Description:

We are looking for an experienced Civil Litigation Insurance Defense Senior Counsel to join our team! As a Senior Counsel, you will serve as lead counsel on moderately complex to complex coverage matters, requiring a solid degree of knowledge and expertise, from inception through all phases of litigation you will be responsible for working directly with the business to ensure that all legal matters are handled in a professional and efficient manner.

Senior Counsel Responsibilities:
  • Appears on the firm's behalf in federal and state courts to manage the litigation of insurance coverage issues, including motions, trials, status conferences, and other substantive and procedural concerns.
  • Identifies and defends the firm's legal interests by drafting motions, briefs, pleadings, written discovery, other legal papers, communications, and memoranda.
  • Proposes, prepares, and responds to and evaluates oral and written discovery.
  • Decides on acceptable legal positions and tactics, and handles litigation; offers guidance on potential results, settlements, and awards.
  • Completes all administrative requirements, such as time tracking, closed case reports, and other documents needed to carry out work responsibilities.
  • Analyzing conflicts in legal matters and advising clients on solutions
  • Manage caseloads and schedule.
  • Prepare for and attend depositions and trials.
  • Handle administrative tasks such as billing and record keeping.
  • Builds and maintains strong client relationships.
  • May act as mentor and coach to less senior attorneys, paralegal/staff; explains issues, ideas and concepts that are incorporated into work assignments.
  • Ensuring confidentiality.

Senior Counsel Qualifications:
  • Accredited Law degree
  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in a law firm or legal practice.
  • Experience handling general liability, professional liability, construction, complex commercial litigation, insurance defense, medical malpractice.
  • Strong legal knowledge.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with others.
  • Strong client service orientation.
  • Ability to prioritize work.
  • Proficiency in MS Office.
  • Exceptional decision-making abilities.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure.