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Sr Counsel, Claim

Melville, NY
Full Time
06-17-2021
Practice Areas: Litigation Job #: R-8660 Exp.: 7+ 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 Senior 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 independently handle a caseload of higher exposure cases and more complex litigation matters 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 higher exposure cases and more complex litigation matters, your responsibilities will include:
  • Litigate cases to verdict demonstrating strong use of trial skills.
  • Specialize in one or more areas of practice.
  • Demonstrate strong legal research, writing and presentation skills.
  • Draft substantive pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other legal documents.
  • Build and foster internal and external client relationships with a customer-centric focus.
  • Provide leadership through mentoring other attorneys and legal support staff.
  • Provide internal and external training, seminars and legal updates to insured clients and Claim partners.
  • Provide in-depth, substantive analysis and quality reporting to insured clients and Claim partners consistent with best practices.
  • 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.
  • Initiate special projects and identifies other opportunities to support office goals/business needs.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate; graduate of an accredited law school.
  • A minimum of 7 years 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:
  • Senior Associate/Partner level of experience.
  • 7+ years of Litigation practice or equivalent legal experience
  • Proven track record of trial skills and techniques.

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies:
  • Appreciation for, and commitment to, delivery of the highest quality legal work.
  • Demonstrates strong legal acumen.
  • Demonstrates strong technical knowledge in the practice area(s) and the ability to comprehend, assimilate and communicate complex information.
  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the law, bench, bar, local jurisdictional practices, adversaries and the litigation process.
  • Proven track record of case results favorable to outside counsel.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership through mentoring and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrates high level of awareness and dedication to business initiatives and goals.
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development.
  • Critical and strategic thinker.
  • Sound decision-maker and problem solver.
  • Strong negotiation, research and trial skills.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of commitment to customer service.
  • Sense of urgency / responsiveness.





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