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Claims House Counsel Attorney

Garden City, New York
Job Type
1 Oct 2021
Primary Purpose:Responsible for handling a large volume of assigned litigation from inception through trial and to ensure all internal case handling and reporting requirements are consistent with NGIC's Litigation Philosophy and Litigation Management Guidelines. Provide the highest level of legal representation for National General Insurance and its insureds. Take ownership of any issue, problem or error that could impact the company, policyholder and/or loss participant. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job. Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below. Specific activities may change from time to time.Answer summonses and complaintsInitiate and respond to written discoveryPrepare and respond to motions before the courtPrepare for and attend all court appearances as necessaryPrepare for [including written submissions] and attend arbitrations where appropriatePrepare for, schedule and conduct depositions and examinations under oath as necessaryPrepare for and attend trials as necessaryMaintain reporting procedures (i.e. file reviews, diary control)Research and analyze legal questions and issuesWrite confidential legal memorandaDraft confidential opinionsResearch and prepare post-trial motions and appealsMaintain current knowledge of applicable insurance law in the state of practiceMinimum Skills and Competencies:The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.J.D. (Juris Doctor) Degree from an accredited US law schoolMaintain appropriate licensing and educational requirements 3+ years of experience in insurance defense on behalf of an insurance carrier in any combination of the following areas: no fault trials, automobile liability, premise liability, liability claims, homeowner/premises, material misrepresentation, fraud claims and/or uninsured/underinsured claimsExperience in all phases of litigation (including trials to verdict) involving complex, high risk and/or high exposure casesPossess a strong understanding of insurance law, including the laws and rules governing civil practice in the state of practiceAbility to analyze legal issues and identify relevant case opinions and facts, as well as the ability to interpret laws, rules and regulationsPossess strong analytical and critical thinking skills with the ability to provide concise, practical advice to non-lawyersPossess strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write motions and legal prose with clear and cogent argumentsPossess strong organizational and time management skillsPossess strong skills in attention to detailHigh degree of initiative, mature judgment, discretion and the ability to handle sensitive matters on a confidential basisPossess strong client relationship skills with the ability to resolve conflicts and empathize with insured clientsPossess strong negotiation skillsKnowledge of complex medical issues, particularly orthopedic and neurological with the understanding of etiology, causation and treatment of injuries consistent with motor vehicle and premises accidentsProficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)Proficient in Westlaw softwareSolid understanding of the insurance industry and organizational relationships of the company, including the functions of other departmentsDesired Skills:Experience in Legal Files case management softwareNational General Holdings Corp. is an Equal Opportunity (EO) employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of any characteristic protected by law. Candidates must possess authorization to work in the United States, as it is not our practice to sponsor individuals for work visas.In the event you need assistance or accommodation in completing your online application, please contact NGIC main office by phone at .
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  • Job Reference: 386582667-2
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: National General
  • Location: Garden City, New York
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent