Staff Attorney

Crum & Forster Insurance - Eatontown, NJ

Who we are:
With a proud history going back to 1822, Crum & Forster provides accident& health, specialty and standard commercial lines insurance products through our admitted and surplus lines insurance companies.

Our vision is to create a culture of community, fairness and dedication to those we serve, including shareholders, employees, policyholders, producers, local communities and charities.

Since 2000, the Accident & Health division of Crum & Forster has been offering a unique variety of insurance and reinsurance products nationwide.

Our office is located in Eatontown, New Jersey, and is home to a team of highly skilled and diverse individuals. Our in-house expertise includes underwriting, compliance, actuarial, premium and claims administration, loss control, case management and marketing. We place a strong focus on product development and creative distribution methods, along with excellent client service and support.

We feature a business casual, dog friendly work environment in state of the art office space. We are always on the lookout for bright, hardworking people who want to join our team!

We are currently seeking to hire a Staff Attorney to join our Accident and Health Legal department. A&H Health Legal is responsible for the various legal functions of Crum & Forster’s Accident & Health division, including contract development and negotiation, litigation management, claim reviews, and any other miscellaneous legal support to the various disciplines.

Draft Producer, TPA and MGU Agreements; Reinsurance Treaties; Licensing and Vendor Agreements, NDAs, and other various agreements as assigned;
Perform initial analysis of wording in various incoming agreements by cross-checking against A&H Division’s standard required contract clauses / provisions.
Negotiate with internal / external partners contract wording around business terms and arrangements, and lead discussions amongst all related parties to drive the agreement delivery process;
Support both small and complex claims litigation management, including settlement negotiation and Release development; Case Summary preparations for outside counsel; and interfacing with Contracts & Litigation Coordinator to track the status of all litigation matters and deadlines;
Support claim reviews including attorney letters / grievances; editing / drafting responses when required, and coordinating with the Regulatory area for proper reporting;
Collect complete relevant documents relating to subpoenas and responding timely;
Provide legal advice and guidance to the respective underwriting, finance, claim and marketing/sales units as well as to the LRC on a variety of legal/compliance issues and identified Company risks;
Assist Underwriting with PNOCs, Letters of Intent / Understanding, etc.;
Operate as a partner with the business team, not just as a legal advisor, by working together to find solutions to successfully achieve the business goals and objectives while maintaining compliance and mitigating exposures.
Other special projects as required.

J.D degree and admitted to a State Bar
1-3 years’ experience with an established law firm and/or in house legal department, preferably with A&H background.
Some travel required.
Excellent oral communication skills
High level of follow-through and dedication to detail and timely delivery
Proficient with use of computers and Microsoft Office Outlook, Word and Excel.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead, work in a cooperative and persuasive manner.
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent written communication skills, particularly in contract drafting
Strong negotiation and influencing skills
Ability to work independently with moderate supervision