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Insurance Defense Attorney

Company: The Hanover Insurance Group
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

For more than 170 years, The Hanover has been committed to delivering on our promises and being there when it matters the most. We live our values every day, demonstrating we CARE through our values, ESG initiatives and IDE journey.Our staff counsel office is seeking an experienced Insurance Defense Attorney to join our growing team. Seeking a candidate who resides in the San Francisco or Los Angeles, CA locations. This position is remote.Position Summary: Independently investigates and manages cases of moderate exposure and complexity in civil litigation from the inception of the lawsuit until conclusion through dismissal, settlement, or trial. Works with adjuster and clients to resolve claims as expeditiously and efficiently as possible. This is an Exempt / Full Time position.Responsibilities/Essential Functions:--- Meets with clients and claims professionals to resolve cases in the most cost-effective manner--- Conducts pre-trials, mediations, arbitrations, or any other legal activity required--- May independently conduct trials--- Advises claim professionals on the evaluations of legal files--- Provides legal advice to clients and other claim professionals as needed--- Negotiates settlements as directed--- Attends round tablesEssential Skills and Experience:--- Must have insurance defense jury trial experience--- Must have a valid driver's license, an acceptable MVR and an ability to maintain confidentiality--- Admitted to the bar and must be licensed to practice law in the jurisdictions where assigned--- Able to work in a team environment with other attorneys, adjusters, claims professionals and support staff--- Computer literacy, including MS Word, Lexis/Westlaw, and daily management of e-mail and calendar--- Advocacy: Solid knowledge and ability to assist, defend or plead for another on moderately complex cases--- Negotiation Skills: Consistently influences claim outcomes through demonstration of effective negotiation techniques--- Communication: Strong ability to deliberately and precisely exchange thoughts and opinions with one or more persons and to effectively translate legal language and ideas into layman's terms--- Decision Making: Strong ability to arrive at a determination in moderate to complex situations after careful consideration of facts and law without undo procrastination--- Organization Skills: Strong ability to categorize and prioritize work and information to effectively and efficiently maximize productivity--- Investigative Skills: Proficiency in following up step by step on inquiry or observation and search and examine with care and accuracy. Consistently able to take evidence that may be used in reaching a legal conclusion--- Legal Research: Proficiency in locating cases, codified laws and statutes aimed at the discovery and interpretation of law and to draw a reasonable and accurate conclusion or render an opinion there from--- Courtroom Skills: Able to demonstrate appropriate courtroom behavior, attire and decorum and is knowledgeable of the rules and regulations that govern proceedings and conduct in courts of law or other legal forums and tribunals. Provides the highest professional service to clients and claims professionals--- Career Development: Takes proactive responsibility for their career development. Maintains the necessary skill levels--- Trial Skills: Has the ability to effectively present evidence and arguments of law to a judge or jury for determination of the facts at issue--- Business/Industry: Has an interest and solid knowledge of current and possible future policies, practices, trends and information affecting The Hanover Insurance Group's businesses; Knowledgeable in the basic principles of property and casualty insurance--- Agile and Adaptive: Recognizes unexpected challenges and is able to be resilient, shift and remain on course--- Mentor and Teach: Willingness and ability to mentor and teach othersPhysical demands & work environment:--- Ability to use a personal computer and other standard office equipment--- Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods--- Required to work on-site as needed--- Ability to travel as necessary--- Ability to work hours in excess of 40 hours per week--- Ability to work in a fast paced, changing, or stressful environment--- Ability to operate a motor vehicleCAREER DEVELOPMENT:It's not just a job, it's a career, and we are here to support you every step of the way. We want you to be successful and fulfilled. Through on-the-job experiences, personalized coaching and our robust learning and development programs, we encourage you - at every level - to grow and develop.BENEFITS:We offer comprehensive benefits to help you be healthy, build financial security, and balance work and home life. At The Hanover, you'll enjoy what you do and have the support you need to succeed.Benefits include:--- Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance--- 401K with a company match--- Tuition reimbursement--- PTO--- Company paid holidays--- Flexible work arrangements--- Cultural Awareness Day in support of IDE--- On-site medical/wellness center (Worcester only)--- Click here for the full list of BenefitsEEO statement:The Hanover values diversity in the workplace and among our customers. The company provides equal opportunity for employment and promotion to all qualified employees and applicants on the basis of experience, training, education, and ability to do the available work without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, ancestry or any other status protected by law.Furthermore, The Hanover Insurance Group is committed to providing an equal opportunity workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment based on national origin, race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by law."As an equal opportunity employer, Hanover does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities who wish to request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, or to perform essential job functions, should contact us at: and include the link of the job posting in which you are interested.Privacy Policy:To view our privacy policy and online privacy statement, click here.Applicants who are California residents: To see the types of information we may collect from applicants and employees and how we use it, please click here.

Keywords: The Hanover Insurance Group, San Francisco , Insurance Defense Attorney, Legal , San Francisco, California

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