insurance organization. Ability to work collaboratively with others to achieve desired results. Excellent verbal and written communication negotiation and presentation skills. Strong negotiation consultative and facilitation skills with the ability to effectively interact with all internal and external business partners. Ability to exercise independent judgment and to work with and maintain confidential and sensitive information. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and senior-level skills in managing ambiguous situations and issues. Proven ability to take a proactive long-term view of business goals and objectives in order to achieve strategic business results. Value-driven to provide superior solutions to internal and/or external clients. 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.
 
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Corporate Counsel, Litigation
Refer job# PPSR165041
 
Corporate Counsel, Litigation The candidate should be smart, experienced, and highly motivated litigator with experience in competition matters to help manage its worldwide portfolio of litigation and regulatory matters and to advise the company on legal and business risk management issues. Responsibilities include managing and supervising domestic and international disputes and risk areas, including worldwide competition; directly engaging with government officials, including regulators; directing overall case and matter strategy including selecting and managing outside counsel; assessing risk and coordinating with senior leadership on risk management; and providing advice and counsel to internal stakeholders on a broad spectrum of complex and often novel legal issues. Must be willing to travel and work extended hours when necessary. Must have 8 years of litigation and regulatory experience. At least 3 years of law firm experience. J.D. degree and membership in good standing in at least one state bar. Hands-on experience in complex domestic and international business litigation, in particular on antitrust matters, including trial experience and counseling parties and witnesses in a variety of pre-dispute and dispute resolution contexts. Broad experience advising on domestic and international competition litigation and regulatory issues. Federal judicial clerkship. Regulatory experience. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated proficiency in working closely with and advising senior executives of an organization. Ability to manage a large number and variety of mission-critical projects, working independently and often in ambiguous environments. Sound and practical business judgment and good old-fashioned common sense. Familiarity with Internet, software, and/or media industries and the legal and regulatory environment in which they operate. Strong team player with demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and efficiently with paralegals, assistants, other lawyers, and business clients. Highest standards of ethics and professional integrity. Experience in crisis management and response.
 
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Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation
Refer job# RTKS165043
 
Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation Duties: Provides 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. Researches legal principles and precedents within 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, negotiates and executes legal documents. Maintains awareness of judicial climate and legal developments through the review of legal publications, on-line 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. Litigation Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 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; provide advice on possible outcomes, awards and settlements. Drafts motions, briefs, pleadings, written discovery, other legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda to identify and protect 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 performance of job duties. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.

Qualifications: JD Degree; graduate of an accredited law school, with 6+ years experience as a practicing attorney. Admitted to the Bar in good standing in NY, NJ, MA and/or CT or willingness to gain admission the Bar in one or more of the foregoing states. 6-10 years of prior experience in the litigation of complex insurance coverage disputes. Understanding and awareness of principles of Auto, General Liability and/or Property insurance coverage. Demonstrates strong lawyering skills, including effective oral and written advocacy. Accurately assesses the degree of legal risk and opportunity in a given situation. While understanding business goals, exercises independent judgment in providing advice and strategic recommendations. Persuasively advocates position. Demonstrates expertise in legal specialty areas. Identifies issues; appreciates interaction between facts and the law; grasps legal complexities. Effectively and accurately researches legal issues. Understands potential exposure, settlement value, corporate risk and opportunity; understands needs and goals of participants; marshals facts and law; uses creativity in developing effective strategy and persuasively presenting the position; and demonstrates flexibility to achieve an appropriate resolution. Demonstrates excellence in the provision of legal counsel and advice. Earns trust, confidence, and respect through consistent performance; fosters open and honest communication; shares with department significant court decisions and/or litigation trends; candidly offers ideas, thoughtful feedback and a reasoned point of view. When appropriate, challenges assumptions. Acts with integrity; takes appropriate risks. Ability to present information and advice in a clear, concise, logical and well-organized manner to enable clients to make informed, well-reasoned business decisions. Uses, leverages, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job-related technology as it evolves (e.g. hardware, software, business unit applications, and systems tools.). Knows and understands the business supported and acts on legal issues in the context of business objectives and initiatives. Looks for new and innovative ways to achieve business legal objectives. Gains, absorbs and applies new information to identify and address own learning and development needs to keep skills current. Demonstrates behavior that causes individual to be perceived as responsible, reliable and trustworthy, including a strong work ethic and attention to detail.
 
