Associate Attorney

Liberty Mutual Buffalo , NY 14202

Posted 2 months ago

Thank you for your interest in legal opportunities at Liberty Mutual. This posting is not for a specific open position. By submitting your information, you are expressing interest in future Associate Attorney openings in Buffalo. Our Talent Acquisition team will review your information and if your skills and experience align with our needs, you may be contacted to further discuss your career interest.

At Liberty Mutual, we help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. That begins with valuing the unique contributions and integrity of our employees and empowering them to make a difference in the workplace and with our customers. Working at Liberty Mutual, you'll find a supportive and inclusive environment that offers resources you need to help turn your passion into a rewarding profession.

If you're an advocate for justice who enjoys collaborating with a diverse team of colleagues, values a healthy work/life balance and is looking for a place where you can build a long-term career-then you may be interested in joining the legal team at Liberty Mutual. Benefits include annual performance bonuses, 20 days of flexible time off each year, personal holidays, 401(k) plan with matching contributions and a pension plan. This position also allows for occasional work from home.

Job Summary:

Our associate attorneys support Liberty Mutual trial attorneys from field offices across the country as they handle a variety of legal issues and collaborate to represent Liberty Mutual and our policyholders in civil litigation and workers' compensation matters. Because it does not entail personal legal appearances, this position does not require travel.

Day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Using litigation protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategies for all stages of litigation and communicate them to our claims representatives and policyholders

  • Developing and rendering clear, unambiguous legal opinions and strategies

  • Researching the law applicable to cases and matters

  • Conducting necessary and appropriate discovery, and drafting legal documents, pleadings, motions and opinions


  • An LLM or JD degree

  • Membership in the New York State Bar

  • Ability to develop appropriate strategies for discovery, investigation and handling matters

  • Familiarity with the latest developments in the practice of law, as well as pertinent knowledge in related fields

  • Proficiency with technologies that improve the practice of law, reduce costs and facilitate remote work

  • General knowledge of civil procedure and the litigation process

  • Talent for cultivating strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Aptitude for detail-oriented, analytical thinking

About us:

As one of the leading property and casualty insurers in the country, Liberty Mutual is helping people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow.

For many years running, we have been recognized annually as a "Great Place to Work" and named by Forbes as one of the best employers in the country for new graduates and women-as well as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity.

Liberty Mutual values your hard work, integrity and commitment to positive change. In return for your service, it's our privilege to offer you benefits and rewards that support your life and well-being. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit:

Liberty Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information or on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

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