Senior Counsel – Workers’ Compensation

Company: Travelers

Location: Walnut Creek, California

Job ID: 807046

Duration: Full Time / Permanent

Senior Counsel – Workers’ Compensation

Travelers is hiring for Senior Counsel – Workers’ Compensation
JOB DESCRIPTION:

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.

SUMMARY:

This position is responsible for providing high quality and cost-effective legal representation.  Demonstrating superior knowledge and expertise in the Workers Compensation litigation process and provides excellent client service as part of a legal team.  Responsible for independent, aggressive case handling with a resolution management focus.  Candidates should possess 5 or more years or equivalent legal experience with Workers Compensation litigation experience.

PRIMARY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITES:

• Litigates cases to verdict, demonstrating superior use of trial skills and techniques • Ability to independently handle a full to moderate caseload with moderate level of severity and complexity from case inception through trial/resolution • Works under the guidance of Senior Counsel in litigating complex and high exposure files • Conducts legal research as necessitated and supervises research projects delegated to Associate Counsel and paralegals • Independently drafts pleadings, motions, briefs, discovery and other file documents • Attends court events and other appointments independently • Learns and understands claim customers’ expectations and key department business goals and assists them in meeting those goals • Handles and actively seeks opportunities to become involved in special projects and on committees • Provides recommendations and case analysis to business partners on appropriate file handling strategy • Integrates legal support staff into case handling process • Builds and maintains superior internal and external client relationships • Completes all required administrative tasks including time reporting, closed cases, reports and other materials appropriate to performance of job duties • Effectively makes use of technology and automation in the practice of law • Adheres to all standards of excellence in file management • Travels as required to meet business needs • Ability to mentor and train less experienced counsel and legal support staff • Provide advice and training to claim partners and clients

EDUCATION / COURSE OF STUDY:   • Graduation from an accredited law school with a strong academic record • Successful completion of the bar and ethics examinations in the state(s) in which representation is required • Active license to practice law

WORK EXPERIENCE:

• 5 or more years or equivalent Workers Compensation legal experience • Insurance litigation work exposure desirable • Demonstrated track record of trial skills and techniques

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

• Articulate presentation skills using technology • Strong and persuasive legal writing skills and oral advocacy skills • Ability to clearly and succinctly articulate position • Strong client and customer service skills

COMPUTER SKILLS:

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

OTHER COMPETENCIES / SKILLS:

• Independent ability to analyze legal issues with minimal supervision • Appreciation for and commitment to delivery of high quality legal work • Works collaboratively with team members and others • Demonstrates desire to acquire effective trial skills with increased litigation complexity • Demonstrates superior legal acumen • Demonstrates personal commitment to professional development • Continued development of technical skills with a goal of handling the highest complexity/exposure MCU cases • Personal integrity and adherence to a high degree of professionalism and ethical competency • Strong research skills • Strong negotiation skills • Multi-tasking tolerance and success • Decision making and problem solving abilities • Sense of urgency/responsiveness • Strong desire to communicate timely and regularly to insured client and claims client      Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.  We actively promote a drug-free workplace.

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