Corporate Litigation Counsel

Benderson Sarasota , FL 34236

Posted 5 months ago

General Summary

We are seeking a focused, determined attorney with a proven ability to perform top caliber work on legal issues primarily relating to premises and other liability claims and lawsuits, as well contract and other commercial disputes, to fill the position of Litigation Counsel. The successful candidate needs to be tenacious, diligent, able to work independently on multiple matters and have a strong business orientation with a resourceful and creative approach to proactively drive their resolution. As Litigation Counsel, they will be responsible for handling pre-suit claim investigation and litigation from inception to conclusion, including gathering of necessary evidence and hands on direct management of our internal claim adjusters and outside counsel. While the primary role of the Litigation Counsel will be claim and litigation management, they will also work with our Director of Risk Management on our contractual risk management program and will be responsible to promptly and professionally respond to inquiries regarding insurance and indemnification contractual provisions.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform all core aspects of in-house claims management, including but not limited to:

  • Reviewing and analyzing claim documentation and legal filings

  • Work with and manage in-house adjusting staff responsible for all pre-litigation claims

  • Oversee all stages of litigations in a hands-on capacity, including design strategy, construct arguments, gathering, reviewing and analyzing claim documentation and legal filings, preparing witnesses for depositions, directing and managing outside defense counsel

  • Strategizing and maximizing early settlement opportunities

  • Attending mediations and/or settlement conferences

  • Continually assessing exposures and adequacy of claim reserves, and escalating high exposure and/or volatile claims to management

  • Liaising directly on daily basis with relevant company employees and with senior management

  • Maintaining timely and accurate file documentation/information in our claims/litigation management system

  • Work with Director of Risk Management on tenant and third-party vendor insurance and indemnity program requirements, and enhancing risk management, including risk assessment and mitigation

  • Counsel co-workers regarding litigation exposure and risk and develop strategies for litigation prevention

  • Smartly managing and tracking third-party vendor and service provider spend

  • Keep up-to-date on relevant business industry, insurance and indemnity related laws and regulations to identify change and incorporate into policies, procedures, and transactions

  • Exercise primary responsibility for the implementation of legal holds, document preservation and e-discovery initiatives, as necessary

  • Respond to subpoenas and other requests for documents

  • Perform additional tasks as requested by the General Counsel and senior management, and provide other legal advice and services as the needs of the organization arise, including contract review, negotiation and drafting

Job Requirements

  • JD from an ABA-accredited law school

  • Bar admission in good standing and ability to obtain Florida House Counsel status

  • A minimum of 5-7 years professional experience in the areas of general liability/bodily injury law defense work at a top rated law firm

  • Detailed knowledge of New York Labor Law, including Section 240, etc.

  • Detailed knowledge of indemnity law

  • General knowledge of insurance coverage law

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong ability to establish rapport and build relationships with co-workers, tenants, third-party vendors and defense counsel

  • Team-oriented, with ability to excel in a collegial environment

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