To help fuel its continued success, AP needs a skilled, adaptable lawyer with deep litigation experience, a developed sense of legal and business judgment, and great curiosity about the intersection of business and law. This role will sit in AP's corporate headquarters in downtown Orlando, Florida and report to the VP and Associate General Counsel – Litigation, Claims & Employment.

The ideal candidate:
  • Is someone who loves to litigate, but who has always wanted to deploy their litigation skills in a business setting and to work shoulder-to-shoulder with a business rather than at an arms-length as outside counsel.
  • You are energized by the competitive nature of litigation, but who can also temper those desires with a strategic vision, good judgment, and the tact required to make sound, ethical business decisions.
  • You want to further develop your skills providing day-to-day business advice about litigation and other potential risks facing a company, and who is passionate about finding creative solutions to complex business challenges.
  • You aspire to work closely with a team of experienced in-house lawyers who are seeking to build the best legal team in the insurance distribution space and who are eager to attract, retain, and develop driven lawyers who want to take their career to the next level.

If this sounds like you, we invite you to keep reading and apply!

What You'll Do:
  • Provide advice and guidance, on a national scale, on a broad range of litigation and claims-related matters, including, for example, insurance-related issues such as alleged errors & omissions, restrictive covenant disputes, employment matters, and general commercial disputes.
  • Provide strategic litigation management in partnership with outside counsel, which will include managing and evaluating outside counsel to ensure the best possible results in litigation.
  • Investigate and pursue restrictive covenant cases, including cases seeking temporary restraining orders to protect business assets on compressed timelines.
  • Investigate and defend against insurance coverage lawsuits and pre-litigation claims, including alleged errors & omissions claims.
  • Investigate and defend against employment-related matters.
  • Investigate and respond to demand letters and subpoenas received by the company.
  • Review, draft and advise upon a wide-range of agreements (e.g., restricitive covenant agreements, release agreements, etc.).
  • Conduct/support e-discovery efforts and analysis of forensic data.
  • Provide reporting around case/claim strategy, areas of risk and financial costs of litigation and claims.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable insurance policy reporting requirements.
  • Provide training, in partnership with other company lawyers, on key litigation, employment, and/or insurance claims-related issues to reduce frequency and cost of lawsuits and claims.
  • Identify areas of legal need or exposure and develop and execute plans to address.
  • Stay current on relevant laws and provide feedback on new laws, insurance regulations or case decisions that could have an impact on the company's operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You'll Need:
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) or equivalent; with a minimum of 5 years of high-level litigation experience.
  • One or more of the following required: insurance-based claims and coverage analysis experience, restrictive covenant experience and/or employment-related litigation or consulting experience).
  • Strong contract analysis skills and ability to use those skills to achieve key business objectives.
  • Familiarity with Legal Tracker and/or Smartsheets preferred but not required.
  • Relocation to Orlando, FL will be required if not already in the Greater Orlando area.