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Counsel, (Liability) Claim

White Plains, NY
Full Time
06-17-2021
Practice Areas: Litigation Job #: R-8670 Exp.: 1 - 3 Years
Description:
Job Summary:
Are you committed to professional growth and exceptional client service? Imagine a career as a Travelers lawyer where you can be the best you. As a Counsel with Travelers you’ll be responsible for high quality, proactive case handling and will have the opportunity to use your legal expertise and litigation skills to handle a caseload of predominantly low to moderate complexity and deliver optimal results for Travelers’ insured customers. Travelers offers the strength of a national legal organization committed to your professional development while maintaining a local focus so you can be positioned as a strong legal advocate and valued business partner.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:
  • (May include all or the majority but not limited to these components.)
  • In the handling of a caseload of predominantly low to moderate complexity, your responsibilities will include:
  • Develop and apply effective use of trial skills and techniques to litigate cases to verdict.
  • Conduct legal research and demonstrate strong and persuasive legal writing and presentation skills.
  • Supervise research projects delegated to Associate Counsel and paralegals.
  • Draft pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other documents. Attend court events and other appointments independently.
  • Learn and understand Claim and client expectations. Provide recommendations and case analysis to Claim and insured clients on appropriate file-handling strategies.
  • Build and maintain strong internal and external client and business partner relationships.
  • Effectively utilize support staff consistent with office protocols and best practices.
  • Adhere to all best practices in file handling.
  • Fully and effectively utilizes available technology, case management system and automation.
  • Travel as required to meet business needs.
  • Provide advice and training to Claim partners and clients.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate; graduate of an accredited law school.
  • A minimum of one year of litigation practice or prior legal experience.
  • Active license in good standing to practice law in the state(s) in which representation is required.
  • Valid driver’s license required depending on the location.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge:
  • 3+ years of prior litigation practice or prior legal experience
  • Insurance litigation work exposure desirable.
  • Developing a track record of trial skills and techniques.

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies:
  • Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate position.
  • Ability to analyze legal issues with minimal supervision.
  • Appreciation for, and commitment to, delivery of high-quality legal work.
  • Works collaboratively with team members and others.
  • Demonstrates legal acumen.
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development.
  • Continued development of technical skills with a goal of handling the highest complexity/exposure Major Case Unit (MCU) cases.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Decision making and problem solving abilities.
  • Sense of urgency / responsiveness.





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