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Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation
Refer job# WLMI164992
 
Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation Duties: Provides 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. Researches legal principles and precedents within 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, negotiates and executes legal documents. Maintains awareness of judicial climate and legal developments through the review of legal publications, on-line 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. Litigation Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 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; provide advice on possible outcomes, awards and settlements. Drafts motions, briefs, pleadings, written discovery, other legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda to identify and protect 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 performance of job duties. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.

Qualifications: JD Degree; graduate of an accredited law school, with 6+ years experience as a practicing attorney. Admitted to the Bar in good standing in FL. 6-10 years of prior experience in the litigation of complex insurance coverage disputes. Understanding and awareness of principles of Auto, General Liability and/or Property insurance coverage.
 
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Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation
Refer job# JTLL164993
 
Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation Duties: Provides 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. Researches legal principles and precedents within 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, negotiates and executes legal documents. Maintains awareness of judicial climate and legal developments through the review of legal publications, on-line 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. Litigation Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 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; provide advice on possible outcomes, awards and settlements. Drafts motions, briefs, pleadings, written discovery, other legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda to identify and protect 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 performance of job duties. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.

Qualifications: JD Degree; graduate of an accredited law school, with a minimum of six years experience as a practicing attorney. Admitted to the Bar in good standing in FL. 6-10 years of prior experience in the litigation of complex insurance coverage disputes. Understanding and awareness of principles of Auto, General Liability and/or Property insurance coverage.
 
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Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation
Refer job# ONGH164994
 
Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation Duties: Provides 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. Researches legal principles and precedents within 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, negotiates and executes legal documents. Maintains awareness of judicial climate and legal developments through the review of legal publications, on-line 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. Litigation Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 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; provide advice on possible outcomes, awards and settlements. Drafts motions, briefs, pleadings, written discovery, other legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda to identify and protect 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. Claim Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 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 performance of job duties. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.

Qualifications: JD Degree; graduate of an accredited law school, with 6+ years experience as a practicing attorney. Admitted to the Bar in good standing in CA. 6-10 years of prior experience in the litigation of complex insurance coverage disputes. Understanding and awareness of principles of Auto, General Liability and/or Property insurance coverage. Plus: Demonstrates strong lawyering skills, including effective oral and written advocacy. Accurately assesses the degree of legal risk and opportunity in a given situation. While understanding business goals, exercises independent judgment in providing advice and strategic recommendations. Persuasively advocates position. Demonstrates expertise in legal specialty areas. Identifies issues; appreciates interaction between facts and the law; grasps legal complexities. Effectively and accurately researches legal issues. Understands potential exposure, settlement value, corporate risk and opportunity; understands needs and goals of participants; marshals facts and law; uses creativity in developing effective strategy and persuasively presenting the position; and demonstrates flexibility to achieve an appropriate resolution. Demonstrates excellence in the provision of legal counsel and advice. Earns trust, confidence, and respect through consistent performance; fosters open and honest communication; shares with department significant court decisions and/or litigation trends; candidly offers ideas, thoughtful feedback and a reasoned point of view. When appropriate, challenges assumptions. Acts with integrity; takes appropriate risks. Ability to present information and advice in a clear, concise, logical and well-organized manner to enable clients to make informed, well-reasoned business decisions. Uses, leverages, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job-related technology as it evolves (e.g. hardware, software, business unit applications, and systems tools.) Appreciation of Business Context: Knows and understands the business supported and acts on legal issues in the context of business objectives and initiatives. Looks for new and innovative ways to achieve business legal objectives. Gains, absorbs and applies new information to identify and address own learning and development needs to keep skills current. Demonstrates behavior that causes individual to be perceived as responsible, reliable and trustworthy, including a strong work ethic and attention to detail. Influences others without using formal authority. Is open to being influenced to explore new possibilities. Adjusts own style according to the demands of the situation. Identifies and utilizes corporate and outside personnel and sources of information to achieve goals. Uses, takes advantage of, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job-related resources, including technology.
 
