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.
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