Travelers – Counsel/Sr. Counsel Position

Title: Counsel/Sr. Counsel – Subrogation
Job Id: 803369
Location: Hartford, CT USA – 06083
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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:

Provides high quality, cost effective liability and coverage advice, litigation management, and legal services concerning the subrogation claim product to Claim, as well as to Underwriting and other business units within Travelers.  Supports the Subrogation Management Team in driving the Subrogation claim product for the Auto, Property and Workers’ Compensation Recovery Centers, as well as the Subrogation Major Case and Complex Case Units.  Researches and prepares opinions on a wide variety of subrogation, coverage and other legal issues.  May participate on behalf of the company in mediations, arbitrations, settlement conferences, and other alternative dispute resolution forums in coverage-related disputes.  Manages outside counsel on selected matters.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

• Provides legal support on a variety of issues potentially affecting subrogation to the Subrogation Management Team
• Provides legal advice on liability, claim handling and coverage issues to subrogation claim handlers
• Completes coverage opinions, case updates, analysis and reports, litigation plans, case evaluations, legal research, and other required items in a timely manner
• Achieves desired results through effective analysis, legal research, advocacy and use of the litigation process
• Demonstrates excellent research and writing skills
• Provides thorough, accurate and timely analysis of contractual provisions, coverage questions, policy forms, and other legal matters
• Collaborates and works effectively with others in the Claim Legal organization, and with Claim, Underwriting, and other areas of the company, to achieve results and to identify and resolve issues
• Communicates effectively with clients, exhibiting strong verbal and written communication skills
• Provides legal updates to clients on case law and legislative developments
• Completes research and analysis for underwriting projects, and for special projects, providing a quality work product in a timely manner
• Achieves positive client feedback
• Has frequent independent contact with clients
• Provides prompt and appropriate communication to Claim and Underwriting clients
• Develops and conducts training seminars as needed
• Explains issues, ideas and concepts that are incorporated into work assignments
• Manages outside counsel; reviews and approves invoices for outside counsel to ensure appropriateness and compliance with corporate retention agreement

EXPERIENCE:

• 5+ years property casualty insurance litigation experience
• Experience providing property casualty insurance coverage advice preferred
• Coverage opinion drafting experience preferred
• Familiarity with workers’ compensation, general liability, property and auto coverage
• Liability defense, subrogation litigation and coverage litigation experience preferred

EDUCATION/COURSE OF STUDY:

• JD Degree

CERTIFICATES/DEGREES:

• Admitted to the Bar

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

• Strong and persuasive written and oral communication and presentation skills

COMPUTER SKILLS:

• Strong PC skills including WORD

OTHER

• Understanding of subrogation and its impact on the business
• Experience with writing coverage opinions and litigating coverage issues
• Developing leadership skills; acts as an example to others
• Strong strategic thinker and decision-maker
• Effectively uses resources to achieve results
• Strong time management skills and ability to multi-task, often with multiple priorities which may be in conflict
• Evidences responsibility for decisions and actions, works well in teams
• Substantial technical knowledge of legal environment
• Strong knowledge of property/casualty business, products and services
• Clearly relates unit expectations and goals to the business unit mission

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