Staff Counsel II
Permanent General Assurance Corp. - Riverside, CA

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The GeneralĀ® Insurance, also known as Permanent General Companies, a profitable and rapidly growing insurance group and leading non-standard automobile insurance provider is seeking a qualified candidate to join the legal team as Staff Counsel at its Riverside, California office.

The GeneralĀ® offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, basic (company paid) and supplemental life insurance after one month of employment; health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays), 401(k) participation with a matching contribution, participation in the organization's annual bonus plan, company car and much more.

Responsibilities:

The Staff Counsel reports to the Managing Counsel and will be responsible primarily for the litigation of assigned lawsuits from inception through conclusion. The Staff Counsel should be prepared to consult with and advise management and staff on litigation issues, including the rendering of legal opinions on coverage issues and other legal matters as assigned or approved by Managing Counsel. Other essential job responsibilities will include:
  • Defend insureds in litigation
  • Represent the company in litigation
  • Review and analyze Special Investigation Unit (SIU) claims, conduct Examinations Under Oath and provide input for coverage determination
  • Supervise, evaluate and train Legal support staff
  • Advise management and staff regarding legal changes in the industry to ensure compliance with new guidelines
  • Review contracts and provide legal guidance to office management and staff
  • Conduct seminars to educate Claims Department about legal issues in the industry and coordinate "Settlement Day" functions as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned by the Managing Counsel

Qualifications:

Minimum experience and skills requirements include:
  • At least five years insurance defense litigation experience is required
  • Excellent communication, presentation, persuasion and negotiation skills
  • Computer proficiency along with experience using Microsoft Office applications (Word, Windows, Excel)
  • Strong knowledge of Westlaw/Lexis and other legal research tools
  • The ability to perform basic math calculations, as well as the calculation of averages, percentages and basic algebraic equations
  • Member of the California State bar in good standing
  • Juris Doctorate
  • Valid driver's license

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