Insurance Defense Litigation Sr. Counsel Job
Travelers - Jackson, MS

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Our Jackson, MS Staff Counsel office is seeking an experienced Sr. Counsel to handle insurance defense liability matters.

SUMMARY:
Provides the highest quality and cost-effective legal representation. Demonstrates exceptional knowledge and expertise in all phases of litigation and trial, and by providing superior service to the insured client and claim partner as part of a legal team. Responsible for aggressive handling of high exposure cases and complex litigation matters.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Actively tries cases to jury verdict demonstrating exceptional use of trial skills in litigating cases
Independently handles complex litigation and large exposure cases from case inception through trial/resolution
Demonstrates exceptional legal research and writing skills
Drafts substantive pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other legal documents
Proactively identifies and communicates exposure and risk in a timely manner to insured clients and claim partners
Builds and fosters internal and external client relationships with a customer centric focus
Takes a leadership role in working collaboratively with claim and business partners to achieve results and identify/resolve issues
Provides leadership through mentoring other attorneys and legal support staff
Provides internal and external training, seminars and legal updates to insured clients and claim partners
Provides in-depth, substantive analysis and quality reporting to insured clients and claim partners in a timely manner
Initiates special projects and identifies other opportunities to support office goals/business needs
Fully and effectively utilize available technology and automation
Adheres to all standards of excellence in file organization and management
Timely completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, case closings, and other reporting
Travels as required to meet business needs

EDUCATION/COURSE OF STUDY:
Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of 7+ years of litigation practice or equivalent insurance defense legal experience
Senior Associate/Partner level of experience
Proven track record of trial skills and techniques

CERTIFICATES/DEGREES:
Successful completion of the bar and ethics examinations in the state(s) in which representation is required
Active license to practice law

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
Exceptional and articulate presentation skills
Strong and persuasive oral advocacy and writing skills
Ability to clearly and effectively articulate position

COMPUTER SKILLS:
Ability to effectively understand and utilize technology and automation resources, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Products, Voice Recognition Technology and other law office management programs.

OTHER:
Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of the highest quality legal work
Demonstrates exceptional 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 and the litigation process
Proven track record of case results favorable to outside counsel
Exhibits exceptional lawyering and trial advocacy skills
Demonstrates strong leadership through mentoring and influencing skills
Demonstrates high level of awareness and dedication to business initiatives and goals
Possesses in-depth business and company knowledge
Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development
Exhibits the highest level of professionalism and ethical conduct
Critical and strategic thinker
Sound decision-maker and problem solver
Exceptional negotiation skills
Ability to multi-task with tolerance and success
Demonstrates a sense of urgency and responsiveness in all legal tasks
Demonstrates the highest level of commitment to customer service

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Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We actively promote a drug-free workplace.

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