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Company: Zurich North America

Location: Parsippany, NJ

Date Posted: June 3, 2014

Source: Zurich North America

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Managing Attorney

Position ID 32295
Location(s) NJ - Parsippany
Telecommute
Employment Status Full-Time
Estimated Travel Minimum
Relocation Available No
Date Posted Jun 3, 2014
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Job Summary

We are seeking a Managing Attorney for the Zurich Staff counsel office in Parsippinay, NJ. Our attorneys handle a wide variety of commercial general liability and workers’ compensation cases.

The candidate will manage and lead trial attorneys and professionals in the office responsible for representing the commercial insureds of a prestigious and financially secure commercial insurance carrier.

Our workers’ compensation and general liability cases present a challenging and varied caseload with regard to type and complexity. This is a key leadership position for someone to be responsible for driving improved total loss outcomes in the office ...

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Managing Attorney

Position ID 32295
Location(s) NJ - Parsippany
Telecommute
Employment Status Full-Time
Estimated Travel Minimum
Relocation Available No
Date Posted Jun 3, 2014
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Job Summary

We are seeking a Managing Attorney for the Zurich Staff counsel office in Parsippinay, NJ. Our attorneys handle a wide variety of commercial general liability and workers’ compensation cases.

The candidate will manage and lead trial attorneys and professionals in the office responsible for representing the commercial insureds of a prestigious and financially secure commercial insurance carrier.

Our workers’ compensation and general liability cases present a challenging and varied caseload with regard to type and complexity. This is a key leadership position for someone to be responsible for driving improved total loss outcomes in the office and the State of New Jersey.

Candidates must demonstrate the following skills: talent management and team development; recruiting and retaining highly skilled and customer focused professionals; commitment to excellence and customer service; the ability to present well to and deliver excellent results for clients, customers and all stakeholders; and successful trial track record.

Duties also include driving continuous improvement in all aspects of implementing case management and customer service skills, including accurate analysis and evaluation of the litigation file, proactive and focused discovery and investigation skills, effective selection and use of experts, thorough witness/client preparation, effective motion practice, trial preparation and courtroom skills, compliance with files handling guidelines, and focused file expenses. Utilizes case trial settlement skills including evaluation and facilitation of negotiation techniques, evaluation of courtroom ability and monitoring and reporting of high exposure cases.

Job Qualifications

*Bachelors Degree
*8 Or More Years of Related Experience
*Substantial office management experience
*JD and Member of Bar
*Prior experience in litigation, to include first chair insurance defense courtroom litigation
*Self-starter with proven experience as a member of a litigation 'team' is preferred
*Demonstrated case analysis ability and a track record or proven trial/settlement skills a must.
*PC literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, Lotus Notes, Access and CWS and significant knowledge of Lexis or Westlaw
*Must be well organized with good analytical skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to lead in a team environment
*Demonstrates effective bargaining skills
*Understands different claims handling guidelines for each business unit
*Excels in substantive and procedural legal knowledge

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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