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
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
Licensedto practice law in the state of Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Experienceworking in a team-based environment
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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