Staff Attorney

Crum & Forster Insurance - Eatontown, NJ

Full-time
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!

Summary:
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.

Responsibilities:
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.

Requirements:
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
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