Claims Counsel (Insurance Defense Counsel)

Washington, DC
Full Time
Practice Areas: Litigation Exp.: 3+ Years
Williams & Connolly LLP is currently seeking Claims Counsel to undertake defense work for a self-insured client. Under the direction of the partners, Claims Counsel will handle the defense of numerous small claims against a single firm client with multiple lines of business. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing a case strategy
  • Answering complaints
  • Drafting and responding to discovery
  • Client communications
  • Handling all communications with opposing counsel
  • Hiring and managing expert witnesses as needed
  • Drafting motions and responses to motions
  • Conducting and defending depositions
  • Drafting mediation statements
  • Conducting mediations
  • Appearing in court as needed
  • Pre-trial preparations
  • Conduct trials
  • Drafting settlement agreements
  • Administrative duties related to case tracking and reporting

Successful candidates will be self-starters with at least three years of litigation experience and a track record handling matters with minimal oversight. In addition, candidates must possess excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and verbal skills, excellent judgment, and the ability to develop and execute an efficient litigation strategy depending upon case particulars and client goals. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel Required. Strong legal research skills, knowledge of the rules of evidence, civil procedure, and motions practice are essential. Travel within the United States is regularly required. Prior insurance defense experience is a significant plus.

This position requires the ability flexibility to manage a high-volume caseload in cooperation with firm management, partners, associates, other Claims Counsel, and firm employees in a professional manner as well as the ability to manage and prioritize a large volume of work assignments, meeting all deadlines. We are looking for people with a 'can do' attitude who work well under pressure and deliver work product of the highest quality at every opportunity.

Required Education and Bar Membership:
Candidates must hold a J.D. and must be a current, active member in good standing of the DC Bar. Please include your DC Bar number on your resume. Membership in other state bars is a plus. The ability to carry up to 20 pounds is also required.

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