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Claims Counsel- Management Solutions Group

Practice Areas: Insurance, Insurance Coverage Job #: 71961 Exp.: 5+ Years
Zurich is currently looking for a Claims Counsel for our Management Solutions group to work out of our Parsippany, NJ or 4 World Trade Center, NY office.

The Claims Counsel could under limited supervision handle Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Employment Practices Liability (EPL) and/or Public D&O claims of moderate to high complexity. The ideal candidate will have experience reviewing complaints and all other legal pleadings and discovery, arbitration demands, coverage analysis, determining exposure and setting appropriate reserves. They will resolve claims according to Best Practices and within authority limits. The Claims Counsel will regularly communicate with customers and brokers and may be dedicated to handle claims for specific accounts.

Additional responsibilities include:
  • Analyze coverage, liability and damages
  • Participate in mediations and negotiating settlements
  • Draft reservation of rights and coverage denial letters
  • Notify Underwriter of claim issues
  • Draft case summary reports in connection with significant reserve increases and trial preparation
  • Direct activities of defense counsel

Basic Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctor and 5 or more years of experience in the Legal area
  • JD and 5 or more years of legal practice experience in the insurance area
  • Must obtain and maintain required adjuster license(s)
  • Experience in insurance claims and the insurance legal and regulatory environment
  • Negotiation experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Microsoft Office experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Member of the Bar
  • Claims handling experience with at least 5 or more years in EPL, D&O and/or insurance coverage defense
  • Analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Experience collaborating across work groups
  • Insurance designations such as SCLA, CPCU, AIC

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