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Staff Legal Associate Managing Attorney

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Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, we have over 150 years of experience, serve more than 25 industries, and insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Zurich strives to provide ongoing career development opportunities so you can reach your full potential and foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. With the support of people like you, we are optimistic about leading the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our people, our customers and the communities we serve.

 

Zurich is currently looking for a Staff Legal Managing Counsel.  This position may work out of one of the following North American offices:  New York

 

With low to moderate oversight, responsible for managing a small Staff Legal office in addition to handling complex trial work. Engages in the practice of law and the representation of Zurich insureds in litigation to protect their interests.

 

Additional responsibilities will include:

 

  • Drive superior results by providing direction, and technical guidance to team of Staff Legal attorneys handling low to high complexity matters

  • Manage corporate expenses by monitoring file allocations, resources and other expenditures to ensure appropriateness

  • Motivate and lead a high performance team by attracting, onboarding, recruiting and retaining team members

  • Drive the performance management process by communicating job expectations, monitoring and evaluating performance, providing feedback and facilitating employee development per the company´s policies

  • Maintain transparent communication by appropriately communicating organization information to team through department meetings, one-on-one meetings, appropriate email, IM and regular interpersonal communications

  • Create a workplace culture that is consistent with the Zurich mission, vision and Zurich Basics

  • Ensure best outcomes for clients by demonstrating a high level of technical excellence in case handling, trial preparation and presentation and providing guidance and direction to team

  • Drive positive results by correctly applying the law and legal trends, conducting legal analysis and research, preparing legal pleadings and documents, preparing for and managing pre-trial discovery, and participating in judicial or administrative hearings and trials as necessary

  • Achieve customer satisfaction targets by building and maintaining relationships with internal colleagues, external customers and brokers, and analyzing and resolving quality and customer service problems

  • Determine and implement alternative dispute resolution techniques as appropriate, by using effective mediation and negotiation skills within authority limit

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, staying current with industry trends, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies

  • Contribute to the team effort by accomplishing related results and collaborating on matters as needed

  • Ensure legal compliance by following state and federal laws and regulations

  • Protect Zurich’s reputation by keeping claims information confidential

 

Basic Qualifications:

 

  • Juris Doctor and 8 or more years of experience in the Litigation area
    AND

  • Member of the Bar in good standing in jurisdiction(s) in which practice is located

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite and Adobe

  • Experience with Lexis or Westlaw

  • Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance defense litigation legal environment

  • Knowledge of the law and procedure

  • 3 or more years managing a team of people
     

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Effective communication skills

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Experience working in a team-based environment

  • Collaboration skills

  • Ability to multi-task and adapt to a changing environment

  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills

  • Ability to mentor others on trial advocacy

 


As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.
 
A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

 

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.
 
As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 
 
Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. 
 
Location(s): AM - New York
Remote Working: No
Schedule: Full Time
 
Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-BW1 


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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