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Sr. Claims Counsel (In-house Insurance Coverage Counsel)

Atlanta, GA
Full TimeContract
Practice Areas: Insurance Exp.: 12+ Years
The role:
Under the guidance of VP Claims Counsel provide high-quality legal advice on both litigated and non-litigated claims and investigations, review and evaluate coverage and/or complex legal issues; provide coverage recommendations to the claims department; consult with regard to claims handling and assist with providing general legal advice to the claims organization.

What you’ll be doing as the Coverage Claims Counsel:
Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and research federal and state laws and regulations and compliance trends for changes that impact coverage and claims handling
  • Provide coverage review and analysis, including review and/or drafting of coverage opinions, letters, reservation of rights and disclaimers.
  • Assist with, and may independently provide, training/informational initiatives for staff on emerging legal/coverage issues affecting the claims department.
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop and deliver ongoing claims handling innovation and important operational projects, increase efficiencies and effectiveness, and support best-in-class practices and tools.
  • In partnership with Claims Counsel, play a key role managing productivity goals for panel counsel that address handling driven leakage through effective investigation, timely determination of liability, accurate exposure assessment and prompt resolution.
  • Maintain awareness of judicial climate, current case law, skillful defense techniques and professional expertise through the review of legal publications, seminar/conference attendance, etc. and performing legal research.
  • May attend trials, hearings, arbitrations, mediations on behalf of the Company to monitor when necessary.

Our must-haves:
  • JD and barred in state with good standing
  • Minimum of 12-years law firm experience in insurance law or coverage field
  • Demonstrated development and delivery of coverage analysis and training
  • Demonstrated strong business and financial acumen and ability to utilize sound business judgment in providing actionable legal and strategic solutions
  • Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, outside counsel management, staff personnel management, employee recruitment, retention and training
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, and to work with and maintain confidential and sensitive information.
  • Strong working knowledge of the rules of evidence, civil procedure, and motions practice
  • Ability to manage a volume practice
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with LexisNexis and Excel
  • Maintain admission to the bar by participating in required continuing legal education
  • Team-oriented, with ability to excel in a collegial environment
  • Travel may be required up to 30% of the time.

Hiscox Values
At Hiscox our spirit is in Challenging Convention and everything we do is guided by our Values.
  • Courage: Do the right thing however hard
  • Quality: World class where it matters
  • Integrity: True to our word
  • Excellence in Execution: Consistent, timely, efficient delivery
  • Human: Firm, fair and inclusive

What Hiscox USA Offers
  • Competitive salary and bonus (based on personal & company performance)
  • Comprehensive health insurance, Vision, Dental and FSA
  • 401(k) with competitive company matching
  • 24 Paid time off days
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid sabbaticals after 10 years of service
  • Dynamic, creative and values-driven culture
  • Modern and open office spaces, complimentary fruit and drinks
  • Spirit of volunteerism, social responsibility and community involvement, including matching charitable donations for qualifying non-profits via our sister non-profit company, the Hiscox USA Foundation

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