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Zurich NA Liability Trial Attorney in Manhattan, New York

Liability Trial Attorney

Description

We are looking to add an entry level Trial Attorney to our Staff Legal Office in Manhattan, NY. This litigator will be responsible for representing the commercial insureds of a prestigious and financially stable commercial insurance carrier, by preparing and trying low to moderate Commercial Auto and Premises Liability cases from a varied caseload.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a well-respected Company and represent its insureds in all phases of litigation, while being part of a high-performing law office. The ideal candidate will be able to engage in the practice of law, at all times in compliance with the ethical standards as established by the national/local area of practice.

The selected candidate will perform duties encompassing all aspects of insurance defense, including initial investigation and legal analysis and advice, preparing and filing legal pleadings and documents, performing legal research, preparing for and conducting pre-trial discovery, preparing for and aggressively handling hearing and trials, and conducting post-trial activities where appropriate. Demonstrated case analysis ability and a track record of proven trial settlement skills, the ability to work independently and without substantial supervision.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctor and 1 or more years of experience in the Litigation area

AND

  • Member in good standing of the New York State Bar

  • Experience working with Lexis or Westlaw

  • Knowledge of the insurance industry, claims and the insurance defense litigation legal environment

  • Knowledge of the law and procedure

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication skills

  • Negotiation skills

  • Experience working in a team-based environment

  • Collaboration skills

  • Microsoft Office and Adobe experience

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

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Primary Location: United States-New York-Manhattan

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 20 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 07/11/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190004U3

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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