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Counsel Trial Attorney

Anywhere, NY, USA | Allstate Insurance Company

  • Industry:
    Insurance - General
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Legal / Compliance
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Litigation Services Attorney job family is responsible for managing Insurance Defense and Tort Litigation / Disputes work and related issues/matters

Represents insureds and the Company in the defense of bodily injury and property damage lawsuits, subrogation, and Allstate Financial cases. Prepares for and conducts hearings, trials, arbitrations, mediations, and depositions. Prepares and argues pre and post-trial motions. Assists colleagues in the resolution of calendar conflicts. Provides project management, coordination, and collaboration between legal teams within L&R and with business clients.  Conducts research, substantive drafting, reviewing, advising, and negotiating for more complex matters. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Review new file assignments and approve  initial pleadings, propound discovery, and/or develop strategy

  • Contacts clients to discuss their case and answer any questions.Maintains contact at a minimum of 90 days

  • Contact claims (initial litigation plan, recurring minimum 90 day contact, strategy conferences, etc.)

  • Review all documentary evidence

  • Prepares witnesses and clients  for depositions, arbitrations, mediations and trials including expert witnesses 

  • Conducts depositions and examinations under oath and prepares summary documents 

  • Prepares and conducts court appearances (matter management conferences, hearings, status conferences, etc.)

  • Conducts settlement/dispositive proceedings (e.g. mediations, arbitrations, etc.)

  • Try and/or arbitrate cases and prepares motions in liminie and summary documents

  • Draft post-trial motions

  • Prepare for and participate in appeals

  • Provide legal opinions to claims clients

  • Investigate and pursue subrogation litigation as appropriate  

  • Second chair cases with Trial Attorneys and Senior Trial Attorneys as needed.   

  • Review and determine strategy for legal issues sent to home office 

  • Participate in business process reviews with claims clients

Job Qualifications

Core Competencies 

  • Advanced skills/abilities/experiences in the following areas: legal knowledge, business knowledge, issue management, analytical skills, influencing others, coaching and development, self development, and productivity.

Other Requisites

  • Possesses a juris doctorate and a license to practice law in Louisiana

  • 10+ years related experience typical

  • Computer skills, including MS Office suite, used in or related to the tasks performed

  • Exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information

  • Demonstrates ethics and integrity

  • Has relevant experience within a reputable law firm or an in-house legal department for a mid- to large-sized organization

  • Insurance-industry experience preferred

  • Knowledge of legal holds and discovery processes

  • Digital Mindset

Management & Supervisory Skills

  • Project management skills/experience

  • Able to interact with all levels of personnel and supervise/oversee the work of more junior resources

  • Utilizes subject matter expertise to coach and guide less experienced team members

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