Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
All Enterprise Individual Contributor Competencies (Enterprise Leadership Competencies if position has direct reports) plus: Advocacy: Demonstrates strong lawyering skills, including effective oral and written advocacy.
Accurately assesses the degree of legal risk and opportunity in a given situation. While understanding business goals, exercises independent judgment in providing advice and strategic recommendations. Persuasively advocates position.
Knowledge of Law: Demonstrates expertise in legal specialty areas. Identifies issues; appreciates interaction between facts and the law; grasps legal complexities.
Effectively and accurately researches legal issues. Negotiation: Understands potential exposure, settlement value, corporate risk and opportunity; understands needs and goals of participants; marshals facts and law; uses creativity in developing effective strategy and persuasively presenting the position; and demonstrates flexibility to achieve an appropriate resolution. Trusted Advisor (Legal-specific): Demonstrates excellence in the provision of legal counsel and advice.
Earns trust, confidence, and respect through consistent performance; fosters open and honest communication; shares with department significant court decisions and/or litigation trends; candidly offers ideas, thoughtful feedback and a reasoned point of view. When appropriate, challenges assumptions. Acts with integrity; takes appropriate risks.
Ability to present information and advice in a clear, concise, logical and well-organized manner to enable clients to make informed, well-reasoned business decisions. Technology: Uses, leverages, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job-related technology as it evolves (e.g. hardware, software, business unit applications, and systems tools.) Appreciation of Business Context: Knows and understands the business supported and acts on legal issues in the context of business objectives and initiatives.
Looks for new and innovative ways to achieve business legal objectives. Continuous Learning: Gains, absorbs and applies new information to identify and address own learning and development needs to keep skills current.
Credibility: Demonstrates behavior that causes individual to be perceived as responsible, reliable and trustworthy, including a strong work ethic and attention to detail. Influences Others: Influences others without using formal authority.
Is open to being influenced to explore new possibilities. Adjusts own style according to the demands of the situation. Resource Utilization & Management:
Identifies and utilizes corporate and outside personnel and sources of information to achieve goals. Uses, takes advantage of, and maintains proficiency with corporate and job-related resources, including technology.
This position provides a broad range of cost-effective, high quality legal services while representing Travelers. Legal services may include: general legal counseling, drafting and negotiating settlement agreements, handling of litigation, resolution of disputes with the Company's insureds, and recognition, analysis and response to emerging issues and trends. This position handles moderately complex to complex coverage matters, requiring a solid degree of knowledge and expertise. This role will involve the representation of Travelers in state and federal court in the litigation and resolution of Commercial and Personal lines insurance coverage disputes. This job does not manage others This job works under General Direction: Establishes procedures for attaining specific goals and objectives in a broad area of work. Generally final results are reviewed. (Typically applies to a manager or expert/top level professional.)
Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Six to ten years of prior experience in the litigation of complex insurance coverage disputes. Understanding and awareness of principles of Auto, General Liability and/or Property insurance coverage.
Operates standard office equipment
Continuously Sitting (Can stand at will)
Frequently Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key
Occasionally Lifting items up to (enter weight)
Juris Doctorate; graduate of an accredited law school, with a minimum of six years' experience as a practicing attorney.
The Travelers Companies