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Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation
Refer job# BYCC164995
 
Senior Counsel - Claim Coverage Litigation Duties: Provides 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. Researches legal principles and precedents within 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, negotiates and executes legal documents. Maintains awareness of judicial climate and legal developments through the review of legal publications, on-line 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. Litigation Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 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; provide advice on possible outcomes, awards and settlements. Drafts motions, briefs, pleadings, written discovery, other legal documents, correspondence, and memoranda to identify and protect 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. Claim Specific Job Duties/Responsibilities: 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 performance of job duties. Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management.

Qualifications: JD Degree; graduate of an accredited law school, with 6+ years experience as a practicing attorney. Admitted to the Bar in good standing in CA. 6-10 years of prior experience in the litigation of complex insurance coverage disputes. Understanding and awareness of principles of Auto, General Liability and/or Property insurance coverage. Plus: Demonstrates strong lawyering skills, including effective oral and written advocacy. Accurately assesses the degree of legal risk and opportunity in a given situation. While understanding business goals, exercises independent judgment in providing advice and strategic recommendations. Persuasively advocates position. Demonstrates expertise in legal specialty areas. Identifies issues; appreciates interaction between facts and the law; grasps legal complexities. Effectively and accurately researches legal issues. Understands potential exposure, settlement value, corporate risk and opportunity; understands needs and goals of participants; marshals facts and law; uses creativity in developing effective strategy and persuasively presenting the position; and demonstrates flexibility to achieve an appropriate resolution. Demonstrates excellence in the provision of legal counsel and advice. Earns trust, confidence, and respect through consistent performance; fosters open and honest communication; shares with department significant court decisions and/or litigation trends; candidly offers ideas, thoughtful feedback and a reasoned point of view. When appropriate, challenges assumptions. Acts with integrity; takes appropriate risks. Ability to present information and advice in a clear, concise, logical and well-organized manner to enable clients to make informed, well-reasoned business decisions. Uses, leverages, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job-related technology as it evolves (e.g. hardware, software, business unit applications, and systems tools.) Appreciation of Business Context: Knows and understands the business supported and acts on legal issues in the context of business objectives and initiatives. Looks for new and innovative ways to achieve business legal objectives. Gains, absorbs and applies new information to identify and address own learning and development needs to keep skills current. Demonstrates behavior that causes individual to be perceived as responsible, reliable and trustworthy, including a strong work ethic and attention to detail. Influences others without using formal authority. Is open to being influenced to explore new possibilities. Adjusts own style according to the demands of the situation. Identifies and utilizes corporate and outside personnel and sources of information to achieve goals. Uses, takes advantage of, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job-related resources, including technology.
 
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Lead Counsel I - Commercial Litigation
Refer job# AUUI165006
 
Lead Counsel I - Commercial Litigation Duties: Creating legal strategies for the Company's wage & hour and other employment litigated matters. Developing business best practices and procedures that will mitigate corporate risk. Managing outside counsel and legal spend for wage & hour and other commercial litigation matters. Providing legal advice to the company by providing clients with an informed understanding of the client's legal rights, obligations, and risks to allow the client to make informed decisions. Identifying the need for legal support for business transactions and projects. Collaborating with senior executives on significant risks; seeking authority and obtaining informed consent to proceed with legal matters.

Qualifications: Law degree from an accredited law school and 6 years experience in law. License to practice law in at least one state. 2 years experience leading cross-functional teams.
 
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Counsel Iii - Tort Litigation
Refer job# FJPN165012
 
Counsel III - Tort Litigation The candidate will advise business and leadership about legal rights, obligations and risks while managing a docket of tort litigation cases for the world's largest retailer. Tort Litigation role is critical to develop mitigation strategies by ensuring consistent implementation of company policies and practices, including those relating to litigation and appeals. Will collaborate with cross functional teams to mitigate legal and business risk. will also retain, manage and collaborate closely with outside counsel to drive case strategy, review and edit court submissions, and manage legal spend. Creating strategies for the Company's tort litigation portfolio, Developing business best practices and procedures that will mitigate corporate risk, Identifying the need for legal support for business transactions and projects, Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders must have strong communication skills to interact with senior leadership and stakeholders. Law degree from an accredited law school and 4 years experience in law. License to practice law in at least one state.
 
