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Zurich NA Claims Counsel- Public D&O in Jersey City, New Jersey

Claims Counsel- Public D&O

Description

Zurich is currently looking for a Claims Counsel to work out of our Jersey City, NJ office.

The Claims Counsel will under limited supervision handle public company Director’s and Officer’s (D&O) claims of moderate to high value and complexity. The ideal candidate will have experience reviewing complaints and all other legal pleadings and discovery, arbitration demands, coverage analysis, determining exposure and setting appropriate reserves. They will resolve claims according to Best Practices and within authority limits. The Claims Counsel will regularly communicate with customers and brokers and may be dedicated to handle claims for specific accounts.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Analyze coverage, liability and damages

  • Participate in mediations and negotiating settlements

  • Draft reservation of rights and coverage denial letters

  • Notify Underwriter of claim issues

  • Draft case summary reports in connection with significant reserve increases and trial preparation

  • Direct activities of defense counsel

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor and 5 or more years of experience in the Legal area

AND

  • JD and 5 or more years of legal practice experience in the insurance area

  • Must obtain and maintain required adjuster license(s)

  • Experience in insurance claims and the insurance legal and regulatory environment

  • Negotiation experience

  • Customer service experience

  • Microsoft Office experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Member of the Bar

  • Claims handling experience with at least 5 or more years in professional liability, D&O and/or insurance coverage defense

  • Analytical skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Organization and time management skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Experience collaborating across work groups

  • Insurance designations such as SCLA, CPCU, AIC

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

EOE disability/vets

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Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Jersey City

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 05/14/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 200002D0

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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