GEICO seeks an insurance defense Attorney for its Concord Staff Counsel Office.
Under close supervision, DEFENDS lawsuits against GEICO insureds and represents GEICO in subrogation, Uninsured Motorist (UM) and Underinsured Motorist (UIM), and PIP lawsuits filed in courts of limited jurisdiction and, in the discretion of the Managing Attorney, in courts of unlimited jurisdiction.
1.RESEARCHES laws and PREPARES legal briefs, opinions, and memoranda.
2.RENDERS opinions on liability, damages, and value as requested by the Claims Department.
3.PREPARES and HANDLES pleadings, motions, and discovery, to include depositions/examinations before trial and examinations under oath.
4.DEFENDS by trial, arbitration, or mediation all matters assigned, as applicable.
5.ADHERES to the GEICO Code of Conduct, company policies and operating principles.
6.MEETS attendance standard of the business location, to perform necessary job functions and to facilitate interaction with subordinates and management.
7.MEETS the requirements specified below.
Must be able to travel as required, including but not limited, to attend trials, hearings, depositions, management meetings and conferences.
Must be able to, with or without accommodation, perform the essential functions which include, but are not limited to seeing, hearing, typing, speaking, bending, reaching, lifting and standing for extended amounts of time.
Must be able to access and utilize multiple pieces of office equipment that may require simultaneous use.
Must be able to speak in a clear, empathic and professional manner by telephone and email.
Must be able to document files in a clear, concise, professional written manner, to be understood by customers, clients, co-workers and other employees of the organization.
Must be able to follow complex instructions, resolve conflicts or facilitate conflict resolution, and have strong organization/priority setting and multi-tasking skills.
Must be able to learn and apply large amounts of technical and procedural information.
Must have the following education and experience:
License in good standing to practice law in applicable jurisdictions.
Minimum of 1 year of personal injury litigation experience or 2 years' litigation experience.
This Attorney position requires the candidates to hold and have held a valid drivers license compliant with company underwriting standards for a minimum of three years, and to maintain applicable state and federal certifications and permits.
For more than 75 years, GEICO has stood out from the rest of the insurance industry! We are one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing auto insurers thanks to our low rates, outstanding service and clever marketing. We're an industry leader employing thousands of dedicated and hard-working associates. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, we offer associates training and career advancement in a financially stable and rewarding workplace.
Our associates' quality of life is important to us. Full-time GEICO associates are offered a comprehensive Total Rewards Program*, including:
401(k) and profit-sharing plans
Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
Paid vacation, holidays and leave programs
Associate assistance program
Flexible spending accounts
Business casual dress
Fitness and dining facilities (at most locations)
Associate clubs and sports teams
GEICO Federal Credit Union
Benefit offerings for positions other than full-time may vary.
GEICO is an equal opportunity employer. GEICO conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.
For candidates in the San Francisco or Los Angeles area:
Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
GEICO will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, Ordinance No. 184652
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