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Chief Risk & Litigation Counsel
Refer job# WHOW164978
 
Chief Risk & Litigation Counsel The candidate will report directly to the Executive Vice President and General Counsel. In conjunction with the Vice President, Quality and Risk Management, the Chief Risk and Litigation Counsel (CRLC) has broad responsibility for the protection of the institution and its patients, visitors, and staff from loss. Coordinates, advises, and facilitates risk-financing strategy with the Vice President, Quality and Risk Management, on issues that could financially put the organization at risk. Specific Activities. Finalize the selection and retention of insurance carriers and/or self-funding mechanisms. Administer self-insurance program through captive management program. Evaluate property exposures, including new construction and renovation programs. Develop familiarity with insurance markets through frequent market contact and attendance at meetings and market symposiums. Co-manage broker and captive manager relationships to plan, coordinate, and administer a comprehensive insurance program involving such activities as insurance purchasing, insurance consulting, claims coordination, and administration of the self-insured program. Directs and coordinates all aspects of insurance management, including developing alternative insurance programs such as self-insurance, risk retention groups, captives, deductible programs, financial plans, reinsurance, commercial insurance and excess insurance. Analyze values and ensure that exposures for property insurance, boiler and machinery insurance, crime insurance, automobile insurance and all other purchased insurance are adequately insured; in the event of loss, prepare data required by brokers and carriers and manage the process through to the settlement of claim. Specific Activities (in conjunction with VP, Quality, and Risk Management) required. Make recommendations regarding settlement of all professional liability (PL) and general liability (GL) claims against the facility. Direct external legal counsel and other personnel involved in claims management and give final approval to defense strategies. Manage and oversee PL and GL litigation for the enterprise and explore feasibility of managing certain litigation in-house, including managing and reducing the expenses of outside counsel litigation. Approve payment of fees for defense counsel and payment of other claims defense expenses. Develop and implement an early intervention program. Include disclosure of unanticipated events, use of apology, alternate dispute resolution mechanisms, early payments strategy, lessons learned /prevention activities and the use of employee assistance programs. Ensure appropriate reporting to all required outside agencies including the NPDB and/or HIPDB. Provide consultation and advice to clinical teams on potential adverse or safety events and complex care situations. Manage the claims program, which contains the following components: Reporting procedures, System maintenance, Detailed claims investigations, Establishment of reserves, Use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, Monitoring of legal counsel, Conferring directly with claimants, attorneys, physicians, employees, brokers and consultants, Settlement of claims, Selection and utilization of actuarial firms as needed or requested. Comply with Medicare/Medicaid regulations. Make recommendations to senior management regarding funding levels and coverage limits. Report claims to senior management and captive board of directors. Direct investigative activities. Specific Activities. Develop, implement and monitor the Patient Safety and Loss Prevention Plan. Coordinate all patient safety and loss prevention activities with other clinical loss control, quality management, performance improvement, and infection control initiatives. Coordinate and facilitate all initiatives to comply with regulatory and accreditation initiatives. Plan and implement an institution-wide program of clinical and non-clinical loss control, including a comprehensive orientation program. Direct and conduct educational sessions on risk management for medical staff and employees. Develop, implement and manage the event reporting system. Conduct systems analyses to uncover and identify patterns that could result in compensable events. Assist with the design of risk management and loss prevention program specific to the department and its unique risk. Research, write and implement departmental and facility policies and procedures that affect liability exposures and assist in regulatory compliance. Participate in oversight of patient relations to ensure the timely and effective response to complaints and grievances. Ensure that risks are minimized by following-up and acting on all regulatory/insurance survey report recommendations/deficiencies. Select and utilize all necessary outside consulting services offered insurance carriers, independent risk management consultants, and third-party administrators. Provide senior management with summary reports of incidents, claims, reserves, claims payments, sentinel events and near misses highlighting lessons learned and risk control initiatives implemented. Ensure compliance with various codes, laws, rules and regulations concerning patient care, including those mandated by state and federal agencies, incident reporting and investigation activities. Review and approve all plans and specifications for new construction, alterations and installation of new equipment. Ensure that outside insurance carrier has signed off on plans as appropriate. Provide assistance to the EVP, General Counsel and OGC leadership team regarding legal and regulatory issues that may impact the organization from a patient safety, public relations, marketing, and risk financing standpoint. Those issues might include Fraud/abuse allegations. Reporting to outside federal and state agencies. Reporting to the NPDDB, state licensing boards, CDC. The levying of any sanctions or fines. Recommendations that affect licensing and accreditation. Review of new and existing legislation to determine appropriate risk response. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.
 
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