Insurance Defense Counsel - Personal Lines Job
Travelers - Pittsburgh, PA

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Our Pittsburgh, PA Staff Counsel office is seeking an experienced attorney to handle personal lines matters.

SUMMARY:
Responsible for providing high quality and cost-effective legal representation. Demonstrates superior knowledge and expertise in the litigation process and provides excellent client service as part of a legal team. Responsible for independent, aggressive case handling with a resolution management focus.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Litigates cases to verdict, demonstrating superior use of trial skills and techniques

Ability to independently handle a full to moderate caseload with moderate level of severity and complexity from case inception through trial/resolution

Works under the guidance of Senior Counsel in litigating complex and high exposure files

Conducts legal research as necessitated and supervises research projects delegated to Associate Counsel and paralegals

Independently drafts pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other file documents

Attends court events and other appointments independently

Learns and understands claim customers expectations and key department business goals and assists them in meeting those goals

Handles and actively seeks opportunities to become involved in special projects and on committees

Provides recommendations and case analysis to business partners on appropriate file handling strategy

Integrates legal support staff into case handling process

Builds and maintains superior internal and external client relationships

Completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases, reports and other materials appropriate to performance of job duties

Effectively makes use of technology and automation in the practice of law

Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management

Travels as required to meet business needs

Ability to mentor and train less experienced counsel and legal support staff

Provide advice and training to claim partners and clients

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

WORK EXPERIENCE:
7+ years or equivalent legal experience
Insurance litigation work exposure desirable
Demonstrated 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:
Articulate presentation skills using technology
Strong and persuasive legal writing skills and oral advocacy skills
Ability to clearly and succinctly 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:
Independent ability to analyze legal issues with minimal supervision
Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of high quality legal work
Works collaboratively with team members and others
Demonstrates desire to acquire effective trial skills with increased litigation complexity
Demonstrates superior legal acumen
Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development
Continued development of technical skills with a goal of handling the highest complexity/exposure MCU cases
Personal integrity and adherence to a high degree of professionalism and ethical competency
Strong research skills
Strong negotiation skills
Multi tasking tolerance and success
Decision making and problem solving abilities
Sense of urgency/responsiveness

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

Job Category : Legal

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