Senior Counsel – Workers’ Compensation (Walnut Creek, CA)

Job Id: 806137
Title: Senior Counsel – Workers’ Compensation
Location: Walnut Creek, CA USA – 94598

Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities.

That’s Travelers.  Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers – and opportunities for our employees.  You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

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SUMMARY:

Provides the highest quality and cost-effective legal representation.  Demonstrates exceptional knowledge and expertise in all phases of litigation and trial, and by providing superior service to the insured client and claim partner as part of a legal team. Responsible for aggressive handling of high exposure cases and complex litigation matters.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

• Actively tries cases to jury verdict demonstrating exceptional use of trial skills in litigating cases
• Independently handles complex litigation and large exposure cases from case inception through trial/resolution
• Demonstrates exceptional legal research and writing skills
• Drafts substantive pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other legal documents
• Proactively identifies and communicates exposure and risk in a timely manner to insured clients and claim partners
• Builds and fosters internal and external client relationships with a customer centric focus
• Takes a leadership role in working collaboratively with claim and business partners to achieve results and identify/resolve issues
• Provides leadership through mentoring other attorneys and legal support staff
• Provides internal and external training, seminars and legal updates to insured clients and claim partners
• Provides in-depth, substantive analysis and quality reporting to insured clients and claim partners in a timely manner
• Initiates special projects and identifies other opportunities to support office goals/business needs
• Fully and effectively utilize available technology and automation
• Adheres to all standards of excellence in file organization and management
• Timely completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, case closings, and other reporting
• Travels as required to meet business needs

EDUCATION/COURSE OF STUDY:

• Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record

WORK EXPERIENCE:

• Minimum of 7 years of litigation practice or equivalent legal experience
• Senior Associate/Partner level of experience
• Proven track record of trial skills and techniques

CERTIFICATES/DEGREES:

• Successful completion of the bar and ethics examinations in the state(s) in which representation is required
• Active license to practice law

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

• Exceptional and articulate presentation skills
• Strong and persuasive oral advocacy and writing skills
• Ability to clearly and effectively articulate position

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Ability to effectively understand and utilize technology and automation resources, including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Products, Voice Recognition Technology and other law office management programs.

OTHER:

• Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of the highest quality legal work
• Demonstrates exceptional legal acumen
• Demonstrates strong technical knowledge in the practice area(s) and the ability to comprehend, assimilate and communicate complex information
• Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of the law, bench, bar, local jurisdictional practices and the litigation process
• Proven track record of case results favorable to outside counsel
• Exhibits exceptional lawyering and trial advocacy skills
• Demonstrates strong leadership through mentoring and influencing skills
• Demonstrates high level of awareness and dedication to business initiatives and goals
• Possesses in-depth business and company knowledge
• Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development
• Exhibits the highest level of professionalism and ethical conduct
• Critical and strategic thinker
• Sound decision-maker and problem solver
• Exceptional negotiation skills
• Ability to multi-task with tolerance and success
• Demonstrates a sense of urgency and responsiveness in all legal tasks
 • Demonstrates the highest level of commitment to customer service

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.  We actively promote a drug-free workplace.