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Senior Coverage Counsel

Plymouth, Minnesota
  • Job Code
    1186BR
  • Job Type
    Corporate Counsel
  • Job Status
    Full Time

We currently have a Senior Coverage Counsel opportunity on our Claims team. This role would preferably be based in Denver, CO or Plymouth, MN.  This attorney position in Intact’s Coverage Litigation Counsel Group. Independently provides legal representation to the company in coverage disputes before courts, arbitration panels, or other bodies. Advises Claim employees in their handling of coverage disputes. Responsible for completion of caseload and trial work of moderate complexity, whether by settlement, trial or appeal. Manages assigned staff and/or coaches and mentors junior members of the team.

Responsibilities

  • Handles a workload of coverage files representing the company. Responsible for maintenance and completion of caseload and trial work of moderate complexity, whether by settlement, trial or appeal.
  • Conducts all appropriate legal action to best protect the interests of the company on all assigned cases. Prepares appeals and performs necessary research on motions.
  • Broad authority to negotiate settlements with plaintiffs’ attorneys.
  • May manage a staff, including development, goal setting, skill assessment, staff selection, role alignment, and performance appraisals.   Provides frequent communication and measurement of corporate and local goals.
  • Coaches and mentor junior members of the team in preparation for trials.
  • Interfaces and provides counsel to other claims staff as cases develop through trial or resolution.
  • Reviews and reports all large cases to managing attorney, prepares timely reports as required and schedules/attends conferences with other Claims staff to review pending litigation.
  • Actively provides strategic and tactical input to management on budgetary and office operations.  Provides consultation as to the proper resolution of defense files litigated on behalf of insureds.
  • Maintains a strong professional knowledge of legal environments and applies this information effectively.

 

Requirements

Requirements

  • Must have the ability to diagnose, analyze and solve complex problems.
  • Strong management skills, including informal training and formal development of staff.
  • Requires a familiarity with the law in all 50 states and a sense for judiciary objectives in resolving contractual responsibilities.
  • Must have proven critical thinking, decision making, problem-solving, communication, negotiation, and teamwork skills.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office suite.

 

Education and Experience

  • 7-10 years of experience litigating coverage disputes.
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience, preferred.
    • Substantial experience with research, discovery depositions, mediations and trial preparation required.
    • Trial experience in State and Federal Court required
    • JD required.
    • Admitted to practice law in at least one state and eligible for pro hac vice admission in other jurisdictions

 

Compensation range in Colorado $123,000 - $145,000 plus bonus
 

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Industry

  • Insurance
Posted: 2022-07-29 Expires: 2022-08-28

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