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Insurance Defense Trial Attorney - Sacramento

Posted on Aug 11, 2019 by Liberty Mutual Insurance

Sacramento, CA 94203
Legal
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

Advance your career at Liberty Mutual - A Fortune 100 Company!

Role is in Sacramento, but posting also in SAN FRAN for candidates looking to go North for their commute.

Job Summary:

Liberty Mutuals Insurance Defense Attorneys represent the Company and its policyholders in civil litigation matters involving claims for money damages or compensation for personal injury or property damage of a moderate value with moderately complex legal issues.

Exciting opportunity for an attorney with 6-10 years of progressive experience handling more mature litigation and case handling to work mostly with high exposure files across all markets. Civil trial experience is critical to this position. Sole file responsibility with supervision/ratification. This is a great opportunity to litigate cases while working for a major insurance company with a great working environment, annual performance bonuses, alternate work environment, and a great benefits package.

Travel: at least 25% managing the cases

Responsibilities:

  • Uses Litigation Protocols to develop and revise appropriate legal strategy for discovery, investigation, handling and trial/hearing of cases or matters; advises, communicates and develops those strategies with Liberty Mutual's Claims Representatives and insured Clients, as appropriate.

  • Understands and creatively uses technology; applies technology to the process of law to improve quality and reduce cost. Possesses the skills necessary to use technology to work remotely. Capable of working with office staff who are remotely located.

  • Conducts necessary and appropriate discovery, hearings, trials, depositions, oral arguments, mediations, arbitrations and similar proceedings. Researches the law applicable to cases or matters; drafts legal documents, pleadings, motions, briefs and opinions as required. If requested, conducts settlement negotiations.

  • Advises, communicates and confers with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients, rendering clear, unambiguous legal opinions and advice. Personally meets with, and maintains good relations and communications with Claims Representatives and Insured Clients as required.

  • Remains current with developments in the law; understands medical, scientific, construction, products, engineering or similar issues and defenses involved with cases or matters.

  • Prepares and conducts training sessions for the Legal, Claims or other departments as required.

Qualifications:

  • Completion of law school with LLB or JD and admission to the bar in California.

  • Special license to practice before a particular board or federal court may be necessary.

  • A minimum of 6+ successful years as an attorney. Trial experience required.

  • The individual is required to have a general knowledge of insurance law and specific understanding of the operations and requirements of insured clients, customers and Liberty Mutual.

  • The ability to effectively communicate and persuade by printed or spoken word is critical.

  • Experience and ability appropriate to the level of cases or matters handled.

Benefits:

We value your hard work, integrity and commitment to positive change. In return for your service, its our privilege to offer you benefits and rewards that support your life and well-being. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit:

Overview:

At Liberty Mutual, we give motivated, accomplished professionals the opportunity to help us redefine what insurance means; to work for a global leader with a deep sense of humanity and a focus on improving and protecting everyday lives. We create an inspired, collaborative environment, where people can take ownership of their work; push breakthrough ideas; and feel confident that their contributions will be valued and their growth championed.

Were dedicated to doing the right thing for our employees, because we know that their fulfillment and success leads us to great places. Life. Happiness. Innovation. Impact. Advancement. Whatever their pursuit, talented people find their path at Liberty Mutual.

Reference: 744307794