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Staff Legal Counsel III

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Zurich Insurance Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 8 months ago

Zurich is currently lookingfor a Staff Legal Counsel to work out of our North American offices inPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania.

TheStaff Legal Counsel represents the Companys insureds in all phases oflitigation for matters of moderate to high technical complexity. Engages in thepractice of law and the representation of Zurich insureds in litigation toprotect their interests in litigation.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Achieving best outcomes for clients bydemonstrating a high level of technical excellence in case handling, trialpreparation and presentation for matters of moderate to high complexity

  • Driving positive outcomes by correctly applyingthe law and legal trends, conducting legal analysis and research, preparinglegal pleadings and documents, preparing for and managing pre-trial discovery,and participating in judicial or administrative hearings and trials

  • Documenting case files by accurately capturingand updating relevant information in compliance with best practices

  • Working to have a timely resolution to matters bycollaborating with the claims adjuster, developing a case strategy and escalatingissues as appropriate

  • Ensuring customer service to clients byproactively communicating information; responding to inquiries; and followingcustomer protocols

  • Determining and implementing alternative disputeresolution techniques as appropriate, by using effective mediation andnegotiation skills within authority limit

  • Maintaining professional and technical knowledgeby participating in educational opportunities, staying current with industrytrends, establishing personal networks and participating in professionalsocieties

  • Contributing to the team effort by accomplishingrelated results and collaborating on matters as needed

  • Serving as a technical resource by providingguidance and/or mentoring lower level attorneys on legal strategies and use oftools and resources

  • Ensuring legal compliance by following state andfederal laws and regulations

  • Protecting Zurich's reputation by keeping claimsinformation confidential

Basic Qualifications:

  • JurisDoctor and 7 or more years of experience in the Litigation area


  • Memberof the Bar in good standing in jurisdiction(s) in which practice is located

  • Experiencewith Microsoft Office and Adobe

  • Experienceworking with Lexis

  • Knowledgeof the insurance industry, claims and the insurance defense litigation legalenvironment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Licensedto practice law in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey

  • Strongcommunication skills

  • Strongnegotiation skills

  • Experienceworking in a team-based environment

  • Strongcollaboration skills

Imagine working for a companythat truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, andcommunities they serve.

Imagine working for avalues-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the bestglobal insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000employees across 200 countries and territories are all focused on helpingpeople and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. Weare a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do everyday and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

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Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms oremployment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of ZurichAmerican Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our RecruitingAgency Portal for resume submission.


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Zurich Insurance