Litigation Attorney

Cincinnati, OH
Full Time
09-12-2019
Practice Areas: Litigation Job #: 25687 Exp.: 3+ Years
Description:
Overview
Be Here. Be Great. Working for a leader in the insurance industry means opportunity for you. Great American Insurance Group’s member companies are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, a Fortune 500 company. We combine a "small company" culture where your ideas will be heard with "big company" expertise to help you succeed. With over 30 specialty property and casualty operations and a variety of financial services, there are always opportunities here to learn and grow.

Great American is looking for an attorney to join our Property & Casualty Group Legal Department in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. This position will provide legal advice and counsel on litigation matters to the Company and its subsidiaries. The successful candidate will be a professional with excellent communication and analytical skills who complements our existing team. Our legal team is dedicated to providing the best possible legal and regulatory support to Great American. This position is an excellent opportunity for a lawyer who is looking for a dynamic legal career while maintaining work/life balance.

Responsibilities
  • Counsels business clients on litigation and pre-litigation matters arising from the Company’s property and casualty insurance operations, from underwriting to claims to general business matters.
  • Develops relationships throughout the Company so that legal advice is tailored to the unique needs of each of our specialty insurance divisions.
  • Manages, and collaborates with, outside counsel representing the Company in insurance policy–related and general commercial litigation.
  • Participates in mediations, negotiates settlements, and prepares settlement and other litigation-related agreements.
  • Counsels business and corporate services operations on regulatory matters associated with litigation.
  • Collaboratively works with other members of the Legal team to achieve optimal results for our business clients.
  • Partners with other business support groups to advise business clients on litigation-related questions.
  • Monitors legal and regulatory issues and identifies and assesses trends and emerging risks.
  • Handles other matters within P&C Legal as needed.

Qualifications
  • A JD from an accredited law school and active license to practice law.
  • At least three years of litigation experience in a law firm setting.
  • Prior experience in insurance is helpful but not required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Common sense, good judgment, and solution-oriented attitude toward legal issues.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience.

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